Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Seth is going to fall out of bed one of these nights

We bought Seth's bed almost 2 years ago as he was growing out of his junior bed. It was getting really difficult picking him up at 2 in the morning when he inevitably woke up so we decided to buy him a cabin bed with a den underneath. That way he was at a more comfortable height and I strung lights up in his den to turn it into a sensory area.

Problem is that he has gotten scarily mobile. He's been sitting up in bed since last summer and now we regularly find him sitting up facing the other direction now that he is learning to 'bum shuffle'. It is slightly higher on one side which has stopped him tumbling out but I'm not sure that's going to stop that for much longer. There is a set of steps at one end and a slide at the other, all making for a very cool kids bed but really not useful or practical for Seth right now.

It's a shame as it really is an ace bed but its wonderful as its because Seth is more active and able to move his body on his own. Even a higher bed isn't such a need anymore as we don't have to pick him up from prone; we can get Seth to help by sitting up first and then (as long as we hold him) he can push up to stand. Or I could even help him to swing his hips round to stand straight onto the floor.

I know trampolining has made such a difference. I can see him gaining more balance and control of his body during the lesson. The conclusion to this? We're going to cut the legs off Seth's bed. We've looked at single beds that have a higher side and they are expensive so we are just going to bring Seth's bed down to size. Bit risky as neither of us are very handy with a saw... Here's a photo of Seth's bed whilst its still in one piece!