There are many milestones in a child’s life; one of the biggest is when your child transitions from a crib to a big kid bed. I think the transition is just as hard for our children as it is for the parents. To me, it means that my “baby” isn’t a baby anymore. I still frequently call her “the baby” and have been told, “Lynette, she isn’t a baby anymore”. And now that we are transitioning into a toddler bed, I guess they are right. (Cue the tears and bring on the tissue).
Stork Craft has helped to make the inevitable growth of my child a little less traumatic. They sent me an adorable Soom Soom bed in cherry for review. This adorable toddler sleigh bed was kind of exciting to put together because it is just so darn adorable I couldn’t wait to see the end product. My husband (handy man and furniture-putter-together extraordanire) put this bed together in 35 – 45 minutes max. The hardest part was putting each one of the rungs in place, but once that was all complete (the first thing to do), the rest was smooth sailing. Our daughter was an excellent helper and I have many pics of her helping, however it was over 30 degrees the day we put the bed together and my daughter is just wearing a diaper so I can not post those pics online. I guess it’s a good thing in a way because rather than treating the product like a special review item, we treated it like any other item, and just did “our thing” as if we bought it.
The bed comes complete with tiny little rails and it’s less than a foot off the floor. The Soom Soom bed also fits a crib sized mattress so there is no need to go out and buy a single bed right away.
Our daughter was ecstatic about her new bed. She jumped (“mumped”) on it and laid in it and rolled around. It seemed that she absolutely loved her bed and was excited about it. My husband and I were all happy and brought our daughter downstairs to get a quick bite to eat before bedtime. During her bed night snack, she hit her funny bone and what seemed like was going to be a successful night turned into disaster. She wanted nothing more than to have her sookies (pacifier) and go straight to sleep in her crib. She was completely cranked out. Thankfully, our next door neighbour still had her daughters crib mattress so we were able to have both the crib and toddler bed set up at the same time. Let just say day 1 was unsuccessful.
And,,, so were days 2, 3,4,,, do I need to go on?!? But really, I am reviewing the bed and not the process to getting a child to transition into a toddler bed – two totally different things.
The Stork Craft bed is adorable, it matches the cherry furniture in the room and is just as cute as a button. It was fairly simple for my husband to put together and is perfect for a toddler as it has bed rails and is very close to the ground. I love the bed, and I hope that my daughter will soon as well. In the meantime, I’ve been told that the best way to transition your child is to take away the crib from the room completely. We are almost there, but it truly is hard to let go of that baby item.
Along with Toddler beds, Stork Craft also has all the essential furniture for a new baby, rocking chairs, change tables, dressers, rocking horses, and of course cribs.
Giveaway: One lucky reader is going to receive a Soom Soom Toddler Bed in the colour of their choice
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