- Mumsnet – What age did your child move in to a bed?
Jnr FD is just under 2, and for the last few weeks he has been waking up in the night, standing up in his cot and crying. If we go in and say its still sleep time, he just lye back down and go to sleep. If we just leave him to cry he will also eventually go back to sleep.
Mrs FD has said that colleagues have told her that when they get to this kind of age they prefer a bed as they feel trapped in a cot.
So what age did your kids move in to a bed?Posted 6 years agomark90Member
Nearly 3, which I thik is quite late, later than most of her peers that we’re aware of. She was quite happy sleeping in the cot and never made any attempt to climb out (cot bed so plenty of room) so we didn’t change things till we thought almost 3 was a bit old to still be in a cot.Posted 6 years agoFunkyDuncMember
He’s not tried to climb out, but he does try to climb in for a laugh. Its a cot bed too, so perhaps time for the sides to come down and just use one of the guard rails.
Do yours still sleep in sleeping bags too? During the day when we are in a bedroom he likes to sit under the covers and snuggle in as play thing, however he wriggles around so much at night that we don’t reckon he would keep a douve on top!Posted 6 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
ABout 18 months here – when he was walking it looked like he would climb out, caught him with a leg over the rail once or twice.Posted 6 years ago
We had a cot bed so just took the rails off and replaced the open side with a small guard you can get from baby shops. Used that for about 6 months or so as I recall.the teaboyMember
At 18 months we bought him a racing car bed and he loved it instantly.
He’s quite wriggly so we got some of these to stop him falling out: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dusky-Moon-Dream-Bumpers-Single/dp/B001PMXD5QPosted 6 years agotonydMember
We got our eldest a duvet when he turned one and took the sides off of his cot bed when he was two. Once he realised he could get up any time he started waking in the night and coming in to our room. We put him straight back to bed, after a couple of weeks we got one of these to help him understand when it’s time to get up, it’s helped a lot.
Son number two got a duvet for his first birthday also. When he’s two and his brother is three we’ll probably get the eldest a junior bed and move the youngest into the cot bed with the side off.
Cot beds are low enough that you probably won’t need a side rail thing – ours fell out of bed a few times but that soon stops and it’s low enough (8-10″) that he didn’t hurt himself, just woke up with a jump.Posted 6 years ago
Our almost 2 year old is still in her cot. She sometimes does a bit of the standing-up-crying thing when we put her down, but she knows the score and soon settles.
In the morning we get shouts of “Muuuummmmyyyy.. Daaaaaddddyyy… I not schleeepy anymore”, which is adorable even at 6am.
Do yours still sleep in sleeping bags too?
She has a duvet, but rarely stays under it. So we have an electric rad on a thermostat and timer to make sure the room never gets too cold at night.Posted 6 years agomolgripsSubscriber
We took the side off our cot thus making it into a bed when she was able to climb out of it, which was about age 2 1/2 ish. Having said that when we were in Germany she was about 2 and we only had a full sized bed or a carry cot. Whilst we were there she outgrew the carry cot and she did sleep quite well in the big girl bed. At first it was touch and go though and we had to use the little girl bed as a sanction at times.
She also wriggles out of a duvet (don’t all kids?) but she’s a hot little bunny so she just has fleece pajamas and she’s fine.Posted 6 years agovotchySubscriber
My eldest went in to a bed at 10 months, we had tried everything and couldn’t get him to sleep, someone suggested putting mattress on floor with guard rail and he slept like a log. Put a stair-gate on the bedroom door too as he was also walking and talking at 10 months.Posted 6 years ago
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