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My boy will be 22 months by the time my second baby goes into cot from bassinet. I’m tossing up whether to buy him a toddler bed, or a single bed with toddler barrier, or just another cot. What have other mums done?


Posted by Danicastefanie, 1st August 2021


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  • If you are concerned about your son falling out, you can always just put a single bed mattress on the floor for a few weeks, just until he get use to it.


  • We went in to single bed with the safe barrier.


  • Get a full single size – no point staying in a cot / toddler size bed as you can’t lay in it with them if need be.


  • IKEA have extendable toddler beds that convert into single beds, which could help make the transition easier without having to buy a new bed down the track?


  • Thanks everyone. I will go with single bed so im not buying 3 different beds.
    If I had a cot that turned into a toffler bed that would be great. But I don’t and that would mean buying yet another cot. Hopefully 22minths isn’t too early for single bed with barrier


  • Yes a single bed you can buy a barrier so that they dont fall out of bed


  • We went straight to a single bed (with a toddler barrier) and had no problems.


  • I had a cot you could change into a toddler bed and my kids slept in that for many years


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