Heidi Johnson, M.D.
Transitioning from the crib to a bed can be a difficult process for a child. Boys Town Pediatrics offers advice for a parent transitioning their child from a crib to a bed.
A child typically moves out of a crib between the ages 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 years. It is important to remember every child develops at different rates. As a parent, make sure to transition when your child is ready.
If you find your child wandering out of bed, gently return them back to their new bed. Being consistent will help your adjust to a new healthy sleeping routine.