05 Mar Crib to Twin Mattress: Signs It’s Time to Upgrade
There are a number of life events that signify your child is growing up a little at a time, and one of these that’s common at a few different age ranges is a bed upgrade. Kids will naturally grow and require more mattress and bed space as their bodies develop, and the first major crux point here for most parents will be the move from a crib to a twin bed for their infant or young child.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re here to help parents who are looking to transition their child to and from any distinct stage in the mattress process, whether we’re talking infants, young children or even teens moving up to a larger mattress size for increased support. We offer numerous twin mattress options for those making the first leap from a crib to an actual mattress – but how do you know when it’s time to make this transition, and what should you be keeping in mind for your child as you do? This two-part blog series will dig into several basic areas.
Basic Fit Issues
First and foremost, the simplest sign available to parents that it’s time to upgrade from a crib to a twin bed or some other template is their fit. Just like clothes that your child will eventually outgrow as they age, the crib will reach a point where it’s no longer comfortable and doesn’t allow your child to move properly.
Generally speaking, if your child can touch the top and bottom of their crib with their head or feet, it’s time to upgrade. In fact, many parents will do so well before their child reaches this point, ensuring they don’t deal with discomfort at all.
Another major sign that it’s time for a new bed setup: Your child has begun to climb out of the crib, or is clearly at a size where they can do this if they want to. This is an obvious danger to their safety, first of all, but it’s also a pretty clear sign that they’ve outgrown the crib and need something larger.
Generally speaking, if you’re already potty-training your child, it’s time to move them out of the crib. This is because a big part of potty training involves kids reaching the point where they can use the bathroom themselves – but if they need to do so at night and are in a crib, they won’t be able to get out unless they climb down unsafely. Unless there’s a very specific reason to keep your child in the crib at this point, you should usually be considering a move to a new mattress.
For more on determining how to chose the right time for an upgrade from a crib to a twin mattress for your child, or to learn about any of our mattress services, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.