We’ve been talking about it for weeks but on Tuesday we finally bit the bullet and ordered a bed for L. Poor L has the box room so we had to do a lot of searching and measuring to find something that would still give her some space to play and be able to keep the already limited storage we had in there.

We finally settled on the Christopher Treehouse bed from Noa & Nani.

Noa and Nani Christopher Treehouse Bed
Noa and Nani Christopher Treehouse Bed £399

They do a version of this bed that’s the height of a normal bed and we did toy with getting that as it would certainly be safer in terms of her falling out, but then her whole room would just be a bed with no room to play which would mean having to replace it again in a few years. Instead, we decided to go with the mid sleeper and place a mattress underneath for her to sleep on for now until she is used to it and can get up and down the ladder safely on her own. Once she can do that the underneath will be a fantastic play space for her.

The bed arrived yesterday and we (mainly hubby) put it up straight away. I can’t say that I’m blown away by the quality as it’s made from a very soft wood that marks and damages easily, in fact one of the front panels arrived with chipped paint, a couple of scratches and a small dent, but I contacted the company and they have already sent out a replacement panel which should be here tomorrow so I certainly can’t fault the customer service. Also, we looked at similar beds and they were double and sometimes triple this price (way out of our price range) and would take 4-6 weeks for delivery (we got this on next day delivery) so I’m happy with it.

As you can see from the pic below not only is L delighted with her new bed but M thinks its pretty cool too and at the end of the day that’s what matters.

We were a bit worried about how the first night would go and there were a few tears when she wanted to get into the top and not underneath. After a bit of settling (and putting her back in about four times) she finally fell asleep about 8:15 (she went up at 7pm). We were sure that she would wake again in the night or get up extremely early but we didn’t hear a peep again till I got her up at 7am! I’m actually in amazement about how well it went.

This morning once M was at school she wanted to play in there and we moved the rest of her toys back in and made the top bunk a bit more fun (finally got to lay out the blanket I made her when I was still pregnant) and she is absolutely loving her new room. We still need to decorate and get her some nice bedding but I wanted to wait till the bed was in so we could work out where to place some wall stickers. I’m thinking of a big tree on the wall behind the bed and possibly some woodland animals around the room, or butterflies, or fairies. To be honest there are so many amazing wall stickers I’m completely spoilt for choice. I’m also toying with the idea of some glow in the dark stars to put on the slats underneath.

As I’m typing this L is back in there having her afternoon nap. She did play for a good 45 minutes and I did have to get her off the top bunk at one point but all has been quiet for a good 30 minutes now. I had a feeling this would spell the end of the afternoon nap altogether (M had stopped his completely by this age so I know we are working on borrowed time really) but maybe not.

Overall it has been a complete success and seeing how much she loves her new bed melts my heart.

How did you find the move from cot to bed, or are you yet to experience it?

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60 thoughts on “Transition From Cot To Bed: We Survived Night One

  1. Wow that is an awesome use of space! Love the bed totally. Goes to show it to my partner… #pocolo
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    Posted on 4 November, 2016 at 7:51 pm
    1. Thank you, she’s so happy with it and has just gone down tonight without any fuss whatsoever so it’s a big hit x

      Posted on 4 November, 2016 at 9:12 pm
  2. Oh my goodness I love this bed! We are moving Holly to a bed in the new year, I just need to convince my husband that we need this bed x #picknmix
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    Posted on 4 November, 2016 at 10:41 pm
    1. Ha ha, you’d certainly have one very happy little girl x

      Posted on 5 November, 2016 at 6:43 am
  3. That bed looks amazing! So many houses have a small 3rd bedroom don’t they, so you have to be inventive. We have a two bed flat with two littles, so may have to do bunk beds at some point, unless we move!

    She looks so proud to be in her big girl bed and well done on making the transition. Our daughter’s just gone two and we toyed with the idea of a bed when her brother arrived, to free up the cot for him. In the end we decided she was too young (18m at the time) so we wanted her to be a ‘contained’ (not restrained, you understand LOL!) for a while longer. We went for a cot bed in the end knowing it, too, can go to her brother at some point.

