So after our daughter turned two on Tuesday my wife and I decided yesterday that it was time to take the plunge and get her into a proper bed. So we decided to take the side down from her cot and give her a pillow and duvet instead of a sleeping bag. The picture below is how we presented it to our daughter.
My daughters reaction to it was great she was so happy to have a big girls bed. She got a bit over excited and decided to put every cuddly toy in the bed. The picture below is what her bed looked like when she was putting her toys in.
However she did do really well yesterday with both her nap and at nighttime. She settled really quickly and didn’t get out of the bed at all. Which was really good and unexpected. It could just be that she forgot that she could now get out of the bed herself.
Jury still out
However the jury is still out as to how it will develop over the next few weeks. Today for example she didn’t have a nap and was running around her room. However another explanation for that could be that her uncle came to visit and only arrived half an hour before her nap time so she might have been too excited to sleep. This evening it took her a while to settle, but again that could have been over tiredness. The threat of putting the side back on her bed didn’t work. She did eventually settle and manged to tuck herself in under the duvet.
Exciting few weeks
Hopefully within the next few weeks she’ll settle down and enjoy the new found freedom she has with a proper bed. It will be a major step from baby to toddler/child if she can successfully adapt to sleeping in her new bed. I’ll let you know how we get on. It would also be great to hear your stories of making the change from cot to bed.