C was outgrowing her old one... . Not surprising because she had been sleeping in her cot for the past 6 years.
We had the cot converted to a junior bed some years back but the length of the bed could not be adjusted. There was talk about getting her a new bed a long time ago but because we couldn't find something we liked, we had been putting it off. C was growing fast and we finally decided that something had to be done when her head and her feet touched the bed frame of her cot.
We dug out an old bed frame from the store and had it fixed up. The old cot-converted bed was dismantled and put away. Then in the evening, we headed off to Ikea to get her a new mattress and some new sheets. :)
C loved her new single bed; she arranged her favourite mates to let them share her space and then she called it a night. :)