A couple months ago I posted about trying to move Trevy outta the crib into his big boy bed.
It was a great thought.
We had the cute bed and everything.
But, yeah. It took all of about two days to figure out that weren't gonna work.
I know...I know...your child is doing just fine in his/her big kid bed.
That's great. Bravo. I'm happy for you. Really.
Now stop bragging!
The fact is, it just wasn't working for Trevy. He totally, completely, unequivocally rejected the bed. I tried all sorts of mommy tricks to convince him it was the greatest thing ever. He was having none of it. And I'm believer in picking my battles. Something that
confines keeps him safe would help me win this one.
I convinced Jonathan that we needed to buy a Nickel Bed Tent.
But since they were back ordered for months...we had to figure something else out in the meantime. It just so happens in Trevy's bedroom lives a little cove just about the size of a crib mattress.
All we needed was to cute it up a little.
Stick a handful of glow in the dark Toy Story characters on the wall.
Add a few favorite friends to snuggle up with. Hi, Buzz. Hi, Woody. Hi, Blue Dinosaur that used to belong to Toby when he was an itty bitty baby.
Tuck in a few books to help pass the "waiting for mommy to come n' get me" time.
Secure a baby gate to both walls.
It's super adorable, right?
And the best news is...
Trevy loves it! Right from the start too. There was no transition drama with this one. I'm not sure if it was the cute wall decor. Or the buddies to snuggle. Or the safe feeling being surrounded by taller than me things makes him feel. But it's working.
Oh. And it didn't take long for Trevy to figure out how to pick the cute wall decor off either. At first I thought I was imagining things. Like, that's weird, I thought Buzz was on that wall? But nope. It was Trevy playing designer. Whatever works, right?!