Feeling like it's time to switch your toddler from a crib to a bed? Making the transfer too early will likely create more problems than it will solve, so first work to establish great sleeping habits, and then make the transfer around 3 years old (or later!).
There are a lot of opinions and research out there about the acceptability of sleep training and especially about letting your baby "cry it out." So I researched the research and my findings are in this blogpost. **Spoiler alert: the side effects of letting your child CIO are that your child will likely learn good sleep habits and they'll keep loving you during and after the sleep training process! Win-win!