Saturday, April 3, 2010

In Which Connor Gets His New Bed!

Connor got his big boy bed today! 
Connor outgrew his crib a while back, and we'd rigged up a solution while we tried to figure out what to do next.  He definitely needed more of a railing than a toddler bed was going to give him, and he needed to be tilted up on the bed, but the only beds we could find that did everything we needed them to and would be covered by our insurance looked like giant metal cages.  Enter Bill Hines.

Bill (with Signature Custom Homes) came up with a design, and he has been working on this beautiful (and huge) piece of furniture for weeks.  I swear the man is a genius.  Not only does the bed blend beautifully with Connor's other furniture, but it suits our needs remarkably well.  It's the perfect height for me to slide Connor on and off the bed easily, once we've latched the side he's secure (since he doesn't stand there's no problem with him potentially climbing over) and with the application of a simple cordless drill the entire top third of the bed rises up as high as we need it!  Here I am applying the drill to get the bed ready for Connor sleeping in it tonight-- it looks jerky only because I am a drill novice and wasn't pushing the trigger smoothly.  How cool is that?

All of the wires for Connor's medical equipment feed through the bed so they're not within his reach, and there's extra storage for his supplies underneath.  Perhaps best of all, it does all of this without looking like an oversized crib or a giant animal cage.  And Connor is super, super excited about it-- he absolutely loves it!




Kristina said...

What a wonderful new bed! I hope he sleeps well in it!

Julia said...

Wow -- wonderful! And Happy Easter, too!

xraevision said...

What a beautifully designed bed - sweet dreams to Connor!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the bed! I've only ever seen the very hospital style beds for children with special needs. How wonderful to have such a beautiful piece of furntiture!

I meant to post this back when you showed Connor's swing. I purchased this mat for under the swing in my classroom and the children (and teachers) all LOVE it! The cover is made from some incredibly soft fabric, and the density of the mat is very comfortable to lay or sit on. The cover can be removed for washing when necessary, but our custodians typically run the vaccum over it each night. The colors may not be perfect, but it is hard to find pretty mats to match your decor!

Cathy said...

Wow! This guy could have a whole new business in this field! What a beautiful design.

Congrats on your Big Boy bed Connor!

Julia O'C said...

Three cheers for Bill!! That's a very cool bed -for one very cool little kid.

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