the boogerbear (yes, my 17month old child) is STILL co-sleeping with husband and i. i kinda sorta like him in there but the longer i put off getting him into his own bed the harder it will get to do it. quiet frankly, we're running out of space with our boy growing like a weed and i have a feeling it will be hard enough transitioning him now.
so, its time for mommy research mode to kick in. not so much for the method of how to get him sleeping in his own room (i've been doing that since before he was born... i fail in application there), but more so what kind of bed to get him. we have one of those transition cribs that goes from crib to toddler bed to full-sized bed. well, i've already ruled putting him into his crib (for the 1st time...) thanks to my personal fears of making him a jailbird due to a black crib. i'de rather not just use it as a toddler bed because i want to be able to lay down with him sometimes. SO, i wonder if getting him a full-sized matress and use the crib pieces as a headboard is the way to go. he's more than likely going to be a big boy, but not for a considerable amount of time. i assume that a full-sized bed will contain him for at least the length of time it takes for him to fully use bed/matress number one and then need a replacement bed which can be purchansed in queen size. maybe?
any advice on purchasing children's furniture? sucesses? failures? :)