Moving Up and Out

It would appear that it’s time to ditch the cot. Why? Because my Kid thinks it’s greatawesometheofbest fun to climb in and out of it.

1. Climb up onto the rails:


2. Fling yourself *over* the rails and land on the mattress with a thump:


3. Grab a book and try to look inconspicuous and well-behaved when your mother peers over the rail of your cot:


4. You could try pretending to read. Just pretend that your mother doesn’t know you cant read yet. Also, you might need to pretend your book isn’t upside down:


5. If all else fails, try hiding and/or acting adorable:


So it’s time to shop for a Big Boy Bed – any suggestions on where to look or what to look out for?


32 Responses

  1. Make him sleep on the floor dammit πŸ™‚

  2. LOVE the sleigh cot!

  3. In my opinion: Think it’s time for his own bed.
    I bought a bed with railings at the side which can be taken down when you want to, at Erricsons.

  4. Oh boy.
    Aaron has climbed out of his cot a few times but he seems to forget he can do it and we go weeks with out an escape.
    We have a regular single bed ready for him with a soft side rail from Saftey First to stop him rolling out.
    My brother had a race car bed when he was little, it was close to the ground and had sides that made the shape of the car, the bottom was open to get in and out of.

  5. Regular single bed ftw, but we made the mistake of getting one that was too high for Daniel to climb up onto or off by himself – (things you don’t think of when you’re a grown up and the child is sleeping while you’re shopping for his bed). Take him into the shop with you, and let him climb up (seeing as he has climbing so sorted!) to make the final choice.
    The racing car ones are cool but get grown out of quickly, and if there’s no Kid 2 in the plan, then it won’t be viable for very long…

  6. bwahahhhaaaa. a big boy bed. AND THEN THE FUN STARTS.

    welcome to the world of “my kid gets out of bed 40+ times a night.” ALSO “i want to sleep in YOUR bed mommy”.

    ANYWAY…i bought jackson a really great mattress and just a boring base. because i believe in substance over style and i, beyond anything, want my kid to have a great night’s sleep.

    • The best is when they can logically come up with reasons to get out of bed. I have heard everything from the tried and true, I need a glass of water, to the ever original, “I forgot the tooth in the back, What do you want me to get a cavity?” Seriously this came from a 4 year old.
      Consistently and unemotionally placing someone back in bed and making bed a consistent routine is the only way to survive the next ten years.

  7. i brought my daughter her big girl bed when she was about 2 and a half ended up getting bunk neds with a bookshelf under the one side and got the safety first side rail after she had fallen out the bed a couple of time (talk about a bad mommy moment) oh i also used to stack pillows on the floor just in case. the reason for the bunk beds is cos she often has her cousins coming over and i thought long term when she has sleepovers. she loves the idea of having 2 beds at the moment the top bunk is used for all her dolls and toys and she plays “house” between the top and bottom bunk

  8. Cameron did crazy stuff like this at like 9 months! So we moved him over to a bed then!

    My advice is dont get one of those small little boy beds – get a proper size bed!

  9. Ah come on ppl.. Get a normal bed.. They only fall out of it a few times.. and kids bounce πŸ˜‰ *giggle*… and that bed can be used till they need to move out at 18 if you choose nicely πŸ˜‰ Decorate the room around the bed πŸ™‚

  10. I got rid of the cot as soon as I could – mainly for all the monkeynastics!

  11. Boobah’s got one of those racing car beds. It’s cool in the sense that it has a second bed that slides underneath the main one, so when friends do come for sleepovers, we’ll have an extra bed.

    And I hear what Kerry says about boys outgrowing the beds, but honestly, instead of getting Boobah used to sleeping in our bed, when he wakes up at night, I just get into his bed with him. And I’m a grown-up mommy…

    (also, it’s like the coolest thing ever to sleep in a racing car!!)

  12. That’s pretty funny stuff; love your blog! πŸ™‚

  13. there’s a recession, card board boxes are cheap … lol

  14. Hilarious! I love it (but at the same time am driven crazy) by how smart they are sometimes! I’m sure you’ll have similar adventures on the hunt for the Big Boy bed. Good luck! I think we have a little longer before we have to deal with this at our house, but I’ll be sure to check back and see how it goes for you.

  15. Least it’s safe.

  16. adorable kid
    you should let him sleep in it if he likes it
    wait for him to get too big for it

  17. reminds me of some funny videos I’ve seen about kids sneaking in and out of bed. funny

  18. That’s very cute…he is sneaky πŸ™‚

  19. haha its what young kids i miss being a kid

  20. haha its what young kids i miss being a kid
    SEO for LESS

  21. He’s adorable. We did a mattress on the floor, it was painless. Good luck.

  22. I’m not sure if it’s been mentioned already, but you could buy him one of those racing car beds πŸ˜›

  23. what a cutie… own bed, the regular shaped ones πŸ™‚

  24. you give alot of support. keep up the good post

  25. I love that he plays innocent! Best wishes with your little adventurer.

  26. Only one of our three ever had a cot. He crawled at 5 months, and walked at 10 months. He was climbing out of the cot ( and onto his head…) at 6.5 months. He slept on a mattress on the floor for a few weeks while we came to terms with this, and then straight to a bed for him, and teach him to go backwards ASAP. With the other two, it was sleep in the pram for a couple of weeks, and straight into a bed. No problems, no falling out of bed, no getting out of bed.
    Pillows stacked up act as a rail, and we did put a beanbag down for each kid for a while. Kids are adaptable, and learn what is needed pretty quick.

  27. the baby photos look really cute. i can imagine the cute sound of your baby’s laughter. good luck on your search for a big boy’s bed.

  28. nice photos! give this baby his own comfortable bed! he wil lbe really happy i think. lol!

  29. What is he, two? If he escapes from his crib regularly, it’s time for a regular bed. Invest in a regular twin size mattress and box springs. It’ll last for years. Don’t waste your money on a “cute” toddler sized bed.
    The pictures are cute, especially the one when he’s pretending to read.
    Good luck!

  30. Man he’s cute!!

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