Today’s post was supposed to be about turning Levi’s nursery into a big boy room. My plan was to share an inspiration board like I did for the new baby’s nursery.
In my mind, the transition from nursery to big boy room seemed easy. We’d move Levi’s crib, dresser, and glider into the new nursery and replace them with a bed, a different dresser, and a bookcase or toy storage.
For almost anybody else, the task to find a bed, dresser, and bookcase would be relatively easy.
But not when you’re 38 weeks pregnant and already chronically indecisive.
I hit my first roadblock almost immediately trying to decide on a bed. In truth, I spent hours yesterday browsing furniture websites just for beds (and pinning more stylish kids rooms to my Nurseries and Toddler Bedrooms Pinterest board). I just couldn’t make up my mind: Did we want a toddler bed or twin bed? A platform bed or a bed with a headboard?
When I posed the question on Facebook last week, the overwhelming majority of you suggested we move Levi straight from his crib into a twin bed with rails. And from a money-saving standpoint, I totally agree.
But from a Montessori perspective, I like the idea of having a bed that’s just Levi’s size. Besides, he sleeps curled up in a little ball and still fits comfortably in his crib. I can’t even picture my little guy tucked under the covers of a twin bed.
I should probably mention at this point that we didn’t buy the conversion kit to Levi’s crib, and the manufacturer has since gone out of business. Oops.
So instead of putting together a complete inspiration board, I only got so far as toddler beds and twin beds. I need to make a decision on a bed before anything else because the type of bed will also influence furniture placement.
Do you agree that we should skip the toddler bed and go straight to a twin? Or is it worthwhile to let Levi, who’s 2-1/2 years old, sleep in a toddler-size bed for the next two years (before passing it along to his brother)?