I have been meaning to publish Juliette’s room tour since we moved into the house in May but I kept putting it off because of the fact that I knew that it was not 100% finished! I was always changing something or adding a new piece. We decided to transition Juliette to a toddler bed before Dawson arrives. She has attempted to climb out of her crib and I would rather her adjust and get settled now instead of down the road. I don’t want to have to sleep train two babes at once!
I wanted to share her room and links to everything that I can find because I have received so many questions after posting her new room on Instagram!
I am often asked what my inspiration was behind Juliette’s room decor. When I was pregnant with her I knew that I wanted to create a Cinderella nursery. I chose to decorate with soft blue, light pink and white with silver as the accent color. I stuck with the same theme and color scheme as we moved from the condo to our house and as we transitioned her space from a nursery to a toddler room.
I added in touches of Cinderella throughout the room in the decor. She has a pumpkin, a carriage, a clock stuck at midnight, several glass slippers and a few mice friends on her bookshelves. The soft blue and light pink colors were inspired by the two dresses that Cinderella has in the film.
I knew when it was time for Juliette to move to a toddler bed I’d want her to have a Montessori house bed. I think they are adorable and I love that they are on the ground for my peace of mind. My husband naturally wanted to build it himself and that’s just what he did (so I don’t have a link to the bed, obviously 😉) and I absolutely love how it turned out! I sent him a bunch of pictures on Pinterest and told him I wanted it to be gray since all of her furniture is white.
Juliette absolutely loves her reading corner! This was a new addition to her room when we moved into the house. We sit here before naptime and before bedtime and read books together.
Now, I have heard complete horror stories about the transition from a crib to a toddler bed so I mentally prepared myself for the absolute worst. I envisioned Juliette getting out of bed 1,000 times and pounding on the door saying “Mommy!” now that she had this new freedom. Over the past few weeks we have asked her if she wants a big girl bed, if she’s excited for a big girl bed, etc. She would always reply, “yeah!” and when we would show her the bed being built in the garage she would always say “night night” so she knew what was going on.
She watched her Daddy put the bed together in her room and before we could even get the mattress on she was wanting to put her babies and blankets in to snuggle up. When it came to bedtime we did our usual routine so nothing was different – teeth brushed, diaper changed, jammies on, story time and cuddles. I am the one who tucks her in so I asked her to crawl into her princess bed and she did right away. I tucked her in, gave her all of her babies and her pacis (the next thing to go 😒 – she only has them at night) and did my typical goodnight speech. I left the room basically holding my breath. She did call out for me once and that was it. She tossed and turned for a good while and then fell asleep. She slept until 8:00am and then when I went in her room asked me to lay down in her bed with her. Now, I know it was just one night thus far but I am super proud of her and I hope our nights continue this way!
Naptime. I was far more worried about naptime in her new bed then I was about bedtime because she has never been a good napper. Sometimes she will nap for 45 minutes, sometimes she will nap for two hours, sometimes she will refuse to nap altogether. When it came time to put her down for her nap at 1:00pm we did our usual naptime routine, I tucked her in tight and I left the room. Immediately she started calling for me and crying. I gave it a few minutes and then I went in there and tucked her back in – and then repeated several more times. I just kept tucking her in and giving her my goodnight speech over and over. After the 5th time when I left the room she wasn’t crying but she did get out of her bed a few times and went back and forth into her teepee. It took her one hour but she did end up falling asleep. I will take it! I knew that naps would definitely be more of a challenge and it may take some time for her to learn.
As far as safety goes, we made sure that all of her bookshelves are securely mounted to the walls. I removed the bottom shelf on the bookshelf just for my piece of mind, although she has never tried to climb any of her shelves. I took out the basket of toys in her room just to ease temptation but I will put them back in when she has been in her bed for a while. And as I’ve mentioned numerous times I am a huge fan of our Lollipop Baby Monitor. It really makes me relax knowing that I can see her 24/7 and it will alert me if she makes a noise AND it will notify me if she gets out of bed with the camera’s detection feature.
I cannot believe that my girl is now in a toddler bed and I am so extremely proud of her! I hope this helps answer the many questions that I have been receiving and that it gives you some inspiration – and maybe hope if you’re moving your babe out of their crib!