With the impending move, I'm thinking about whether or not I should transition Cooper into a toddler bed or keep him in his crib for awhile longer. Obviously, I want to make this move as stress free as possible for him. His room will be decorated exactly the same, and it will be painted & set up before I bring him into the house. I just don't know whether to leave the crib awhile longer or go ahead and transition him to a big boy bed. Thoughts?
We've held off on a lot of big changes because of the move. I didn't want to overwhelm him or have him regress once the move took place. At his 15 month appointment, his pediatrician told us to introduce potty training but I ignored her. ;) I don't think he's ready, but once we get into the new house I will at least introduce it to him. He's also still taking a nighttime bottle and I need to get him out of that habit.
(I know there is someone out there reading this thinking "my baby was off the bottle when he/she turned one!" Well, he doesn't have a pacifier or lovie so I don't see the harm in one bottle a day. It's as much for me as it is for him. These days it is the only time he will let me cuddle with him.)
Questions for you:
When did you move your child to a toddler bed?
Did you do a toddler bed or move to a twin or bigger bed?
How was the transition? Was it difficult?
How did you ensure he/she stayed in the room?
This is a bad picture of my new living room. The right opens into the kitchen, and the rear opens into the front of the house and the hallway to one of the bedrooms. I'm struggling with how to arrange my furniture. I do not want the television over the fireplace. Right now we have an armoire holding our television, which I want to keep in the room. Our furniture includes a couch & a loveseat (we have a chaise but it will be move upstairs). We'll be purchasing a chair.
Link to pictures of my living room furniture
What do you think? I'm thinking the only option is to put the armoire on the left wall, the loveseat facing the fireplace, and the couch facing the wall & armoire. My worry is just that the armoire will look silly against that long wall.
Keep in mind that I need to get this figured out prior to the delivery of our furniture. The movers will only place something once, and that sucker takes three men to move.
A few more questions:
Who has a sitting area in your bedroom? Our new house has a huge master bedroom with a large sitting area. I have no idea what to do with it. I think the chaise is going in there but other than that I'm stumped.
Have y'all ever used metallic paint on your walls? I know Ralph Lauren makes metallic paints, and Lowes has a few colors too. Is it hard to work with? I think it would look great in our bedroom. I've heard it is expensive....
This isn't really a question but if any of y'all consider yourself paint color experts, I'd love your help picking out colors for our home. I get too easily overwhelmed.
Lastly.... It had taken me over an hour to write this on my iPhone. No bueno.
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