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Can anyone recommend a bed or system to help ds not fall out of bed .

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bishboschone Wed 25-Sep-13 19:10:22

Ds is 2 and has gdd , we are unsure if he will walk but he is getting there with the help of a walker . He is still in his cot but he is heavy and I find it hard to lift him in and out. Can anyone suggest a bed or. Gadget I can use so he doesn't fall out of a bed ? I googled special needs beds and it brought up big hospital cot things . Tia .

boobybum Wed 25-Sep-13 19:31:51

Hello, would a bed guard/bedrail be any good?

kinkyfuckery Wed 25-Sep-13 19:33:48

Was also wondering if a bedrail would work?

sunshine175 Wed 25-Sep-13 19:49:58

the duvet is attached to bottom sheet so acts like a big sleeping bag. Can't fall out but can still get out at top. we used this with bed rail.

lougle Wed 25-Sep-13 19:55:01

Dream tubes?

whenwilligetsomesleep Wed 25-Sep-13 20:16:02

These are great but currently she has a manufacturing issue. Hopefully they will be available again soon. My son has had a nickel bed tent since he was 2 and loves it.

bishboschone Wed 25-Sep-13 20:19:32

I'm not sure about a bed rail. I seem to remember them only covering half the bed. He moves around a lot .( prob should have said that) .. Often found 'botty up' where his pillow should be .

bishboschone Wed 25-Sep-13 20:23:33

Just looked at dream tubes, they look good. Do they go all the way down a junior bed?

Ineedmorepatience Wed 25-Sep-13 20:38:06

You could use 2 bed rails next to each other to go all the way down the bed or get a local carpenter to make you something. It probably wouldnt cost much.

Good luck smile

boobybum Wed 25-Sep-13 20:45:45

Could you put the bed up against the wall and then use two bedrails on the open side so that the full length is protected?

MooMummyMoo Wed 25-Sep-13 20:54:07

With my daughter we had the bed against the wall and two bed rails down the open side. We also chose a bed where the frame has a foot board so she couldn't fall out of the end. I was keen to give her the chance to sleep in a 'normal' bed rather than just assume she couldn't and for us it has worked. In fact at age 3 we removed the bottom end bed rail and age 3.5 we have just removed the other bed rail and (two weeks in) it is so far a success!

bishboschone Wed 25-Sep-13 20:58:02

Thank you all.. I have found a long wooden bed rail and also considering the dream tubes . Obviously he won't really hurt himself if he does fall out but he sleeps so well I don't want him to be upset in the night if he does.

hazeyjane Thu 26-Sep-13 15:57:12

Bish we have this bed. The mesh rails go up and down and it is a profiling bed, so the ends can be raised up. It was issued by the community ot and community nursing team, so maybe you could ask about one if you deal with either of these. I will put a photo of it looking a bit more ds friendly if you like!

By the way I am selling some dream tubes and the single sheet that goes with them, if you are interested, pm me. They have hardly been used.

bishboschone Thu 26-Sep-13 16:39:29

Hi hazey , I have seen you on the genetic threads. I'm afraid it does look scary to me and I'm not sure it's entirely necessary as ds is very mobile in crawling , climbing etc just not walking yet .. Of course we don't know what the future holds and we may need a bed like this at some point. As he is only 2 I don't think they will issue me one just yet anyway. I can lift him I just find it hard as I have a bad back which I don't want to aggravate anymore than carrying him already does. I'm short so this doesn't help. A pic would be great of it looking friendlier though thanks

zzzzz Thu 26-Sep-13 17:50:44

I know I bore you all with my Montessori Mania, but I think her ideas of very low beds/mattress on the floor are fabulous for teenies. So accessible/safe and empowering for the child. I would have don it that way if I'd thought/heard about it, though we are past that stage now.

bishboschone Thu 26-Sep-13 17:58:12

I never actually thought of that although I may have a problem keeping him in it . Thank you

hazeyjane Thu 26-Sep-13 18:22:32

I'm sorry if I freaked you out with the link to ds's bed. I have put a photo on my profile now. I was freaked out when it came and posted on here in a state about it, and people came on with all sorts of lovely ideas. I am making a crochet pocket thing to hang along the edge. Tbh though as soon as ds's duvet and cuddlies were on there it looked friendlier and he really loves it (it is the first time he has slept anywhere apart from our bed and next to us on the sofa!)

The reasons we were issued it were a combo of reflux, ds's chest, seizures, my back (ds started walking at 2.3 but he still has to be lifted) and because it is a good place to do chest physio and nappy changes(the whole bed raises up - ds loves it and his sisters often join him!)

zzzzz Thu 26-Sep-13 18:47:31

Feast your eyes. grin

bishboschone Thu 26-Sep-13 18:52:49

Don't worry hazey.. I get freaked out easily.. I should be used to it by now . Ds has gdd but no seizures or heat problems . Mostly it's walking and talking ( nothing important lol) .. If there was something similar I could buy one.. I'm sure there must be a need ? I will look at pic though thank you.

bishboschone Thu 26-Sep-13 18:54:34

Zzzzz.. Those wooden frame beds with the guard all the way round could work.. Now where to look to see prices !

bishboschone Thu 26-Sep-13 19:00:28

Wow your ds looks like mine ! The bed looks much friendlier and I will ask about one.. Which buggy is that? I'm determined I'm not going to have a maclaren major if it comes to it . I'm sorry to say they scare me too( jeez I sound like a wimp) .

bishboschone Thu 26-Sep-13 19:00:50

That should read chest not heat . Sorry .

StarfishTrooper Thu 26-Sep-13 19:07:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bishboschone Thu 26-Sep-13 19:13:57

Thank you star fish .. That's looks brilliant with the doors but I would like him to learn to sleep in a normal bed . I will consider it though when deciding what to get and appreciate the advice and link.. grin

bishboschone Thu 26-Sep-13 19:16:09

Also hazey .. The walker on your profile . What is it called? Ds zooms along with his Kaye walker but my physio has said we have to wean him off it and wonder if that would be a compromise . She said he is allowed a push along trolley but they are all too low .

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