When is the right time the change from cot to toddler bed?
With Heidi being my first child I have felt like I have wanted to do everything quick. For example as soon as you turned 4 months I thought baby rice. Then solids came along and I wanted to try her on that. Because everything is new to me I just want her to try things and hope Im doing the best I can.
When it came to the transition from Cot to Toddler bed I got a bit giddy. The thought of choosing the cutest, girlish bed made my day, plus I love nothing more than shopping. So once Heidi’s first birthday came I searched for the perfect bed and found the cutest Minnie Mouse Toddler bed.
Looking back now I wish I would have waited a bit longer until she was around 18 months and she was in more of a routine. Don’t get me wrong she has settled in good enough and loves her bed but I think she was maybe a bit too young.
Minnie Mouse Startime Toddler Feature Bed Price Right Home, £127.99 with mattress
The reason we decided to change to a toddler bed was because her little legs were constantly getting stuck in between the bars and she just needed the extra space to move around of a night. One of the problems we have now is we have to lie with her in the bed until she falls asleep. She had always slept fine in her cot but she used to fall asleep on the couch lying next to one of us then we would carry her up to bed. That's what I meant by routine, if she was still in her cot we could of put her to bed at bedtime and learnt her to settle her self to sleep. The problem now is she will be in and out of bed and her room crying at the top of the stairs and I think she is used to one of us being there of a night to settle her.
I still forget she is only 17 months old and really only a baby, and she will probably learn to settle her self to sleep in her own time.
Here is Heidi enjoying her new bed when she first seen it. She just loves looking at her self in the mirror at the end of the bed, not that she is vain or anything haha!
Did you have any problems with transition from cot to toddler bed?