From Cot to Bed

We're in the process of re-creating Bubbles' room! From a baby's to a little girl's.

I really wanted to take 'before' photos of the room, but when I stepped out of the shower, Roboman had already half-dismantled the cot! Bubbles hasn't been sleeping in it for months, preferring to sleep on a mattress on the floor.

Her bed now looks like this!

The thing is, we own 2 very thick mattresses. One's slightly thicker than the other, let's call him Mr 9-inch. We had it all planned out when we went bed shopping. We wanted to make sure that one of the mattresses would fit under the bed, just so that there would be more space in the room. Therefore, each bed was inspected to see how much space there was under. We eventually chose one that would just fit Mr 8-inch under it, and were happy. Apparently there aren't any ready-made beds that come any higher off the ground.

Unfortunately we totally forgot that the mattress ON the bed had to be thin enough so that the Bubs will not roll off! We thought the railings would be sufficient and didn't think much about it. As a result, we ended up with the the situation you see in the photo above.

Mr 9-inch on the bed = almost no railing height left at all. ie. Bubbles could roll off!

Mr 8-inch on the bed = Mr 9-inch should go under bed but he can't fit in there!

Looks like we're going to have to buy a thinner mattress to place on the bed and give away the ultra-thick one! This kinds of slows down my room re-do plans a bit. But that's alright I guess :)


mc said...

hehehe, i enjoyed the double "entendres"... i hope it was meant and not just my dirty mind!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

!!!!!!!! you made me re-read my post like 10 times! NOTHING of that sort was intended babe. ROFL! Now if just one more person says the same I'm going to edit this post =P

Miss Leney said...

woooo! how exciting! i'm in the midst of doing up the nursery as well and i know how fustrating it can be when things dont fit (ie mattress) but then again the whole process is still quite fun. I'm sure Bubbles room will turn out very cool! x

Anya & Arielle's mom said...

Erm... Corsage, I re-read "Mr. 9-inch" three times and found myself sniggering. :P

I'm redo-ing Anya's room too! She is gonna move to the old study which she will co-share with Mini bun. Hopefully, she will adapt to the big girl's bed.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Yes it can be really fun to do. I just wish we had an empty room to do up instead of one with an ugly built-in wardrobe in it! Practicality took over and we kept it because it is of a very good quality and in perfect condition! I'll just need to exercise some creativity in making it nicer ;) Look forward to seeing your nursery!

Anya's Mom:
Ack, you read it that way too? =P I had no idea! *runs and hides in embarrassment* Are you getting an adult-sized bed for Anya too? Your previous study looked fab, am sure the new room's going to be as well!

Anya & Arielle's mom said...

HAha! Blame it on my corrupted mind!

Oh we bought an Ikea's children bed for her which we reckon can last till lower primary age. The new bed is in already, except that we decided to install a ceiling fan at the last minute, so we haven't move her into the new room yet. Will post pics once she is officially in. :)

celcilia_tjioe said...

Corsage, I have to say that I've been distracted as well... with the "Mr. 9 inch..." LOL..
Anyway, I love the color of the bed sheet, wat a cozy room Bubbles get there!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Anya's mom:
ooh that's fun! I love Ikea's kids beds actually. Unfortunately Bubbles seems to prefer lots of space and we already had these single mattresses so we thought we'd just go with an adult sized bed!

hee. I love the red too! Might be a tad to bright but I like it. haha. We're going to get storage for books and toys. Currently they're all either in boxes or sprawled on the floor!

mirrror said...

How about adding some height to your bedframe? That's what my sis did when she inherited my single matteress. She added blocks (stable ones) to the four legs of the frame so that the matteress can be stored beneath.