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    Default Transition from cot to????

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    You can get 'King' Single beds that are bigger than a single but not as large as a double. I had one as a kid/teenager.

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    I would just go a single, or possibly king single (not sure if king single's are wider as well as longer than a normal single??). I wouldn't bother with a toddler bed - it's just another transition you're going to have to make later on, and the one I had was no wider than DS1's cot, just had no sides and very low to the ground. I have read some hubbers have their toddlers in double beds, so I don't think that's excessive if it would work for you. We moved DS1 from his cot to single ensemble when he was a few months over 2, the ensemble is low enough for him to get in and out himself and he's only fallen out once - we have it set up so the head and one side is against a wall to minimise where he could fall out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by decemberbubba View Post
    I would just go a single, or possibly king single (not sure if king single's are wider as well as longer than a normal single??). I wouldn't bother with a toddler bed - it's just another transition you're going to have to make later on, and the one I had was no wider than DS1's cot, just had no sides and very low to the ground. I have read some hubbers have their toddlers in double beds, so I don't think that's excessive if it would work for you. We moved DS1 from his cot to single ensemble when he was a few months over 2, the ensemble is low enough for him to get in and out himself and he's only fallen out once - we have it set up so the head and one side is against a wall to minimise where he could fall out!!
    King singles are wider and longer than normal singles =)

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    DD went from cot to king single with a mesh guard rail just before she turned 2. She can't fall out because of the guard rail but can climb in/out by using a step at the bottom end of her bed. She loves it and we had no issues transitioning her. I think she was ready, she kept crying and refusing to go in her cot then started night waking again. It's been so much better since putting her in a bed.

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    Single bed is prob the easiest way to go. You will get more life out of it seeing as she can use it till she is a teenager really. King singles are bigger but also quite tricky to find nice sheet and dooner cover sets for kids since they are usually marketed for teenagers.
    Ds had one from 2-6, it was a hand me down. We just went back to a regular single he is close to 7 and never really needed the extra length. He can still top and tail in the single when friends stay over, no problems with space. And we got great sheets from ikea and big w that I could never get before, they either didnt have the KS size or were too expensive.

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    I thought toddler beds used the same size mattress as a cot?? So it would be like a cot without sides.

    DS has a king single, while it isn't always east to get sheets the extra width is great when we read a book when DS goes to bed or we have to lie down with him ai he will sleep.

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    I went with a toddler bed & now we are having to get DD a single bed as she hates sleeping in it n prefers to sleep on single mattress on the floor ATM n then I put her into her toddler bed. Really should have got a bed first

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    dd has a king single bed with a single size sized doona. it fits fine.

    she moved in when she was 18 months and we had a size guard on it, and she would crawl down the end and get off by climbing on a folded portacot.

    your dd probably won't need a guard at her age.


 

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