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Moving from cot to bed - standard bed or character bed??

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ChorusLine Wed 03-Oct-07 21:26:03

DS is 2 in November and getting ready to move him into a 'big boys' bed! He is Thomas The Tank Engine mad and have seen a Thomas Bed would you spend the money on this or buy a him 'normal' bed?

fransmomkenstein Wed 03-Oct-07 21:28:15

hi chorusline!

when we bought dd's bed, we originally bought her a cotbed so it's not really an issue yet, but it's completely up to you. how long do you thinkit last him (depends on how fast he grows really)- if you can really afford it and he will get the use of it, then go for it
sorry i not very

ScaryMonsterStories Wed 03-Oct-07 21:29:27

Buy a normal bed.

Will last much longer.

Buy him a Thomas Duvet cover which you can easily change when he 'outgrows it'

nell12 Wed 03-Oct-07 21:30:33

Buy him a normal bed and a thomas duvet.. he will have outgrown the Thomas bed (both in height and in enjoyment of the Tank Engine) in 3 years max and you will be shelling out at least another £100 on another new big boys bed

PeachesMcScream Wed 03-Oct-07 21:30:56

Buy a normal bed. He could hate Thomas by the time he's five. Unless you're happy to buy another bed in three years time.

fihi Wed 03-Oct-07 21:39:14

we've bought DD (a month younger than your DS) a 'junior bed' because she's very small but had "issues" with the cot (girl thing. my DS's didn't!) and was just too tiny for a 3ft bed.

IMHO i would get some sort of 'normal' bed, as you probably want him to sleep in it rather than be over-stimulated and want to play when you take him there!

oh, someone else suggested to me that we should get velcro sheets & p-j's to stick child to bedgrin

ChorusLine Wed 03-Oct-07 21:46:41

Thanks everyone - I knew the sensible answer but wanted someone to say yes DO IT!! I think i just thought he might get 'excited' to go to bed as sleeping in a 'choo choo Tom' - but bedding will suffice!

Velcro is on order!

fransmomkenstein Wed 03-Oct-07 21:49:22

well i not being very sensible atm grin

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