We are currently in the process of moving my 19-month-old son out of his crib and into the bottom bunk of an adorable set of bunk beds we just purchased.
I realize 19 months sounds a bit early, but we are about to have a baby in a few weeks…so I kind of need the crib back!
To help prepare my son, I’ve been reading Big Enough for a Bed (featuring one of his favorite characters, Elmo) every night for the past few weeks. While I was looking online for other related books, I came across a few that looked helpful and made this list of
Helpful Books for Transitioning to Toddler Bed From Crib.
Note: Not all of these books specifically talk about the transitioning to a toddler bed from a crib, but all emphasize children sleeping in their own big-kid beds.
Big Enough for a Bed: I have used this book with both my kids to help them when transitioning to a toddler bed. It’s a simple board book about when Elmo moves from a crib to a bed, and it’s only $4.99 on Amazon.
I Love to Sleep in My Own Bed: Jimmy the Bunny sneaks in to sleep with his parents every night, because he doesn’t want to sleep in his own bed. The paperback version is $7.99 and it’s also available on your Kindle.
Back to Bed, Ed!: Ed’s mom and dad come up with a plan to keep Ed in his own bed.
A Bed of Your Own: A rhyming tale of Suzy Sue making her bed feel “just right.”
Your Own Big Bed: This hardcover ($13.99) compares a child’s moving into a bed to animals moving into their own place in the animal world. This is more abstract than the others on this list and would probably go over a toddler’s head, but might be good for an older child making the transition into his own bed.
The Girl Who Got Out of Bed: Shirley’s parents deal with her getting out of bed over and over again, always with a new excuse.