Every mom knows decorating the nursery is one of the most exciting parts of nesting. You’re so eager to make everything just perfect for your new bundle to come. But eventually that tiny little newborn grows into a toy tossing, personality filled toddler who’s room needs an update. Most toddlers no longer need an abundance of pacifiers and are slowing making their way out of diapers. Here are 3 easy changes you can incorporate to convert your little’s nursery to toddler room.
It may be heartbreaking to pack away that beautiful white fur rug but changing the rug makes a huge difference. Now that your toddler has their favorite characters, grab them a play rug to set the opening act of the room. Since Max loves Mickey, Santa snagged a $15 Mickey Mouse play rug at Toys R Us. Its soft and came with a little car for him to drive all around the MM Clubhouse with the gang.
Add to Their Wall Art
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not stripping down the cute wall art I bought for the nursery but instead I’m going to add to it. Max loves turtles, dinos, and monsters so we hit up Etsy to find art pieces. The great thing about Etsy is that you not only have tons of designs and colors to choose from but you also are supporting small businesses by purchasing a piece.
New Furniture Additions
As you all know, I’m huge on purchasing local and USA made products. Brentwood Home uses a combination of organic, non-toxic, and natural materials when creating their products. They design and craft everything with as many local materials as they can in their LA based factory.
When you bought your crib mattress did you prepare for having a newborn and toddler sleep on it? Probably not. Brentwood Home’s Poppy Crib Mattress is the way to go. The Poppy was made with two layers, one firm side for your infant and one soft side for your toddler. So when your converting your nursery to toddler room, all you have to do is flip the mattress. Its that simple. Oh, and don’t worry about messes, the mattress’s waterproof cover is super easy to clean!
Create a Reading Nook
Want to know something else toddler’s love? Bean bag chairs. Brentwood Home’s Lounger is a plush hugging seat made with non-toxic polyurethane and gel memory foam. It doesn’t matter if your toddler can read yet or not. They love to explore and look at books now so why not create a great habit out of it when they’re this young? Its the perfect place for them to snuggle up and read a book or relax while watching their favorite show.
I teamed up with the folks at Brentwood Home for this awesome Baby Bundle giveaway, featuring their Poppy Crib Mattress mentioned above and a Sweet Pea changing mat(my fave!). This bed is the perfect size and feel for growing children, plus it’s made with healthy, natural materials that are safe for you and your home.
Also, you can use the Brentwood Home Coupon code “OURHOME” for 10% off!