Like everything with toddlers, there is basically no perfect time to start, as each child is different. However, generally people start somewhere between the ages of 18months and 3 years. Experts, such as sleep consultant Kellie Campbell, suggest that 2.
5 years is a good time to transition. This age is when cognitive and language skills are getting to the stage where the toddler understands what is going on and what is required of them. If your toddler is trying to climb out of the cot already though, then don’t delay. At this point you have reached a bit of a safety issue and need to get the ball rolling sooner rather than later.
As with toilet training, the path to success is paved preparation and positivity. Your child will likely stumble a few times like he did when learning to walk, but that is ok, it is normal and part of the process.
Important SAFETY note: keep bed away from curtain cords, electrical cords and cables, heavy unsecured furniture, medicine, coins or batteries.
Remember, there is actually no rush to start this transition from cot to bed. If your toddler is happy in the cot, there is no reason they can’t stay in there for awhile longer. Knowing when to move to a toddler bed is stationed by a lot of factors and slowly introducing some of our tips, you are preparing your toddler for the idea of change. Once toddler and parent both feel prepared, you have the best chance of success. You can do it! We hope you love this new phase of life with your littles. You are doing such a great job already by making sure you are ready and informed yourself.
Laura – SnottyNoses.com.au
The internet has never really lived up to it’s potential to bring people together.
In this unprecedented time of self-isolation, and social distancing, there has been a worldwide digital explosion of community. Museums, zoos, ballet companies, musicians, artists are all moving online to give the world free access to quality experiences and resources during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Below, we have curated some of the best of these opportunities. This list is designed to be used with our free downloadable schedule (tailored to two different age groups) to help you and your children love learning at home too!
Imagine coming out of self-isolation feeling not that you have wasted time, but that you have invested time. To turn self-isolation into something positive for you and your family, we highly recommend having a goal. Perhaps you’d like to come out of self-isolation with a toilet-trained toddler, an edible garden, or having taught a few key chores to your primary school-aged child.
Self-isolation. Hazmat suits. Empty grocery stores. Does anyone else feel like they've somehow fallen into an apocalyptic Hollywood movie?
But here's the thing. Sometimes, something good can come out of really tough stuff. Whatever is to come over the next season, we've got three practical tips to help you turn self-isolation into a positive experience for you and your kids.