Harry’s Toddler Room

Summer has come and gone for us! Maxi started kindergarten last week {forgive my sparse posts- I’m still trying to navigate our new schedule!} and the house is a lot quieter. Harry has cried on and off, missing her, saying, “Sissy go school. Go get sissy.” He’s been so sad about it, I tried to negotiate a smile by giving him a milkshake in the carpool line to pick her up. I am filled with regret. Don’t ever do that. My car will never be the same. ha. But as we are all adjusting over here {minus Maxi, she loves it!} I thought I’d share one of my summer home projects on the blog.

Harry started to climb out of his crib right before he turned 2, and I’m one of those moms that likes to rib the bandaid off with the crib. I can either move him now when he doesn’t realize he can crawl out of his bed or move him later when he does. With both kids, I picked to move them at 2. 😉 I took the summer to transfer him to a big boy bed that way, if it was rough for everyone, at least we wouldn’t be on the school schedule. We kept the theme from his nursery and just made it fit for a little boy. His room is actually a bit tricky to place furniture as one wall is a big window, one wall is the door and closet, and so you’re working off two walls in a tiny space. Spacing isn’t perfect, but I want him to have his tent and train table. Real life over perfection- right?!

Peaches’ favorite napping spot in the house is his tent, and my favorite thing about his room is his bed. I took all the summer weekend naps in there with him. We’d fall asleep reading his favorite Noah’s Ark book and I hope he lets me do that for years to come.

I’m so happy with how the space turned out, allowing him room to play, grow, and rest. I’ve linked everything below and if you have any questions, feel free to leave in the comments.

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6 Comments

  1. S.Marie wrote:

    Hi Katey,
    I have been reading your blog for a bit now and this is a first-time comment! I just adore your children’s style! When mine were little, I used the same “English children’s styles”.! Lots of white dresses and “bubble suits” for my son as long as I could get away with it! Just love bubble suits on little boys! The cowboy boots make it “boyish” just enough (I added top sider shoes for the “boyish” as we are by the ocean) The English and Italian baby fashion look is the best! Mine are grown now but I have “hoarded away” many of the outfits! Sorry Marie K! ;-/ Katey (also one of my daughters names!) quick ques .I went back to one of the Thanksgiving posts (yes, already thinking of it!) and saw the Christmas tree in the corner. Just wondering how you incorporate it with the Thanksgiving table.
    PS. What breed is Peaches??

    Published 23 Aug 22Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Sherri! Oh I just love hearing this! I feel the same with little boys. I’m like until he can tell me, “No bubble” I’m putting him in one. I love when babies are babies! Peaches is a maltipoo! I usually just always have my Christmas tree up during Thanksgiving, which I know doesn’t totally flow. 🙁 But I just set my table for Thanksgiving. I hope that helps! Thank you for reading!! xx, Katey

      Published 23 Aug 22Reply
  2. Connie wrote:

    Hi ….such a darling room. I was just wondering what color paint you used. Love it!

    Thank you.

    Connie

    Published 23 Aug 22Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Thank you so much, Connie! I used Sherwin Williams Underseas. 🙂 xx, Katey

      Published 23 Aug 22Reply
  3. Lauren wrote:

    His room looks so good!! I am planning to transition my 2 year old son here soon- how do you do the night time routine with him? Does Harry stay in his bed all night or what do you do when he gets out of his bed? Looking for help to make it a smooth transition ❤️

    Published 23 Aug 22Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Lauren! Paul and I switch off each night. One night I put Harry down, he puts Maxi down. Next night it is opposite. They do dinner, then bath, then storytime in Maxi’s bed, prayers, and then in their own beds. Harry actually likes to watch puppy videos before bed, so we watch videos of my sister’s dog “Teddy.” Which is just hilarious he loves that. Then I lie with him until he’s pretty sleepy and then get out. It’s about 15 minutes. He isn’t fully asleep when I leave, just calm. So far, he doesn’t get out. I hope that helps!

      Published 23 Aug 22Reply