So dp and I have been thinking of moving DS to a toddler bed. He turned 2 last month. He's a really good sleeper (fingers crossed I haven't jinxed myself!) can sleep for 10-12 hours a night and day sleeps range from anywhere between 1 and 3 hours.
I'm hesitant. I think it's more because well he's my baby! But also because he's what we call a violent sleeper lol he uses pretty much every inch of his cot lol he takes his pillow and blanket with him. He goes from one side of it to the other in such a violent manner lol. I just worry that he will continually fall out of a bed. He bounces back from anything but obviously I don't want him to hurt himself. It is inevitable he will fall out at least once I'm sure. I just don't know if it really is time or are we setting ourselves up for failure?
He's a very strong personality. That's my nice way of saying he can be a real pita some days lol he's got an attitude. Are we going to cause ourselves a whole lot of pain trying to do it yet?
Will it have a negative approach if we try it and it doesn't really work out so put him back in the cot.
Thanks for getting through that! Lol
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06-03-2016 19:28 #1
Moving from cot to bed
06-03-2016 19:32 #2
For my two I waited until they just didnt want to sleep in their cot anymore then got them a bed. This was around 2 when they just suddenly refused to sleep in their cot.
I also bouggt the side rails from Target so they didnt fall out
06-03-2016 19:33 #3
If he uses every inch of his cot maybe you should consider a single or king single seeing as a toddler bed is the same size mattress as a cot.
Personally i waited till after 2.5 to move mine and they all went straight into king singles.
Is there a need to move him? Sounds like he sleeps well and isnt climbing out etc
06-03-2016 19:42 #4
06-03-2016 19:47 #5
There is no need to move him yet. We did think because he is doing so well is it a good time to try because he could hopefully fall back into a routine easily. He hasn't tried to climb out at all. Dp thought it would be better trying before he does try.
06-03-2016 19:53 #6
Ds is only on night 2 of a big bed
06-03-2016 20:59 #7
06-03-2016 21:06 #8
I wouldn't disturb a child who sleeps well.
I've got 3 kids and the transition has been a nightmare for 2 of them. My youngest is 3 and moved out of her cot about 4 weeks ago and it's been a long road. She was sleeping from 7/7:30 and waking from 7:30 even up to 8:30 some days but now I have to have her in bed at 7 and she is still awake at 8:30 some nights and awake at 6. Not enough sleep.
I would not even consider moving him yet.
06-03-2016 21:12 #9
I moved all 4 by 20 months but my kids are terrible sleepers and settling them at that age in a cot was a PITA. I personally love getting rid of the cot and once they're in a bed settling during the night becomes so much easier for me.
But yeah if they were good sleepers in the cot I might have felt differently. Only one had a difficult transition the rest were easy.
06-03-2016 21:15 #10
I wasn't planning on moving DS until he was around 3, he's just turned 2 as well. He sleeps well and isn't bothered by going in his cot so why rock the boat? I also have no interest in a two year old being able to get out of bed in the middle of the night! Does he sleep with a pillow? I've found that since we have given DS a pillow he barely moves around his cot now because he stays on the pillow. Maybe start with that to see if that helps with his moving around in the cot before moving to a bed.
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