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September 3rd, 2013, 02:11 AM
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Some of you may remember I almost bought an Ergo carrier awhile back from a store on amazon.jp, but I canceled the order because I suspected it was a counterfeit. Well, after doing research, I discovered that while amazon.com is no longer an authorized Ergo dealer, amazon.jp is, as long as you buy directly from amazon.jp and not from the marketplace (like I almost did a couple months ago). So I've been keeping my eye on the sales there, and one of the styles went on sale for $90 (originally $145), so I snatched it up!

I've also been searching all over the place for a crib, since Kaeldra is quickly growing out of her Moses basket. Everything I have seen for sale here has been the drop-side kind...they are not outlawed here like they are in the U.S. I was getting really frustrated! Most Japanese people bedshare, but my husband would likely squish her in his sleep, so we weren't going to do that. However, the next most common thing Japanese people do with their babies is have them sleep on baby futons. So I ordered a baby futon. It's Hello Kitty print lol. I'll just have to make sure the room is extremely well baby-proofed by the time she can crawl around. :S

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Here are some pictures of the Hello Kitty futon! I won't be using the blanket and pillow until she's older, but I have them in the pictures, too.



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September 3rd, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Awesome! Glad you were able to work out sleeping arrangements and find an Ergo!
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September 3rd, 2013, 09:47 AM
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I must see pics of said baby futon! Sounds so adorable! And yay for good deals. Everyone loves those
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September 3rd, 2013, 12:21 PM
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I've never heard of a baby futon! That's cute! But I would worry about her crawling away? Interesting to hear how it pans out.
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I've never heard of a baby futon! That's cute! But I would worry about her crawling away? Interesting to hear how it pans out.
Lol yeah, I'm a little worried about that, too.
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September 4th, 2013, 12:16 AM
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Would also love to see a picture of a baby futon. Sounds too cute!
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September 6th, 2013, 12:51 AM
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My stuff came today, yay! I added pics of the futon for those who wanted to see.
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That is too darn cute! I'm still worried about her rolling off!
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Super cute! Hope it works well for her!
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September 6th, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Kim, she's so adorable! And I love the futon. But be careful, my daughter used to sleep in my bed and around five months, she rolled over and fell off the bed. Took her to the ER just to make sure she was Ok. Luckily no broken bones or anything, but I would caution you.. I did get the bed rails though.
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omg so cute!!!!
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September 6th, 2013, 05:39 PM
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Thanks, guys! I'm not sure how easy it is to tell from the pictures, but the futon is pretty close to the ground-- much, much shorter than a typical mattress, so I think she'll be ok, even if she were to roll off of it. I may put something down to make the floor a bit softer, though, just in case. There are some soft flooring pieces that are pretty popular here for use with babies/kids, so maybe something like that:

I'm more concerned with baby-proofing the area. Apparently "floor beds" are popular in a "Montessori" environment. I only heard about Montessori-style rooms recently, but I think I'll look at what people with those do to make beds on the ground as safe as they can be (since it's difficult to find out exactly what Japanese people do to make it as safe as possible). It is comforting to know that Japan has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, so they must be doing something right!

I've also been considering a pop-up mosquito net. I don't know...there are poisonous centipedes here, so it may put my mind more at ease, and maybe would help prevent her from rolling too far?
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So cute! In Japan, is a futon just a platform bed? I know in the states a futon is one of those couches that easily folds down into a bed. Do you have to have a bedrail for it Koa would squirm right off that.
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September 7th, 2013, 09:04 AM
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So cute! In Japan, is a futon just a platform bed? I know in the states a futon is one of those couches that easily folds down into a bed. Do you have to have a bedrail for it Koa would squirm right off that.
It's not a platform bed, since it's not on a raised surface at all. It's just a bed on the ground, but Japanese futon mattresses aren't the same as mattresses in America, either. I'm having trouble figuring out how to explain it (partially due to lack of sleep lol), but there is a 2 inch thick Japanese-style mattress on the very bottom, which is the white part you can see in the picture. Then on top of that is the actual futon, which is fairly thin...I'm not sure the exact dimensions of it, but maybe about an inch or just slightly thicker. Also, the mattress and futon are designed to be folded up and stored away in the closet during the day, to save space, since Japanese apartments are typically pretty small (I don't do that because I'm lazy lol). So yeah, they are completely different from what are called futons in America. I haven't really found any bed rails designed to be used on the ground. I think people just make sure there isn't anything unsafe for the baby to roll into if they do squirm off of the futon. I hope that made sense!

My husband and I sleep on a double-sized futon, but I think most Japanese couples opt to sleep on two single futons pushed together. That would make it a lot easier to store them away. Something kind of interesting is that there is a saying that babies and their parents should sleep in "kawa no ji" style, which means "sleeping like the (kanji) character for 'river.'" The character for river looks like this: 川 So that is supposed to resemble the two parents as the longer lines on the ends, then the baby as the shorter line in the middle. I thought that was cute lol. I guess that would prevent the baby from rolling off the futon, but my husband is a deep sleeper and moves around in his sleep, so it's not for us. Sorry for such a long post. :S
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