how to create a comfy “big boy” room for twins

Do all children choose a favorite blanket?  As far as I can tell, they do!   I bought or received – and then monogrammed – probably dozens of baby blankets before my twins arrived, and I loved them all.  Somehow — out of all of these choices — my boys both settled on white plush blankets from Barefoot Dreams … embroidered with a castle and “sweet soul.”   Baptismal gifts from their godmother, the blankets have been treasured companions for six years now.  I shudder to think of losing one!  Unfortunately, these particular blankets were discontinued shortly afterwards — meaning I was too late to purchase a spare for rotation.  

My twinks stayed in their cribs until they were about three and a half years old, but even after they moved into “big boy beds,” their blankets were really the only cover that they wanted.  Of course, I’ve dressed their beds with coverlets and quilts — and they used those — but their comfort was always that blanket.

Lately, they have been telling me that they are too tall for their blankets … and I need to find a bigger version!  Exactly how is a mom supposed to do that?   Barefoot Dreams does make a plush twin blanket, but it is missing that all-important satin ribbon that so many baby blankets have … including the ones I’m trying to super-size.  It’s totally the silky-soft combo, don’t you think?   Those blankets also don’t match the color scheme, so you can guess how I feel about that!  Ha!   Little Giraffe — another perpetual baby blanket fave — doesn’t have any twin-sized options, so no luck there.  Color me empty-handed.

But look what I found while cruising the aisles of Target?   The Simply Shabby Chic Cozy Blanket — available in lavender, pink, aqua and white.   Score!   With the Chic Cozy Blanket coming in at $49.99 for a twin — compared to $189 for the Barefoot Dreams twin blanket — my pocketbook wasn’t quite as chagrined at the “yes, I always purchase two of everything” phenomenon that we twin moms are so familiar with.  After all, I’d rather spend that money on their Euro shams from Leontine Linens!  

Best of all, my boys were beyond delighted … and now they curl up with their baby blanket and their big boy blanket.    At least the twin blanket won’t be nearly as embarrassing when it goes to college with them.   And isn’t the most important thing about a “big boy” room that it is comfortable for the sweet souls who occupy it?

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  1. ADORABLE!

  2. pretty pink tulips says:

    My youngest is definitely the tactile one in the family. He always had to have his special blanket..and now at age 7 loves stuffed animals. Paddington Bear is his current fav.

    Love those blankets…and about fell over when I learned they also make robes for us big girls. Might just have to treat myself to one of those.

    And yes….the most important thing about the big boy room is that the boy feels at home. I’ve got one boy taken care of and one whose room I just can’t quite nail. I need you!!! :)

    xoxo Elizabeth

  3. Annie says:

    So sweet! Yes I know all too well about the favorite blankies…heck I even have one!

    Annie
    House on Rene giveaway!

  4. What a great solution! Trust me those satin edges never seem to lose their appeal, it may just go to college :)

  5. Tar-jay pulls through again! I want to know which shams you are getting from Leontine!

    My two also have their blankets which are also made of the same plush material on one side and satin on the other. And I too shudder to think what would happen if one gets lost — hence our no taking blankies out of the house rule!

    That picture of your son sleeping is pure precious.
    Camille

    P.S. I enjoyed reading the article about you in the recent twins magazine!

  6. This all looks so cozy! Is is strange that I would like any one of those blankets? I know my doggies would adore them! xo

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