Toddler Prep: What Transitions Can I Expect As My Baby Moves Onto Toddlerhood?

It can be a rollercoaster ride of emotions for you as a parent as your child navigates the bumpy road from babyhood to toddlerhood. During this time, you'll experience moments that are milestones both for your baby and for you.

Each stage of toddlerhood has its own challenges and joys. Here are a few transitions you can prepare for as your baby progresses into their next stage of development.

The pacifier/thumb sucking transition

Most babies will either suck on a pacifier or their own thumb when they aren't nursing. Babies do this on reflex and find the action comforting.

If your child uses a pacifier, it's recommended to deter them from using it between the ages of six to 12 months. During the early months, a pacifier can keep your baby from being fussy and can even reduce the risk of SIDS. But after the first year, a pacifier can have a negative impact on your child's baby teeth and the roof of their mouth.

This is also true of thumb sucking. It's recommended that parents start to break the habit of thumb sucking by the time their child enters kindergarten.

The toddler bed transition

As your child makes the transition from crib to a toddler bed you'll want to set a few things up in their room. First, if you haven't set up a baby gate yet now may be the best time to do it.

You may also want to invest in waterproof bedsheets for kids to keep your child's transition from diapers to big kid underwear from breaking the bank on new bedsheets and a new mattress.

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Experts recommend that newborns sleep between 10.5 to 18 hours a day and school-aged children receive 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night. B Sensible's waterproof bed sheets can help make those hours of beauty sleep happen. To learn more about our waterproof fitted sheets and mattress protectors, contact B Sensible today.