How did you transition?
Thinking of converting my toddlers (almost 20months) cot to a toddler bed you take the side off and put a low bar on it and it becomes a toddler bed. How did everyone go about this process? She is a great sleeper and I don't want to ruin that in any way, I was thinking when it starts to warm up as I run an oil heater at night and don't want her getting up and playing with that.
Also I'm sure this is quite obvious but do they have to stop sleeping in a sleeping bag when they go to a bed and is it worth getting a side rail for the bed as the low rail is just to support the bed not stop rolling out etc. thanks
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25-07-2015 13:15 #1
Big bed questions
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25-07-2015 13:33 #2
Dd1 went from cot to single bed at 17mths. I fed to sleep so no issues transferring.
Dd2 went from cot to toddler bed at 22mths. I cuddled to sleep so again no issues transferring.
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25-07-2015 13:34 #3
I'm not sure about changing the bed over to a toddler bed. We moved our son into a queen bed at a bit before three. I gave him the option of which bed to sleep in and if he got out of the big bed, he was automatically put into the cot for the rest of the sleep. He just slowly chose the big bed for more sleeps and it kinda just happened.
25-07-2015 15:44 #4
We moved from the USA to London when DS was 18 months and I'd sold his cot there so just bought a double bed for him in our new house and that was it! Was much easier then I'd anticipated. He finally started sleeping through the night!
25-07-2015 16:37 #5
DD got a big (single) bed just aftershe turned 2. We put a safety rail on the side and a sheet/quilt. We talked about it lots and lots in the lead up,and let her choose when she wanted to sleep init. We let her take toys to bed (which she never did previously) and had no issues whatsoever. She sleeps just as well now as she did in the cot. She has finally (after 7 months or so) learnt to keep the bedding on.
25-07-2015 19:20 #6
I put DD straight from a cot to a big bed at about 24 months. I took the side rail off after a few weeks and she only fell out of bed twice. She then just knew where the edge was.
25-07-2015 19:23 #7
Q do u leave them in gro bag or quilt?
25-07-2015 19:51 #8
My youngest is still in a cot he's 15 months but my other kids were in a cot at 3, 2 and 16 months.
The only one I had problems with was my eldest middle child (when she was 2) she would constantly come out of the bedroom and didn't get to sleep til midnight. Even now at 8 she's a late night sleeper
25-07-2015 20:12 #9Senior Member
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DS2 is 21 months and I will be getting him a toddler bed soon (or putting his cot mattress on the ground). I am also waiting for it to warm up enough to take the oil heater out of the kids' bedroom. He is already undoing his sleep sacks and I don't think they're supposed to wear them if they're not in a cot but can't quite remember why?? I will put him in a onesie and put a blanket on him when I go to bed and he's already asleep. He sleeps on a mat for naps at daycare so I think he'll be ok with it. My worries are the nights he doesn't fall straight to sleep, how many times will he get up and either jump on his big brother or come out of the bedroom? DS1 went into a low single bed when he was 2. He only really fell out a couple of times and would sleep through the fall!
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