When you have children you give up hope of having a stylish home and instead you are forced to move all ornaments above little head height after a reluctance acceptance that the word ‘no’ falls on deaf ears for the first twelve years. Your kitchen gets overtaken by strange sterilizing cylinders which seem to serve the same purpose as a dishwasher but you must have both; your doors get replaced by jail like gates and your beds get large clumsy rails put on them when your little one gravitates to a grown up bed.
After doing every thing by the book with twin boy and girl I decided to ceremoniously burn the book when BB came along and do things differently; this time I hope to not have to re arrange my home with various child locks and preventions but instead find alternatives. Again I hold out no hope that BB will listen to me when I say ‘no’ which was proven for the first time today when she gleefully ignored me and ripped several photographs off my wall.
So imagine my delight when one evening I was working away (*cough* tweeting) and I got chatting with a lady from Purple Daisies; who told me about her rather fabulous bed guards.
Look at it: its simple and it’s not ugly: hurrah!
Even twin boy can assemble it; you just pop it under the mattress cover…
Cover it up…
and away you go.
Now clearly BB is still in her cot and the twins are fully capable of not falling out of their beds although they are known to push each other occasionally; however BB
nightly occasionally spends her evenings in my bed giving me neck cramp as I sleep with one arm tucked round her so she doesn’t fall out of bed which would ensure my spot in the bad mother hall of fame. The bed bumper works really well for co sleeping and actually gets me a better nights sleep when little madam comes and joins he who helped create them and I in our passion wagon bed.
You can sit on it at story time, bend it and pop it in a suitcase to go away or over to a friend’s house when you have a baby still needing a nap at lunchtime; it fits all beds and is suitable from birth.
Best of all prices start at £5.99 and finish at £14.99 – not bad for something you can use for a few years. I am a big fan of this and would recommend it to anyone looking for a more subtle bed guard, the Purple Daisies site has loads more photos for you to browse through to see how effective it is. I would have taken some of me and BB but we get a little camera-shy in our PJ’s.
For more details pop over to the Purple Daisies website.