We have a crib matress next to our bed. The toddler starts the night on the crib matress (you can even lay down with them), if they wake up at night for the first week or so you can bring them into your bed. After they get used to that, you can try to get them back to sleep on the matress if they wake up.
Chelsea mom of 4, from my phone
Chelsea SAHM to ASD Nate 1-07, preemie peanut Emma Lynn 7-08, Clara Elizabeth 2-10 and Jonathan Connor 10-11 Wife to highschool sweetheart Z