Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A big boy bed!

Thank you so much to my anonymous reader that gave me the safety tip!
They said a little boy had broken his neck when he fell out of his crib!
That has put the quickening in my step to pick out a big boy bed.
I am not so sure what direction to take.  The big boys have really rustic beds.  The kind that are hand-made and still have bark.  So, I want to be in keeping with those and feel like I need to get a move on it.  Especially for his safety.  They have twin beds, so I am thinking I will get another twin.  Hmmm.  What do you all think?  We do have a guest room with a full bed.  It is too high for him to move into that.  Should I do twin beds/bed or a full?  I hope to take care of this by the weekend.  Perhaps, I'll buy some time and make his crib into a toddler bed.  Although, I really don't like toddler beds.  I prefer to make the transition once into their bed.  Your advice is welcomed!


Kristen said...

I was going to tell you about that little boy after just reading your last post until I saw the comment. It was so tragic! For that very reason, we bought a "crib tent" from Toys R' Us online for O's crib. It goes over the crib and zips up so that she cannot climb out. Not the cutest thing, but we know she is safe. We moved AC from her crib directly into the queen bed from our guest room. We bought the saftey rails from Our New Baby and she was just fine. I put pillows all aound just in case. She was bout 2 and a half when we moved her. Hope this helps!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

If you get him a full bed will the other boys be jealous that his bed is bigger than their twin beds?

I'm not a parent so I haven't a clue. I don't think it really matters but rather whatever your house has space for.

I can tell you that I had a twin bed all the way through my growing years including my college time in an apartment. I never knew what a queen was until I married.

Darby said...

I have a bed I would love for you to have/borrow. It's all white and a twin. Would be fine for a boy, nothing fancy about it. It was Morgan's first bed and only needs a twin mattress... no box springs... the frame has the springy part on it. You're welcome to come look {it's in the garage} and use it until you decide what to do. Big Lots has twin mattresses by Sealy that are good. We bought the girls mattresses there. It sits low to the ground and if he falls out he won't get hurt at all! It's a perfect transition bed... but a twin so looks better than a toddler! Let me know! Love you!

Tonja said...

And, if you can't decide with such good advice already recieved...take the crib mattress or a twin and put it on the floor for the time being. We did that for a while with one of our boys...I forget which...it all kinda runs together after a while. Don't laugh..it will happen to you one day...3 boys does lots of strange things to a person...just wait...

J said...

Those all sound like great ideas! Changing gears - LOVE your background! LOVE the colors!

Anonymous said...

I am your anonymous voice of warning. Thank you so much for listening to this advice. I know the grandparents of the little boy who died and have watched them grieve.
When my son started jumping out of his bed - 3 times the first (and only) night - my husband finally looked at me and said, "We'll just have to put the mattress on the floor now or he'll have brain damage by morning." The mattress on the floor approach for several months made for some interesting bedtimes and some surprises in the morning, finding him in other rooms where he had gone exploring while everyone else slept, but at least he did not hurt himself jumping from the crib.
Don't worry about decor or two moves, just get the crib GONE today.
And thank you for listening and not chiding my anonymity.
A blog-stalker who enjoys your stories of three boys and a loving relationship.