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When is it time?

When did you move your toddlers to a “big kid bed” or when do you plan on moving them?

When I put Little OL down at night she has a bottle lying on the bed and then I pick her up and move her to her cot.  Lately however she screams blue murder when I pick her up.  She tries to snuggle down into the bed and pillows but I have heard not to move to soon and to rather wait until they start climbing out of their cots?  I am sure that she will be doing that in the next week or so. 

At the moment the cot is great – if she wakes up in the middle of the night she usually cries out but because she can’t get out, rolls over and goes back to sleep.  The problem with leaving her on the bed is that she will get up in the middle of the night and the bed is too high for her to climb back into.  I am also worried that she falls of it.  I don’t think she would roll off, but when she wants up she just walks to the end and I am worried that in the dark she won’t see the end and will just walk off?  We tried it one night but I was so worried about her I ended up putting her in her cot in the middle of the night.

She will be 21 months this month?  I was hoping to wait till closer to 2 but she seems to really want to sleep on the bed?