Sunday, September 30, 2012

{What's the Right Age?}

Our daughter, Landry, is 16 months old.  
She's still in a crib & right now I think she needs to be.
She's busy.  Really busy.

I've been talking with several other moms about what's the right age to move her to a big girl bed.  In Landry's case it will be a twin.  My grandparents are bringing down the twin beds my sister & I used as children.  I'm excited to be using them in Landry's room.

I'm nervous about moving her into a big bed.  I've read & heard so many different opinions that I'm quite confused.  I know each baby is different so there isn't a set age but I want to hear your opinions.

What age did you move your toddler to a big girl/boy bed?
Is there an age that's too young?

I am having some difficulty planning the space too.
Her room is small.
It's a 10x11with two great windows & gorgeous maple hardwoods!
The wall space is limited on two walls.

I had 5 pieces of furniture in her nursery.

I eventually took out the rocking chair & side table because she doesn't let anyone rock her anymore.
I guess she's too grown.
It was easy to configure the room because the crib was horizontal against the wall but I don't want her twin beds to be up against the wall.  I hope that makes sense.

I am trying to decide if I want to use both beds too.
I don't want her room to be all furniture & no play space.

For some reason I'm just lost on putting the space together this time.

I do have some must for the room.

She has to have her TV.
I need to keep the chest & hutch.
I don't want her bed in front of window.

Other than that anything goes.

I do know that I am changing the wall color.
We are keeping the curtains because I love them!
The ceiling is staying the same color because I love it too.
I've got a stencil all ready to go.  I just need to decide what color & where it's going.

We've decided on the Savannah bedding from PB Kids.
I'm leaning more towards the blue.  It has tons of green in it which would justify the curtains & ceiling color.

So once I figure out the space planning everything else will fall into place. 

Please share your thoughts with me!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. We moved my oldest into a toddler bed when she was around 2 yrs old. She slept with us a lot though and I was pregnant again so it was more of a matter of necessity.

    Good luck and I love the bedding you picked out!

    1. Thanks, Amanda! We are still trying to decide when is the right time. I've heard a lot of people say different things so I guess we'll just see what happens. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wish I could help with the advice, we are not there quite yet, but I LOVE the bedding you chose and her nursery was precious so I am sure her big girl room will be too! Good Luck!!

    1. Thanks, Emily! Had I seen Owen's nursery before I designed Landry's I would have gone in a different direction. I love his nursery! I'm excited about her big girl room but it's so sad too. I hate to see her grow up so fast.

  3. As a grandmother I can give you our experience of two generations - keep them in a crib as long as possible! :0) If they didn't climb out on their own - two did, three didn't - we kept them in their crib until they were three years old.

  4. Hi Emily,
    I love your inspiring, and I am so sorry to read the loss about your daughter Parker.
    My sons are 3 and 1, and my 3 year old is still in the crib. I agree with Carol, as long as they are happy and haven't climbed out, don't ruin a good thing. My son just climbed out for the first time, but it was in the middle of the night, scared him and me, it was during the Hurricane aftermath, no power in our house. He had finally also given up his pacifier, a long time coming. So now we have to decide what to do about him and the crib to bed. Right now he isn't sleeping well due to the loss of paci, so we have to take 1 thing at a time. Time will tell!
    Best of luck,