What does your baby/kid furniture look like?

Now I'm thinking about giving my son's bed to my 3 year-old and getting him a bed with a trundle (for sleepovers or for his little sis to camp out with him). I'm going to stick with the natural wood furniture, that way I don't have to replace any of the furniture I have now.
Originally Posted by medussa
Wait, who is in the blue room with the yellow curtains (first picture)?

You'll eventually have to phase out the cribs and changing tables, etc. so you'll eventally have to replace some of it anyway, right?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
My 3 year-old is in there by herself, right now. The crib converts into a toddler bed. I need the crib for the baby, as I will be moving her in there with her big sis. That changing table is also a dresser, so I had no plans to get rid of it. I was just going to stick it in my son's room.
Now I'm thinking about giving my son's bed to my 3 year-old and getting him a bed with a trundle (for sleepovers or for his little sis to camp out with him). I'm going to stick with the natural wood furniture, that way I don't have to replace any of the furniture I have now.
Originally Posted by medussa
Wait, who is in the blue room with the yellow curtains (first picture)?

You'll eventually have to phase out the cribs and changing tables, etc. so you'll eventally have to replace some of it anyway, right?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
My 3 year-old is in there by herself, right now. The crib converts into a toddler bed. I need the crib for the baby, as I will be moving her in there with her big sis. That changing table is also a dresser, so I had no plans to get rid of it. I was just going to stick it in my son's room.
Originally Posted by medussa
Oh, I see what you're saying. After the little baby is a toddler, how many bedrooms will be used by your kids? Two or three?

Is your natural furniture unfinished? You could always get a couple more pieces of it and then stain it or paint it when the girls are older (if you prefer that look).
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Thanks, SL.

The girls will share a room. My son will have his own room. I think all the furniture is finished, so I'm sort of stuck with the color (unless I want to do a lot of work to change it to another color).
I'm not planning on doing a crib for that very reason. I can easily see Lex being a launcher. The idea is a floor cot a-la-waldorf style.
Originally Posted by webjockey

That works for crib safety...but leaves the whole house of dangers during potential midnight ramblings. Little ones need watching every moment of every day, and the crib was the only thing that made me feel secure enough to actually sleep.
I'm not planning on doing a crib for that very reason. I can easily see Lex being a launcher. The idea is a floor cot a-la-waldorf style.
Originally Posted by webjockey

That works for crib safety...but leaves the whole house of dangers during potential midnight ramblings. Little ones need watching every moment of every day, and the crib was the only thing that made me feel secure enough to actually sleep.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves

Damn... there goes my plans of him entertaining himself with the electric plugs and wires when he's tired of sleeping.
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I'm not planning on doing a crib for that very reason. I can easily see Lex being a launcher. The idea is a floor cot a-la-waldorf style.
Originally Posted by webjockey

That works for crib safety...but leaves the whole house of dangers during potential midnight ramblings. Little ones need watching every moment of every day, and the crib was the only thing that made me feel secure enough to actually sleep.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves

Damn... there goes my plans of him entertaining himself with the electric plugs and wires when he's tired of sleeping.
Originally Posted by webjockey

Glad to see we're keeping up with the snark.

Experience is wisdom.


M - I want to post a picture of my kids room for you, but little B is sleeping. I'll have to put one up later.
Damn... there goes my plans of him entertaining himself with the electric plugs and wires when he's tired of sleeping.

Well, there's always eating dishwasher detergent instead of napping. Makes for LOVELY frothy vomitting and an exciting emergency room visit.
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That works for crib safety...but leaves the whole house of dangers during potential midnight ramblings. Little ones need watching every moment of every day, and the crib was the only thing that made me feel secure enough to actually sleep.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves

Damn... there goes my plans of him entertaining himself with the electric plugs and wires when he's tired of sleeping.
Originally Posted by webjockey

Glad to see we're keeping up with the snark.

Experience is wisdom.


M - I want to post a picture of my kids room for you, but little B is sleeping. I'll have to put one up later.
Originally Posted by babywavy

Oh pish posh! I think many of us realize that even if we purchased every god-forsaken gadget in the One Step Ahead cataloge that our children may still have a serious oopsie.


Just havin a little fun.

Happy furniture shopping!
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Damn... there goes my plans of him entertaining himself with the electric plugs and wires when he's tired of sleeping.
Originally Posted by webjockey

Oh pish posh! I think many of us realize that even if we purchased every god-forsaken gadget in the One Step Ahead cataloge that our children may still have a serious oopsie.
Originally Posted by babywavy
So true...kids are so darn innovative! You could put them in padded cells and they'd figure out a way to hurt themselves. Heh, maybe that should be my next nursery theme...
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Damn... there goes my plans of him entertaining himself with the electric plugs and wires when he's tired of sleeping.
Originally Posted by webjockey

Glad to see we're keeping up with the snark.

Experience is wisdom.


M - I want to post a picture of my kids room for you, but little B is sleeping. I'll have to put one up later.
Originally Posted by babywavy

Oh pish posh! I think many of us realize that even if we purchased every god-forsaken gadget in the One Step Ahead cataloge that our children may still have a serious oopsie.


Just havin a little fun.

