View Full Version : Do I get another cot or a toddler bed? Help me decide :D
Ok I have a bit of a delima, DD's cot is about to fall apart, so need to get something asap, she's 16mths old, not walking,
now do I buy another second hand cot, or buy a toddler bed (btw her bedroom is small so thats why the toddler bed, would've just thought about buying a single bed instead otherwise)
what would you do? cot or toddler bed, or maybe even a cot that turns into a toddler bed?
If you aren't going to have anymore bubbas then I would just get a single bed. :)
lol frenchie, ya didn't read my post, single bed won't fit, room too small lol
Lol, sorry.....I mean a toddler bed!!! or a convertible one, but I guess they are exxy...maybe justifiable if you are going to have another one down the track....argh, I dunno.........someone else answer!!
Seeing as she is so little, and not walking, you wouldnt want her falling out of a bed, so i would go for another cot, shes gonna be in it for a while yet anyway :)
I have x3 boori cots that convert to toddler beds...VERY small rooms here!!
I figure they will fit in them til an age that they will be able to go into a loft bed (too young now).
The good thong about the convertible is you will always have the cot there if you or someone in your family or friends need a cot/ toddler bed in the future.
Depends how much you wanna spend too...the boori ones start around $500 but you can get som,e cheaper convert. ones from Ikea - not the same quality obviously.
*edit*...My DS1 went into his toddler bed version of the cot when he was about 15 months as my pregnant belly was too big to lift him in and out of the cot with the rail there....It has little rails on the side to stop them rolling out. Took a little bit more effort to keep him in there, but there was less crying as I was able to sit on the side of the bed with him rather than lean over the rail and have him standing up to try and get out.
yeah thats what I was thinking Mel, she's going to be in it for a while, but in saying that, she's showing signs of being a climber lol
oh I don't know, this is too hard lol, part of me says buy a bed, make her grow up quicker and save money, but the other half of me is saying, no get a cot, she's too small, not walking, and mentally I don't think she's ready to be in a bed and stay there and go to sleep
i've got a cot on my watchlist, it turns into a toddler bed, so thats a idea (looks like it will turn into a hideous toddler bed though with high sides lol) its at $40, not sure how much to bid on it though, cause it will kill 2 birds with one stone though
FITB $500 is a bit much for what I want to spend, are there any other brands that are cheaper? I do like the idea of a convertable one
Seeing as seeing so little, and not walking, you wouldnt want her falling out of a bed, so i would go for another cot, shes gonna be in it for a while yet anyway :)
DS was in his cot until after 2 1/2.
DD is still in her cot and is 23 months.
I think you would still get tons of use out of a cot. :yes:
so ya's recon a cot then?
hmmmm, should I just get a ordinary cot or a convertable cot?
I'd say toddler bed esp as she is showing signs of being a climber.
My dd went into a single bed at 12 months (with a rail - rail was gone by 20 months) and we had no dramas she wasn't walking yet either so didn't realise she could get in and out for quite a few months after she went into it.
And I agree much easier for settling or re-settling than leaning over a cot side!
there are quite a few on the market now...I know Ikea have some. And I can't think of the brands I had brochures of when I was looking...
i'll have a look...I think some were around the $300 mark.
we went for the boori cause I liked the colour of the timber :o and the solidness of them.
can't find the brochures..maybe ring your local nursery, babies r us or look on ebay (is that what you are doing now- ebay?)
I would get a convertable cot if i was in your position. that way you as you said before can kill two birds with one stone.
Or perhaps a normal cot that when she is a bit older you can take the drop side off so its kind of like a toddler bed. my DD has a childcare brand one from target and the drop side can be taken off it which i will do once she starts climbing
We got a convertable cot from IKEA,
It is great, I just tried DS in it when he was 18m and he would not lie down in, I think he feels secure in his cot.
Anyway I think they are $300 and convert from cot to toddler bed, you can have a look their website.
Although I would normally recommend a convertible cot to toddler bed, I have a friend who is giving away a free cot if you are interested Jo, PM me!!
All you have to do is come to Brisbane (southside to pick it up!)
ooooh PMing you now Zenifa
I had my dd in a toddler bed from the age of 14 mths...she loves it!!
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