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    Default Toddler bed

    Hi ladies,

    I am going to have a 21 month gap between my LO's and I anticipate ill use a bassinet for the first 3 months but after that ill need to move DS1 to a bed.

    I'm trying to decide whether to go for a toddler bed or a single bed. Any recommendations, is a toddler bed an easier transition?

    TIA

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    My dd had Her cot with a toddler rail at 14 mths then to a single bed with a drop down side at 2. Just recently taken the rail off and she's 28 mth.
    HTH

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    I wouldn't bother getting a toddler bed unless you are really limited for space. If you go straight to a single bed it's one less transition. Also, dd is not even 3 and almost grown out of her toddler bed.

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    My DD went into a toddler bed at 2ish, is tall for her age and upgraded to a big girls bed last week when she turned 4.
    We'll use it for DS when he is ready to leave his cot.

    We never intended to use it that long but her old room was quite small. She fit in it fine, just complained it wasn't "jumpy" like our bed. Ha

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    We moved DS1 into a toddler bed at 19 months. The single bed was just too high for him. We have a 21 month gap as well and I wanted the move done well before DS2 arrived, so that DS1 didn't feel like be was being kicked out of his cot.

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    All mine went into single beds once they could walk.

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    We have just changed from a cot to a king single bed. DS is 3 next month.

    It's so good having the extra space in case we need to lie down with him, and it's great for bedtime stories. Also it should last him for years.

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    We moved DS into a single size race car bed at 15 months, it was a really easy transition and the design of the car bed makes it pretty much impossible for them to fall out, they are also a little lower down than the average single size.

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    DS moved from a cot to a queen sized bed at 18 months.

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    Never bothered with a toddler bed. DD1 was 19 months old when DD2 was born. She went straight into a single bed with a guard rail. I find toddler beds to be a waste of money.


 

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