DS2 will be 3 in June and this week we are going to put a bed in his bedroom and slowly transition him from his cot to his bed. He will be going in to DS1 old bed which is a boring old pipe one but it's low to the ground. DS1 new bed got delivered today so I will be moving the old bed in to DS2 room tonight. I won't be putting him in it yet though as I need to get a new mattress.
I just wanted some tips on helping DS2 happily move and accept sleeping in a normal bed. When DS1 moved in to his bed for the first time it was a total disaster. I had to spend the first 4mths of him being in it sitting in the corner till he fell asleep. Also I realise now he was to young and that's why I have left DS2 in the cot nearly to the age of 3.
DS2 is for a lack of a better word a fragile soul. lol Everything has to be done slowly, precisely and methodically otherwise he will balk and we will have to start again next month.
ETA: He does sleep in a low to the ground little camp cot looking thing at daycare. But it took a lot of persuading and gentle strategies to get him from the cot in the baby room to rest on the bed at daycare. He now sleeps happily for at least 2 hrs each time he goes. But home is different to daycare.
Edited by the_big_M, 18 April 2012 - 02:06 PM.