Insurance can be a frustrating thing, especially when it comes to something you need.
In trying to get the safety sleeper for Colleen, her team of therapists and teachers said maybe trying something less costly first could be the way to go, especially when it comes to getting insurance approval. Her PT found s the privacy pop, something similar to the safety sleeper, but far less costly. We got the mesh version so that she could still see out, but theres a number of different colors.
I would have loved one of these when I was younger. Heck, I wouldn’t mind one now. Colleen wasn’t completely sold with it either, to begin with.
She loves it now, but I’m not completely thrilled with it. We are on the right track though! I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had to rescue her from the side after she got stuck. The first night, I awoke to sounds that shouldn’t have been able to happen. She managed to push on the zipper, freeing herself and decided to roam her bedroom. I also put the mattress on the floor without the box spring because I wasn’t sure what would happen if she got down the side (weight wise and such.)
We’re one step closer in the right direction! We also have a wheel chair coming, as well as a jogging stroller. When she starts kindergarten (please, don’t remind me.) it might not be as easy for her to get around with her classmates. She gets tired easily, so a wheelchair would give her a way to get around faster. I personally cannot wait for the stroller. We are going to have many miles logged with that as soon as we get it.
Till next time.