I want out! That’s one of the messages your toddler will send when he’s ready to wave goodbye to the crib and say hello to a big-kid bed. Your child might actually verbalize displeasure, or more likely, simply climb out of the crib.
So, what can you do?
First, resist the temptation to move him out of the crib too early. Most experts recommend transitioning your child from the crib to the bed around age 3. Unless your child is climbing out of his crib or needs more space than a crib can provide – his body is growing at an astounding rate – it’s better to keep him in the crib, which allows him to feel safe. This way, your child can feel comfortable taking giant developmental leaps during the day, but still regress to the security of his old crib at night.
If you transition to a bed before age 3, you can plan on waking up to a little visitor next to your bed pretty much every night. When the time comes, however, you need to help your child transition smoothly to sleeping in a bed. For th…
Potty training should be an enjoyable learning experience for the child and not an exasperating time for the parents. If you have tried potty training a child you know it is not sometimes an easy project. A lot of times it is more trying for the child than it is for the parents. To have a successful training experience you need to learn a few important things that are necessary for potty training a child. When Is Your Child Ready For Potty Training?
It may be very difficult to know when the timing is right for potty training your child. It is really up to the child to make that decision. The normal time that children are ready for training is between the ages of 18 and 24 months. You will know when your child is ready because there are certain signs that will be present. Signs You Should Look For:
1. They will show some interest in using the toilet.
2. The child will try to imitate other people using the potty. 3. The child will begin telling you that they want to potty or tell you that …