One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Our Dilemma

Poor Genna. She really enjoys her new 'big girl bed', but for three nights running she has fallen out of it. Last night I moved the tinkerbell rug beside her bed to catch her fall. It did lessen the impact, but it still woke her up.

Should we go ahead and put the sides back up? You can see in this photo that she was perfectly happy in it when it was still a crib. Just look at all of her animals lined up in what she calls a 'train.' What good times!

Since she has fallen out of bed every night, we can only assume that she will continue to do so. The next time we show up at a party or gathering, she'll be so badly bruised that people might begin to suspect Annie and I of bad parenting. Our explanation of "No, really, she has fallen out of bed onto a hardwood floor 14 times," might not suffice as an explanation. I can use this blog as evidence.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

You just need to train Genna to be more like me. Fall off the top bunk and sleep through it each time.

Raging Wombat said...

Ya, and if I train her that way, then she'll also know how to make me knit me clothes and blankets and stuff!

Amandaofcols said...

Could you get some sort of a shield that could prevent her from falling out maybe?? They sell them all over the children/baby websites! Hope Genna gets better at staying in her bed!!:o)

Raging Wombat said...

Ya, we are considering getting something. She actually managed to stay in bed, but Kate fell out this time.

stina said...

We have a bedrail on Amara's bed. It can fold down during the day, and be put up at night. I believe that there's a rail as part of the "toddler bed conversion kit" that you can buy to go with a crib. How did we all survive childhood? No one had bedrails back then. In fact, I remember falling out of bed a few times. Let's not talk about that though.

Raging Wombat said...

I think we are going to look into that bed rail. In the end, it isn't so much to keep her safe as to keep her asleep for our sakes. Selfish parents. Naught parents.