Just like with TT, this mama never figured out how to transition a sleeping baby from her arms to a crib, so at about 8 months, we drove up to my sister's house, finagled her half-taken apart Kura bunk bed onto the top of our car, and drove it home to use it. We played with a few different set ups (including the queen under the Kura), but this set up works the best. We bought a European Sleepworks children's mattress - and dash still has the organic natural latex bed that we bought for Turner.
Our boys are sharing their room and beautifully!
One morning TT and I went to the hardware store and came home with two curtain rods and plumbing parts. After a giant rip appeared (most likely done by elves in the middle of the night - since I have NO IDEA how my kids would have access to something to rip a curtain) in the living room sheers, I replaced them, but we took the ripped sheers and created TT's tent.
Perfect for a cozy "alone" space for him, for time travel adventures, and peek-a-boo for our peek-a-boo addict.
We painted the bed with chalk board paint BEFORE we put it up and it has been a huge outlet for TT. In fact, I didn't know he knew how to draw identifiable objects until we got the bed and he was drawing on this huge scale - now he spends a lot of time on paper, but, as you can see, the chalkboard bed gets a lot of use.
|This is our time travel machine.|
|Dash loves his sheepskin|
|And...wants to attack the camera|
|The curtains help "protect" TT from his nightmares and give him a way to play with toys too dangerous for the baby.|
|The boys clothes and toys are in the expedit all labeled (with pictures so they can find them themselves).|