We have taken on of the sides off Ewans cot, and have started using it as a bed to see how he gets on. We decide to do it as in april we will start staying on our boat, and i dont think ewan is going to fit in to his travel cot by then so we thought it best to get him used to sleeping without barriers. the first night we changed it over Ewan got confused and upset and made him self sick. but he calmed down and my hubby got him to stay in his bed, telling him it was bed time and we were down stairs, so tom left his room and Ewan got out of bed, Tom told him ' NO bedtime- go back to bed' and ewan got back in to bed, then tom stood at the top of the stairs, and ewan started to get out of bed, so tom repeated what he said and ewan got back in to bed! then Tom came to the bottom of the stairs and ewan came to the stair gate at the top of the stairs and Tom repeated him self again, Ewan toddled back of to bed and we didnt hear anything from him till midnight when he took a bottle and went back to sleep. he then woke at 5.30 and refused to get in bed ot stay in bed so he came in with us at 6 and he dosed with us. 2nd night (on my own) did bed clothes, story, milk, then tucked in to bed, and did the same as the previous night gradually working my self down stairs, didnt go straight to sleep but played in his room for half an hour , he came to the stair gate a couple of times, but when i said back to bed please he went!! he woke at 10pm as the stair gate banged when i went to bed, then he woke at about 2 had a drink, and went back to sleep. woke at 6 and was wet so changed nappy and he pottered in his room, then came in to my room so i told him back to bed and he toddled off back to bed,, didnt hear anything from him till 8am!!! So all had gone better than expected, i've found rather than forceing him in to bed, just telling him seems to work, if i fight he thinks its a game. will see how we go tonight too!