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    At what age did your childcare move your toddler from a cot to a mat? How did your toddler cope?

    My boy is just over 1&1/2 and his daycare is trying to transition him to sleep on a mat... In the daycare room while other kids are playing. And they wonder why he didnt sleep for long today (I doubt he slept at all, I think they fudged the figures).

    Just trying to work out if this is normal.

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    At mine it's between 18 months to 2 years... At the Steiner place we considered the babies are all on mats as there are no cots (12+ months).

    Were the sleeping kids in the same part of the room? At our one the cots are in the same room (no sleep zone) but they are at one end. Obviously still loads of noise though! I think they just get used to it as DS sleeps pretty well there although he needs silence at home!

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    DD was 18months but it was still in the sleep room... Even the 3-4 year olds still nap in the sleep room with the babies at our daycare, it's the only quiet room.

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    Thanks ladies... I'm just having a hard time believing sleeping on a mat is normal!

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    My DS is 21 months and has been sleeping on a mat at day care since he was about 15 months.

    They say he's the first to lay down and the last to get up (like 2.5 hrs later). The mats are set up in the corner of his age groups room so often kids are up and playing in the same room.

    Amazing...as I doubt I could even get him to lay down on a mat at home!

    I think by seeing other kids doing the same thing he got the idea pretty fast.

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    lol, I know the feeling! I found the whole mat thing weird too, but my dd just went with the flow when she saw the other kids doing it..

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    My DS goes up to the next room very soon and he'll be 18 months, I found out it's mats only in there. I asked them about it today and they said they get them all down at the same time each day couldn't believe it! He's been sleeping for at least an hour in a cot there so I'll be interested to see how he goes on the mat.

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    DS was transitioned at around 16mths without me knowing at the time.

    Wasn't until they made comments about how all he wants to do is get up and run around that I twigged....umm hello, yes he's 16mths and sleeps in a cot at home, of course he's going to want to run around!! It was/is way too early IMO.

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    DS is 18 months and has been on a mat since the beginning of the year.
    Childcare centres usually transition them onto a mat when they are soon to move to the next age group

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Thanks ladies... I'm just having a hard time believing sleeping on a mat is normal!
    , never come stay at my house then.

    I think 15 months is normal for that transition. I think by that age they are old enough to understand it's nap time.

    I'd prefer my 18 month old to be able to get up if they needed to, there's a level of independence at that age that makes a cot unsuitable developmentally IMO.

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