The Transition From Cot To Bed

Making the transition from a cot to a single bed can be difficult for young children who feel safe and secure in their familiar cot so it is important to make the transition as enjoyable as possible.

Ideally you should aim to keep your little one in a cot for as long as possible, however generally by the age of 3 years, most toddlers will have moved from a cot to a single bed.  If your little one persists in attempting to climb out of their cot then it’s time to move to a single bed.

How well your toddler adjusts to the new sleeping arrangements will depend on their nature and temperament.  Some find the change easy while others take a long time to adjust to sleeping in a bed.  You can help your toddler cope with moving from his cot to a bed by making the bed inviting and fun.  Let your little one choose his own bedding, this will help him recognise the bed as his own little sanctuary.

Single bedding for Boys

Don’t rush the situation, if possible have the bed made up with the chosen bedding weeks before the initial move and encourage him to sit on the bed during story time.  The more inviting the bed appears the more likely the transition will be an easy one for both you and your toddler.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. David Smith
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 07:56:16

    Agree Cot Bed is a great way to give a sense of security to your child.


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