Thank you for all the well wishes with baby Wynn’s arrival! We’re trying to soak up every second of these newborn days since we now know from experience just how quickly they’re gone.
When we moved to New York City and found our current two-bedroom apartment, we knew Sally and her new little sister would be sharing a room. And that meant transitioning Sally out of a crib and into a bed. But what kind of bed? Toddler or twin? She’s only two, so we wondered whether a twin bed was even an option at her age. On the flip side, we didn’t want to get her a toddler bed and then have to turn around and get her a bigger bed just a few years later. We heard pros and cons of each from other parents (including some of you!), but ultimately we decided a twin bed would be the best option for us. Here were a few of the deciding factors:
- We found a twin bed frame that was low to the ground like a toddler bed.
- The twin bed could double as a guest bed for visitors.
- We could buy one bed that would last Sally for the foreseeable future.
- We had enough space for a twin bed.
- We wouldn’t have to worry about storing a toddler bed when Sally grew out of it.
- A twin bed would provide an extra sitting area for reading books or being together as a family in Sally’s room.
If we could minimize the number of purchases we’d have to make in the future and still give Sally a bed that fit her needs, we were all in. And a twin bed seemed to do just that. We were able to work with our friends at Tuft & Needle on this project, which was perfect since we love just about everything about their company: American-made mattresses that are both high quality and reasonably priced. Plus, they’re the highest-rated mattress on Amazon and they offer a 100-night trial (!) and 10-year warranty. Since Johnny and I also sleep on a Tuft & Needle mattress, we can say from a year’s worth of sleeping experience that they also make for an extremely comfy night’s sleep.
Every Tuft & Needle mattress is delivered to your door within 7 days, and we were pretty thrilled when this box arrived on our doorstep. Next came opening it and putting a big-girl bed together for Sally.
We’re still letting Sally sleep in her crib until it’s time for Wynn to move out of our room. And we plan to add a little guard rail for Sally until she gets used to being in a big bed. We’re already prepping her and calling it “Sally’s big-girl bed.”
Now here’s the good part! In honor of Wynn making her debut, Tuft & Needle is giving away a twin mattress to one of you! If you’re looking to transition your toddler out of the crib and into a twin bed, here’s the perfect excuse to get it done.
The giveaway is for contiguous US residents only, and it closes Sunday at midnight ET. Good luck!
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*Heads Up/Disclosure: Tuft & Needle was kind enough to provide the mattress, but we weren’t compensated to do this post. All opinions came straight from our own noggins, not some robot’s.