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    Default whendud your child go into a bed and what size bed did you put them into?

    dh's brother and sil just put their 3 year old into a double bed. she seems to be ok in it from what they've said but it just seems like a big jump? like do they need to go to toddler beds first? i am hoping to transition ds into a toddler bed once he's about 2 (so basically in about 10 months), give or take depending on his development. he's just started walking so will need to wait til he's more confident on his feet i think. also need to baby proof upstairs as there's no gate on his room nor a gate at the top of the stairs. his cot coverts to a toddler bed so planning to just use that. just seemed a bit premature to jump straight into a big kid's bed at age 3 but who knows. keen to hear from others.

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    My DD went straight from a cot to a single bed with a side rail at about 2.5, no dramas at all. They don't 'need' a toddler bed...I didn't really see the point myself.

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    oh i thought a "toddler bed" was just that - a single bed with a safety rail. lol. obviously not!

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    Toddler beds are cot sized and lower to the ground. Some cots can be converted into toddler beds by removing the sides.

    I just put mine into a single bed. It meant that I could lie beside them if I had to.

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    Both of my children went from their cots into their own queen size beds at 18 months.
    They transferred with no problems at all.
    Having queen size beds is great! If they are sick we can jump in bed with them. Plus if we have extra visitors and the guest room is in use they can have one of the children's rooms.

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    My first 3 went into a toddler bed when they started walking, just over 1. We moved interstate and needed a spare room for families so DD2 had a Queen bed from 2 which she loved. DD4 went into a single bed pretty early because she refused to sleep in her cot. Think she wanted to be like her big sisters lol.

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    our cot definitely converts into a toddler bed then a double. so we have both options available for ds. i'm
    thinking we will go to toddler bed first and see how it goes. he's not really a co sleeper (never had been) so i'm thinking no real need to dive into a double, although it's nice to have the option.

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    First child was 3. Normal single bed.
    Second child was 2. Normal single bed, but still co-slept with me some nights.
    Third child was 16 months but then a month later his father and i split up so he co-slept with me til 3.
    Fourth child has been co-sleeping since birth and no intention of goimg into his own bed yet. He's 3.

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    1st went from cot to a single bed at just over 2. Second will probably go from a cot to a single bed at about 2.5.

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    Well i guess we aren't the 'norm' as we dont use cots at all, our babies have all bedshared.

    But ds1 didnt go into his own bed until he was 4.5yrs. He went straight into a single at that age.

    Dd was 18 months when we put her on the single trundle bed under ds1's, and she was fine.

    Ds2 is 17 months now and still in my bed. Lately i have been entertaining the idea of moving him as he is sleeping better and no longer feeding through the night. His siblings want him in with them, but only a toddler bed will fit so that's probably what i will do.


 

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