Then we have the problem of how to keep him in his bed/cot without side/mattress..........
DS1 was an absolute gem when he went into his bed (hadn't even started climbing out of the cot and he was nearly 2yrs old LOL) and never got out of bed.......so I've got NO idea how to keep active toddlers in their beds once they're out of the cot - I should add, when he's not climbing out of his cot he goes down brilliantly
at your dt marslady!
I am really worried about cots here in Turkey where we live. The sides are so low. I found out that there is a legal minimum height in UK and the highest I found here is a good 4 inches lower than that.
Ds is 13 months at present so we need to start thinking about this fast,especiaaly as dd fell out of the cot at nearly 2 and broke her arm. Had to wear a little purple plaster cast.
You could try putting a chair/stool next to the cot, so that he climbs on that? dd climbed out on to the chest of drawers for months before we got a bed - but I can't remember when she started to do it, and she might have been a bit older - we got beds for them when she was about three, so she was climbing out of her cot for a long time!
I had to put ds into bed at 12mths due to vaulting over the cot...One thing you could do if you can afford it is buy him a quilt cover with fave thing on. My ds for a week i had to sit in the room while he fell asleep..making him stay in the bed...since then we have had no probs and hes now 22mths
Well this morning DH put the side of the cot down so it's safer for him to climb out, and moved the little chest of drawers (2 drawers high without any legs LOL) next to it so that he could get out safely AND climb back in.
Tonight I've been in there 5 times so far to tell him to get back to bed
How many more times do you reckon I'll be back in there before he sleeps??
Answers on a postcard please - and the person closest to the correct amount gets a virtual bottle of wine