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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Night time adventures

Seth fell out of bed 2 nights ago. He's got a normal junior bed pushed up against one wall and something that has feet that we slide under his mattress which in effect creates a side on the other side. Does that make sense? Anyway, I've obviously been encouraging Seth to roll and in the mornings I remove this 'side' and get him to roll out of bed onto his knees and then assist him to stand up before getting him dressed. It's great and he's doing more on his own initiative and gaining greater control over his body. He always needs a gentle nudge to start that first roll over though because he has always favoured his other side and has no problems rolling that way. During the night though when he's left to his own devices he's obviously practicing rolling onto his right side because I've woken up a couple of times to his laughter and found him kicking the temporary side.

Two nights ago we were downstairs watching tv and we heard Seth shouting. It wasn't proper crying but was more than just talking away to himself. So we went upstairs to investigate and found him face down half under his bed. He had not only rolled over onto his right side, but kicked the side completely out from under the mattress, fallen out of bed and then wriggled under it!!! So now he has his old cot mattress next to his bed so at least he'll have a softer landing if he does that again.

At this rate I might have to start thinking about a stair gate, although I think we're several months from that!!!