I've been advised to transition when they jump/fall out of the cot (which can be dangerous)
Baby #2 is on it's way and 2.5 year old will stay in the cot until he figures out how to climb out
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20-08-2015 14:34 #21Junior Member
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20-08-2015 14:47 #22
We did the transition at 2 years. My tip is be persistant, keep putting him back to his own bed when he gets out. He will soon understand that he needs to stay there. Ds1 was 3 when ds2 was born and settled in his own bed well and truelly by then and same with ds2 when ds3 was born. Made life much easier.
20-08-2015 14:48 #23
Just after 2 we turned her cot into a toddler bed and then two months later we bought her a single bed.
20-08-2015 15:15 #24Senior Member
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Dd2 is still in her cot, she loves it and never tries to climb out. Probably because we also have a toddler bed set up in the room so she can choose either the big girl bed or cot (cot is winning 99% of the time atm). She is 2 years & 7 months😀
20-08-2015 16:44 #25
DS was 2 yrs 3 months. DD was 21 months. Both into toddler beds at first.
22-08-2015 20:24 #26
My tip is to do it when they're ready. And just because they're climbing out, doesn't mean they're ready.
My DD1 transitioned at 2 because her brother was arriving. In all honesty, the transition for her was really easy.
I put my DS in a bed at 26 months because he had a broken arm but was still climbing out. I moved him because I was scared he would break his other arm and I would have docs knocking on my door. However, in hindsight, he just was not ready and it was a nightmare for months and months. I ended up putting him back in the cot and his sleep improved. Then just before his 3rd birthday, he asked for a big boy bed.
My DD2 will be 3 in December and she is still in a cot. To be honest, I'm happy for her to stay in there as long as possible as she's a really good sleeper and I don't want to wreck that. I am actually dreading the transition down the track.
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22-08-2015 21:11 #27
My ds is just over 17 months and has had his cot converted to a toddler bed. We had to convert as he was climbing out and had hurt himself a couple of times. We haven't had any issues, we has climbed out once or twice and needed to be resettled but the transition has been really easy for us.
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22-08-2015 23:16 #28
DD will be 2 in a couple of weeks and I reckon she'll be in her cot for a while yet. I'm waiting for her to either start standing in it/trying to climb out or stop moving herself around so she's less likely to fall out of a normal bed. She's always rotated around a lot at night but recently has just been rolling from front to back and staying up the same end of the cot. While she's happy in there I'm not going to upset the routine!
15-04-2016 12:41 #29Senior Member
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DS was about 16 months when we started for day naps. we took the leggs of his big boy bed though so its pretty much a mattress on the bed base and planning to put the legs on when he is old enough to sleep on his own. We needed the cot. He is 26 months now but DH still sleeps on a mattress next to DS. I sleep in the master bedroom and our 6m old DD sleeps in the bassinet next to me. planning to do the same with DD, transition for day naps first, then night time when she walks really well.
15-04-2016 17:21 #30
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