15 July 2013

Toddler Bed

In amongst all the school holiday fun (and not-so-fun), MissyMoo3 (21 months) reached another milestone: she moved from cot to toddler bed.

We weren't really planning on moving her any time soon. We were just going to wait and see. The idea of her being able to get out of the toddler bed and wander around was not appealing in the slightest. However, when I saw her get one leg up and completely over the cot rail, the idea of her being able to get out of the cot and fall from the height of the cot rail was less appealing. So, it was time.

I was a little sad about this last. The last time having the cot set up as a cot.


Tears welled up in my eyes as I took the side panels off the cot.

 
Then I got over myself and got a little excited as I transformed it into a toddler bed.
 

I'm also just a little proud that I managed to do this by myself while Hubby was at work. Handy ☺
 

22 comments:

  1. Go you !!!! I know that it is a milestone and a great one at that !
    How did she sleep her first night in her toddler bed ?
    Have the best week !
    Me

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    1. The first night, she was great. She does get a bit more restless through the night now than she used to, though.

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  2. I know that feeling - when my youngest finally moved out of his cot into a big boy bed I think I must've cried for three hours nonstop, my husband thought I'd lost the plot entirely! It's a big milestone, and yay for you on doing it by yourself!

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    1. My big girls thought I was joking when I started getting sad about it, then they realised I was serious!

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  3. Hope all goes well now that your little miss is in a toddler bed, and that she loves her bed so much she doesn't start pulling the shenanigans a lot of kids do!

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    1. There are day nap shenanigans, which I was expecting and which was the main reason I didn't do it sooner!

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  4. Hope it goes well! We changed our daughter from cot to single bed (mattress) when she was around the same age - for the same reasons! ;-O
    Our 18-month old is happy in his cot and goes down perfectly, so hope we can keep him there for a little while longer. Though we have twins on the way, so will be getting peoples' opinions on what to do when we change rooms etc etc.

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    1. Thanks. It's been a bit funny with her being sick last week and she's finding it hard to settle but she's improving now.

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  5. What a milestone! I think I'll be very sad when it comes time for us to do it, and a little nervous too. Luckily there has been no evidence of trying to get out yet. Thanks for linking up for Mummy Mondays!

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  6. Good work Fancesca! Looks great! We used the rails of a cot to make a side frame for a regular bed for my three-year-old. Works really well.
    x

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    1. That's a good idea! This cot came with the lower rail to convert it to a toddler bed so it wasn't too hard to unscrew the cot rails and screw on the bed rails :-)

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  7. Wow! This is awesome. I had mixed emotions when I first experienced this. I was happy, anxious, and scared at the same time. I hope everything will turn out fine. :)

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    1. Thanks. So far so good, mainly. Day naps can be tricky but they can be with her anyway :-)

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  8. I haven't done this yet...for all of the reasons that you mention including being sad!
    Luckily Toddler C has shown zero interest in getting out of his crib...hopefully he continues to be happy in there.
    Good luck with the transition!

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    1. I hope for your sake that he keeps liking it in there for a while longer! My little girl is pretty good at night but it is hard to keep her in the bed for day naps.

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  10. It's hard to see them not as babies anymore, I hope she doesn't cause too much mischief. I'm finding I have to shut the door a lot more so Summer can't get out when it's bed time and she thinks it's time to stay up and play. She is getting better at staying in bed :)

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    1. Night time has been pretty good for us so far but days have been harder. She is getting more confident getting out by herself now though so that can't be a good thing!

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  11. Hi Francesca, this is really cool! My daughter has a cot that I got from dorel.com.au when she was still a baby. She is a toddler now and I was thinking if I should get her another bed, but that will be costly! Thanks for this awesome idea, I'm gonna do the same to my child's bed.

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