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    Transitioning
    from cot to bed

    AU - Transitioning from cot to bed 

Are you about to take the next significant milestone in your little one's sleep journey by moving them from a cot to big bed?

Do you need some uncomplicated advice on where to get started? Welcome, you've found the right place.

Follow along as we guide you with some expert tricks, product information, safe sleeping tips and we’ll arm you with a cot to bed tool kit, plus so much more. You've got this; we've got you; let's transition to a big bed together.

With love,

eP X.

How do I know if my toddler is ready to move to a big bed?

Generally speaking, most toddlers move into a big bed between the ages of 2 and 3.5 years. But remember that every child is different; if yours is not ready, that's ok. The time will come when they're ready. You can always try introducing a pillow and a quilt into their cot once they're over 2. This will give them some time to practice before the big move.

How do I know if my toddler is ready to move to a big bed?

Is your toddler showing signs
that they're ready for the transition?

What do you do next? We're so glad you asked

Start with the Organic Toddler Pillow

The Organic Toddler Pillow features a low profile (3cm) designed to support the correct alignment of the neck during sleep from 2 years of age. Both the pillow and case are made from soft, breathable, 100% GOTS certified organic cotton to prevent those sweaty feels at night. 

Our organic cotton fabric is non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals and pesticides for a healthier and more sustainable sleep. With a quilted design to prevent clumping, the Organic Toddler Pillow can be machine washed. Handy, we know.

SHOP THE TODDLER PILLOW

Start with the Organic Toddler Pillow

Next up, the Convertible Cotton Quilt

The Convertible Cotton Quilt is a truly unique quilt, ideal for toddlers (2 years and up) learning to sleep under a blanket. It comprises different TOG-rated halves that zip together or apart for use in the cot and big bed. The Quilt can either be purchased with two halves already zipped together (Single size), or as individual halves that can be combined to create the perfect quilt for your child (Demi/Cot size). 

The Single Size quilt is designed for year-round use, with a light half and a warm half. The Demi / Cot Size is available for purchase in both light and warm weights, and features zips down both sides, so that it can later be connected to another Demi Quilt to become a full-size quilt suitable for a single bed. With the Demi/Cot size, you can choose your own TOG’s to customise warmth on both sides of the quilt for your room temperature. 

 

 Made from and filled with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, it is both healthy and safe for your child as well as easily machine washable — a must for all childhood bedding!

TAKE US TO THE CONVERTIBLE QUILT

Next up, the Convertible Cotton Quilt

Meet the Organic Quilt Cover, Pillowcase and Fitted Sheet

Made from certified non-toxic organic cotton, our Organic Quilt Cover and Pillowcase are soft, safe and gentle on your child’s sensitive skin. Kids used to the luxe feel of our Sleep Suit Bags will love the same silky feel of their quilt cover. The Quilt Cover fits over a standard single sized quilt inner, and the Pillowcase fits a standard pillow.

Our Organic Fitted Sheet is the ideal non-toxic, soft and breathable surface for your baby to rest their sweet head on. Made from GOTS-certified Organic Cotton with a little bit of elastane for stretch, the sheet comes in bassinet and cot sizes. We suggest a minimum of 3 bassinet or cot sheets in the early days so you always have a clean one on hand in case of an accident.

SHOP THE QUILT COVERS SHOP THE SHEETS

Meet the Organic Quilt Cover, Pillowcase and Fitted Sheet

Hello, Sleep! Bedtime Affirmations for Kids

Do you need a little extra help with the cot to bed transition? Try our new Hello Sleep! Affirmation Cards for Kids.

The Hello, Sleep! Bedtime Affirmations for Kids help your little one wind down by framing bedtime with a positive mindset, through affirmations. Affirmations are sentences and words that change the way we feel by saying and thinking positive things.

Designed to help process the days big emotions and stimulate affirmative conversation and thoughts before sleep, these cards will help ease negative or anxious feelings and carry your mini into slumber with positivity and reassurance. Each affirmation has been written with language and concepts kids aged 2-5 years can understand.

Incorporate a card daily into your bedtime routine and watch your child become more empowered, your relationship with your child blossom, and that boost you need to make night-time settling become easier.

SHOP AFFIRMATION CARDS

Hello, Sleep! Bedtime Affirmations for Kids

Before the big move let’s check safety in the room!




Step One

Around 8 weeks before you plan to move them to a bed, introduce a cot-sized blanket and toddler pillow into their cot. Ensure one of the cot sides are removed before you do this. Get them familiar with using these items, and being comfortable with them. As they practice pulling up the blankets, keep them in their sleep onesies or sleep suit bag for warmth.

 

 

 

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Step Two

As you're approaching D-Day, involve them in picking their new sheets, and quilt cover. Get them excited about it and talk to them about what will be happening. Let them role play and learn by putting their teddies and dolls to bed. Get a clock and explain when this hand reaches the 7, you can get out of bed. We know, easier said than done, but it may help have fewer 5am hall walks. 

 

 

 

 

Step Two

Step Three

When the time comes, keep your nightime routine consistent - don't make any changes now. If you're toilet training, don't attempt overnight toilet training at the same time as the bed move, so you don't introduce too many changes at once. 

 

 

 

 

Step Three

Step Four

When they transition, bring all their comfort items and bedding from their cot, into the big bed. These familiar items will help them cope with the change. If they've gotten the hang of blankets, you can now put them in PJ's only for sleep under their blankets. 
Make the switch for all sleeps (day and night). If they stay in their bed all night, tell them how proud you are! Goodbye cot!

 

 

Step Four

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    ergoPouch Australia - Transitioning from cot to bed 



Tips from our resident Sleep Expert - Sleep by Steph.

Is it time or is it not time? That is the question so many parents are asking when it comes to transitioning their toddler from cot to bed.

It can be a nerve-wracking time knowing that your child is about to leave the safe confines of their cot to a big bed, where they have the freedom to get out, roam and explore their room and possibly the whole house.

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Tips from our resident Sleep Expert - Sleep by Steph.