Changing from cot to cot bed

Joanne - posted on 03/14/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




My daughter is 17mths old and is in her cot. When is a good time to change it to a cot bed? I have started by takng the side down 1 notch and shes fine with that but the next notch down I dont feel confident about and thnk she will fall out and I dont want to take the side off completely yet. Whats the option?


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I'm not even considering converting my daughter's bed to the toddler mode yet.

She rolls around alot during the night, so i don't think its a safe option for her at the moment.

If you don't feel its safe, you don't have to change it:-) Wait til she's a bit around 2years old or so.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/20/2010




i changed my son,s as soon as he could get off of a big bed without my help. just watch as she gets up and down chairs/sofas you should be able to tell when she is ready to go without the sides. my son now sleeps in a toddler bed

Kat - posted on 03/15/2010




I have planned to buy a big bed in July so she can get use to it being in her room. I was going to start day sleeps in the big bed around September/October & hopefully overnights around Christmas. I had always thought 2 was a good age to be in a big bed but will follow my daughters lead. She moves A LOT in her sleep so will be cautious.

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