Saturday, August 18, 2012

Escapee

Bobble is quite the escape artist, and can mange to work out ways to get out of most places. Thankfully he hasn't climbed our gate in the living room yet, but we have found him pushing some storage totes over to the gate.... a big one, then a slightly smaller one, and start climbing. It's only a matter of time.

The first thing that he escaped from would be our bed. We have one of those tall beds. One I feared he would roll out of and be hurt and get rushed to the hospital. Yeah, one of those. One I couldn't climb into when I was heavily pregnant. You can imagine my surprise when he came toddling out of our bedroom a few times. How on earth was he climbing down? We would hear a *thud*, then he would come looking for us.

One day we heard him stirring and we peeked through the crack in the door to see how he was doing this. He would scoot over to the edge of the bed, turn around feet first, and grab fistfuls of comforter. He would scoot more and more off the edge of the bed, and then "scale" down the side using the comforter. Very clever!

Unfortunately, this has a down side (aside from he can escape!).... he can't climb back up. At night, he often wants to climb into bed on his own. He tries to climb into bed on his own. He even moved a tiny box over and tried using that. I feel bad that our little escapee can't climb into bed on his own when he's tired, so I have been in search of a step stool that will work. Obviously, since it's for sleepy time use, it has to have wide enough steps to accommodate the clumsy little toddler's footing. I wouldn't mind if it had some sort of side handles, but so far I just found super tiny step stools or something rather flimsy.

This is where you come in! Do any of you have a step stool that would work for us? What have you tried that you loved (or hated), and why?

3 comments:

  1. Hi, thanks for linking to the Mommy Brain Mixer!

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  2. Have you tried this stool? http://www.target.com/p/kidkraft-step-n-store-vanilla/-/A-10850680

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    1. No, I haven't.... but it looks very similar to what I had in mind! Thanks!

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