Ter­rific TOD­DLERS

EV­ERY­THING YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOUR LIT­TLE ONE GROWS AND DE­VEL­OPS

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Good­bye cot, hello big bed

Most chil­dren move from cot to bed some­time be­tween two- and three-anda-half years, but there’s no hurry to make the tran­si­tion.

It might be time for your child to move from cot to bed if:

Your child has started climb­ing out of the cot.

Your child is toi­let train­ing and you want her to be able to get to the toi­let eas­ily dur­ing the night.

You have a new baby who needs the cot.

If you’re con­sid­er­ing mov­ing your lit­tle one to her first big bed, fol­low these safety tips...

Ideally, use a mat­tress on the floor or a toddler bed. If you have an adult bed, en­sure there are no spa­ces be­tween bars or pan­els wider than 95mm. Also, keep the floor drop to a min­i­mum and make sure it is clear of ob­jects.

If using an adult bed, con­sider at­tach­ing a safety rail. With its breath­able mesh and easy fold-down fea­ture, the Dream­baby Har­ro­gate Bed Rail of­fers the ut­most peace of mind for all par­ents. It is fully as­sem­bled, no tools are re­quired and it fits most reg­u­lar beds and mat­tresses.

Keep dan­gling cords, strings and mo­biles out of reach as they could get caught around a child’s neck.

Keep heaters, elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances and ac­cess to power points well away to avoid the risk of over­heat­ing, burns and elec­tro­cu­tion.

If you’re toi­let train­ing your toddler, an ab­sorbent and wa­ter­proof bed­pad can be a san­ity-sav­ing buy.

The Conni Kids Bed­pad is placed on the bot­tom sheet. If your child wets the bed dur­ing the night, the bed­pad will ab­sorb the mois­ture so the bed stays dry. The Conni Kids Bed­pad is wash­able and reusable.

Brolly Sheets bed­pads are su­per ab­sorbent. Each pad holds up to two litres of liq­uid over eight hours. It is placed on top of the fit­ted sheet and the wings tuck un­der the mat­tress to keep it in place.

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