I cannot believe that next month we are going to be making the big transition and moving little Florence into her own room. In an ideal world I would love to keep her in with us so I could continue to hear her little warm breaths next to me and be so close at hand if and when she needs feeding during the night, but sadly our bedroom just won’t accommodate a large cot bed. The SnuzPod has been one of my top baby products over the past five months and it has been an absolute joy to have Florence sleeping safely right next to me in her bed but sadly she has almost outgrown it now and is definitely ready to move into a larger cot.
When we moved into our house when I was eight months pregnant, we purposely held off decorating Florence’s nursery as we knew she would be in with us to begin with, but now as the time is approaching to transition her to her own room I have started thinking about some nursery inspiration. I have always loved a neutral-themed nursery and would never opt for a predominately pink or blue decor. My inspiration for Florence’s room is a palette of cream and grey with a hint of mint to give it a playful, childlike touch. I love the idea of adding some soft furnishings such as a sheepskin rug and fluffy, cloud cushions (are they not just the cutest?!) and on the wall I really want to hang up some Winnie the Pooh framed quotes as we both grew up reading the A.A. Milne books and I love the imagery and beautiful quotes.
The biggest interior decision was finding the perfect cot for our little one. We wanted to get a cot bed so it could grow with her, transitioning from a cot to a toddler bed, making the journey a little bit easier for her. The Boori Provence Cot Bed is probably one of the most stunning cots I have ever seen and fits in perfectly with the classic, cream decor I have in mind. What’s more, it converts from a cot bed to a toddler bed and then if you buy the additional conversion kit, it can be made into a double bed and child’s sofa. So clever!
I am quite looking forward to being able to use Florence’s Grobags as well once she moves into her cot as they are much safer than having a blanket over her should she wiggle and move about during the night. I just know she is going to look heartbreakingly tiny and small when we pop her in the cot for the first time but I hope she slowly becomes use to it and enjoy her new found space. If anyone has any tips for handling the transition into their own room then please leave me a comment below. I would also love to hear your own personal nursery style and what cot or cot bed you bought for your little one.