Jack Jack moves to a ‘Big Bed’

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I’ve shared before that we live in a small house, in fact it is 1005 square feet which is a challenge for nine people. A few months back Prince Charming and I decided to settle Jack Jack in his new bed before the baby arrived so he wouldn’t feel dispossessed from his previous place in the Master Bedroom. How to fit four boys in the one room involved some thought and Prince Charming was brilliant to come up with this idea.
He designed and made this bed small enough to fit a cot mattress and yet it is long enough for an average five year old. Using bed head and end from parts he had stored away, the sides came from another disused bed and the slats were recycled from pallets from his friend’s rural feed store.

I think it so cute, I call it a Doll’s Bed. It’s quite low to the ground too so Jack Jack hasn’t fallen too far the times he has rolled out. I’m quite proud of PC’s ingenuity.

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4 Responses

  1. I love this little bed! I could use a few around here…

  2. Was thinking of your even smaller house when I wrote this:)

  3. My husband built the same sort of bed for our son. It worked so sweetly, but it wasn’t enough for our son who needed to be in our bed not just near it, and now he uses his “doll’s bed” for naps. 3 cheers for clever husbands! (prince Charming is my real life nickname for my dh!)

  4. Lovely! I am going to pass this post on to my husband. Now I know just what to have him make when our 2.5 yo son grows out of (or finally destroys) the crib this year. Thanks so much!

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