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#1 beachgurl

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:39 PM

The daycare teacher said she is moving Z to a toddler bed as of tomorrow as there is a new baby starting at the centre and she needs the cot. Should we also be moving her to a bed at home as well?

For those toddlers who are in a bed at daycare, are they in a cot at home still? Dunno whether the transition is easier or harder if we do the same at home, or if kids don't associate home and daycare as the same and staying in a cot at home is fine? she is at daycare 3 days per week.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:49 PM

My son moved into a 'bed' (it's a mattress on the floor, really) about 4-5 months ago, he's still in the cot at home.

I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that at daycare, there are always at least 5 other kids lying down at the same time and it's a peer pressure thing. He never stays in the one place for as long at home!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:53 PM

DS moved up a room and now sleeps on a mattress on the floor at day care.

He's still in his cot at home and I'm in no rush to change that just yet, but we'll probably do it in the next month or two as he's getting too big. I'm so going to miss those sleep ins!

I don't think they would associate the two.....since night time is the BIG sleep.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:59 PM

DS has been in a toddler "bed" at daycare for months now but he's still in a cot at home. At our daycare the toddlers sleep on mattresses on the floor.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:36 PM

Aidan moved to a mat on the floor when he started in the toddler room back at 15months. He is still in his cot...well until this weekend when his big boy bed arrives!

I was worried he wouldn't sleep outside a cot, but he does 2-2.5hrs a day there. Monkey see, Monkey do!
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:36 PM

Liam only goes to daycare 1 day a week and is on a toddler mattress there, but still in a cot at home. I dont think it matters, I say if she is happy in the cot at home let her be. I know I probably will keep Liam in there until he starts to climb out or is unhappy in it, but he loves it in there at the moment so i am not going to change things anytime soon. He is 2.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:30 PM

Child care centres only use the 'beds' as they are easier to store for heaps of kids, so unless you really want to introduce a bed at home I personally wouldn't! I don't think it would be confusing for him.
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