Earlier this summer, Dave and I got brave and converted London’s crib into a toddler bed. London was more than apprehensive at first, but it was time – Peyton would wake up in the morning, creep into London’s room, and the two would plan big crib escapes.
I love the idea of a stylish crib that easily converts to a toddler bed. So, when shopping for a crib, we make sure we buy one that 1) looks awesome, 2) has the option to convert to a toddler bed, and 3) that we like the way the toddler bed looks, too! I’ve found too much change can just ruin a toddler. I think all mom’s can agree – hell hath no fury like a toddler scorned. So, the fact that we keep the frame and bed position in her room is a major bonus.
The first few nights went surprisingly well. London acted like there was still a wall, and slept through the night without a hitch, and for the most part, London is a rock star sleeper and doesn’t roam the halls at night. That is, aside for the few times our sweet, little London has woken us up at 6am. You don’t know real fear until you open your eyes to a toddler standing next to you, illuminated by the morning light, with a blanket over her head, whispering “helloooo”.
Shopping for some fun sheets for her “big girl” bed was a lot of fun, and we added a pillow. (The day London found the pillow in her bed miiiiight go down in McFarland family history as one of the biggest disasters EVER. London threw herself to the floor, hysterically yelling “no!” and went completely limp. Happy to report that she was over it within the day, and officially loves her pillow – toddlers are so weird). We picked out a fun, personalized pillowcase together, and we have been looking at sheet sets. I absolutely love this dog set, it’s modern and fun, while still being kid-approved. I am also loving this set and this one!
Looks like next up is her second birthday, meaning potty training is on deck – joy! Happy Monday, friends!!