All change in the home department

July 11, 2015

Moving from a co-sleeper to a cot

It was a big week for small change in our household.

Firstly, we said goodbye to the Jumperoo but a big HELLO to all the floor space we welcomed back.


Fisher Price Jumperoo

We went through several stages of Jumperoo,-based emotions this time round, from ‘surely she’s too small to use it yet?’ to the inevitable ‘wow, she loves it!’ And then ‘when was the last time we used it?’ When we got back from our holiday we realised it was pointless having it up and reclaimed the vast amount of space it took up in our front room.

We also finally assembled the cot and said goodbye to the co-sleeper. Sad times! I get asked so many questions about my SnuzPod bedside cot review, so I’m going to put them together in one post.

Little Green Sheep – the guys who make the SnuzPod – made us a bespoke cot mattress to review as we have an unusual cot (it’s a space saving cot from here that’s perfect for smaller spaces, when they’re still sleeping in your room or if you don’t have space for a cotbed, as we didn’t in our old house). Tonight is the first night we’re using it. Not a huge change as it’s still in our room, right next to our bed where the co-sleeper was. and she’ll probably spend most of the night in our bed as usual but still, wish us luck.

At the moment we’re in a bit of an impasse on the rest of the house though. After a solid nine months of redoing almost everything –  kitchen, bathroom, ripping down all the old fashioned cupboards to replace them with more modern fitted wardrobes, taking out both fireplaces, removing wallpaper and decorating, we had a break to have Florence and haven’t really picked it back up again apart from really superficial things.

We’re pretty much out of the baby fog now, so we need to push on through to complete the last bits. These include painting the giant dining room shelving unit, doing the hall floor and de-woodchipping the stairs.

How do you find the motivation to get going again? We’re going to make a list and try and do one job a week. Any other suggestions welcome though!

Collaborative post.


  • Charlene

    July 11, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I love that comment on floorspace. I’m saying goodbye to our playpen this week, I’m lovng having my dance floor back. It’s definitely good to have a break and reassess with these things x

  • Sugar&Rhubarb

    July 12, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I had mixed emotions when the Jumperoo was released from the loft and brought downstairs for baby number two. On the one hand I was excited to watch my infant bob around like a drunk kangaroo, but on the other anxious about the loss of much needed space. Needless to say the drunken kangaroo bouncing is making up for it!

  • fritha

    July 13, 2015 at 9:12 am

    haha we never had a jumperoo for that reason, we saw how big they were (mean mum as I’m sure W would have loved it!) I’m starting to realise that our living room will soon be filled with rockers and playmate again though! x

  • Amanda

    July 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Oh it really is hard, to find the energy for the final push. I can only recommend a list, and ticking it off…a reward at the end of it?

    1. gillian

      July 19, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      Sounds good to me! x

  • Kathryn (@KatGotTheCream)

    July 13, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    We never had a Jumperoo either (just those standard things which sound much less fun) and now I feel myself (and the kids) have really missed out!! 🙂 xx

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