A big girls room.

img_8342Considering Ava was my first baby I have had no idea what ages they are supposed to transition into big girl beds or drop bottles or learn to talk – I have googled almost everything!

We had an inkling that perhaps Ava was getting a little too big for cot converted to small bed before we left for the U.S. last year- we would find her half hanging out of the bed some mornings. She was also getting into the habit of coming into our bed a lot earlier than her normal 5/6am. We didn’t think to change her over to a single bed beforehand though as we weren’t sure if she was big enough- was it normal for a 2 year old to need a single bed already? She is so little…

When we got back after our trip we put her to bed as per usual but was woken up at about 11pm to her crying inconsolably- she had fallen out of the bed! The same thing happened the next night- Greg and I looked at each other and new it was time to transition her to a big girl bed!

I had been scouring Facebook Marketplace while we were overseas waiting for a white metal frame bed to appear at a bit cheaper than Ikea’s price of $200- and so on Monday morning a bed came up and I pounced! Come to find out the bed was for sale from a little girl (this was her old bed) because she wanted to buy an ipad! I felt so bad that I was buying her old bed for such a discounted price.. haha.. When she found out that the bed was going to be Ava’s first bed she included some of her old favourite books for Ava- it was the sweetest thing!

We set her up in her big girl bed a few months ago and she has been loving it!

Our little girl is not so little anymore!

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Sources for mostly everything here!

Faux Sheepskin – Ikea | White Frame – Kmart  |  Colourful pom pom bunting- Adairs (similar linked here)  |  Flowers- House 2 Home (they don’t have their items listed online. You can visit their website here) |  Wall Dots – 100percentheart  |  I love you forever print – Caravan Shoppe  |  Bed – Ikea (similar linked here)  |  Quilt Cover Set – Pillow Talk  |  Swan head – Target  |  Fairy doll – Adairs  |  Pink throw pillows– Ikea  |  Jewellery Box – Pottery Barn

I’ll have a DIY for the dollhouse coming next week!

Toddler Girls Bedroom

636641579804348075_Afterlight_EditI knew I wanted to move Ava’s room around to make it a bit more of a toddler girls room not a nursery. I also didn’t want to purchase anything additional because the room is quite small.

One main change we could make was that the chest of draws had the change mat on top which was the focus of the room up until recently- we tend to change her standing on the floor now (she is way too heavy to lift anymore!)

With a little re-shuffling I think we’ve managed to change this room into a great toddler room! Sources for mostly everything below!

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Sources for most things:

Ikea- Faux Sheepskin (one on the top of the chest of draws and one in the tent), Chest of Drawers, Cot

Freedom Furniture- Jute Rug

Adairs- Pink Canopy and Colourful pom pom bunting (similar linked here)

House2Home- Flowers (on window) and wall. They don’t have their items listed online. You can visit their website here.

100percentheart- Wall Dots

Caravan Shoppe- I love you forever print

Two Brushes DesignsYou are fearfully and wonderfully made print

Pottery Barn Kids- Pink Ballerina Jewellery Box

Kmart- Peach Tent and White Frame (I love you forever print)

H&M- Hanging Dress (Similar one here). I bought this one for $15 on the sale rack a few weeks ago at my local H&M.

Big W– Wooden Garment House Rack- I don’t think this is available anymore. Kmart have a similar one (here)

Target (U.S.A)Swan Head