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plus any info u would like to add on the beinifits of waiting or the benifits to a big bed. Thank you.
I am desiding if it would be better for my son at 17.5months old to go to a big bed or have him cosleep with us untill he is ready for a big bed as our newborn will be in the cot. (we dont have room for 2 cots)
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All mine have been about 2 to 3 years old as this is when they start climbing out of the cot.
DS has a big bed on order we are just waiting for it. He is 19 months.
we put our son in a big bed cause he was climbing out all the time as another memeber mentioned....he was two and a few months...it was a little hard for him but within the week he got much better and is happy now :yes: he has a wiggles blanket so that helps...he calls it the wiggles bed!
i think if you co-sleep it will make his transition harder when the time comes....good luck with whatever you decide though:hugs:
I ticked "12-18 months" we haven't yet, but we're just waiting on buying a mattress and it'll be done. :)
13 months - we didn't want to wait till he climbed out of the cot ..
We had the same issue with DS. We decided to move him to a big bed at 18mths because DD was due when he was 20mths. We bought a bed safety rail for him and, considering his sleep patterns, he did really well. We were lucky enough to have use of SIL bassinet so that allowed extra time to adjust - not that he needed it in the end.
I suggest just trying it out. If your worried about him falling out or anything just put the mattress on the floor til he's used to it.
BTW I think DS slept at g'ma's the night before we tried & that was in a big bed, I think this also helped as it was a novelty!
with my eldest it was at approx 2 1/2 and my youngest was at 12 months.
I put dd in a big bed two weeks ago she is 3 at christmas, if i wasnt having number 4 she would hve stayed in her cot longer though :)
We did whatever we could to keep Ronan in his cot for longer because he loved it so much and would sleep beautifully in it, even if he did hop in at night and out in the morning on his own!
Ariene was born when he was 20 months, and we had a bassinette for her first 3 months. Then we borrowed an old cot for her to sleep in for another 3. So Ronan was nearly 2.5 and because he had a car bed in his room that entire time to get used to it, he was totally ready and excited to sleep in his big bed!:D
We put DS into a big bed as we needed the cot for DD.
DD is 22 months, and no plans as yet:thumbsup:
My little one moves a lot and is always in a different position in her cot when I check on her so I think I'll leave her in it until she starts to show signs of being able to climb out of her cot and then I'll move her into a toddler bed. She's 18 months old and I can't see her moving out of her cot at the moment with the way she moves!
Eliza has always slept in our bedm cradle until she was 9 months during the day. Into big bed with rails at 15 months no dramas she doesn't get out she doesn't get in. When she wakes up she calls for me or dada.
DD is 2 and has never even attempted to climb out of her cot. She'll be getting a big bed when DP's tax return money comes through... sometime soon after that anyway. Probaby within the next 2 months I'd say...
DS would not sleep in his cot no matter how tired he was, so he went in his big bed at 11 months and has slept quite well since. As soon as he heard it creak when he was put in it he would become hysterical.
He doesn't stay in his bed all night yet (he wakes up about 1-2am and comes in with us) but he's getting there. He sleeps in his own bed for day time naps.
We moved dd to a big bed at about 22 months as she was jumping out of her cot.
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