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Transition from cot to cot bed

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Bodypumpaddict Sun 05-Feb-17 08:46:11

Wondering at what point this happens? My DD is 16 months and wondering when I take the sides off her cot to turn into a cot bed or if I transfer her straight into a larger bed?

Got another baby due June so am thinking about the possibility of not having to buy another cot.

Got a chicco next to me for baby, who'll likely be with us for 3-5 months so that puts us at Sept- Nov when id hope to move him/ her into own room. DD will be 2 and a month then....

What did people do? Do you think we'll need 2 cotbeds?


Bodypumpaddict Sun 05-Feb-17 14:03:30


Orangedaisy Sun 05-Feb-17 14:04:36

DD is 3 in a few weeks and still has sides on....

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 05-Feb-17 14:05:27

DS was in a full size bed by 18 months after a couple of months on the floor on the city mattress which he LOVEDgrin

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sun 05-Feb-17 14:07:57

My DD is the same age and has been in a toddler bed since Christmas. It has two wee short sides. My friend's DS (same age) sleeps in a full size single mattress on the floor which he loves.

knowler Sun 05-Feb-17 14:08:12

As you've got another baby on the way, I'd get your eldest a proper bed and reuse the corner for the new baby. My 2 went from cot to the IKEA kritter bed which is perfect as it has low side guards. It's also very cheap (mattress extra) so I don't mind buying this for them to use from approx 2 to 6 and then getting them something more grown up and long lasting later on.

knowler Sun 05-Feb-17 14:08:48

Cot not corner

Bubblysqueak Sun 05-Feb-17 14:09:52

Ds2 was 11 months when we took the aides off his cot. He kept waking himself up by bashing the sides. He loved it.

Bodypumpaddict Sun 05-Feb-17 14:29:44

Brill thanks for all your suggestions. Will aim to get DD out of cotbed by the time new baby needs it. Like the ikea bed suggestion- thanks. Has anyone Any other recommendations for a rail you can add to the side of a child's bed? Thanks

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