Piper never really took to sleeping in her crib very well and tended to wake up more during the night when I put her in there. Co-sleeping worked better for us anyway since she wakes to nurse. While I was changing things up for Salem, I figured I should do the same for Piper. During my research, I read a bunch about Montessori beds for babies, which are the same as they are for toddlers/preschoolers. Many people stated that their babies even slept better once they were on a floor mattress rather than in a crib. We decided it was worth a shot and upgraded Piper's area in our room.
|I should learn to take before photos so these changes would seem more dramatic|
The mobile I made for Pipes before she was born still works with the new bed and I scored a super cute sheet set for $4.60 on clearance at Target. That's thrift store pricing right there! I love that if she rolls off the mattress, she can't get hurt. Since our dear babe will be crawling about soon, I added some books and toys (which I found when organizing Salem's room) to the area to hopefully entertain her. I have an idea for baby safe wall decor, which I will add at her level soon.
|Piper's vantage point|
|We swapped beds so I could see what she sees|
|Reading to his sister|
All in all, I think the room upgrades for the kids are going to work out. It will be interesting to watch them grow in their new environments.