We don’t often buy furniture for our home, but when we do we like it to last a long time. We’ve just kitted out our daughter’s room with a new bed and bedding and thought I’d share with you what we got for her as we tried to do it as sustainably and ethically as we could.
Our daughter had been in a cot but between Christmas and New Year mastered the art of skillfully and stealthily climbing out of it in one silent manouvere. Worried about potential injury, especially if she started climbing in the middle of the night, we swiftly dismantled the cot and put her mattress on the floor while we made arrangements for a new ‘big girl’ bed.
I initally thought about getting her a toddler bed, but then I thought she’d only be in it a year or two before we would need to get her a single bed. This didn’t seem particularly sustainable or purse-friendly so I got busy scouring Gumtree and on my first search came across a beautiful secondhand single bed in a classic style for only £30. The lady selling it was moving house and