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FlyingJellyfishintheAttic Mon 03-Apr-17 10:19:24

At what age is ok? My DDI is almost a year, will only sleep in our bed most of the time and is outgrowing her cot but I,don't want to do something that isn't right.Is she too little for a cot bed in mine and DH bedroom? We will get baby gate.

teaandbiscuitsforme Mon 03-Apr-17 12:41:51

I don't think she's too little if you think she would be ok without the cot bars. My DD went into a full size single at 16 months and absolutely loves it. She co-slept until that point though so she's only really ever slept in a bed (refused the cot!) but some babies like the security of a cot.

FlyingJellyfishintheAttic Mon 03-Apr-17 12:51:22

My DD has never spent a full night in the cot as she hates it and is always in our bed with me and DH.

Commonname Mon 03-Apr-17 20:14:21

You can also get bed guards that stop them falling out.

Anatidae Tue 04-Apr-17 07:53:47

Mattress on the floor. Ours is just now in a toddler bed at 18mo.

kel1493 Sat 08-Apr-17 07:54:02

We put our ds in his at 17 months. We have the old cot mattress on the floor and a gate at the door. We've also always used a video monitor.
Didn't bother with bed guards as I was more worried he would use them to stand up and fall out
It was the best thing we ever did

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sat 08-Apr-17 07:56:11

We put DD in a cot bed in her own room at 13months, because she was ready. Our friends DD, the same age, is not remotely ready at 18months.

RedSandYellowSand Sat 08-Apr-17 07:58:30

DS2 climbed out of his cot at about 18 months shock
So was in a toddler bed from then. He would have been fine in a single, as never fell out. DS1 fell out of bed until he was about 4. And i still regularly need to put his legs back in his 3/4 double when i go to bed as he is hanging out at nearly 8.

Shadowboy Sat 08-Apr-17 08:02:42

Ours went in a toddler bed at 18 months and it worked really well. She was old enough to understand instructions such as you can't get out and play

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