Today Ted had his last nap in his cot-bed.
We made the decision to change his cot into a bed a couple of weeks ago and ordered new bedding and decor to make it special. We had today planned because we’d both be here and it was after my birthday weekend so he wouldn’t be over-excited from seeing his cousins. It turned out to be good timing because yesterday afternoon he threw himself out of his cot head-first. I had been hoping to escape that particular rite of passage.
We decided on a Toy Story theme and in part I suspect this was unconsciously based on how difficult it is to find Toy Story merchandise in any of the shops at the moment. I mean, we wouldn’t want to make this too easy.
We ordered the bedding from Amazon as you can get a duvet, pillow, duvet cover and pillow case for a toddler bed as a set and it saved me remembering to buy the right sizes. The sheet is just a starry one from Asda. The canvas picture above his bed was a car boot sale bargain and the stickers over his headboard were a hook-a-duck prize from Skegness.
He enjoyed showing Buzz his new Toy Story poster and pointing to the characters. He kept spotting new things and running around from one to the next. I was a little worried he’d be too excited to sleep but also hopeful that he’d wear himself out.
He finally started looking tired and grabbed his faithful old friend, Freddie, so I sat by his bed and read him a story. Looking back, I’m not sure One Ted Fell Out Of Bed was the best choice but we’ll see…
Remember the stickers from over his headboard? Well, I’m glad they were a prize from hook-a-duck as they didn’t last long. They’re now stuck to his wardrobe door in pieces. But when I left he was curled up on top of his bed with Buzz and Freddie, quietly sucking his dummy.
Since then I’ve been up twice to put him back to bed after he’s shaken his door-gate whilst crying, but he’s gone back fine both times. He just seems confused. I would have preferred to be able to use the bed guard we bought but the weight of his mattress isn’t enough to make it safe. Fingers crossed it won’t matter…