So the cot has gone…

sasha new bed

2 weeks ago we moved S into her first proper ‘big girl’ bed, and said ‘so’long’ to the cot, the cot which we’d had for 3 1/2 years and that had housed F too. Once the new bed had been ordered, and even when it arrived, I didn’t really feel any particular emotion- if anything I was quite excited to be moving forward to the next stage of S’ life and development.

It was only once the lady who had bought it from us on Ebay arrived to collect it, that I suddenly felt quite sad, and wondered if we’d done the right thing- should we have kept it in the roof just in case we change our minds about having another baby? (erm, doubtful- the thought of going through extra years of sleepless nights, when our two don’t sleep well even now, is frankly horrific!). Should it become a family heirloom?

It seemed so silly to get attached to something like this, and I’m quite ruthless with myself (hello, potential hoarder tendencies!), but STILL…

I asked the lady if it was for her little one, and she said that, no, it wasn’t, but it was going to a good home… turns out she was a foster mum who looked after babies and toddlers who had had a shaky start to life. Call me a sentimental sap, but I welled up a little and it made me feel a million times better knowing that something that had been quite precious to us, was going to be slept in by little ones less fortunate than our two, and by little people who wouldn’t mind the few teeth marks on the side of the cot, or the scratch on one end, as long as they had somewhere safe and warm to lay their heads at night.

The transition from cot to bed is certainly an ordinary moment, but one that often comes with a sense of sadness as the loss of the baby stage, and the excitement at the emergence of a little boy or girl.

I’m just so glad that the sadness in our ordinary moment, was eclipsed by the slightly extraordinary lady, and the special home our cot was going to.

The Ordinary Moments, with ‘Mummy, Daddy, Me’



  1. August 31, 2014 / 5:39 am

    Wow I don’t blame you for being emotional that’s a big thing!! I love that the cot has gone to such a wonderful Home and will be used for such good things!! The new bed is beautiful by the way x

    • August 31, 2014 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you, just got it from Amazon! I was much more emo than expected- I’m clearly getting softer the older I get! x

  2. mummydaddyme
    August 31, 2014 / 9:08 pm

    Ah it is the end of an era, I would feel sad and emotional too. I don’t think we will have another baby but I have all the stuff upstairs in the loft still, I cannot bear myself to get rid of it, I think it would tip me over the edge. 😉 Her new room is gorgeous though! x

    • August 31, 2014 / 10:04 pm

      Part of me wishes we had just put it in the roof, just in case… I will kick myself if we decide to have another baby in a few years, although this is probably unlikely. I’ll have to start from scratch again, aargh! x

  3. August 31, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    Ah! It is a bit of a bittersweet moment isn’t it? We will be moving our two year old out of his (and previously his brother’s) cot soon. We have been looking for a bunkbed as the boys share a room – so his first big boys bed will be a bottom bunk! His (nearly) five year old brother is still in a toddler bed which he is rapidly growing out of! Lovely that you know your childrens’ cot is going to a good home too X #theordinarymoments

  4. September 1, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    I would get emotional too, I think. Though we are not at the big girl stage just yet. It’s such a fab thing though for your much loved cot to go on and be a safe happy place for those little ones to sleep in.

  5. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    September 2, 2014 / 6:48 am

    It is nice to know that her bed will go to someone who needs it and will comfort for when days are not the nicest. I too feels so attach on things my son used like the shirts. I was sorting them out to donate and every piece would remind me of days he wore it and how much fun he had. But I have to let go and just try to make new memories with the new shirts =) #TheOrdinaryMoments

    • September 2, 2014 / 12:49 pm

      I would become a total emotional hoarder if allowed, so hard to part from things that are/were the children’s 🙁 We have a big box for each of them to store keepsakes, items of clothing etc, so that helps me narrow it down a bit, whilst still having some memories to re-visit every now and again!

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