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At What Age Should You Upgrade From Crib to Bed

For any new parent, buying a new crib can be one of the most exciting parts of any pregnancy journey, it makes the idea of having a new baby feel like a real experiment and so it’s not unheard of for new parents to splash a bit of cash when picking the perfect new crib for the baby. Once your baby arrives, watching them fall asleep every night in their beautiful crib is a nice consultation for having to deal with the hardships of parenting, but it can be difficult to decide when the best time to move your child from a crib to a bed is. There are a number of factors that can influence when the best time to move to a bed is, so here are some handy tips on what time would be the right one for you to make the transition.

 

Age

 

The general age that many parents agree to be the best time to move your baby into a bed is around 2 years old. At this stage, your child should have developed some good cognitive responses and thus will be able to safely react to any incidents such as falling off the bed.

 

Other factors

 

Size

Not every baby develops at the same rate and so your child may not meet the requirements. The reason that size is such an important factor to consider when thinking about moving your baby into a new bed as when they get larger, cots can become more dangerous for babies. This is because cots are more elevated than a bed and so if your child was to manage to climb over the rails, which adventurous children are likely to do, they may fall and injure themselves seriously.  If your child is still small and is showing no interest in climbing out of the cot, then it would be worth getting the most out of the cot that you already have instead of buying a new bed.

 

Your Cot

Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t notice that many cribs are actually adjustable. The bed element can be lowered which will make it safer for you to keep your child in it. The bigger your baby gets, the lower down the bed element of the crib should be. This will prevent them from pulling themselves over the rails and potentially harming themselves. Once again, this will save you a bit of money as it means that you can prolong the time that your baby is in the crib. If you are someone who has not yet got a crib and is still in the research part of your pregnancy, it may be worth investing in an adjustable crib from the very start as many parents miss the opportunity to do so.

 

Child’s Behaviour

While also considering the size of your child you should also take their behavior into consideration, if they’re a child that is quite hyperactive and prone to making a mess, a bed may not be a good solution. Beds give your child more freedom to get up to mischief in the night and so a cot can help prevent this.

 

What bed should I get my child

 

If you have decided that it is time to move your child into a bed it is important that you get the right one. First of all, don’t get them a bed that is too big. There are specifically made toddler beds that can prevent any falling. Due to the delicacy of your baby, you should make sure that they have as much comfort as possible, considering investing in a bamboo mattress as these can be really great for supporting your child’s spine and will also mean that they will be able to fall asleep quickly due to comfort.

When Should Your Teen Get His First Scooter

When deciding to purchase your son his first scooter, there are a number of things you should take into consideration as not all teens are the same. 

Does he show signs of responsibility? Owning your own transport is a huge undertaking, so before you invest a large sum of money into purchasing a scooter, you should consider how he treats his other belongings as that will likely reflect how he will treat the scooter.  Along with your teens’ responsibilities you should really consider whether or not he has incoming finance. Owning a scooter can be very expensive and when it comes to inevitable repairs in the future, you don’t want to be the one footing the bill. When it comes to initially buying the scooter you don’t want to spend lots of money, so it would be worth looking at sites where you can buy adult electric scooters in the UK for under £50. 

Though taking care of the actual scooter is something your teen should be focused on, he should be really aware of all the safety measures he should take in order to use the vehicle without worrying about having an accident. Every mode of transport comes with its own risks and you shouldn’t allow your teen to get on a scooter without being aware of the risks. You should also become aware of these risks too so that you can really gauge whether or not you’re ready for your teen to be on the roads. 

What is really important to consider is that there really is no set age for your teen to get a scooter. As long as you feel they are ready and they have all of the appropriate scooter knowledge to secure their safety, along with your trust, then they will be absolutely fine taking their vehicle on the roads.