It may be kind of a cliche to say that time flies and kids grow up too fast, but it’s true! I can’t believe that my sweet baby is turning two in a little over a month. Not only that, it feels like he’s almost a teenager! I know I’m over exaggerating, but it sure feels true, what with his attitude and moodiness. Also, this past month has been full of milestones for him! He started speaking a lot more, he’s transferred from his crib to a big boy bed, and he’s almost fully potty trained! He’s definitely not a baby anymore. So of course, he needs an upgrade from his nursery to a toddler room! I didn’t change too much in his room, however, the changes we did make made a big difference! Here are some details of our nursery to toddler room makeover!
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We had these bookshelves in our office before we had Matthew, and I liked incorporating them into his nursery. They help to keep his toys and books organized on the lower shelves and store my books on the higher ones. I also got some cube storage bins for his clothes and blankets and things.
We had a convertible crib for him, but he moves around a lot in his sleep, so I wasn’t comfortable with changing the crib into a toddler bed because it’s a bit high off the ground. Instead, I wanted a Montessori style floor bed, so we converted the crib into a bench, and now it’s his little hangout/reading nook. It’s a sweet little space, and it also provides extra seating if needed.
For his bed, I fell in love with these cute house beds, but the prices were a bit much. I showed my husband, and he told me he’d build it! I love how it turned out, and it only cost about $30! Little M loves it, so the transition from the crib went very smoothly. He was just excited to sleep in his cool new bed. And as a bonus, with a few blankets, the house bed transforms into an awesome fort. Talk about a kid’s dream come true!
The teepee was originally for little M’s camping themed first birthday party. Again, I found some online but didn’t love the prices, so hubby made one instead. He’s the best! I sure do love him and his crafty handiness. We put M’s little rocker inside the teepee, and he loves to hang out in there.
Since he can get in and out of bed on his own now, we had to make sure M’s room was safe for him to be in by himself. We baby proofed everything! We put a special lock on his closet door, bolted the bookshelves to the wall, covered all the outlets and wires, etc.. Safety should be number one in your toddler’s room. Thankfully our little guy isn’t too wild and doesn’t really climb furniture. Otherwise, we would probably have to take the bookshelves out of his room. We also have a video monitor to keep an eye on him. You know your kiddo best, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so think of all the possible dangers.
Here are a few of the items (or similar) in M’s room.
And a few more photos!