Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thank You and Solutions

I wanted to say thank you to all of you for your kind words and support regarding
the night Brees fell out of bed.  It was truly terrifying to wake up in the middle
of the night to my baby girl literally on the floor but you were all so encouraging with your
lovely comments and emails.  Many of you shared stories about your own babies falling
out of bed and I appreciate your candidness so much!  One of my favorite things
about blogging is the community: networking with women who share the same
experiences and empathize with the stories I write about.  
I also received several emails offering suggestions and solutions for making co-sleeping
safer, to give us peace of mind, and to help prevent any more accidents.  Thank you for
those!  After reading through your emails and doing a little internet research, we decided
to purchase a set of Magic Bumpers.  These firm polyurethane foam wedges are designed
to serve as alternatives to bed railings.  You simply put them under your fitted sheet and
the non-slip surface of the foam prevents them from moving.  We liked this option
because they are soft and compact and don't take up very much room in our bed (Shawn
was having nightmares about the pregnancy pillow days:).  Also, they are portable and fit
any bed which means we can take them with us when we travel to ensure safety on the go!
I was a bit skeptical about two foam wedges preventing my baby from rolling out of bed
but was pleasantly surprised that they stayed in place as promised!  Granted, these are
not meant to keep Brees from CRAWLING out of bed, their only intention is to prevent
her from rolling out.  They can later be used for her toddler bed as a railing for
extra security: multi-purpose baby items are awesome!
I have honestly rested better the last few nights, knowing that there is now a barrier
between Brees and the floor.  I'm so pleased with these bumpers: they are inexpensive,
easy to use, and offer a practical solution.  I get REALLY excited about things like that...
Again, thank you all for your love and encouragement.
It meant more to me than you'll ever know. 


deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

such sweet pictures! and whomever invented that bumper is a genius!

(p.s.) i'm going to try and email you back this afternoon!

Randalin. said...

Yay for safe co-sleeping! I'm glad you found something that works for you guys. We did something similar when Kale transitioned to a floor bed and it worked great.

Ross said...

I never knew there were such things as bed bumpers. You learn something new each day!

Lindsay said...

Awww...I haven't been on the blogging scene in awhile, so this is the first I heard of her falling out of bed. That must have been so scary! Glad to hear she is ok and you have found a solution!

KimBerly said...

I'm so happy that you found a solution that works for you and that precious little girl.

Caitlin said...

Neat idea, and so simple!

She Said... said...

wow, we need these! Chloe doesn't sleep with us all the time, but in those early morning when she is wide awake and we can barely keep our eyes open, it helps to bring her into our bed. I am going to get these! It would ease my mind so much!