Moving safely from a cot into a bed.

Making the move from cot to bed, can seem quite scary for both parent and child. For the child, it’s a new sleeping space, for the parent it’s the thought that your child can (and will) get up out of bed whenever they please. Our children have all been climbers, that’s to say when they’ve reached a certain age, they’ve used their long legs to climb (or attempt to climb) out of their cots, leaving us no option but to move them into a bed so they were safe. Thankfully, Yo attempted to climb, but never actually climbed out of her cot before we moved her into a big girls bed, but we knew it was time a couple of weeks ago when her foot was regularly appearing on the cot bar!

The problem with moving from a cot into a bed is that a cot offers protection to stop a child falling out of bed, and most beds don’t offer that protection, so you end up buying a bed rail, which are awkward to fit, and look unsightly. We were sent an Acosy bumper to try out in Yo’s new bed, it is an innovative bed bumper ย which safely keeps your little one from falling out of bed, but is disguised as part of the bed – and there’s no awkward fitting required! The Acosy bumper is effectively a foam roll with a flat side enabling it to sit flush to the bed, if your child rolls into it they won’t hurt themselves or have their sleep disturbed – and they won’t fall out of bed either! The negative, you do need to buy the special bed sheet as a normal bedsheet won’t fit over the Acosy bumper! Acosy bumpers are available for cotbeds or single beds, and I can imagine that an older child who wiggles about alot in their sleep may benefit from an Acosy bumper too!

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The Acosy bumper has made the transition from cot to bed easier, Yo has been happy leaning against the bumper while asleep and there’s been no movement between bumper and bed. The sheet is incredibly soft jersey and washes beautifully too, though I did struggle to get it to fit perfectly without someone to help pull on the other side of the sheet – but that’s probably just me! I prefer the Acosy bumper to the bed rails we’ve used before, as there’s no “fitting” and it’s soft so if Yo bounces about in Yoga poses at bedtime (as many toddlers do..) she doesn’t end up hurting herself. Acosy Bumpers are offering one reader the chance to win their own Acosy Bumper and sheet, all you have to do is follow the steps on rafflecopter below!
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52 comments

  1. Rhia P says:

    Ha, I agree wholeheartedly with the bedtime yoga routine.
    My little fella is currently asleep in his ‘draft excluder’ pose, having moved on from the ‘scarab beetle’ and ‘drunken squid’. We’re very much reaching the stage of transitioning to the Big-Boy Bed rather than the cot (he’s also a worryingly fine climber) but I’m not quite ready for HIM to be the thing going bump in the night!

  2. Jo Carroll says:

    We’ve literally just moved our little boy to a toddler bed and the only thing we found to prevent him rolling out were those horibble hospital cage type screens. This design is much more natural, cosy and pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. steph lovatt says:

    My little boy will be moving from his cot to a big boy bed soon this would be wonderful for that transition.

  4. Ema J Lowe says:

    our son will be moving into a bed soon, so this would be deal for him and I worry about him falling out of bed and hurting himself

  5. ellie spider says:

    My niece H has just moved house with her mum and is finally in her own bed in her own room – this would be perfect for her as she has fallen out a couple of times.

  6. Jean Vaughan says:

    My granddaughter is ready to move from cot to bed so would dearly love the security of this well tested set.

  7. Nikki Hunter-Pike says:

    this would be great for my 6 year old – he has cerebral palsy and has to have a bed guard incase he rolls out in the middle of the night, this looks a lot more comfortable than his metal bedguard!

  8. Lisa Mauchline says:

    This would be great for when we take the sides of my little girls cot bed as she moves about a lot during the night

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