When Spike started climbing out of his cot just before Xmas we knew it was time for a bed. Reluctantly I got the toddler bed out of the garage and set it up for him. Because he shared a room with Spud and they now had matching beds the transition was extremely easy and we didn’t encounter any problems. Because his bed was so low to the ground we didn’t worry about getting a bed guard and just lay his old cot mattress on the floor next to the bed should he fall out.
For weeks he didn’t fall out. The first time he fell out was incidentally the first time that I forgot to slide the mattress out from under his bed, how’s that for Sod’s law! Falling out was still a rare occurrence and we thought we had truly cracked the whole big boy bed thing.