Peonie & Me...x

By Renee Christel Rispin x

Monday, 2 March 2015

Three Beds and a little Baby x

Growing up my brother and I have always joked about my stepdad's welcome into the world.  Being 1 of 8 siblings, his bed consisted of a bedroom draw, something which we couldn't imagine ourselves. Images of his little face being closed away with the laundry each night never fails to make me smile. 

Now 50+ years our Little Monkey is truly spoiled in comparison. Not only does our LO have a moses basket and a swinging crib, it also has a cot with matching furniture.  Have we gone too far?

Below is my rationale for three beds for our little baby...

The Moses Basket
A lovely gift from my brother and sister-in-law-to-be, this waffle detail basket is from John Lewis's value range.  To me its traditionally what I imagine a new born to sleep in.  However rather than have it in our room, we are using this as a sleeping nest for daytime.  Rather than having to carry the basket up and down the stairs, our LO has a downstairs base to nap.  Fingers and toes crossed I manage some sofa shut eye too, I will miss my afternoon naps. 


The Swinging Crib
This would be a modern version of the bedroom draw and will sit next to our bed from the babies birth.  Purchased from Mothercare, this white cradle with rocking option is the perfect size for baby and our bedroom. However I admit the Moses basket would have worked just as well, but would the baby outgrow the basket too soon? 

The Cot & Toddler Bed 
As part of the Hayworth bedroom set from Mama's and Papa's, the cot is all set up in the baby room with the matching draws and wardrobe. Thankfully we purchased the bedroom set in the sale and was also lucky to receive an additional staff discount from a lovely family friend.  I'm also going to plug the 2for1 aspect here, I mean it becomes a Toddler bed too (just in case my Husband reads this and decides I have in-fact gone too far with 3 beds). 

So to conclude I probably have a least 1 bed too many, however when baby no2 comes along, I will be much more clued up on its sleeping arrangements.  Now don't get me started on how many sheets these 3 beds need x 
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  1. Our baby has 3 beds too ha ha it sounds funny when you put it like that. My excuse is we live I'm a 3storey house do he has somewhere safe on each floor but who doesn't want to spoil their baby and there are worse ways than beds:) eeeekk exciting xx

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    1. Thank you very much for my first official reply on my blog, just found it and got very excited, haha.

      Yes you are right, there are many other ways to overly spoil your baby. Hopefully I won't regret all the laundry they will create :o) x

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  2. I think ours only had two but I completely get your point about them outgrowing the moses basket too soon. I have lots of friends who have pulled the large cot into their bedroom and then been unable to move! Hope they come soon! #sharefriday

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    1. Thanks for your reply :o)

      The moses basket looks all lovely and traditional sitting in my living room, but you are right, I have so many friends who said they outgrow it too soon. Hopefully the crib lasts a little longer, otherwise it will be 3 in a bed :o) x

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  3. Oh not long to go for you! How exciting. Have you linked up to #MaternityMatters? Do pop over, we'd love to share the journey with you :) x x x

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    1. Its so exciting, but such a weird feeling waiting for the unknown. I will check out #MaternityMatters now, i'm enjoying sharing my journey x

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  4. I loved your post. :) I am about halfway now, 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant. It's great to read posts like this. :)

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  5. Ahh thank you very much and thank you for taking the time out to read it. Is this your first baby? My friends all said "it flies over"...they lied, haha. Enjoy your pregnancy x

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