    In love your choice, you’ve been clever to think ahead and it sounds like she’s sticking to the rules of ground floor which is a good sign for things to come. As everything with toddlers, give an inch and they take a mile, so well done with managing the transition.

    Thanks so much for sharing your story and review. One for me to bear in line for the future! All the best, Ruth #sharingthebloglove

    Posted on 4 November, 2016 at 10:58 pm
    1. Cot beds are a great option, if you have the room they can be turned into mini sofas/day beds when you no longer need them for sleeping too. We nearly went for bunk beds, thinking she could have the bottom for now then move to the top and have underneath as a day bed but this seemed a better option for us. I can tell you while looking though that there are some amazing bunk beds out there! Good luck when the time comes. X

      Posted on 5 November, 2016 at 6:48 am
  4. That bed is so cute and what a clever space saver! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x
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    Posted on 5 November, 2016 at 12:03 am
    1. Thank you, she’s certainly very happy with it x

      Posted on 5 November, 2016 at 6:53 am
  5. We transistiond max to a bed when he was 18 months just before the new baby arrived. He got on well with it and we didnt bother with a guard. At first i would lways fund him asleep on the floor but now he stays in the bed.

    Posted on 6 November, 2016 at 7:42 am
    1. Great that you got him moved over before the baby arrived and that he made the move so well. We didn’t use a bed guard with our oldest either, just a few cushions on the floor x

      Posted on 6 November, 2016 at 7:48 am
  6. Ah, she looks so pleased with it. And it’s a gorgeous looking bed too. I bet there was a big phew from you and the hubby. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

    Posted on 6 November, 2016 at 7:03 pm
    1. Thank you, yes definitely glad it’s been such a big hit x

      Posted on 6 November, 2016 at 7:05 pm
  7. This looks beautiful! To be fair, if I had one of these, I reckon I’d be too excited to go to sleep on the first night! #KCACOLS

    Posted on 7 November, 2016 at 12:57 pm
    1. Thank you, I know what you mean, I’m a bit jealous x

      Posted on 7 November, 2016 at 3:21 pm
  8. Wow, this bed looks amazing. Even I would like one of them! My little one (nearly three) still sleeps in with me but I’m thinking when he moves out I might need to get him an exciting bed like this one to entice him into it! #KCACOLS

    Posted on 7 November, 2016 at 1:18 pm
    1. Thank you. There are so many amazing beds these days, if you have the room there are even ones with slides!

      Posted on 7 November, 2016 at 3:24 pm
  9. This is a great bed! I bet she’ll enjoy it for years to come! #pocolo
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    Posted on 7 November, 2016 at 5:41 pm
    1. Thank you, that’s the hope!

      Posted on 7 November, 2016 at 6:08 pm
  10. This bed looks epic, I love it! It’s a great idea to get her to sleep on floor till she’s ready to be up top. We transitioned slowly by taking the side off the cot, looking to get some proper bunk beds soon! Thanks for linking up with us at #FabFridayPost and I hope you continue to get those good nights sleep!

    Posted on 7 November, 2016 at 9:48 pm
    1. Thank you, it’s gone great so far, she’s loving it x

      Posted on 7 November, 2016 at 9:58 pm
  11. What a gorgeous bed, how old is your little girl? We are going to be going through this in about 2-3 months time when our daughter is 2. Eek.

    Posted on 7 November, 2016 at 10:16 pm
    1. Thank you. She was 2 at the start of August. Hope it goes as well for you when the time comes x

      Posted on 8 November, 2016 at 7:25 am
  12. Wow! Nevermind the kids – this is my dream bedroom! lol! I think my kids would love it too. Such lucky kids. I love how they are in love with the brand bedroom. Awesome! Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost xx

    Posted on 8 November, 2016 at 2:35 pm
    1. It is pretty cool, just need to get my finger out and decorate it now!

