We converted Turner over to a twin bed a few weeks ago. Big step! It was so weird not seeing him in his crib! I was a little worried, because I didn’t know what to expect. I asked my mommy friends who have older kids. They all assured me that Turner wouldn’t get out of his bed, and it would be an easy transition. It actually was a pretty easy transition. We kept every other part of his night routine the same. We let him sleep with a book and a toy of his choosing. That sort of motivated him to stay in bed. In the mornings, if he wakes up really early, he’ll get out of bed and play with his toys. If too much time goes by (like when I had bad morning sickness) he’ll start knocking on his door. We seemed to have worked out the kinks now and he loves laying in his bed until we go get him.
It’s still a work in progress, but started planning it around trucks and cars, Turner’s current obsession! We got his bedding from Target and painted a magnetic road on the wall next to his bed so he could play with cars on the wall. I’m excited to finalize his room and share the finished photos in the weeks to come!
1 Twin Mattress– We ordered this on Amazon. I have always loved amazon, but I loved it even more after this purchase. $150, and BOOM, this mattress showed up shrink wrapped on my porch a few days later. We opened it up and were shocked at the quality of this mattress! It was really impressive.
2 Magnetic Primer– We went with a cars/trucks theme for Turner’s room, because he’s obsessed. I used this magnetic paint to paint a street on the wall next to his bed. Then I bought some magnets and glued them on the backs of a few of his tiny cars. That way he has his own little racetrack next to his bed!
3 Door Knob Lock– These are a must. I was wracking my brain thinking of ways to keep Turner from getting out of his room if he woke up. We have these on a few other doors around the house. And, it hit me! We put one on the inside of his door so he can’t open the door and get out!
4 Bed Frame– I found this on Ikea for $40! Stew cut a piece of plywood to fit the base of the bed to hold Turner’s mattress up. If you don’t want to go through that, there is a slatted base piece that fits on the bottom. We slapped a coat of paint on there and it looks incredible!
5 Magic Bumpers– I was skeptical about these at first. But they really work! They stick to the mattress really well and don’t slide around. We have one side of Turner’s bed against a wall and then these bumpers surrounding the other side and bottom of his bed.