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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 15:17 PM   11
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following as my son is 18 month and deciding when to put him in a bed



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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 15:30 PM   12
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Me too, my son is 18 months and we have a convertible crib so I will take the bars off in the summer I think. He wears a sleepsack now but when it gets warmer he will definitely be able to climb out without being in the sleep sack!



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 16:13 PM   13
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Gracie was 15 months. Best thing we ever did! She was really difficult to put to sleep, she never slept before 10pm and if she woke through the night she would be really worked up and take ages to get back to sleep. Now, she's down for about 8pm every night, she sleeps until 7am and then just toddles through to us in a great mood. We get her down really easy because she loves her "big girl bed" and we can just sit on the end of the bed for 5 minutes after story time and she falls asleep. I think the cot bars made her feel trapped. She is in a cot bed so it is fairly low but we still have a bed guard, she still climbs out from me without a stool or anything but it stops her falling out. She moves around tonnes at night, we normally find her at the other end of the bed facing the opposite direction or hanging off the end of the bed! We even found her on the sofa one morning, blankets and all. Haha! (We are all on one level and the house is totally baby proofed)



 
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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 16:48 PM   14
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my son is really good at bed time i put him to sleep around 5/6pm with a bottle and he only wakes up once/twice for a bottle. i might try and put him in the toddler bed when we move as we have to get rid of some of the toys but im worried about him waking up and climbing up my daughters bed as they sleep in the same room and she has a cabin bed :/ also he likes to put everything in his mouth still. Any suggestions for me?



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Old Mar 17th, 2017, 19:38 PM   15
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my son is really good at bed time i put him to sleep around 5/6pm with a bottle and he only wakes up once/twice for a bottle. i might try and put him in the toddler bed when we move as we have to get rid of some of the toys but im worried about him waking up and climbing up my daughters bed as they sleep in the same room and she has a cabin bed :/ also he likes to put everything in his mouth still. Any suggestions for me?
TBH if he is still mouthing things I probably wouldn't, luckily (or unluckily at the time!) Gracie has stopped mouthing since she has almost all her teeth. She also has no older siblings to leave dangerous things on the floor.



 
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Old Mar 18th, 2017, 01:54 AM   16
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If it aint broke.... I think if he sleeps fine and is happy to sleep in his cot, there is no reason to change it.

My eldest was 19 months, she was an absolutely awful sleeper so it was a matter of doing anything to improve it (toddler bed made no difference btw)
dd2 was 2yr 2m and she climbed out of her cot once so I switched her. BIG mistake! She was a perfect 7-7 sleeper in her cot but changing her to a bed made me want to throttle her (I'm talking pretty much a year of her not going to bed)
dd3 was just before 2.. She hasn't been too bad but she has always come into my bed halfway through the night, and it still happens with her in a big bwd



 
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Old Mar 19th, 2017, 09:06 AM   17
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All kids are different, but it's definitely worth trying it out. Try it for a week, not just a day or two. My son was only 14 months and for a couple of nights it was the novelty of being able to get out of bed that was fun for him, but after a week, he was so much better! He obviously had a gate on the door and we made sure that everything was as child proof as possible, and the bed came with a side bar to stop him from rolling out, but the end of the bed there wasnt a bar so he could get down easily.

I had to sit on the stairs for a good hour or two the first night. To keep encouraging him back into bed. They'll be excited even if they are very tired!



 
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Old Apr 19th, 2017, 11:30 AM   18
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My son is 18months and is climbing out of his cotbed, it's on it's lowest height and can't go any lower but he's still putting everything in his mouth so i'm wary as to when to take the side off and get a guard rail for him. We'll also be having to put him in the room with his 5yo brother as we're expecting another little one, but the room is quite small so we've held off so far. We are hoping to move soon but it's a waiting game



 
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Old Apr 19th, 2017, 21:33 PM   19
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Well I think i moved him too soon, it has been a nightmare for the last month! I have no idea what to do I'm actually thinking about putting the bars back on and putting him back into the cot! The last few days I just ended up putting him in the travel cot and it's been better than the toddler bed.
Any advice? I'm presuming it is 18month sleep regression at the same time!



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2017, 02:20 AM   20
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We put DD in a toddler bed at 15 months (one that has a side built in at the top of the bed to stop falling out) she hated her cot and refused to lie down in it and loved sleeping in the new bed.
she only fell out twice, i just put an extra bed cover on the floor for the first week or so incase she fell out again.



 
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