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    Hi, id love to hear what youall think. We are wanting to move ds (20 months old) to a bed so dd (10 weeks old) can have the cot soonish. We set up the bigger of the two spare rooms up for him last night with his books, toys lamp and everything. We've put a king single in there (just the mattress on the floor for now). Once we left the room he screamed at the door. We only went back twice (before popping him in his cot in the small room) as we are worried we're doing something wrong and dont wanna push the poor little guy. Any suggestions? Is this going to happen no matter what and we should just let it run its course?
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    could you take him shopping to buy stuff for his new room and bed? get him to make it his room by getting him to choose a few things? we did this with DS and he loved it... gave it a more positive feel for him. Can you also get him to choose some things for the baby to go into the cot to show that its for her and he is a big boy now? id make a big deal about him being the big boy going into a big bed and the cot is for babies... also you may need to just get tough ... I also wouldn't give in and put him in the cot as that is showing him if he carries on he will get his own way... just my opinion... good luck

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    I'd also start with spending some time in this new room.
    Hang out and play with some toys. Being in a different room would feel a bit foreign to him.
    Try doing naps in the bed and night sleep in the cot for a bit.
    Get a quilt cover or blanket or cushion in his favourite character or colours.

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    I've recently moved DD 17months into a bed and out of her cot, also got rid of her change table. I was so nervous with the transition into the bed however I changed her whole room around new decorating little table and chairs a reading corner with her sofa etc and surprised her really hyped it up was clapping explaining her new big girl room showed her new big girl bed.. Really made it fun spent loads of time in there during the day, when night came i said " time to sleep in your new room and bed and she got excited got in her self, I gave her a bottle then red a book to her (she chooses each night ) and lucky enough she loves it and has done so well now it's been 2 weeks!!
    Also in the morning i really make it a big deal how she slept through in her new bed etc and she claps and is always really impressed with herself haha

    Not sure if that helps but that's what I did/do

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    My DD is only just 12 months but we will want to transition in the next 6 months before second bundle arrives- we will make her new big girl room special but I'm curious how their sleeping changes enough up get into a single as she rolls all over the place in her cot - does this stop? I'm sure we'll need side bars on the bed

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    My eldest son moved into a bed at 14 months, he was 10.5 months when my second son was born. He adjusted really quickly

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    Thank you! Silly questions but do they stop moving around as much? Do they only sleep in sleeping bags or do you start to put sheets and blankets

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    Also following, we are in the.early stages of transitioning to a toddler bed. As I type this i am lyinv down beside her bed for her first nap in her new bed!

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    So exciting! We are at the stage of putting bub down without a love to dream and listening to her jump and play for an hour rather than sleep - sigh


 

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