disclaimer: i was not compensated for this post; however, leesa sent little L. this mattress in exchange for testing and this review. all opinions are my own. keep reading – she loves it!
I can’t believe the day is here. Excuse me while I type over my tears. My little L. has one year left of daycare. She moved up a dress size. A shoe size. A bed size. When her new Leesa mattress arrived a few weeks ago, I knew it was time.
I took down the crib and put up her new tufted twin bed I bought from Wayfair. (Might I mention I’m pretty proud of the work I did on that, by the way.) It wasn’t (and isn’t) an easy concept for me to get over. She’s one tough little cookie and I know her amazing ability to adapt to any situation, easy-going attitude, yet strong-willed mind will serve her well in her future path. If looking up to your children is a thing, I so do. What a chunk of four years it’s been, and nothing but a blessing.
When she walked into her new room complete with new Leesa mattress (matching my Leesa mattress!), it was the most beautiful thing. It made me quickly get over putting away the old and bringing in the new. She was ecstatic. And I must mention she’s slept like a rock on that new mattress since the first night. She adores it, and I can’t blame her. These mattresses are golden.
Unboxing Her Leesa Mattress
I took several photos of the unboxing process, for you to see, but also because I’m always just so amazed at the ease of it. Granted, my mattress is a California King, and unboxing that puppy took a little more work! Basically, you order on Leesa.com, the box arrives (free shipping!) and you position it by your bed. Then, you unroll it while it’s flat and in plastic (this is the amazing part – see below). After that, you grab a pair of scissors and carefully cut the plastic and pull it off. As soon as you start to do this, the mattress immediately begins to inflate and get bigger. Before you know it, voila! It’s a normal-looking MATTRESS and you’re squealing with disbelief.
It does take a few for all the wrinkles to come out of the soft covering, but not long. Then the first day, it’s sweet. But by the next day, it’s absolutely perfect.
Her bed came with only slats, so the photos here were taken with the slats as support. But, after trying out the mattress on them, I’ve since then bought a bunkie board to slip under it for even more support. You might want to do that as well. When she’s a little older, I’ll probably put box springs under it for some height, but for now, the shorter bed height is ideal for her to crawl in and out of on her own.
Sigh. Independence, I guess.
If she must keep growing older, I guess it will have to do. I must admit, I did have a lot of fun putting together this room. Until we graduate to bunk beds…
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