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