08 April 2009

Cookie sheet as "stepstool" helps little kids climb into bed

Kelly's creative idea for helping her child climb into bed:

Our 3 year old is tiny and needs help climbing in and out of bed. We tried an inexpensive Ikea stool that worked great except it gets 'misplaced' throughout the day. So, I wedged a cookie sheet between the mattress and box spring, leaving about two inches peeking out. She uses that little ledge as a ladder to climb up and down. She's happy; I'm happy.

Related: Immobilize the step stool with bungee cords

Your comments

Feed Follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

My daughter's bed is against the wall, but does not sit flush because of the frame. I have pushed the mattress all the way to the wall which leaves about 2-3 inches of the box spring showing. She uses that as a step to get into bed. I actually did the same thing to the master bed, too, so the kids can get into that without help.

love this one!

for our shorty, there is no box spring. what's it good for anyway?

that is adorable.

We put a bunky board (for bunk beds) under our daughter's mattress instead of a box so it was low enough for her to climb onto without help. She's six now and it is still that height -- it's perfect for her.

We close comments after a month to guard against spam. Want to talk about this hack? Join us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

Free updates

  • Subscribers are my VIPs. My weekly newsletter includes a personal update, the latest from Parent Hacks, interesting links and news.

    Subscribers also get priority event invitations and occasional surprises via snail mail.

Asha's Book

  • At Amazon: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

    Find out why doing less is the key to resourceful, thriving kids, and a calmer, happier YOU.

    Minimalist Parenting is an encouraging roadmap for decluttering your schedule, your home, and your vision for family life. Reviewers call it "a much welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice."

    Learn More at Amazon

    Also available at Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore.

New Book Coming Soon!

  • Coming soon: Parent Hacks Book

Start Amazon shopping here