Not A Pregnancy Question

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tiffani - April 11

I have a 15 month old who will be due to move to a "big boy" bed about the same time our *baby to be* will need to move from the bassinet to the crib. My question is this, should I move Nicholas to the big bed before the baby is born (he will be 22 months when the baby is due) or after the baby arrives? I already worry Nicholas will have jealousy issues based on his personality and I don't want him to harbor any resentment toward the new baby, especially when the new baby takes over his crib. Any advice is appreciated.

 

Sonya - April 11

My advice is to move him to the big boy bed before the baby is born. I think there is less of a chance of him feeling jealous that way. I know alot of people worry about moving their toddler out of the crib too soon, but we moved our son to a double bed with guard rails before he was a year because he hated his crib. It worked great for him. I know of a lady that moved her 9 month old to a mattres on the floor because her son learned how to crawl out of the crib. Good luck.

 

Marykate - April 11

Hi Tiffani! If he's 15mths now and will be 22mths when the baby comes I'd day do it now. You have 7 months to get him settled and in seven months he'll have forgotten about his baby bed. Though I moved my daughter two weeks after her twin brothers were born into her big bed and she thought nothing of it. But as you say your worried about jealousy issues based on his personality my advice would be to do it between now and before the baby arrives. Good Luck!

 

tiffani - April 11

Thanks Sonya! That's what I was thinking, do it before the baby arrives. Do you think a month before the baby arrives sounds about right?? Now, any advice on how to keep the little guy off the kitchen table? :o)

 

tiffani - April 11

Thanks Marykate! :o)

 

nhb - April 12

I think the big bed before the baby comes--that way he feels more like he's one of the "big people" and he has his own space with his bed.

 

tiffani - April 12

Thank You nhb! Hubby and I are going to move Nicholas to the big bed this summer, a couple of months before the baby arrives. I really appreciate everyones advice. :o)

 

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