Transitioning from Cot to Bed

Becoming a parent is an adventure, filled with challenges like navigating through a scene from Jumanji. One significant milestone? Transitioning your little one from a cot to a bed.

Knowing when it's time to make the switch can be tough. Signs like climbing out of the cot or needing the toilet at night indicate readiness. Ideally, keep children in their cot until 3.5 to 4 years old to avoid regression. Rushing the transition can lead to disrupted sleep and bedtime stress.

If a new baby is on the way, consider transitioning before or a few months after their arrival to prevent resentment towards the sibling. Most children under 2 aren't ready for a bed, so if you have a young child and a new baby, keeping two cots might be wise.

Safety is key! Assess the room for hazards and ensure the bed is positioned against a wall with guardrails to prevent falls. Involve your child in choosing bedding to foster enthusiasm and ownership.

Remember, resistance is normal. Like adults adjusting to change, toddlers may struggle at first. But with patience and support, the transition can be smooth. Contact the SleepBaker team for guidance through this exciting chapter!