Saturday, we rearranged the girls and Asa’s room. It was time for him to move out of the crib and into a regular bed. We normally move them out of the crib around 13-14 months old (Asa’s 16 months old) but we couldn’t figure out what to do with the room.
We don’t want to move Asa upstairs because he’s too little and we don’t want to move the girls to the other extra room downstairs because it’s on the other side of the house. They’re just too young to be that far away.
The big concern for their room was the amount of storage. They have a small closet and we barely have enough room for the clothes for 3 of them much less 4. We needed a way to keep the storage space we already had and make room for a little more.
I found a toddler loft bed that was about 2 feet off the ground which would allow for it to go over the drawers they already had in the room so we ordered it. The Lord knew we were not going to need it because we got an email after Christmas that said that the bed was back ordered until April so we canceled the order.
We had an extra set of bunk beds in the attic but Rob’s mom was using one of the beds in her room. After Rob’s mom passed away, we decided we could use those beds.
Here’s the new set-up:
Looking into the room from the hallway
The bunk beds that we added to the room. Emma is sleeping in the bottom bunk with the top as an extra bed.
The toddler bunk beds: Sarah moved to the top and Asa moved to the bottom
the crib and diaper changing station
The view looking from the closet toward the door.
This set-up allowed us to keep all of the storage that was already in the room. Plus, Rob is going to add another pole under the girls clothes in the closet to make room for Asa and baby boy Shelby’s clothes.
We may or may not keep our crib in there since it makes it bulky. We’re thinking about buying a portable crib instead so that it would take up less space.
Asa sleeping in his new bed during nap time