Hi everyone, my DD is two in a couple of weeks and still in a cot. She doesn't climb and still fits quite snuggly into it.
I'd like to know when others put their kiddies into a toddler bed? And how it went? I'm also interested in if anyone put them into bigger beds. I have a family member who has a DD the same age and she has a double bed!! It sits low to the ground and has a rail and its great for them if shes having a bad night sleeping, they can sleep in there with her. If my mum has my DD overnight, they sleep together in a double bed and apparently my DD doesnt even wake up, where as here, im up 3-4 times a night on a good one to give her a dummy/bottle/tuck her back in. Its not a big hassle but i really like the idea of the double bed.
Anyone care to share there experiences?
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20-07-2012 17:20 #1Senior Member
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When & how did you make the transition from cot to bed?
20-07-2012 17:25 #2
DD1 went straight into a normal single bed when she was almost 3. She never tried climbing out of the cot either.
Dd2 has just turned 2 and is still in a cot, with no sign of changing any time soon.
20-07-2012 17:29 #3
DD1 went into a toddler bed at 18 months.
DD2 was never in a cot. Slept with me until 12 months and then into a bottom bunk.
DS is 21 months still in his cot and I don't plan to move him until after 2 but there won't be any hurry. I have a low to the ground futon that I'm going to add a egg shell mattress to. It is sitting unused so I thought it would be good to put it to use.
20-07-2012 17:42 #4
My daughter just turned 2 and she is a climber and mover and we just moved her from the cot to a normal single bed,with a rail and we haven't had a problem at all she doesn't climb out and the only time she does get out is in the morning to play until we go in to get her... We have had her in the big bed now for 3 weeks now and she loves it...
We packed up the cot and put it away so she didn't see it anymore and pre amped her to say she is a big girl now and gets a big bed and to help mummy and daddy put the cot away.. She took to it!
20-07-2012 18:10 #5
My ds went into his single bed 2 years and 2 months. No rail. One side was against the wall then I placed a rolled up towel in the other side.
I placed a pillow on the floor incase he fell out (only did 1-2 times).
He slept extremely well the first night. The first few weeks we used to find him lying different positions, but now he sleeps fine.
20-07-2012 18:35 #6
Subbing as DS is 15 months and is still in a cot in my room at night but refuses to sleep there during the day (been sleeping in the lounge on his couchy thing instead). Was thinking of setting up a toddler bed in a room of his own for his day nap.....not night though as he still rolls around like crazy and comes into my bed early morning anyway.
20-07-2012 18:45 #7
Subbing. My DS's sleeping has gone from perfect to a nightmare. He doesn't climb the cot but wondering if he doesn't like the "trapped" ness anymore. I could be way off though!
20-07-2012 18:55 #8
Dd was 20 months, I first took one side off the cot and put cushions on the floor, she rolled out the first 4 nights at least once or twice and it really scared her so I bought small rails from ikea, took the second side off a couple of weeks later. She is now 2.5 and the only reason not in a big bed is because we are waiting to move.
It was a very easy transition, about a week in she decided to try and keep getting out once she had gone to bed, we quickly put her back each time and she knew not to get out until morning.
20-07-2012 18:57 #9
Should add that day naps did become a problem but they always had been difficult
20-07-2012 19:02 #10Senior Member
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My DS1 went into a king single at 18 mo as we were expecting DD. the bed arrived and he went straight into it and had the best night sleep ever. Same with DD when she was 18 mo. DS2 was about 16 mo - he's still a shocking sleeper due to medical issues but it's so much easier to manage. They all got king singles so as I could lay down with them. I feel for my kids they slept so much better in a Bed.
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