Safety tips from moving child from cot to bed

Video: Follow These Safety Tips When Your Toddler Moves to Their Big Bed

Moving from their cot to a bed is a big change for a toddler. Follow these tips to ensure their new sleep environment is safe

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 Toddler – Article by mum+

Video: Follow These Safety Tips When Your Toddler Moves to Their Big Bed

This video was produced by SidsandKids NZ


Viewing time: 1m 36s

What you will learn: 

  • When your child is attempting to climb out of their cot, it’s time to move to a big bed!
  • Babies and young children have a high risk of falls so safety is absolutely key
  • Position the bed away from wall
  • If you can, use a toddler bed rather than an adult bed to reduce the risk of injury
  • Or, use a clean, firm mattress on the floor
  • Make sure the bedroom floor is always clear of toys and other things
  • Pillows or toys shouldn’t be positioned around as they cause a risk of suffocation.

Read our article for more information about moving your little one from their cot to a bed.

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