I’d been thinking about changing my daughter’s room around for a while. I made a list of what needed doing and one Monday last month I decided to do it. She hadn’t learnt to climb out of her cotbed but I’d rather we prevent an accident first.
Time to change from a cotbed to a toddler bed.
She was 22 months when I did this, the reason I waited as I wanted to be sure that she could climb on and off our sofas in the living room safely.
I went out a brought a suitable pressure fit baby gate, one that she wouldn’t figure out how to open. I brought a second hand bed guard and gave it a scrub clean and left it to dry.
I started with de-clutering, I want her room to be minimal to start with. I dug out a old box and cut the flaps off to use as a toybox.
I screwed a lock on her built in wardrobe, high enough that she wouldn’t reach it and strong enough that if she did she wouldn’t be able to get it open.
|Lock on her built in wardrobe. Strong enough that even I have to use effort to open it.|
Then I sorted out her chest of drawers. I completely emptied it and got a bracket to screw it to the wall. The last thing I want is for it to fall on her!
The pressure fit gate was next on my list. I found some strong string to keep her door always open and done several layers of sellotape down the crease of the door to prevent her from trapping her fingers.
I managed to change her bed from a cot bed to a toddler bed by myself with the help folded towel to keep the balance on either end.
|So proud that I managed to do change her cotbed to toddler bed by myself|
Thoroughly dust and hoover and her room is now complete and I feel so proud of myself that I managed to do it all in a afternoon!
When I showed my daughter it she was so happy, and loves her new room.
Every evening I take her toy box out of her room and put it back when I go to bed so she can play in the mornings.
My only regret is I wish I’d done this sooner! Since being in her ‘big girl’ bed she has been going to sleep within minutes, whereas before she would ‘have a party in her crib’ for hours before eventually settling.
When did you change your child(rens) bed?