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Transitioning from cot to bed

Transitioning From Cot to Bed


The time has come for your little one to transition from cot to bed. Some children are excited to make the change while others don’t want to give up their cot. We know this transition can feel like a hard one, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together some tips that’ll make it just a little easier for everyone involved.



How to know if your child is ready to start transitioning from the cot to the bed


Time really does fly! In the blink of an eye, your little one is all grown up and you’re wondering when this all happened. It won’t be long before you hear their little feet running around in the middle of the night after climbing out of their cot. If it looks like it’s time for a bigger bed, it probably is. Or maybe, you’re not so little prince or princess has been asking for a big kid bed. This independence can be a blessing for you as they can grow to do things on their own without needing you to lift them out of bed each time.



How to excite your child to transition from cot to bed


The most important step in the transition process is getting your child excited to move from the cot to the big kid’s bed. Try involving them in picking out their next bed and manchester. Now that they’re big enough for a bed, they’ll be able to sleep in sheets with their favourite characters from TV shows and movies. Star Wars fan anyone? We’ve got some Fantastic tricks and tips to transform the entire space into their dream bedroom.



How to make transitioning from cot to bed as peaceful as possible



We know that transitioning can be stressful for both you and your child. It’s important to make it a calm and peaceful process. We suggest choosing a night where you don’t have work commitments the next day as the first night of the transition. If they (and you) are up all night, you won’t have to worry about going into work tired the next day.

Give them brand new bedding if that’s what makes a bigger bed more appealing to them and bring a beloved blanket from the cot to the new bed for comfort. Keep the bedtime routine the same where you can to minimise any confusion during the transition.



Make the house safe



You’ve probably already child-proofed the home, but it’s extra important now with them being free throughout the night. Double check the safety locks on the windows, lock away electric items and add plenty of soft accents in their room so that they can wander as they like.

All these steps should make transitioning from cot to bed easier for you and your little one.