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When is a good age to transfer a toddler from a cot to a bed?


Posted by mums-info, 11th May 2014


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  • I’d say as soon as they’re confident with getting up and down from it so that they dont hurt themselves doing so. You can buy bed rails that attach to any bed so that they dont roll off during the night


  • We have only done it when we needed to both were 3 and coped very well with it


  • when they start climbing over the rails


  • No tips but I am going to follow for tiips as I am about to do the same


  • we just took the sides off our toddlers cot. well one side first and then lowered the other side then take that off then get a bed.


  • I think when you are ready, as they can then get out and walk to your room. Are you ready to get up and put them back to bed :-)


  • Leave them in the cot until they climb out or you need it for the next one. Go straight to the single sized bed (NOT BUNKS) and use a pool noodle under the sheet to stop them falling out. The child should be at least one.


  • i dont think there is a set age. Every child is different so whenever you feel that you are ready and that your child is ready then go for it.


  • I transfered my girls at 12-15 months. My youngest i held off till about 20 months because she was smaller being a premmie


  • We are aiming to change our little one into a toddle bed around 2 1/2. As atm he just turned two and still doesnt climb out and shows no interest into climbing out


  • when they start to climb for sure


  • I find around 3 is a good age, they seem to enjoy it


  • when your child is ready, or when your child can climb out of the rail…too risky i think


  • I moved my son from a cot to a bed when he was starting to climb out of his cot!!! ~24mo


  • when they start being able to lift their leg to the top rail. about 20-24m


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