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    drewid is offline Meet the amazing boy who falls asleep with a sandwich in his mouth!
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    Arrow First bed for a toddler?

    Just wondering what kind of bed you've bought for your toddler when they transitioned from the cot.

    We are looking to get a bed for Andrew in the next few months, he's developed a fascination with ours (and any other he sees) and is getting a bit big to be comfy in the cot.

    Have you gone with a traditional ensemble type bed, or a trundle type, or something I haven't even thought of? Did you buy something that would hopefully last well into their childhood as they grew taller, or a smaller toddler sized bed?

    Any ideas on the best place(s) to start looking?

    Edited to add...what age did your littlie go into a big bed?
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    great thread i have no ideas but i will be keeping a watch out as we are looking for a bed aswell...

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    Hello. Well we bought DD a full size single bed. We went with Boori; although the bed was more exspensive it will last DD for a long time. We just had to purchase a bed rail as DD is a real "traveller" in her sleep and likes to sleep right on the edge of the bed.

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    Hi Noo
    We did a lot of research - traditional beds seemed very high and quite expensive when we were looking. We ended up getting a bed from Ikea - I think it is the Brekke if you look at their site - www.ikea.com.au. It is low, and has three drawers underneath that go the full depth of the bed - fantastic toy storage!! We didn't worry about a bed rail, instead we unfolded her foam sofa next the bed each night - and she never fell out, despite having been a traveller in her cot. We bought a good quality innersprung mattress for her and it is very comfy (having spent many evenings lying there reading stories!) We put a small plastic step next to it initially to help her climb up onto it but she worked out her own method very quickly. Her fascination with our bed certainly made the transition an easy one.

    For DD2 we will probably look at the other Ikea bed that is similar in style but has a trundle underneath instead of drawers. That way we are covered as they get older and want sleep overs etc.

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    My daughters cot changes into a toddler bed so when she is ready that will be the next stage. Otherwise I wouldnt have bothered with the toddler bed and have gone straight to a normal single with a bed rail.

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    We are getting for Ozzy the Thomas the tank Engine bed that is for sale at Toys R Us. I know it is expensive but we figure it will be used for more than just one child!

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    Noo, our boys are the same age and I think I will get a regular type single bed and get a bed guard rail or something similar as he is all over the joint when he sleeps. That way we are only forking out for one bed rather then getting a toddler bed and then having to go and buy another bed when he is a bit older.

    Oh, and age - will probably wait until he is almost 2 at this rate. He can't climb out of his cot as yet and I just feel a bit safer with him in that atm.

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    We looked at all sorts of beds but decided on a normal sized single bed. We got a good quality one so that it would last her right through.
    She has only just gone into it now and she's 18 months. She has had no dramas settling in the big bed at all. I involved her in choosing the linen and setting the bed up and she got really excited about it!

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    Hi Noo, Oliver started climbing out of the cot at 14 months, but his cot converted into a junior bed. We used that for a little while and then decided to get him a 'real' bed because the baby needed the cot. We have a big king single, that I had as a child, but I thought it looked too big for such a little person. In the end I wanted something cheap, that would be nice and safe for when he falls out. I got this one from IKEA. It is really great and really cheap, just the way I like it.

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    I was going to say check out IKEA !
    Seems everyone think like me ( baaaa ) anywhooos lol they have a great range of toddler beds with a few being done in a way that it goes from a toddler bed to a normal single bed ( ends just fold down ) so have a look & as HL has said many are at fantastic prices ( especially now they have a sale on so check out their other great kids stuff we just went last week & Boof got heaps ! )

    We are lucky we got his got from there so it goes to a toddler bed so im not too worried as of yet especially as he doesnt climb ( and now that ive just cursed myself i shall shut up !!! ).

    Have fun !


 

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