|Moving over to a big boy bed|
We had a Toy Story themed bed with curtains and bedding to match but that didn't really make his room his own I don't think. Also, due to the size of Max's room we are limited for space and therefore found it awkward to sit next to him to read his bed time stories so they continued in our room, then as he was nodding off we'd carry him over to his room.
After about 6 months of this I figured we needed to make some changes to get him in his room, to get him to want to go in his room and to basically make the room his, and not just a dumping ground for his toys.
|The 'toy room' soon to be a little boy's bedroom!|
So we overhauled it.
We gave it a Spider-man theme and got Max involved with putting his bed together and his curtains up. I decorated his toy boxes and furniture with a Marvel theme and put up Spider-man pictures and so it became 'my Spider-man room'.
We bought him a single size bed - a big boy bed. The main reason for this was so we can sit on the bed with him whilst we read him his stories, we can lay next to him should he have a bad night and should he decide to get in my bed in the middle of the night - I have the option of crawling into his.
Well that worked.
We immediately had Max going into his room for his night time stories and falling asleep in his bed. Whilst I saw this as a big win, I found the mattress we had was extremely uncomfortable and I ended up fidgeting whenever I put him to bed.
I must admit that the first night we got the mattress I may have stayed the night in my boy's bed and I didn't have so much as a niggle of back ache in the morning!
The Dormeo memory mattress has other great qualities as well as giving you a good night's sleep, even for those who change positions throughout the night and sufferers of back problems as its responsive surface maintain the spine in the perfect alignment. It also has air vents for optimum breath-ability for the mattress, anti-static protection against dust and anti-allergic anti-bacterial protection and the whole thing has a cotton cover with carbon fibres.
And whilst the mattress gives an impressive 15 year warranty - it can not guarantee 3 year olds will sleep on it all night. But I take my wins where I can, we have a marvellous bedroom, Spider-man bed with a comfortable mattress that my boy is more then happy to get into at night for his stories.
We'll tackle the getting up in the night another day.
|Moving to a big boy bed|
Disclaimer : Written in collaboration with Dormeo.The above wording is all my own and not influenced over products received.