Belle has found a new space in the house where she resides during my late night nursing sessions with Little Monkey. She seems to be adjusting pretty well to the new changes aside from being very confused when he starts to cry. Naturally, starved for attention from how things were before, she is always quite excited when we have visitors since that means other people hold the baby and she can get our undivided attention once again.
You can see from the photo above that my brilliant idea of how to secure the floor bed bumpers with velcro and heavy-duty mounting tape was not as successful as I had hoped. Please let me know if you have any other ideas for me that are baby-proofing friendly! I have considered taking out my glue gun but don’t think that would stick. It’s good that Monkey is in a bassinet for a while so we have time to troubleshoot these things. Once he moves into the room (several months from now), we are going to have to find a new home for the giant bear so he can have the bed all to himself.
This past week has been busy with family visiting at the house…
Grandpa Oz came by yesterday to get a little time with his new grandson…
My mom is visiting through tomorrow and is a bit perplexed and distraught by the idea that the next time she will see Monkey, he will be much bigger in size. So, we have devised a plan to Skype on a regular basis so she can be a part of things from across the miles.
BABY PROOFING THE MONTESSORI NURSERY
On another note, I received several questions on the blog about baby proofing the Montessori nursery since I put up the blog post with pics from Monkey’s nursery. To be honest, I am no expert in this area as this is my first go at setting the space, but I will share with you some of the things I have implemented in hopes that it will help answer your curiosities. Please feel free to share your ideas with me, as I welcome more thoughts on how to make the environment even safer and better for our son!
Rather than the typical outlet plug covers, I replaced all of the outlets with THESE (Click to link), which I purchased from Babies R Us. Aside from a hanging night-light, which I plan to plug-in behind the changing table, there really will not be any cords in the space. Any that you do use can be hidden and protected from your baby.
We also secured all of the furniture to the walls with THESE (click to link).
We purchased a baby gate for the doorway to keep baby in his space when the time comes for exploration. This will also serve the purpose of keeping the dogs out of the room when they are not invited.
I have checked out many other blogs of people who have utilized the floor bed and none have never read about any problems with the set up. A girlfriend of mine, who is also a Montessori teacher has had great luck with her baby’s floor bed. She recommended definitely getting an adult twin size mattress so that you can lay down with baby from time to time when trying to get him/her to sleep.
Below are some links that may help answer any additional questions regarding setting up the space.
It’s all trial and error for me at this point, but I think we’ve got all of the important bases covered for now to feel secure in having Asher use the room when he is ready.