Happy furniture shopping!
Originally Posted by webjockey

Sorry, I'm premenstual, cranky, and looking to pick a fight.

But hey, you don't need to tell me! I still haven't covered all my outlets and little B is almost 8 mos.

I've gotten so used to my little daredevil that I don't stress about every little safety issue.

I just thought it was funny b/c I can't imagine how you'd keep a little one in a normal bed when they figure out they can get out.


Here is DS's nursery (or at least part of it). I love the way his changing table was a part of the dresser so we didn't have to invest in a separate one.
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Chas will be 17 months and we are just now putting locks on cabinets and putting in plastic plugs. He became fascinated with plugs after we put out all the Christmas stuff.

We are however going to be installing the safety latches on his shelf and chest of drawers very soon. After seeing the Grey's episode last week...we might do this sooner than later.
Wait until they're older and figure out how to move boxes, etc. to make things on higher shelves accessible.
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I never did much "babyproofing". Oh, of course, I kept the sharp and poisonous things out of reach, but it seemed that if I tried to use any of those outlet safety things or cabinet locks, it just drew my babies' attention even more. My toddlers could get into a baby-locked cabinet easier than I could. So, I babyproofed the old-fashioned way...I watched them.
I never did much "babyproofing". Oh, of course, I kept the sharp and poisonous things out of reach, but it seemed that if I tried to use any of those outlet safety things or cabinet locks, it just drew my babies' attention even more. My toddlers could get into a baby-locked cabinet easier than I could. So, I babyproofed the old-fashioned way...I watched them.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That works until you've got to go to the bathroom so badly that you think you're about to explode. You leave the door open, but by that point, your three year old is on top of the kitchen counter, eating out of the cookie jar because he's figured out how to open the drawers and use them as stairs.

Not that I would have experienced that or anything...
God doesn't give special kids to special parents. He takes ordinary, imperfect people, and gifts them with his greatest treasures. And therein, he creates special parents.

I never did much "babyproofing". Oh, of course, I kept the sharp and poisonous things out of reach, but it seemed that if I tried to use any of those outlet safety things or cabinet locks, it just drew my babies' attention even more. My toddlers could get into a baby-locked cabinet easier than I could. So, I babyproofed the old-fashioned way...I watched them.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That works until you've got to go to the bathroom so badly that you think you're about to explode. You leave the door open, but by that point, your three year old is on top of the kitchen counter, eating out of the cookie jar because he's figured out how to open the drawers and use them as stairs.

Not that I would have experienced that or anything...
Originally Posted by PhDCow
Hee...that reminds me of the Baby Herman short at the beginning of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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I never did much "babyproofing". Oh, of course, I kept the sharp and poisonous things out of reach, but it seemed that if I tried to use any of those outlet safety things or cabinet locks, it just drew my babies' attention even more. My toddlers could get into a baby-locked cabinet easier than I could. So, I babyproofed the old-fashioned way...I watched them.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That works until you've got to go to the bathroom so badly that you think you're about to explode. You leave the door open, but by that point, your three year old is on top of the kitchen counter, eating out of the cookie jar because he's figured out how to open the drawers and use them as stairs.

Not that I would have experienced that or anything...
Originally Posted by PhDCow
Hee...that reminds me of the Baby Herman short at the beginning of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Originally Posted by nynaeve77
Oh, he's a creative one. I caught him using the handles of his dresser as steps (think wall rockclimbing) to get to his stuffed animals that are in "time outs."
God doesn't give special kids to special parents. He takes ordinary, imperfect people, and gifts them with his greatest treasures. And therein, he creates special parents.

I never did much "babyproofing". Oh, of course, I kept the sharp and poisonous things out of reach, but it seemed that if I tried to use any of those outlet safety things or cabinet locks, it just drew my babies' attention even more. My toddlers could get into a baby-locked cabinet easier than I could. So, I babyproofed the old-fashioned way...I watched them.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That works until you've got to go to the bathroom so badly that you think you're about to explode. You leave the door open, but by that point, your three year old is on top of the kitchen counter, eating out of the cookie jar because he's figured out how to open the drawers and use them as stairs.

Not that I would have experienced that or anything...
Originally Posted by PhDCow

You got to go to the bathroom alone? I'm jealous. I think I spent about 5 years straight holding court in the bathroom like a queen on my throne, with my subjects all around me. My kids never liked to be more than 3 feet away from my knees when they were little.
I never did much "babyproofing". Oh, of course, I kept the sharp and poisonous things out of reach, but it seemed that if I tried to use any of those outlet safety things or cabinet locks, it just drew my babies' attention even more. My toddlers could get into a baby-locked cabinet easier than I could. So, I babyproofed the old-fashioned way...I watched them.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
That works until you've got to go to the bathroom so badly that you think you're about to explode. You leave the door open, but by that point, your three year old is on top of the kitchen counter, eating out of the cookie jar because he's figured out how to open the drawers and use them as stairs.

Not that I would have experienced that or anything...
Originally Posted by PhDCow

You got to go to the bathroom alone? I'm jealous. I think I spent about 5 years straight holding court in the bathroom like a queen on my throne, with my subjects all around me. My kids never liked to be more than 3 feet away from my knees when they were little.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Hee! That happens most days, but I'm sneaky sometimes.
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