A mum has sparked outrage after sharing her daughter’s ‘unique’ new crib with many calling it completely unsafe.
Renee and her husband created a “floating loft bed” for their daughter’s room, which rises several feet off the floor and appears to be tied with a rope.
They shared a photo of the loving horn girl on her bed, and while she was pleased with their handiwork, many people had their doubts.
Several have had safety concerns about the Australian mom’s weekend project, claiming it was set too high on a wall and didn’t have railings sturdy enough to stop their daughter from falling.
However, Renee later reveals that her husband installs high security access platforms for business and was a professional in this field.
She also added that the bed was no higher than a loft or bunk bed, and that it was rated 900kg in terms of weight.
An Australian mum recently sparked intrigue and anxiety after sharing her ‘unique’ daughter’s bedroom
Renee realized the bed would become a topic of great discussion after she shared the photo online.
“My husband’s project for the weekend!” I wrote. “A floating loft bed for our daughter.”
The couple bought all of their supplies at Bunnings except for the decorative rope, which is from Kmart.
Other parents have expressed concern about the safety and practicality of the bed.
“The sheer logistics make my brain explode…the mother in me is like ‘Okay, this is going to suck to make real quick’…Then the thought turns to ‘Is it higher than a bunk bed? “We have safety standards for a reason,” said one mother.
Another asked, “Are you able to make the side rails solid?”
The woman expanded: “With the child’s body weight slightly pressed against the mattress, his body may slip between the mattress and the top support and then leave the child hanging by his neck with no way to get up.”
A third said, “Every child’s dream bed…and every mother’s worst nightmare to change the bed.”
Renee and her husband created a “floating loft bed” for their daughter’s room, which is several feet off the floor and appears to be tied with a rope
Renee was upset when people accused her of sacrificing her daughter’s safety for aesthetic purposes.
“Under the rope is a cable anchored to our roof trusses,” she said. “My husband installs high-security access platforms and abseiling stabilizers for a profession, so this is professionally installed.”
“Not higher than that, the loft bed and bedding are changed / made the same as the loft bed or bunk bed.”
The mum revealed her daughter was thrilled with her brand-new crib, and demanded to know when an underslat could be fitted.
“Our daughter loves her new crib,” Renee told FEMAIL. “But she asked us where the slide was, so now my husband is working out how to add a slide.”
Mum revealed her daughter was thrilled with a brand-new crib, and demanded to know when an underslat could be fitted
The family was looking for the perfect bed for their daughter, but they weren’t satisfied with what was available.
“We were looking for a loft bed but they’re either dressers or desks and we wanted to be able to put her toys under them.”
“The loft beds with more space were very basic and expensive for what they were.”
The mom spent $560 on materials — which is about half of the $1,000 bed the couple found at retail.
“It took my husband 18 hours over three days to put together the bed, and I painted the base and the ladder,” said the mother.
Many were in awe of the parents’ remarkable efforts.
“It looks amazing,” said one woman. I’m sure your daughter absolutely loves it.
“My son was obsessed with this as a kid, great job.”
“That’s right there, but it’s evil!”
What materials were used to create the floating loft bed?
Wood for bed frame and ladder
steel for the fence
The anchors are set into the roof trusses
Rose gold metallic plating for the fender
Wire rope grip to secure the wire
Wood plank for frame base
Studs in the wall to hold the frame
White wood paint for the frame