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Beds and bedding

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Alibongo33 Sat 29-Mar-14 18:02:15


I am preparing to move my 26 months dd into a proper single bed shortly.
what and how much bed linen will I need? Also what duvets are the best at this age.
Also, any tips on how to do the transition etc? She is very active in her sleep and also I can imagine she will get out of bed to play with her toys. How do I deal with this? Do you use a stair gate on room door?

Any tips would be very welcome

ZuleikaD Sat 29-Mar-14 19:15:24

We took the side off the cot first, to get them used to the extra freedom, and yes, used a stairgate on the door when needed. You will need a 4.5 tog duvet (perhaps an extra blanket for next winter), and I find three fitted sheets plus two duvet covers and two pillowcases is plenty.

Theyaremysunshine Sat 29-Mar-14 19:27:35

Agree with pp, also these are very useful to stop them falling out.

DS is very active so he still at nearly 4 has his duvet put horizontally and firmly tucked in both sides so he can't fall out at all. We've dispensed with the bumpers though.

Also, an essential is a good waterproof mattress cover. The John Lewis ones are superb but don't tumble dry so you may need 2 around night potty training time.

Finally, from bitter experience, leave her in a cot as long as you possibly can...

Alibongo33 Sat 29-Mar-14 22:27:52


Beccawoo Sun 30-Mar-14 21:34:44

All other advice is great. Only thing I would add is to remember that they are OK in a cot - don't feel bad about going back to it if they aren't ready. I put my 22 month old dd into her toddler bed, had a gate on the door, a bed side to stop her falling out etc. After a week of hell putting her back to bed 20 times a night, we gave up and went back to the cot, and her normal good sleeping and easy bedtimes resumed immediately.
At 27 months she last week asked me for a big girls bed. We're now one week in, and so far she's been an angel. Obviously just ready now!

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