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TURNING A NURSERY INTO A ROOM FIT FOR A TODDLER

Accepting change is difficult, especially when it comes to the realisation that your little one is no longer a baby, but a toddler! Once you’ve accepted this sad truth, the hard part is over, right? Wrong!

The next point of panic comes when you realise you now have to make the transition from a nursery to a room fit for a little king or queen, eager to take on the world.

Don’t fret, we’ve put together a handy five step guide to make this transition much smoother so you can simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful wonders that come along with this next stage of your little one’s life.

STEP ONE: THE BED

Whether you’re choosing between a toddler bed or a single-sized adult bed, we recommend bringing your little one along to see which bed resonates with them. After all, they are the ones who must sleep in it! Have twins or kidlets close in age? Opt for bunk-beds! But, don’t forget to include side rails for children on the smaller side.

Products: House & Home R2,799 | Toys R Us R399 – R699

STEP TWO: DECOR & ACCESSORIES

One of the simplest ways to make the nursery look as though it no longer houses a baby is to switch up the artwork and accessories floating about. We recommend choosing a theme, whether it be colour or object-based, that will last more than a season. We all know how quickly a favourite movie or character can be forgotten upon the discovery of another!

Products (From left to right): Mr. Price Home R49.99, R49.99 & R179

STEP THREE: TEXTURES

While they may no longer be a baby, soft textures are just as inviting on their skin once they hit the toddler stage. Opt for a soft throw, a few fun shaped pillows or a fluffy rug. These items will be crucial for mid-afternoon cuddle or reading sessions in their new room!

Products (From left to right): Woolworths R199 | Mr. Price Home R59.99-R79.99 & R99

STEP FOUR: PLAY AREA

Now that they’re growing up and getting a little more curious, you’ll want to include a play area in their new space. They’ll be ecstatic to see a space of their very own where they can let their imaginations run wild!

Products (From left to right): Toys R Us R999 | Crazy Store R249 | Toys R Us R1,399

STEP FIVE: STORAGE

As your baby becomes a toddler and your toddler becomes a young child, their collection of toys will continue to grow right along with them. But, with new toys comes new mess! Keep a sense of organization amidst the chaos with a trendy storage solution.

Products (From left to right): Mr. Price Home R399 | Store & More R329 – R389