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When to move your toddler from a cot to a bed

First of all, this is not something that you need to rush! Please don’t try the big bed because you are expecting a baby soon. It is much better to buy or borrow a second cot than be faced with problems that have popped up because you tried things a bit too early. We really want to hold off until 2.5-3 years of age if possible as this is when your child will have much better impulse control and will be more likely to STAY in bed!
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3 signs your toddler is ready to drop their nap

Between the ages of 2.5-3 years of age, a child’s sleep needs are reducing and most will be ready to drop their day time sleep. Some may still nap happily and if their night time sleep is still ok then there is no reason to stop napping. For a 3 year old, I wouldn’t offer any more than 1.5 hours of sleep during the day as too much day sleep will interrupt their night time sleep. Their nap could be as short as 45mins if they genuinely need it.
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