hi, dd is 16 months. hv told me the cot may be too small and this is what could be wakening her - last night i kept a close eye and realised she is right, dd kepts banging into the side of the cot. she said i can get her a bed and you can get sides to atttach from argos.
do you think she means i can get a single bed? or should i get a toddler or cot bed? im confused, and if i can get a single bed i would as i really can't afford anything at the minute and im looking up freecycle and gumtree here, and wouldn't want to have to switch again when she is 4 if it could be avoided.
16 months seems small for a single bed - mine moveds up at just over 2. Though others may have different experiences. I think a cotbed or toddler bed would be goods at this age - though you will need to upgrade again in the future. Any luck with freecycle? You can post wanted ads there as well as looking at the offers.
We moved my 15 month old son up to a toddler bed last week and he has slept great ever since.
We only used a toddler bed because my sister gave us her sons old one. we got a lindam bed guard to put on one side and through other sure is pushed up against the wall with a couple of pillows plugging the gap.
People are often looking to off load cot beds/toddler beds so you may get one at a good price (or free)
Is your DC able to get on and off your bed safely yet? If they can you May as well go for a single. I would definitely buy the bed guard as well though (I think Asda have them on special offer atm)
no luck with free cycle looks like everyone is looking for cots and cotbeds. dd is very comfortable with getting on and off my bed so maybe i will just get a single... at least if it doesn't work ill have it for the future. she is used to sleeping with me in my kingsize. will have a think about it all
thats a good plan - if she was easier at going to bed it would work better... at the minute im doing the put down method and its taking her over an hour - i have visions of her running round the room and me trying to catch her!