Buying a New Kid's Bed

This past month, Mary got a big surprise one Saturday morning. I went out early on a mission to find her a new bed. Her old bed was still a toddler bed that she's had for a few years. And it always fit her because she's smaller, but all of a sudden it seems like she's just shot up over night. She went from my little munchkin to a first grader so quickly!

So this was Mary's old toddler bed I was talking about. She's never complained about it so I never thought to get her a new one until I woke up one night and saw her little feet hanging off of it! So the next day I went out early in search of a bed I could make hers.

I searched all over for fun, childrens beds but for some reason, most of the stores I went into didn't have what I was looking for. But at the last store they had a special for my frame, mattress and new bedding for a great price so I snagged it! And as you can tell, she loves her new big girl bed! The store I went to had a huge selection and I was impressed. You can also buy metal and wooden beds from TJ Hughes online which is very helpful when you're trying to transition your child.

I can't remember how old I was when I first got my big girl bed but I remember my parents made a big deal about it. Mine was a sleigh bed and it was so beautiful. My parents always told me not to draw on it or put stickers on it because it was so expensive. So I listened to them when I was little...and then I became a teenager and carved the names of boys I liked into the wood. By the time I graduated, it looked like I had written a novel on that poor bed!

Have you gone through that transition period with one of your kids yet? Did they adapt to the change easily?