I had so much fun designing her room (just check out the Pinterest board) and sourcing everything for the cloud and rainbow theme. Her face when she first saw it was priceless!
So it was fate, when the lovely folk at Worlds Apart got in touch a few months ago and asked whether we’d like to review a toddler bed from their range, because as soon as I found the HelloHome StarBright Toddler Bed I knew it was the perfect fit.
Nick put the bed together, which wasn’t the easiest of tasks as the instructions had steps missing and referred to parts that didn’t exist. A particular favourite instruction was to insert the screws labelled “?”, only to find all the screws were labelled “?”… But my Husband enjoys a challenge, and in the main it was obvious which bit should go where, so he managed to build the bed within two hours.
The bed is absolutely perfect! It’s made entirely of very sturdy MDF (other than the nightlight) and is just wonderful. The headboard is shaped like a cloud, and everything has rounded edges; it’s a stunningly soft design.
The bed height is ideal for little people clambering in and out, and a safe enough height for any daredevils who might enjoy jumping off the bed… Naming no names *cough* Busby.
The sides of the bed have toddler rails so your little person doesn’t fall out in the middle of the night, and a side table, (which can be fixed on either side depending on which way round the room is) for books, a glass of water and anything else your Toddler’s heart desires! Apparently the side table can also be used as a seat for parents for reading and/or 3am Toddler raves.
Busby is completely in love with the bed, and who wouldn’t be?! Her favourite thing about it is the built-in nightlight, which was swiftly incorporated into her bedtime routine – she has to switch it on as soon as she climbs into bed… We, her parents, are not allowed! The gorgeous moon shines through the headboard and projects stars on the curtains behind. It switches off automatically after 15 minutes, but is easily switched on again if your Toddler has decided to stay awake reading in bed. The nightlight is battery powered.
My favourite thing about the bed are the thick tree trunk legs, which are super sturdy and look gorgeous. I also love that the bed in unisex, and I can see Indy ogling over it in the coming years!
We were fortunate enough to be sent a HelloHome mattress for the toddler bed. The mattress is made of quilted foam and is very comfortable! I’ve found myself falling asleep a couple of times when we’ve been playing “bedtime” and Busby has tucked me up.
The HelloHome StarBright Toddler Bed from Worlds Apart is priced at £149.99. It is available to buy online and from several major retailers (including Argos and Very). Despite the initial issues with assembly, we’ve been so impressed with the bed, and everyone who comes to visit comments on how beautiful it is… I wish they made them for grown-ups too!!