This is a question many parents wonder about. There is no ‘right’ time to move them into a bed, and your decision may be based on a variety of things….
- You may have a new baby arriving and know that they will only sleep in a bassinet for the first few months;
- You may be concerned that your toddler is attempting to climb out of their cot;
- The toddler may be indicating that they want a big bed like their sister/ brother/ cousin, or
- You may be renovating and want to include the child’s bedroom in that.
There are many reasons ‘why’ you might want to move them. From a safety point of view, they can stay in the cot until they are getting too big for it, or until they start to climb out – as then they may be at risk of falling or injury.
Whatever your reason for moving them, here are a few suggestions to make the transition easier: