Gosh if you follow my blog regularly or know me in person, I apologize for yet another sleep post. I am about to beat the dead horse again. If you don’t know and need background, our 30 month old has had sleep issues since his very first night on earth. We have been doing a million and one things for a while and the problem seems to be a combination of possible reflux (the meds seem to help) and sensory regulation problems.
I was feeling a bit desperate one late night and saw a sale on these great bed tents and decided to give it a try to see if it would help with his sleep.
We bought this tent for several reasons:
- To block out any light that could be waking him up
- To give him the feeling that he’s contained
- To hopefully help him calm quicker due to the feeling of being contained.
|This is it in the package it came in! Look how tiny it looks!|
|These are the zippers that are on the top and bottom that
you put the rods through, then zip up.
|Here it is setup…. look how tall it is!|
I decided to keep the big long window next to the wall open and folded down (you can secure the fabric in place with the loops on the tent) so he’d get plenty of air. The other big long window is closed, as is the small window that faces the actual house window (want to block sunlight seeing it’s getting lighter out earlier). Opposite small window is open and faces door so he/we can crawl in and out easily. I feel like Pooh whenever I crawl out, afraid G will have to push me out by my butt one day- haha. Perfect size for a kid to crawl out and I fit, but it’s awkward at my size, especially when I have K in my arms.
- Is there enough air in there?
- Will it get too hot?
- Could it fall on top of him?
- Will he feel trapped?
I am a bit concerned it could fall, but it seems pretty sturdy and it’s held up well so far. He doesn’t seem to feel trapped- I gave him plenty of opportunity to play with the zippers during non sleepy time so he’d feel comfortable getting himself in and out. We also leave one small opening open for him when he sleeps.