Since my kids are 22 months apart, and my wife and I didn't feel like buying another crib when our daughter was born, my son got put into a bed before the age of 2. We got a low set bed, pushed it into the corner of his room and then got a mesh rail that was shaped like the letter "L" and you slid the bottom part under the mattress and the rail gurded the one side of the bed. We left an opening near the foot of his bed and put a little foam stepon the ground for him to get in and out of bed. He did great. I honestly wouldn't bother with a toddler bed, just one more expense. Get them used to a big bed from the start. The mattress was pretty firm and there wasn't a boxspring, just a flat plank of wood that went under the mattress.
I'm glad we drafted Cam, it was the right thing to do three years ago, and he has the physical traits to be great. But a lot of people are saying he can only be great with better players around him. I always thought one of the trademarks of a great player is the ability to elevate the play of those around him, make average players look good and make good players look great. So far, Cam hasn't done that. He has had flashes, but no consistency.