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    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?

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

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The must-have bedding transition line up!

Everything you need for safe, natural sleeping

Let’s get you ready to transition. Grab you mini and get choose choose choosing.

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.

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Let’s get you ready to transition. Grab you mini and get choose choose choosing.

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Next up, the Convertible Cotton Quilt

Primrose or Ocean?

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 (with one side removed) 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!

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Next up, the Convertible Cotton Quilt

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Add the final touches

Meet the Organic Quilt Cover and Pillowcase

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.

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Add the final touches

Organic Fitted Sheet

What your child sleeps on is as important as what they sleep in. 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.

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Organic Fitted Sheet

Ergopouch x Safe Sleep Space

A match made in sleepy heaven

Preschooler Sleep Guide (2–5 Years)

Predictability and consistency is the key: Do I really need a sleep?

‘Safety’ is the word of the day as we transition out of the cot and encounter new, but normal, challenges with overnight waking and boundary-testing. Your growing child may start having nightmares and night terrors, a normal but tricky developmental milestone. Our sleep guide for the preschool years will help you understand the changing sleep cycle, the importance of rest, the role of childcare in sleep routines, managing night terrors, and how to safely transition into a big bed. We arm you with tools such as mindfulness, role play and consistency to help you through this stage. You’re sooooo close to a more predictable sleep routine with your child, hang in there. Sleep is just around the corner!

Preschooler Sleep Guide (2–5 Years)

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

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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 is 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.

Step One

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.

Step Two

Step Three

When the time comes, keep your night time 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). Goodbye cot!

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How to dress for sleep

Keep them warm while they get used to blankets

Tips for surviving the pitfalls

Follow our handy tips to survive this newfound freedom: 

  • Keep things the same, routines, comforters, night lights, reading and so on. We're all creatures of habit, just like our minis.
  • 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 less 5am hall walk.
  • Dress them in a Sleep Suit Bag or Sleep Onesie to ensure they keep warm if the quilt falls off.
  • If they stay in their bed all night, tell them how proud you are!
  • This too shall pass, remember that!

Tips for surviving the pitfalls

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.

Organic, natural sleepwear

for a healthier, safer sleep



We choose to make all our sleepwear and products with natural fibres; GOTS-certified organic cotton and bamboo with a little bit of elastane for stretch.

Our material is certified non-toxic, and all products are made with high-quality techniques and built-in safety features. Not only does this keep your child safer overnight, but it also benefits our environment for your children’s children.


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