Hi Loretta! Tried to reply to your PM but it said your inbox is full
I put my son in his own cot when he was quite young, about 5 months, because it wouldn't fit into our bedroom and he outgrew his bassinet. To get him used to it I would put him there for his day naps and so when we put him in the cot for the night it took him about 2 days to adjust... Maybe you can try putting him in there for nap time?
Sorry not much help as I know when they get to toddler stage they know what they want!
Tonight we are going to let him sleep in his new room for the first time (moving him out before baby is born), from a cot to a normal bed! So we have no idea how it will go! I will let you know
Will PM you the answers to the rest of your questions when your inbox will let me