Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A BIG bed!

Last September we took the crib rail off Claire's bed, giving her a toddler bed.  Recently, she has been having a hard time settling down at night.  Lots of rolling around and restless legs until nearly 10 pm.  When we've gone in there to tell her to lay still, she would beg to go to our bed.  She has never spent the night in our bed, so this was a very strange request.  After a few days of the same story, it dawned on me that she could be getting too BIG for her toddler bed!

Claire is a big girl for her age.  She's three and a half, but wears a 5t and I have actually bought her some size 6 pants.  I was a giant kid (I've been 5'8" since the fifth grade) so I anticipate that she will grow early too.  So this weekend we decided to make the final conversion on her bed and take the plunge into a full-size bed.  It hit me really hard that this is the bed she will have for the rest of her time at our house.  

We initially took Claire to Bed Bath & Beyond to pick out her own bedding.  She selected an elephant themed set that included and elephant stuffed toy.  After we got home, I realized that the six piece set wasn't a bed in a bag and didn't even include sheets.  I then went back to the store to get a more suitable set for the price, and settled on a darling floral print.  

Ryan made a bunkie board (a support board in lieu of a box spring so her bed wasn't too tall) and we rearranged her room to accomodate the big bed.  Claire has informed us that she no longer needs to go to our bed since she has a comfy bed of her own!  She is having a little bit of a hard time falling asleep, but it is due to excitement rather than an uncomfortable bed.  


  1. Look at her in her big girl bed! The transition was great for you guys and yah for having your bed back. She is beautiful!

  2. I love it! She is such a big and beautiful girl. I can't picture how her room is set up now-- take a picture?! :)

  3. That's great!! Aiden got my old twin bed and the day that he started sleeping in that bed he slept so much better then when he was in the crib. We never transitioned him to a toddler bed, but Rebecca will go to a toddler bed until we pony up the cash to get her a twin. She's smaller then Aiden was at her age so I am not too worried about space. We might be able to get an extra 6mos out of the crib with her.

  4. These kids need to stop growing! Love the idea of a bunkie board to keep it lower to the ground. We skipped the toddler bed and put Tyler into a twin sixed right away but I kept the mattress on the floor for the first few weeks to keep it low enough. I'm going to have to remember this though when it's time to move Bailey in a few months!

  5. Awww! She's growing up so fast!!! I love the bedding you all picked!

  6. awww she looks so happy in her big girl bed!


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