The cot bars are off! I repeat, the cot bars are off! That’s right folks – Busby is now sleeping in a barless cot with a duvet. My Baby is officially grown up… she’ll be demanding a cabin bed before we know it, and then a double… and then she’ll be off to University *sob*
Well, as I write this Busby has slept two nights in her cotbed, and so far, so good *touches wood* However, we all know, because I’ve written this post, she’ll wake up tonight at 2am, wander into our bedroom and want to party. Especially as we’re off out tonight on a “Mummy & Daddy date” with her best friend’s parents! (Added the next day: by some form of miracle Busby slept the whole night – no bleary-eyed 2am toddler raves for us – hoorah!)
She slept through until 5am the first night, but only woke up as she’d fallen out of bed, and then slept straight through the second night. I popped my head around her door just before I went to bed to find that she was fast asleep on the floor, snoring, lying on top of the duvet, so I swiftly picked her up and tucked her back in. She gave me the cutest little wave and went back to sleep.
It has definitely been a good move. Yesterday she napped in her bed for the first time since she was a newborn! I left her in there with a book, with the intention of her just having some quiet time after a very busy morning running around Raystede Animal Sanctuary with bestie “Co-conspirator H”… it suddenly went very quiet and I tiptoed into her room to find her like this:
I think this is a pose my parents frequently found me in!
A change of bed layout also means new bedding, which means a new reason to spend money… Sorry credit card! There have been a couple of things that have caught my eye.
I fell in love with this bedding from the Baby K collection at Mothercare. I’m not usually a huge fan of the Baby K stuff, but how gorgeous is this?! Prices start at £15.99 for fitted sheets, and all items in the range are priced similarly to other bedding available on the High Street.
I’ve also been eying up new beds because, if all goes to plan, Busby will have to vacate this cotbed in the near(ish) future. I’ve been rather in love with this robot cotbed from Cosatto for a while now… isn’t it amazing?! It’s £410 and makes a pretty groovy bed (up to 5 years old) once they no longer need the bars on. You could even use it as a day bed once they’re too big for it!
We’re both so proud of Busby for taking this in her stride! Fingers crossed she won’t realise that she can get out of her bedroom and come and say “hullo” to us at 4am for a few
weeks, months, years!