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Thread: From Cot into a Bed - What is the best age??

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    Default From Cot into a Bed - What is the best age??

    What age did you put your little one into a bed?? Any advice with the transition would be apreciated too!!


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    I think alot of it has to do where they are behaviourly. We put Matilda into a bed at 16 months because she started climbing out of the cot & then climbing back in. It got so she was avoiding sleep just to jump in & out.

    So we started in the big girl bed. It took us months to get her settled in a sleep routine too. But we continued to use our nighttime routine and just sat at the end of her bed until she was asleep at first.

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    We moved Jordan at about 17 months..his bed was in the same room as the cot and I used to change him on that and we would read stories etc...I built him up that it was his bed and that he was getting a big boy.

    One day I asked him did he want to have his sleep in it (day) and he said yes...we never looked back from there

    I did cheat however as i put a barrier at the door so he couldnt just walk on out...lasted for about 2 weeks and then I took it away and he didnt even attempt to come out.

    I find that every change for the kids...stick to it for 1 week...just being consistant with what you do and bang its done....easier said than done at times tho (toilet training isnt happening for us yet...lol)

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    Kameron went in just before he turned 2 and Lachlan who is two in a couple weeks has just been going into a big bed for the last week. His transition is a bit harder we have found. Maybe we are less patient now a days rofl, but he is getting there with last night being a better night.

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    Excellent advice, Thank you.

    I really did not think about how hard it could be though!! So I am sure your tips will come in very handy.

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