DH and I have been stewing things over since W's big boy bed was delivered yesterday.
We're not going to put him in it quite yet. I'm not sure of a time frame yet, but definitely before the end of the summer. (We didn't ahve a choice in when it came - PIL kindly bought it for us, and delivery times just meant that it came this weekend.) At the moment, it's up in his room. His cot is in the same place, and this is just along the next wall, adjoining it in an L-shape. It's tight, but doable. (Which is good, as they'll share a room indefinitely, once baby is sleeping thru the night.)
I'm wondering, W will be out of cot say June/July. Baby will not be in cot yet properly, but will come in December. I'd like the cot up in December, so I have a designated safe-baby place if I need to put him/her down for a moment. (Baby will be sleeping in with us, and we have a moses basket, but still, I'd like to ahve the cot up, and maybe try some naps, etc.)
Would you take the cot down when putting W into his big-boy bed? (And figure a place to store it.) Or just leave it up, figuring that if I'm successful in making it an exciting thing, it wno't matter? That there is enough time before baby comes to not be confusing for him....
FWIW, they actually match each other really well.