There will be quite a few signs that come across your path telling you that your baby has been replaced by a temperamental, strong willed, busy bee and sugar loving Toddler. One of those signs are the great cot escape.
We knew for a while that Ben was able to climb into his cot but he was still unable to climb out on his own, until husband and I woke up early one morning hearing footsteps in the house. My blood froze. I saw husband grab the baseball bat from under the bed and walk to our door to listen. But the footsteps were not slow and sneaky, instead they were frantic and sounded like they belonged to a little person. When husband got to the hall door Ben was standing there looking confused and scared. So the time has come to consider a big boy bed.
I don’t feel comfortable putting him in a single bed yet, but toddler beds are so pricey for something he will only use for about a year or two. We were discussing this when my brother, a budding carpenter suggested he make Ben a toddler bed as a birthday gift, so naturally I have been spending 90% of my time on Pinterest looking at toddler beds.
So here are my favourites
And this is the one I’ve chosen. Like most boys Ben loves cars. He fell completely in love with this hideous car bed at Mr Price home, so when I saw this bed I knew this would be the perfect compromise.
Some interesting reads on making the move from cot to bed:
From Crib to Bed – Todaysparent.com
The transition from Crib to bed – Parents.com
How and when should I move my child from a crib to a bed – Babycentre