Saturday, 9 November 2013

Ben's Big Boy Bed

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With this little one on the way, we have lots of changes to make around the house...freeing up the crib being one of them. We wanted to do this early so that Ben has lots of time to adjust to the new bed (he's good with this kind of change anyway, but still) so we grabbed one yesterday and set it all up!

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This bed wasnt the one I'd planned on getting actually. I wanted the Malm twin in white, but they ran out of them and they told me that they aren't making them anymore! Drat! But, this one is awesome, and it has the added bonus of two nice big storage drawers. Plus, no dust bunnies under the bed, YAY!

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Ben LOVES it, he was so excited as we set it up, and jumped up on it the second he could. Adorable.

Now, I am concerned of course with him falling out. I've seen various rails and wasn't thrilled with them. Then I saw this one, and I had an idea. I took a large heavy duty cardboard tube (not the flimsy kind, you can't bend it), then wrapped it with a thin blanket. I tucked the whole thing under his sheet, and this thing stays put! 

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It's quite thick, which is hard to see in the picture, and I don't think he will ever be able to push it out. If we have any trouble with it I will go ahead and get the inflatable one, but for now this seems ok! And I have his crib mattress and pillows/blankets on the ground just in case.

So that's one thing done! Only 7368765 more to work on....
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4 comments:

  1. Oh this post made me cry ......

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  2. Ingenius! You are such an inspiration. I have 1001 things on my list before our first little one arrives. No idea how it will all happen :)

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  3. Is that still an ikea bed? What's the name of it?

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    1. It is! It's the FLAXA bed frame and it's been amazing. You can see it here:

      http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/20247963/

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