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14/07/2010 at 13:05
Harry is 2.5 and sleeps in a cot bed with a gro bag. I have recently potty trained him and have been waiting for him to be secure and happy without nappies before making any other changes. (He is still in a nappy overnight)
I am thinking that now I have to change is cotbed into a bed as he is getting older and I need to make that change for him, last of the baby things really!
When he is in bed I quite often hear him bump into the edge/side of the cot so have a feeling it is going to take time for him to get used to it and not fall out, I will buy a guard for the side of the bed to help prevent this.
Has anyone got any do's or don'ts they recommend when moving from cot to bed. The other problem I think I am going to have is he is so used to his grobag, when we had the really hot weather recently I just put a sheet over him and every time he stired and didnt have it on him he woke me up! Need to teach him how to put his own covres back on. I also think he will be up out of bed frequently but we will have to wait and see.
I am going on holiday in 2.5 weeks, he cant stay in a travel cot as there is no room in the caravan and they only have single beds so not sure if to make the change on holiday and then have his bed ready for him when we get home, the other option is i may put a blow up air bed on teh floor for him on our hols as dont want him falling out of bed
I have a duvet already but need to find him a pillow... any recommendations on a good toddler one? Some I have seen have had bad comments like they are way too big for LO's.
I would just like to make it as stress free for him (and me!!) as possible. Any advice anyone can give much appreciated.
PS Sorry I always flippin waffle on!!!
14/07/2010 at 13:28
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21/07/2010 at 13:25
Thanks for the advice,
I am converting his cot bed into a bed, so I won't have an old mattress or be able to let him help choose that kind of thing (although he can help chose the bedding and he is loving toy story at the moment so I think it will be Buzz all the way!).
I quite like the idea of the dream tubes as very portable, however they are quite expensive (in comparison to a guard although they do go the whole length of the bed) and take up space in the bed and a cot bed is not that big. The zip on duvet sounds good (bump to 3 do one too - the makers of gro bag)
I may get a bed guard but may bite the bullet just put him straight in the cot bed and use an old single mattress or a few extra pillows to prevent him hurting himself should he fall out.
Holiday a week monday so will be putting it to practice after that, yippeee.
You are right there are lots of gadgets about and some of these things we really dont need.... I am always easily drawn in.
Thanks again. x
11/08/2010 at 13:01
We went on holiday - Harry slept quite well in the bed but a bit cheeky in trying to get up.
Back from our Jollies and he is in his own bed with his Buzz Lightyear duvet, my auntie gave me a bed guard she no longer needs and he is doing quite well. Two nights in and he is sleeping okay, plus one day nap there.
He keeps getting up but not quite out of bed (yet! thankfully). He moans when I leave him but rather than trying to get him to lie down I walk out the room or I will just have a fight on myhands.
I am not sure if he is just in a good habit of staying in bed or just hasnt worked out he can get out of bed if he wanted to and I am sure not gong to tell him LOL.
11/08/2010 at 21:06
Sounds like it's going well mmm Tom couldn't work out how to get out,but Jc cracked it within the hour suprise suprise we hear heavy footsteps by the bookcase,then fits of giggles and Tom whispering his request from the bookcase!!!
I'm now unsure wether number 3 will share too
12/08/2010 at 15:01
LOL, I can just imagine that - JC sounds like my nephew Max, a little bit naughty and very very cheeky. I think its adorable when they have so much character - Harry is much more quite and shy but still adorabubble! I imagine thats what it would be like if my nephew shared a room with Harry.
At the childminders when they are supposed to be napping the other children talk normally but harry understand they hear them on the monitor and whispers but they still hear him!
Is it hard when they share a room, do they wake each other up once asleep or not too bad?
12/08/2010 at 21:59
Tbh best thing we ever did! Jc didn't settle well as a baby,then when he was 9mth we put them in together and for the first time ever he dropped off without fuss or tears,we've never looked back
Tom must be good influence,he loves his sleep! We have say 10mins of whispering giggling then they normally drop off. As long as they're not annoying each other I let it slide,I find it cute to listen to!!!! They have never woken the other up,heavy sleepers like myself!!!!!
Mmmm Jc is a bit naughty,a hell of bit cheeky and has PLENTY of character,spirited we say!!!! Satan we mean!!!!!
13/08/2010 at 08:15
Oh thats brilliant I bet it is very cute to listen to.
LOL - better that than over shy and not wanting to explore and have fun, me and my sister are opposite - she is a chatterbox and was a bit naughty as a kid i was good and quite and shy - she has more friends and has always been more outgoing than me and i think thats sort of confidence takes you a long way.
13/08/2010 at 11:18
15/08/2010 at 07:48
LOl, yes i am the oldest... we should have been five bros' & sisters but my mum had lots of complications in pregnancy / birth we were both premature and she lost the others.
Apparently i used to sit quietly doing my colouring and my sister would come up and tear up my pictures or pull my hair etc.......... My mum used to put her in the bathroom when throwing a tantrum and she would nearly kick the door down - or that is what it sounded like and she would have been 4 years or younger as we didnt live with my mum between then and a lot later (4 & 8 and then 12 & 16) - very long story.
Not sure what happens with third children. I dont know many families with more than 2 LO's. My mums family is John eldest brother - very confident, maria - second child very quiet. My mum third child really really cheeky and a bit naughty, anna, confident and tony - very confident - but the are italian and boys are very different in italian families i think LOL.
15/08/2010 at 21:32
Your ma was third and she was cheeky? Oh great!!!!
I'm sure it does vary family to family,my good friend has 9 children,and they seem to have got better behaved,although she seems to think it's her patience and tolerence levels have improved over time!!!!!
16/08/2010 at 07:38
Harry in his bed, with his covers on for once! He was just "testing" it out when we first put his covers on - now he wont put duvet over him of a night but he hasnt woken up cold - YET! May have to buy him one of those all in one fleece things Jo has mentioned before now if he continues with that in the winter!
16/08/2010 at 21:54
18/09/2010 at 12:19
Yea had the same problem with my little one peeing. So I just ended up buying waterproof matress and duvet protectors from www.razarazai.com
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