Matilda decided that she was going to grow up quickly and started climbing out of her crib last week (kids these days!). That put us in panic mode to get her room toddler-proofed so that I’m not scrambling every time I hear the telltale thunk. It also has me starting to think about what I’ll do with the room when we transition her to a bed. Matilda’s nursery has been my favorite from day one and I’m all mushy over my baby growing up and moving on from a baby’s room to a toddler’s room.
If you remember Matilda’s Nursery in its original form, you’ll notice that we moved the crib. She had managed to pull down the butterfly mobile, so I moved the crib to clean it all up, but then decided to keep the crib where I had moved it to against the wall.
We took down the big, clunky closet doors and moved the dresser inside. Scott bolted the dresser to the wall (if you don’t do any other baby/toddler-proofing, do that!! I am passionate about bolting kids’ furniture to the wall). There was enough room to put some stuffed animals for a little nook. I need to clean it up a bit. I’m thinking a long valance so that the top os concealed, but the bottom is open. We are also very aware of our ugly trim. We have painted some of it (like in the dining room), but we’re thinking that we’re now going to wait a couple of years and just replace all of it. It was poorly installed in the first place and we think it will be better in the long run to replace everything. So, for now, we’re just dealing with it. The same goes for the windows.
My favorite wall unit is in the same place. It will probably stay there forever. We bolted it, too. While we’re pretty sure it’s too heavy for her to pull down, she’s a complete monkey and I’d rather be safe than sorry.
We rearranged a few of the pieces on the wall to make room for more and to compensate for the dresser being moved.
I’m slowly starting to look at beds and bedding. I’m not ready to pull her out of the crib yet, but I’m comfortable with how Matilda’s Updated Nursery has come together and it’s helping my mama heart make the transition to a big girl room.