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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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  • 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


  • ok after lots of reading of wonderful advice i have received here i decided to try my daughter in her sisters bed while she was at a sleep over and it was a HUGE success now she is asking to sleep in it every night so i have ordered her bed and she will sleep in her big bed from this week thanks everyone :)


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