Busby’s Bed

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*

“How is it going?!” everyone asks with trepidation. 

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!

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  1. 22nd August 2014 / 7:50 am

    Ahh, what a big move, I forgot how big of a transition it feels once they move from cot to bed and being able to be free as Sam has been in the bottom of the mini bunks since about 10 months, need to get him a duvet though, he still has a blanket at the moment. Sounds like she is taking it all in her stride, that last photo is adorable! x

  2. 22nd August 2014 / 11:13 am

    Oh lovely hope it continues to go so well! Alfie isn’t a fan of his we keep trying though! At 3 he really should be in one I think well get there! Xx

  3. 22nd August 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Aww!! What an exciting time! I hope she continues to sleep well.

  4. 22nd August 2014 / 8:14 pm

    That robot bed is incredible! You could definitely DIY that with a cheaper bed and some vinyl wallstickers too 🙂 xxx

  5. 23rd August 2014 / 1:44 pm

    We are trying this as well but we are not successful as he kept on falling in his bed. I end up worrying about his head. I need to get to buy those low rails but we dont have a budget so we are extending this project of ours. #pocolo

  6. 23rd August 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Clever B! Wow big milestone and one I am not looking forward to, as I know Baby is going to wake me up by sitting on my head! I heard someone suggest a pool noodle (I found some in the pound shop) and you pop it under the sheet instead of a bed guard. Such a cute picture. I hope she continues to be good and stays in her own bed! xxx

  7. 23rd August 2014 / 10:14 pm

    That cloud bedding is gorgeous! Such a huge milestone, I hope she keeps sleeping! x

  8. 25th August 2014 / 7:39 pm

    I was so worried for you, but Busby is doing just brilliantly, and I can’t believe she napped in there of her own accord. It was definitely the right decision xx

  9. 28th August 2014 / 8:49 pm

    Great news that she is sleeping through. We made the move to no bars a few months ago and then last month she decided she is a big girl and wanted a bed like her sister so now has a low cabin bed at 2 and a half! She sleeps across the top 18 inches lengthways, the rest of the bed is undisturbed by morning!!

  10. 2nd September 2014 / 12:48 pm

    What a big move for you all but she’s coped brilliantly, that last picture is just too cute! The cloud bedding is fab!
    Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements 🙂
    Jeannette @autismmumma

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