Toddlers - moving from a cot to a bed
bed; cot; night; sleep; bunk; safety; safe;
Many parents put their babies and young children into a cot for sleep because this is what is normal in their culture, but there are two main advantages of cots. The child sleeps at a level which is comfortable for the parent to attend the child. The child is in a confined and safe place.
Often young Australian children sleep in a cot until they are about 2 to 3 years old, or maybe even older, and parents need to make a decision about when to move their child into a bed.
To find out more
The Raising Children Network The Raising Children website is produced with the help of an extensive network including the Australian Government.
Red nose - saving little lives (formerly SIDS and Kids)
Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children, from birth to 5 years of age.
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.