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toddler bed v single bed Lock Rss

Ok so I am considering getting D a toddler bed - I am thinking he is not ready to go into a full size single yet lol he is too little...

So now I am looking and I am wondering if it is really worth the 200-300 for a little bed... There are some I like - mmm really like the buzz and woody bed but can not justify spending over 300 on a plastic bed lol although he would LOVE it so I have deleted the link (out of temptation lol)

Should I pay a ridiculous amount and then have to buy another or should I just leave him in his cot....

Oh yeah I have been keeping an eye out for 2nd hand ones but none ever seem to come up in my area...

Leigha''s little men smile

I have been looking also even though my girl has a little while longer to go! They say babies can move out of a cot anytime between 18months and 3 years depending. To me that is a massive age difference!

I dont think i could justify paying that much. It guess it all depends on how long they would be using a toddler bed for? Hmmm. <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' />
We got bub a single bed for the fact it will last longer. We were given a thing to stop him falling out of bed. He sleeps alot better in his bed.

We were given a single bed but also had the option of borrowing a toddler bed. We went for the single bed as my DD likes me to lay and cuddle with her until she falls asleep. This way not only does it last her longer but I am also able to fit comfortably and she has been so happy with her bed and has slept better since being in it. She moved into a single bed around 25 mths old. Good luck smile
You can get toddler beds at Target for $149 smile I've been trying to decide the same thing as well lol!
We put DS1 in a toddler bed from the cot, he was a few months shy of 2. He went in a single bed when we moved house, and the toddler bed we passed on to DS2, who went in it at 18 months.

Ours didn't cost that much - we got a nice little wooden one from Toys'r'Us for $120, and I've seen the same sort of thing at Target. I think my sister paid $80 for the one she got for her DS.

A few things about it have been really great - one thing was that you just use their cot mattress, so they get to keep the mattress they're used to and you don't have to buy a new one. Also, it is not big and scary for a little kid. It's not too high off the ground. DS2 is 2 and a half now, and he's still in the toddler bed. He's big for his age and probably could go in a single bed now, size-wise, but we're hesitant because he has a sleep disorder that causes him to move a lot, all night; he does fall out of the toddler bed on occasion, but the rails stop him most of the time and even if he does fall, he's close enough to the ground not to get hurt.

So yes I do recommend a toddler bed! They can stay in it for a fair while, so you're not having to replace it too quickly. He could get 2 years' use out of it.
thanks for your replies smile

D is almost 18 months old (where did that time go??) and I am moving him into his OWN room (although I am sure that even though they will have their own rooms that L will still follow him so I will end up with them still sharing lol lol)

I will check out and see what Target have to offer and also toys r us (they had the lightning mcqueen bed and if they had buzz I would be like sold lol) and go from there.. thanks again

Leigha''s little men smile

well just called toys r us and they do not have any sad
she said they did a big clearance on them and have not replaced them
bugger - hope i have more luck with Target

Leigha''s little men smile

We figured just buy a single bed that will last them till they are teenagers, or even longer. We bought good quality wooden single beds, that will last. Didn't want to buy a toddler bed, then a single at a later date, sure they look tiny in single beds, but they grow quick.
The toddler bed size is pretty much the same size as the cot- so just remove the sides of the cot (if its the type that can be turned into a toddler bed) until your ready for a single bed, this is what i have done for my ds. smile

We moved DS into a single bed at 14mths, we do a lot of travelling so thought it would be easier if he was in a single rather than cot. He transferred well. The single bed we have is actually a hand me down, I used to sleep in it, when we get around (or, can afford) to buy a bed for DS, it will actually be a king single so it can still be used if DS is a 6' 13yo like his brother

I just put my kids into a single bed because it seemed a little pointless to by a toddler bed for such a short period of time.For my eldest who went into a big bed a little earlier due to her younger sister coming along at 14 months, we put the mattress on the floor for a little while so there wasn't so far to fall if she fell out of bed. After a couple of months with no incidence we put the bed up.

Our youngest (soon to be middle) didn't go into a big bed untill 2.5 and we had no problems with her either.

If I were you I wouldn't waste your money, but if you are a bit unsure either do what we did and just pop the matress on the floor for a couple of months or you can buy those attachable bed rails for kids beds for peace of mind.
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