      Posted on 8 November, 2016 at 4:27 pm
  13. What a fabulous bed, my little ones would be very envious. A great idea to use the top as a playden until she’s old enough to sleep up there. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo
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    Posted on 9 November, 2016 at 5:35 pm
    1. Thank you. It’s certainly been a very big hit so far x

      Posted on 9 November, 2016 at 5:56 pm
  14. Wow I love the bed! Amelia is 19 months so it won’t be long until she’s in a big girl bed. I’ve been searching around for the perfect one and I found one just like this that I love but it’s far too much money the one I found so hopefully we will find a similar one a lot cheaper! #PicknMix

    Posted on 10 November, 2016 at 3:12 pm
    1. It’s amazing how much they can cost. I’d been eyeing up the more expensive ones too knowing that I could never justify it. But then I spotted this one, although not cheap, it’s a third of the cost of the others so I had to have it. You might find some good deals in the new year sales x

      Posted on 10 November, 2016 at 5:43 pm
  15. It’s a really lovely bed! And the fact it’s white also means it doesn’t dominate or darken the room. I love that you’ve put the mattress underneath for now. How old is your little one? I still don’t know what age to even start considering moving my daughter! Hope it all continues to go well x #FamilyFun
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    Posted on 10 November, 2016 at 4:45 pm
    1. Thank you. She was 2 at the start of August. I think we moved my son before he was 2 but we just knew he was ready. I think any age between 18months and 3yrs is fine, you just have to gauge yourself when you think she’s ready (and you’re ready). It’s been almost a week now since I wrote this and we’ve had no problems at all, she loves her new bed x

      Posted on 10 November, 2016 at 5:56 pm
  16. I am so freaking jealous of you right now.

    Can I ship the twins off for some Burnished Training please and thank you.

    Love that bed!

    #momsterlink
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    Posted on 10 November, 2016 at 9:55 pm
    1. Ha ha, I’ve been incredibly lucky on the sleep front but believe me she can be positively feral during the day so I’m not sure I’d improve matters! The cool bed has definitely been a help x

      Posted on 10 November, 2016 at 10:00 pm
  17. The bed is so adorable!!! #momsterslink
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    Posted on 11 November, 2016 at 12:00 am
    1. Thank you, I am a bit jealous x

      Posted on 11 November, 2016 at 8:17 am
  18. This is the coolest bed ever! I would have loved it as a child. Hope you have continued success in the big girl bed. I wonder if they have them in Canada….

    Posted on 11 November, 2016 at 2:02 am
    1. Me too, I’m a bit jealous!

      Posted on 11 November, 2016 at 8:18 am
  19. Wow that is a gorgeous bed – what a lucky girl. Glad she is enjoying her new sleeping quarters #eatsleepblogrt

    Posted on 12 November, 2016 at 7:35 pm
    1. She certainly is, and loving it x

      Posted on 12 November, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  20. We love noa and nani, we got Alfie’s bed from there too and he adores his. I love the bed you chose! We found that the transition went really well and having a bed like this helped I think! Thanks for linking up lovely #bestandworst
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    Posted on 12 November, 2016 at 8:28 pm
    1. Thank you. I’d never heard of them before but instantly fell in love with all of their beds, glad your transition went well too, the cool bed definitely helps x

      Posted on 12 November, 2016 at 8:43 pm
  21. That’s a great bed and a great idea for maximising space! What a relief it went well! My eldest is just over two so still in the confines of a cot which I am happy with although lately is has been crossing my mind as to whether I should take one of the sides of and start introducing then bed… just the thought of her being able to get out scares me lol. Anyway I’m pleased it went well and that’s fab that you got a replacement panel so quickly! Thanks for sharing at #familyfun
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    Posted on 13 November, 2016 at 9:11 am
    1. Thank you. I was really worried about doing away with the cot and her getting out of bed at all hours but thankfully she’s just carried on as normal. Good luck when you decide to take the plunge x

      Posted on 13 November, 2016 at 10:05 am
  22. Calling back from #familyfun! I’m still impressed with the bed and yet to speak to Mr about getting one too!! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun
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    Posted on 13 November, 2016 at 6:30 pm
    1. Thank you, hope you can persuade him x

