Johanne_Chambers@yahoo.com.au plainland qld
I only just put my daughter in her big bed about 2 months ago, even though she wasn't climbing out of the cot. She was very excited when her bed arrived (was on order) and has only fallen out once. I still pull the cot mattress out in case she falls out. A tip for you, if you don't want to buy a bed rail, I placed a folded throw rug under the mattress at the top so that she stayed toward the wall side of the bed.
I hope all goes well when you move your son. Taking him shoppinh when you pick out the bed it makes it much more exciting for them.
Rachel, TAS (Paige 21/6/02)
gail SA 4 girls 17months apart 1 set twins
He also goes in there if he just wants a small rest. His brother is using the cot, but he didn't start using the cot until about a month after George had finished with it.
Rachelle, NZ, son George 10.12.02, Ian 15.06.04
Sharon, 24, Qld, 2 boys 3 & 5, girl 1.
My daughter is 22 mths, and i am thinking about putting her in a "big bed". I am doing it the easy way though... we are converting her cot into a bed, by taking the front panel off, and putting up a small rail that she can climb over, but not fall out of bed. I am hoping that this will be okay for her, as we have to share a room at the moment as we are living with my parents. There is not enough room for another single bed in the room. And her cot is fairly large so she will still fit in it for awhile.
Allison, Mum to Jazmin 22mths
i hope this is helpfull for you
I don't where to get them from (ours was a hand me down) but we've just moved our 22mth old son to a bed but it's a cot size bed ie it uses a cot mattress. It's lower to the groud than a single bed and a cot for that matter. He loves it, however he sleeps with his door closed or otherwise his Dad and I wake early in the morning to the pitter patter of tiny feet heading toward the kitchen and all that is dangerous contain within. Don't you hate it when child safety items don't fit your appliances.
My little girl has been sleeping in a big bed since she was about 10 months old as she stays at three different houses and they don't all have cots. Mind you they have been Queen size beds & most times there is someone with her when she goes to sleep. Then she is on her own she has only fallen off the bed a couple of times, now she can climb on and off the bed.