Toddler in new bed

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Ellie0118 Mon 16-Aug-21 09:04:35

We put our two-year-old "big girl bed "for the first time last night and it was absolutely horrendous. She wouldn't go to bed for an hour and a half usual straight away I was awake for three hours in the night. Any tips?

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80sPadme Mon 16-Aug-21 09:05:50

Sometimes they can feel a bit 'exposed' without the containment of a cot.
Can you put the old cot next to the bed to kind of cocoon them in a bit

Ellie0118 Mon 16-Aug-21 09:39:15

80sPadme

Sometimes they can feel a bit 'exposed' without the containment of a cot.
Can you put the old cot next to the bed to kind of cocoon them in a bit


We have taken the cot down for her sister to go in 😩

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Si1ver Mon 16-Aug-21 09:42:00

You can get a travel side for the bed which might help.

Si1ver Mon 16-Aug-21 09:42:47

This sort of thing

www.amazon.co.uk/Safety-1st-Portable-Rail-Dark/dp/B0187EEUHO/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=travel+bed+guard&sprefix=travel+bed+&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1629103340&sr=8-3

CustomerRelations Mon 16-Aug-21 09:44:40

Let her play in it during the day. Roll up a towel and put under the sheet on outside edge to make a hump to stop her rolling out. Put a pillow on the floor by the bed in case she falls out. Consider putting a chest of drawers etc against the side of the bed so it's half enclosed.

girlmom21 Mon 16-Aug-21 09:48:31

Take her shopping and let her pick her own bedding. My DD was quite good in the toddler bed anyway but I bought her some new bedding at the weekend which she loves and she's excited to go to bed on an evening now.

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Ellie0118 Mon 16-Aug-21 13:05:50

Si1ver

You can get a travel side for the bed which might help.


We were going too but because the bed is really low we didn't think we needed them for safety, but definitely might be a good idea for comfort for her x

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Ellie0118 Mon 16-Aug-21 13:07:04

CustomerRelations

Let her play in it during the day. Roll up a towel and put under the sheet on outside edge to make a hump to stop her rolling out. Put a pillow on the floor by the bed in case she falls out. Consider putting a chest of drawers etc against the side of the bed so it's half enclosed.


We did lots of playing there yesterday abs did put the sausage pillow from inside a sleepyhead in as a kind of bumper

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Ellie0118 Mon 16-Aug-21 13:07:47

girlmom21

Take her shopping and let her pick her own bedding. My DD was quite good in the toddler bed anyway but I bought her some new bedding at the weekend which she loves and she's excited to go to bed on an evening now.


We did all that, got her to pick the bedding and a bed special toy

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80sPadme Mon 16-Aug-21 13:58:31

This type of thing is great- my son had this. Keeps them cosy and prevent rolling out of bed

FATEdestiny Mon 16-Aug-21 21:29:40

I would buy a second cot for baby and keep toddler in a cot until at least 3rd birthday

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