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DS hates his new duvet! Help!

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jellycat1 Sun 09-Oct-16 14:11:32

Hi all. DS (just turned 2) sleeps in a big cot in a sleeping bag. He's almost grown out of the sleeping bag as is very tall for his age. For that reason were also planning to take the side off the cot and replace with the toddler bar soon, We want to get him used to a duvet and pillow first. Got really nice ones for him and tried yesterday for his afternoon nap. He totally freaked out. Refused to lie down and cried until we took the duvet out. Threw the pillow out every time I tried to put it in there too. Finally i stuck him back in his bag and he fell asleep straight away! Assume I should just leave it and try again in a few months? He's not able to get out of the cot yet but it's not far off so we thought we do it in stages by introducing duvet first as he can't really be in a sleeping bag in the bed I guess. Sigh. Any tips please?!

ShteakandShpuds Sun 09-Oct-16 14:20:28

Did you discuss swapping the sleeping bag and did he choose the duvet cover? Thinking Fireman Sam, Thomas etc.

With little ones, if you get them excited about the changes and give them some choices and involvement in the decision making process, it usually makes it easier to move forwards.

My DS was tall for his age and could climb out of his cot early on so we just left the side down for a bit and then moved him to a single bed. We didn't bother with a toddler bed.

Let him sleep in the sleeping bag for now but drape the duvet cover nearby so he gets used to it being in his room. Use it on the floor as a play mat for a bit?

jellycat1 Sun 09-Oct-16 18:34:47

Yes all good points. Will try those. Thanks smile

FATEdestiny Sun 09-Oct-16 19:24:57

Has he grown out of the 18-36 month sleeping bag? Gosh, he must be really tall!

If height is an issue and baby likes the sleeping bag, you could always just cut the end of the sleeping bag open. Either sew extra material on or use a duvet just for his feet (and to get him used to it).

Is there a reason you're moving him to a bed early? Some children get a suprisibg amount of comfort and security from the sides of the cot providing an 'enclosed' feeling. If yes happy in the cot, personally if be in no rush to move him.

jellycat1 Sun 09-Oct-16 22:03:01

Yep his feet are right at the end of it. I'd say we have 2 months left! We're emigrating in March and will be staying with family for a while whilst we're waiting for furniture to arrive so just easier if he's ok in a bed by then. We have a baby as well who'll be in a cot. Wanted to do it enough in advance to get him used to it. I think we'll shelve the plan for a another couple of months and try again. He's a creature of habit and routine like me so it's a tough one!

RiverTam Sun 09-Oct-16 22:05:13

Don't worry, they always take a while to settle to change. Give it a week and he'll be fine!

timeforachangeithink Sun 09-Oct-16 22:07:24

I don't see why he can't sleep in a sleeping bag in a bed if he likes it. Slumber sac do sleeping bags in bigger sizes.

Wotshudwehave4T Sun 09-Oct-16 22:14:25

Bedding that zips together? The duvet cover has one part of a zip on each side which zips to each side of the sheet - from top to approx waist/ hip so they can wriggle and move but not fall out or get lost if right under the duvet. It provides the closeness of a sleep sack on a larger scale

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