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    Default What age do you put toddler in her own bed

    MyDD is 16 months and has started protesting about sleeping in her cot, she never has had a problem going to sleep. So we started putting her into a bed thats in her room and she loves it., although its a high bed and not suitable for her.

    I am considering getting her own bed.

    Interested to know what others have done!

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    Can you put a safety rail on it, and a step so she can climb up? We have a portacot (folded up) for DD to use as a step to climb on to her bed.

    We were co-sleeping so she was already comfortable in sliding off a high bed.

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    We just put DS (19 months) into his own bed. It is quite high as well (double ensemble) but we put it in a corner and have a safety rail on the exposed edge. He has done really well! He didn't show any signs of being ready but I wanted to transition him well before this baby came and needed his cot.

    Your DD sounds ready - if you aren't comfortable with her being in the high bed then I'd get her her own bed

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    Or you can put a mattress on the floor until you think they are ready to be in a bed.

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    We took the sides off DD's cot when she was 2. After the new year, we'll get her an ensemble bed and will definately still buy the side rail thingy. Only for her safety because the bed will me much higher than the cot.

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    My DD went into a really high bed at 18 months. We put a side rail on and a step so she could climb up easily.... Was no problems.
    If your DD is happy in that particular bed I wouldn't get a new one, I think we only had the side rail on til my DD was 2, after that she never fell out at all anyway.

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    i would put a side rail on it and teach her how to climb of safely. we taught our bub as soon as he was able to crawl, how to get off the bed and he got the hang of it quick (we co-sleep). he is 15 months old and when he is finished with his nap, he slips off feet first and backwards and joins us in the lounge.

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    We kept our ds in a cot til 2.5 - the day he climbed out of his cot was the day it got turned into a toddler bed! We weren't in a rush.

    But, it sounds like she's ready if she wants to sleep in a bed rather than her cot. The biggest challenge can be to get your child happy to sleep in a bed, so you're pretty much already there! Great! Lots of kids are in beds by that age according to previous similar threads about this kind of thing.

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    DS was in a toddler bed at 11-12 months and in a proper single bed at 18 months. Each toddler is different.

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