We are currently transitioning my 20 month year old from a cot to bed since he learned how to climb out of his crib last month. He's on the floor on at double-size mattress topper with cushions all around him. I am wondering how others have transitioned succesfully their toddler from cot to bed....another recent discovery on his end is opening door handles when it's totally closed. How do you keep him/her in the room and of course in their bed - do you use a gate?

Would love some advice/suggestions on how to do this the least painful way and so we can all get a good night's sleep.