|« Make your Baby Laugh!||The Magic of TV »|
Leaving the sanctuary of a cosy, familiar crib and sleeping in a huge, big kid's bed is something some toddlers relish. Others see it as an excuse to create havoc! No bars round the bed means freedom, surely?! How you handle the transition to a proper bed can impact how successful the move is. First, there is no right or wrong time to move a child to a big bed. If your little one has become a mountain goat and is climbing out of the crib, then it may be best to move them for safety's sake. If you are confident they sooth themselves back to sleep if they wake in the night, then this is a good sign they won't trouble you in the dead of night if they happen to wake up!
Roll up a spare duvet next to the bed if you are worried they might fall out. Or, invest in a rail. And, if you're concerned about night time wandering, perhaps put a guard across the bedroom door. Either way make the move exciting and fun! Choose a new duvet together, talk about how grown up it is to sleep in a big bed and give loads of praise each time you have a good night's sleep. You could print a ToucanLearn sticker chart and give stickers for good sleeping. Or, award a personalized certificate to celebrate a week of successful sleeping in a big bed. Good luck!
|<< <||> >>|
Hi! I'm Tikal the Toucan, the mascot for ToucanLearn. Follow my blog to find out interesting things relating to babies, toddlers and preschool children!
Sign up FREE to ToucanLearn to follow our activity based learning programme for babies, toddlers and children. We offer hundreds of fun learning craft, games and activities - every activity is aimed at the capabilities of your specific children. Download custom activity sheets, and log their progress in each child's unique Daily Diary!
You'll also find sticker and reward charts, certificates, number and letter practice. Every activity links into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas of learning and development.
Fill in our Daily Diary to log progress against the EYFS and add photo entries instantly simply by sending them straight from your phone. You can share diaries back with parents or childminders so that everyone can enjoy watching your children develop.
activities animals art babies baby behaviour books «child development» childcare childminder children christmas colours communication confidence cooking counting craft «daily diary» development doctor drawing drinking eating eyfs family «fine motor skills» food fruit fun games garden happy health healthy «healthy eating» hygiene ideas insects language «language development» learning letters «make believe» music nature numbers nursery ofsted outdoors parenting park pictures play pregnancy reading relax research routine safety school shapes sleep speech sun television toddler toddlers toucanlearn «toucanlearn blog» toys vegetables water words writing
©2018 by ToucanLearn Ltd.Credits: PHP framework