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<p>But still up off of the floor... ?</p>
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<p>My DS is just getting to the point now where mobility is starting to freak me out at naptime/bedtime.  Our bed is really high and a tumble would seriously hurt..</p>
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<p>So, DH is uncomfortable with putting the mattress directly on the floor...</p>
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<p>What can we do?</p>
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<p>I've been looking at some ikea options online, and am wondering if you can just use the slatted bases on their own?</p>
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<p>What have you done in this case??</p>
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<p>Why does it bother him to put it on the floor?  It has worked great for us. </p>
 

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<p>We put a futon on a low frame next to our big bed and I think only 1 or 2 times did ds tumble off....DS learned the edges of the bed very quickly and I rarely worried about him falling (I am sure co-sleeping helped him to stay closer to the middle of the bed)</p>
 

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<p>We have an ikea frame that has a high, medium, or low setting and use a mattress without boxspring.  At it's lowest setting, with the wooden slats in place, the sleeping surface is about a foot and a bit off the floor.  Our mattress is flush with the top of the frame, if that makes sense. </p>
<p>I'm with your DH ... i don't like the bed on the floor.  If it's soley a mattress and no boxsrping, the mattress will collect moisture and mildew and mold will set in, especially if you have carpet.  I not a big fan of how it looks either, although the right decor and flooring and linens can make all the difference. </p>
 

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<p>Definitely.. and having just moved into this new house with questionable carpeting (only in two of the bedrooms.. beautiful hardwood everywhere else.. sheesh!)... I understand the moisture/mildew/mold issue.</p>
<p>Which Ikea frame do you use?</p>
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<p>We have a crib that turned into a toddler bed, and we snugged the toddler bed between our bed and the wall. Our bed is about a foot or so higher than the toddler bed, so she won't fall off. Plus, I can get in and out of bed without disturbing her, but I'm also right there if she needs me. (She's 3).  When she was younger, she slept between us, exclusively, or with a couple of body pillows as a bolster.  She was never on the bed alone, so I never worried about her falling off in that respect (although she did take a couple of big tumbles).</p>
 

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<p>We have an Ikea bed which is just a wooden frame with slats, we have just a mattress on top, and we love it.  The top of the mattress is just 42cm (16.5 in) above the ground.  </p>
 

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<p>I do feel like I have to wash our sheets more with the mattress on the floor, but I have never noticed any kind of mold or anything.  We've had ours on the floor for about seven years now, since Milo was an infant.  We had carpeting for the first 3 years, but have had hardwood since then.  Maybe that helps.  I agree that this is not a great move in terms of interior design.  lol  But I do feel very safe with it and it's not like it's in the living room.  Actually Milo and his friends love to play in our bedroom bc it's pretty much wall to wall bed -- a twin and a king next to each other -- and they can jump on it even when there's several of them together and I don't worry about anyone getting hurt too much (somehow they've never even bumped heads, knock on wood).  Anyway,  do look forward to the day that we feel safe with the bed at a normal level, but it's no skin off my back to do this for a few years.</p>
 

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<p>We have a <strong>hemnes</strong> frame, but I think most of IKEA's frames have the option to set the slats at three different heights.  DD has a double bed in her rooms (used for naps and guest bed and play) that is an IKEA mattress on a cheap futon couch frame that is also very low to the ground.  Maybe a little more than a foot from floor to sleeping surface? </p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>GingerNinja</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285887/lowest-bed-possible#post_16121715"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Definitely.. and having just moved into this new house with questionable carpeting (only in two of the bedrooms.. beautiful hardwood everywhere else.. sheesh!)... I understand the moisture/mildew/mold issue.</p>
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<p>Sweet, thanks so much, I didn't know that most Ikea frames had different settings.. </p>
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<p>Kyamo, that's really what I was wondering.. is it just one of their "bed bases" with a mattress on the top? I found a version of their slats but it is all connected by a thin wooden frame (no legs)... </p>
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<p>I have this bed:</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20190056" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20190056</a></p>
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<p>It works great for co-sleeping!</p>
 
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