Quoting Mommy&Noah:" My son is 7 months old and has always slept in the bed with me because I find that easier since I breastfeed ... [snip!] ... to purchase him a crib at his age and especially since he has never been in one. When can children start using toddler beds?"Get a convertible crib like a 3-in-1 so it can grow with him. One suggestion you can do is possibly get a crib and side-car the crib with your bed. It may make it easier for you and he'll be right there. It all depends on how comfortable you feel about it.