Big Boy Bed

I have seriously been working on this post for weeks. This blog has been suffering some MAJOR neglect. I love blogging, but my time management sucks!

A few weeks ago, Steve disassembled Maxton’s crib and assembled his big boy bed.

We kept going back and forth on whether to convert his crib to a double bed, or purchase a twin to save space in his room. We decided to go with the twin. I didn’t want his room to be about this giant bed at such a young age, I want him to have plenty of room to play, and a twin bed is more than big enough for his little body.

So we were on a hunt for a twin bedframe. We decided IKEA was the best place after browsing around, so we headed out on a family trip there. We came across this bed, which seemed pretty basic, allowed for storage underneath, and the price was right.

After looking at it up close in the store, we decided it was “okay” but not the greatest. We then came across something I hadn’t noticed on the website, but I LOVED the display model in store.

brimnes-daybed-frame__0159176_PE315614_S4The BRIMNES Daybed, which doesn’t look like a typical daybed. We loved the look of it, and the storage underneath was a HUGE bonus. I checked the price tag and it was $254.00CA. More than we wanted to spend, but we both loved the look of it and decided we would be bringing it home with us.

When we got to the warehouse and located the appropriate aisle and bin number, we noticed the price of the bed was $299.00 CA. We were both 100% sure the tag had said $254, so we decided to load up the boxes and would deal with it at the cash. Sure enough it scanned at $299, and after a call to the appropriate department we were informed the tag was incorrect, but we would be honoured the price of $254. SCORE! So home it came.

After 2 days of building (just kidding), but seriously after several hours, it was finally assembled.

I managed to get an AMAZING deal on bedding for him. I found a comforter set at Target that included a twin comforter, sheet set and bedskirt on clearance for $24.99 – only to get to the cash to discover it was further reduced to $14.99!!! Double score!

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The tent we also picked up at IKEA. He couldn’t get enough of it in store, so we thought he would enjoy one in his room.

Yes, there is a bed rail on his bed. I just left it out for the sake of viewing the entire bed. We had one type of bed rail on the bed, but he kept falling out of bed in the night. He would somehow fall through the one-two foot gap on either end of the bed. We couldn’t find a decent extra-long bed rail that didn’t require anchors, so we are using my childhood bed rail which is adjustable to almost 60 inches long! Why did they stop making those??? Thanks Mom for hanging on to it! Yes, it is safe. Unfortunately, last night he fell out of bed, via the foot of the bed… Sigh.

The adjustment has been great. He woke multiple times the first few nights but loves it now. He is also napping again in his bed (for now); but it took two weeks before that happened.

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I am so proud of my little guy!

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