Ella moved from a cot to a toddler bed when she was 19 months old. She was struggling to sleep all her night in her cot. If we left her in there, she’d be awake for hours. But if we took her out and put her in the spare bed, she’d settle straight away. So, we decided she was ready for the big move!
The first couple of nights, she did great and mostly stayed in bed. Then the novelty wore off and she realised she could get up and out for bed! We implemented a technique that worked really well. In fact, we still use it now with her at 2 years 10 months, if she gets out of her bed on the odd occasion.
I talk through what we did in the video below: