A Slide Bed?

by Kyla on December 20, 2013 · 5 comments

I am forever bemoaning the lack of storage space in our home, it seems that every spare inch is stuffed full of some sort of no longer in use baby/child paraphernalia. Dexter’s wardrobe contains a change table, high chair and boxes instead of his clothes and I won’t even get started on the drawer of broken dreams at the bottom of my own dresser.

It scares me to think that the endless supply of stored items is actually the result of ruthless culling – most of the baby clothes are long gone. It’s just… I’ve hung on to so much in the hopes that things will change for us but with Dexter turning four next month and Project Sibling v2.3 ending in yet another failure I figured it was high time to clear out the cupboards and reclaim some space before his birthday and the big boy room re-design.

So I gave it all away.


The high chair that we barely used and have been saving ever since, the play mats and toys, change table, pram, sleeping bags, the lot.

It’s been strangely freeing.

I always thought that getting rid of these items was defeatist, like giving up hope that we could ever grow our family. It’s not really, it’s probably a very healthy move that has been the better part of four years in the making. And, let’s face it – if we do get lucky my capitalistic little heart will want to buy new stuff anyway.

The big boy room plans? Well they’re not going as smooth, Dex caught me browsing big boy beds and is now set on getting this one.

Slide Bed

Part of me is screaming NO – bed times are crazy enough without the added pressure of trying to get him to stop sliding! He wants it so much though and I have to admit that I would have gone absolutely mental if my parents had got me something like this when I was a kid.

Would you let your kid have a slide bed? Am I insane for even considering giving in?

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Bec @ The Plumbette December 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Well, I think it will keep him in bed because he has to climb back up into bed to slide down again. So the kid in me says, yes go for it, and the parent in me says do it if your child won’t stay in bed. Imagine the fun of rolling cars and toys down the slide too!
On a more serious note, I’m sorry to hear about baby number 2. I always hear of mums getting rid of their stuff and then falling pregnant and having to purchase items again.
It seems like you have a great attitude with it all and I couldn’t imagine how you feel and how hard it would be to have friends being able to easily add to their family.
I’m praying you have a special Christmas and those freeing feelings from giving your stuff away will bring unexpected blessings your way. x
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Tat December 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I haven’t seen one of these before. We are on the look for a bed with a desk right now… so no slides. But then maybe there is one with a desk and a slide 😉 I wish you best of luck with adding to your family, maybe the New Year will bring oyu what you;re hoping for.
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Annaleis from Teapots and Tractors December 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

The kid in me loves it but the practical parent in me says no. Wish we could think like a child forever.
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Catwoman73 December 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

LOVE the slide bed. I want one… for ME- not my daughter! I admire your courage in getting rid of everything. I haven’t been able to bring myself to do it yet. I don’t know when I’ll be able to.
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Rhonda January 8, 2014 at 2:08 am

It looks cute but I don’t think I would. I’m too careful for my own good, I guess.
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