I love toddler beds, and I don't care who knows it!
We bought this darling toddler bed for Laurie when Caroline was born and George moved into his big boy bed (which was previously Laurie's bed).
I bought it because the girl needed a bed, but also, in anticipation that Laurie and Caroline will eventually share a room. The toddler bed and crib will go great together looks-wise and size-wise.
Toddler beds fit a crib mattress, and most importantly are the cutest
beds you will ever lay eyes on. Laurie loves this cozy little corner
and had no trouble down sizing from her twin bed.
Also, I got the idea to use a wooden crate as a bedside table and bookshelf from one of my favorite decorating books, Design Mom. $10 from JoAnn's.
The other great thing about this little bed is that it gives us so much space in the room.
beds were not even on my radar until this summer, but I can see it
being the perfect solution to so many sleeping arrangement problems. So
consider this post a PSA.
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