Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Rosie is growing, it's a fact. She is fitting comfortably in her toddler bed that we bought her 2.5 years ago, but she's past five now and if she streches and points her toes? Well, she's gone past the margins of that bed.

For the past week or two, I've idly been checking craigslist and asking friends if they have extra twin-size beds. I was even quite disappointed that a very pretty set sold before I could put a bid in. I investigated new furniture and was freaking out about how expensive it is, plus the delivery costs and the wait.

It wasn't until today, when I was about to schedule a pickup for a used IKEA set an hour away on craigslist that AJS suggested that we just borrow his old bed from his mom's.

"What?" I said, "I don't think so, it's a full-size and we need a twin." And the words full-size knocked around in my head for a good 30 minutes before a connection was made.

Rosie's pretty little toddler bed? That's just the right style and color for her room? It CONVERTS to a full-size bed. All I need to buy is the hardware + mattress set.

You don't know how relieved I am; this little task was taking up way too much irrelevant-worry time in my psyche. I really am not a fan of shopping, especially for big ticket/long term items like furniture. The full size is much, much bigger than the toddler, so we'll have to totally reconfigure her room. (Sensing much unhappiness afoot.)

Bonus: I think Dash's bed converts, too! (And his room is even smaller.)


  1. Gosh we hardly use the Rosalie Bed

  2. Big ticket items are hard to swallow. We finally broke down and bought A and Em a bunk bed from Ikea. With going-on 4 kids and only a 3 bedroom house, it was inevitable. We are definitely buying a convertible bed for the baby when it arrives. Does Rosie's convert to a real full-size or just a twin? We def. will not be able to fit a full size in their room!

  3. Rosie's toddler bed does covert to a real full-size with a 54"-width mattress (twin is 37"). I kind of mapped out the big-bed area for her in her room yesterday and she seemed excited! She also fell out of her bed last night; lack of space?


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