After a year of my bed being a mattress on the floor so that S wasn’t in danger of injury when sharing my bed, I finally put the frame back together last week.
I’m loving having a proper bed again – but I was worried about S mastering the art of climbing down from it, rather than face-planting, as she seems to do from the sofa or anywhere else she manages to climb to.
I spent a bit of time showing her how to roll onto her belly and always go feet first. That was more than a little nerve racking, since my daughter seems to have no concept of height being a problem, and would happily launch herself towards the very edge of the bed with no concern as to whether she might fall off.
Surprisingly though, after the first couple of aided demonstrations, she seems to have picked it up pretty well. So far we’ve only had one falling-off incident, and that was when she let herself down too quickly, rather than an actual face-plant.
I took these photos yesterday morning and as you can tell, she’s climbing down from the bed like a seasoned pro now… even if I do spend most of the time in a panic saying “remember how we get down! Feet first! Feet first!!“