      Posted on 14 November, 2016 at 6:40 am
  23. That is one super cool bed! We were really lucky with Monkey he settled really well and easily. I’m not sure we are going to be so lucky with our second!! Stopping by from #MarvMondays
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    Posted on 13 November, 2016 at 8:06 pm
    1. Thank you. I felt certain after being so lucky with our first that the second would be a nightmare (she generally gets up to way more trouble than he ever did) but it’s actually been plain sailing so far, fingers crossed it lasts x

      Posted on 14 November, 2016 at 6:47 am
  24. That bed is definitely a special one. It’s lovely to see it placed in a normal bedroom setting to see how it fits and somehow adds space too. Your little one looks so pleased with it. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam
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    Posted on 14 November, 2016 at 1:04 pm
    1. Thank you, it’s a tiny room but really works well and she loves it which is what counts x

      Posted on 14 November, 2016 at 2:56 pm
  25. When my girls were sharing a room we bought them the playhouse bunk beds (I never had any problems with transitioning any of my kids) but what I did have a problem with was MAKING THE TOP BUNK! Pain in the arse! Once our oldest moved out we put the girls in their own rooms and now the top bunk is only used if we have guests and my son gives up his bed for guests. Love your decor though so cute! Thanks for linking up with #momsterslink :))
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    Posted on 15 November, 2016 at 5:38 pm
    1. Ha ha, yes my son has a cabin bed with a dart and desk underneath. I realised my mistake the day I tried to make the bed. I very nearly didn’t go for this option for my daughters room for that very reason but any other option meant losing most of the room. As soon as they’re old enough they’ll be making their own!

      Posted on 15 November, 2016 at 6:52 pm
  26. Oh I love the bed, I think my daughter would have loved that when she was younger. We had a cot bed and when she finally went to a full size single bed she loved it, then hated and from 3 to 9 she went through so many different beds. I’m glad this worked for you and she looks so cute and happy with it.
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
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    Posted on 18 November, 2016 at 11:25 am
    1. Ha ha, kids are nothing if not fickle!

      Posted on 18 November, 2016 at 2:37 pm
  27. OMG, I absolutely love this bed! What a fab idea! I was actually in the search of new ideas for my girl’s bedroom and didn’t know what to do to make them feel happy to stay in their bedroom and I think this could be it! Thanks for the inspiration. I will have a look! And so happy to hear that overall it has been a great success! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, x
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    Posted on 19 November, 2016 at 8:41 am
    1. Thank you. Two weeks in and she still loves it and we’ve had no problems with her adjusting at all. They’re are so many amazing beds out there now x

      Posted on 19 November, 2016 at 12:04 pm
  28. aw so pleased its going well! it was a nightmare for us at first. I blogged about what helped though. loving this bed – ive seen them before and they look amazing. shame the wood is a bit soft though as I can imagine my boy would hammer it and end up damaging it! #KCACOLS
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    Posted on 19 November, 2016 at 9:18 am
    1. Thank you. Yes, the softness may prove a problem in a few years but she’s not damaged it yet … touch wood x

      Posted on 19 November, 2016 at 12:07 pm
  29. Amazing bed, I want one for myself! We haven’t attempted the cot-to-bed transition yet and SB is two and a half. I’m putting it off big time haha! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday x

    Posted on 19 November, 2016 at 9:45 am
    1. I was really putting it off too till she was ill and I was up all night putting her in and out of the cot and I figured if she was in a bed I could have laid down with her (she just plays if we take her in our bed). Plus I wanted to do it while the hubby was home (he works away ten weeks at a time) in case I needed back up! Good luck when you do go for it x

      Posted on 19 November, 2016 at 12:13 pm
  30. Wow! That bed looks amazing! No wonder they were both so happy. The cot-bed transition is pretty huge, sin’t it? Our eldest had them both in his room for a good six months before he skipped to the bed permanently after a holiday with bunk beds.

    Posted on 22 January, 2017 at 10:15 pm
    1. Thank you. I can’t believe how easy it was, the gorgeous bed definitely helped x

      Posted on 26 January, 2017 at 4:53 pm