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    Default How old was your LO when they went to a big bed and did you have issues?

    Im curious as ive heard many people having very trying issues with transitions to big beds.
    So at what age did your LO go into a big bed and did you have any problems with the transition?
    Also, why did you move them?

    DD was 19 months. She was so excited about her new big girl bed that she wanted to go to bed at 4pm . Not one upset night. We moved her cos we needed the cot for the new bub.

    DS has just gone into a big bed at 18 months. He was fine too, not any issues at all. We moved him cos he figured out how to climb out.

    ANother question too, for those who have older kids still in their cots, why do you wait til they're older?

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    Between 12 and 16 months for all our kids No probs at all

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    My DD was 14 months when I took rails off the cot, so toddler bed as she would climb out) She is now 29 months and her single bed is getting delivered this week

    She is very excited about her new room and big girl bed. We moving her as she getting to big for toddler bed & her baby brother will b here in 8 weeks.

    No issues with toddler bed but we will see next week with single bed.
    I don't see there being an issue as she is very good

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    DD was around 25-26 months when she went into a big bed.

    Her cot was quite large and she had never tried to climb out so I just left her in there until one night I was putting her in her cot and she told me, "No, other bed. Big bed" (talking about the bed in our guest room).

    So I put her in the queen bed and she was being serious, so I made a mad dash to 24hr Kmart to get a bed rail and she has been in a big bed ever since.

    I was so happy with my decision to just leave her in the cot and wait until she wanted to go into a big bed as we have had not one problem, she never gets out of the bed when she should be sleeping, she is happy to put herself to bed - no fighting or hassles at all!

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    She was a bit older than 2. Why? Because we were poor and couldn't afford a bed sooner... also because I feared problems would arise so was quite happy to wait as long as I could.

    It was fine.

    I put her cot mattress beside her bed. To keep her in her room if she woke up really early, I put a baby gate in front of her door, so she could see out and call out, but it prevented her from sneaking around and raiding the fridge (which she once did as a 2-year-old... I woke up to smashed eggs, 2 half-eaten tomatoes and ALLLLLLLL Easter chocolate that had been given a day earlier, for 3 people, had been eaten. lol).

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    My first 3 all moved to a toddler bed at 13-14months. We did it early because we heard the transition was easier at a younger age which it was with our girls. Will probably do the same with DD4 when she is old enough

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    About 16 months into a toddler bed in same room as us (we co slept) no problems at all.

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    At 23 months DD moved to a single mattress on the floor, at 2yrs she moved into her big bed. A month later we've had no problems, only 1 fall out onto her cot mattress thats placed ne t to her bed. She loves her big bed. Why did we do it then? Because baby #2 was on the way and I wanted her in her big bed well b4 baby came to take the cot.

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    My 12 month old sleeps on a mattress on the floor. It's just easier.

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    DS is nearly 17 months and haven't even thought about taking the rails off his cot and turning it into the mini bed. He hasn't even tried to climb out, but he can't even climb onto the couch yet!
    We have #2 due in a couple of months and bought a second hand cot just to do till DS does change over, but we're not in a hurry.
    He rolls around so much during the night that I would think he would fall out, even with a rail up.
    I probably wont even think about it till he's 2.


 

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