Moving your little one from a cot to a toddler bed it a big step for both the child and the parents. From the your baby looking like he or she is getting too big for the cot to looking teeny tiny in a big toddler bed. It’s a step to your baby getting that big bigger and another step of independence. But, it’s an exciting step.
Preparing for the move
Aria loved her cot and her room and when we added the HelloHomeStarBright Toddler Bed and removed her cot she was so excited. “My big girl smoothie bed” she kept saying. She still calls her duvet a smoothie. How did we do it? A few weeks before we got the bed we asked Aria if she’d like a big girl bed and explained what it would be like. We let her try out the boys beds and she picked out her own duvet cover. She picked a Frozen one. Her own “Frozen smoothie”. She was looking forward to it and couldn’t wait for it to be built.
Assembly of the Bed
I decided I would assemble the HelloHomeStarBright Toddler Bed myself, men don’t follow instructions do they? And I wanted this done right, shhhh hopefully my husband doesn’t read this! I took out the instructions and began to follow. It didn’t take long, one mistake was made, but quickly fixed. An hour later and it’s ready. The HelloHomeStarBright Toddler Bed doesn’t come with a mattress, but it takes a standard size cotbed mattress (140cm x 69cm) so it’s easy to purchase and the same with the sheets and duvet.
Aria couldn’t wait to sleep in her new bed. We set it up with her duvet, books, favourite soft toys and Euan the dreamsheep. The built-in side table is fantastic for her books, drink or to sit on while reading. We put her two favourite books and she jumped straight in. I think the preparation and explanation was key to her having a smooth transition from cot to toddler bed. She never looked back and was settled from the first night.
What we love
The toddler bed is a great size for getting in and out of when you are little. Don’t try it as an adult, it’s comfortable and difficult to get out. The bed looks great. It’s sleek, white, shiny and the cloud shaped headboard makes it look cute and a little different. I love the nightlight that is built in, it gives off a wonderful, comforting glow and the stars look beautiful. Plus it’s on a fifteen minute timer, so you don’t have to worry about switching it off. The side panels are great for the transition from cot to toddler bed, it gives some reassurance and comfort, but still give that bit of independence. Aria has only ever fallen out this bed once and it was because she fell asleep at the wrong end. The table is a great idea, you can put on another light, books, teddies and it’s even designed for an adult to sit on. Yes it’s strong enough. The bed itself is very sturdy, there is no flimsiness about it. It really is a well made and designed bed.
Aria slept every night since in her HelloHomeStarBright Toddler Bed and never once asked to go back into her cot. We have had a few issues with her sleeping due to illness, etc but that had nothing to do with the bed. Toddlers being toddlers. She loves the fact she can lie in it, it’s her big girl bed and she loves the light. Her brother loves it too and likes to sneak in and read a book or two with her. The StarBright Todder Bed is priced at £149.99 and is available online, in several large retailers and Argos. I think the price is excellent for how well it’s made, looks and the little extras. I am very impressed with this bed.
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