For Christmas, Seth's mom (Nanny) got Mason a new bed. I picked out this bed (the twin version in espresso) with the drawers for storage underneath. She had it sitting in her living room for ages before we finally had a free weekend to take apart his crib and to build his big boy bed (that and the mattress was on backorder so we were also waiting for that to come in before we transitioned him). That weekend finally came about a month ago (back in January) and we were finally able to transition Mason from his toddler bed to his big boy twin bed.
To say Mason LOVES his new bed would be an understatement. He LOOOOOOVES it. As you can tell from the picture below, he was SO excited about it from minute one.
Originally I had no idea what kind of sheets I wanted to get him. Since he doesn't really talk, he doesn't really express any particular interest in one thing or another so I knew asking him what he wanted was going to be no help. I had been searching online and had seen some cars sheets or all things automotive sheets that I had been leaning towards, but I wasn't sold.
So, when I came across these ADORABLE dinosaur sheets on sale the weekend after Christmas at Pottery Barn Kids, I knew these were it. Mason's been really excited about wearing his shirt with the dinosaurs on it so I knew he would be over the moon for these dinosaur sheets. I also picked up this quilt and this pillow sham. And Nanny picked up the decorative pillows (dinosaur / awesome) for the bed as well.
Seth and his mom ordered the mattress from Sears the weekend after Christmas as well and it arrived in the very beginning of January. I'm not totally sure what the brand is, but it's basically just your standard twin mattress.
We also picked up a side rail from Babies R Us to make sure that he doesn't fall out of bed. He is a pretty crazy sleeper and now that his bed is significantly higher up from the ground than his crib was, I was worried about him falling out of bed in the middle of the night and hurting himself. I've checked on him on the monitor and found him full on sleeping against the rail, so I'd say adding that to the bed was a good choice. It has already saved him from falling out of bed on more than one occasion.
Out of everything, I think Mason was the most excited about helping Daddy build his bed...
... and I'm most excited about the fact that we can both fit on the bed together and I can read him books. I mean, have you ever tried to fit in a crib (turned toddler bed) with your child? It is pretty much impossible. And though it hasn't happened yet, should the occasion arise, I would now be able to sleep in the bed with him over night (to comfort him) instead of having to sleep on the floor.
So, overall, everyone is loving this new milestone. While it officially means that my baby is no longer a baby, I'd say this transition has been one of the best! Thankfully he took to it well and has been excited to sleep in his new bed ever since!
I tried to link to all the items we got for his bed, but if you have any questions about where I got anything, just leave a comment below!