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

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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.

Going to a king tempurpedic mattress to the floor has done some damage. ;) My flight leaves back to LA tomorrow. A beautiful long vacation almost

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