Baby #2 is going to be here before we know it and we have A LOT to do!
Here’s a look at my “baby bump”. This is one of bestie’s, Brooke, and I, taken at her bridal shower last weekend.
Our goal is to get Blake, who turns two next month, into a “big boy bed” by September.
We want our little guy to have enough time to adjust to his new bed and dresser before the baby arrives. We also don’t want him to think his younger sibling stole all of his stuff!
I don’t use Pinterest very much, but I do find it very useful when shopping for big ticket items. I just created a “Big Boy Furniture” Pinboard here.
Here are a few bed and furniture sets I like.
This set is from Pottery Barn Kids. I like the low to the floor setting on the twin bed. With rails, I think Blake would be very secure in this bed. The problem? As you know, PBK can be pricey and I can’t seem to find a mirror to go with ANY of their bed/dresser set.
I really like this set from JC Penny and the price is right. We could also dress it up with accents from Pottery Barn Kids. The problem? It is only on-line and in the catalog, so we can’t actually look at it. Blake’s current dresser/changing table and mirror came from JC Penny, though, and it is very good quality.
I love this lighter, pine bed and the matching shelf from Pottery Barn Kids. Same issues, though, no mirror and pricey.
Lastly, if we were to splurge and put Blake into a bed he would only love for a few years, it would be this one!
This boat bed is absolutely adorable! However, it’s an extravagance in my book and how many years is he going to want to sleep in a boat bed?
A new trend seems to be trundle beds, like this one.
The Trundle seems to be the new “bunk bed”. Though it seems like ages before Blake will have his first sleep over, I know those days will be here before we know it. Since we are hoping to purchase a bed he will be in until adolescence, is it worth it get get a trundle? I need advice parents!
On to the next item of business….THE DOUBLE STROLLER.
Baby Talk Magazine just did a feature on strollers and the Valco Baby Zee Two’s double stroller seemed to get the best review.
However, I’ve heard that “side by side” double strollers can be difficult to maneuver in stores and entryways. I need advice parents! What double strollers to you like/recommend? Blake will be 27 months when the new baby arrives and even though he may not want to be in a stroller anymore, for my sanity, he will need to be restrained in public places!
I’m looking forward to hearing what you think and getting your advice. I need to order these items fairly soon, since shipping can often take six-eight weeks.
I hope you are enjoying your week and staying cool in these 95-plus degree days!