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#1 Woodland

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:54 PM

We have just taken the sides off my 2.5 yr old DS's cot to make it a toddler bed. For the last few months he's had the small bedrail but now we feel its time for no rail.
Since we removed the side rail he's fallen out of bed once each night. I've got a bean bag beside his bed to catch his fall but it still breaks my heart when he falls out and makes me question our decision.
We thought as we're going away for a month over xmas and he's too big for the portacot now that we'd better get him used to a proper bed as that's what he'll be sleeping in while we're away.
How long or how many times did your child fall out of bed once you removed the side rails?
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 03:58 PM

I haven't done it with DS yet, but I read somewhere if you put a pillow (or maybe a rolled up towel?) on the edge of the bed, it will help them stay on the mattress (unless they roll over it I guess...not sure). It might be a bit of a tight fit on a toddler bed though.

Other option is to put the mattress on the floor to let him get used to it first and help lessen the ouch factor if he does fall out again.

Sorry, not much help!


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Posted 04 December 2011 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for your advice Crisis. Yes I agree the smaller toddler bed might not help matters, I think it might be a big squishy with a rolled up sheet hidden along the edge. We don't want to buy a big bed yet as we're moving internationally in a few months time and it would be just one more cost and big thing to move.
He fell out twice last night sad.gif But for his day nap today he didn't fall out at all. Im not sure if its normal for kids to fall out a few times and then get past it or if I need to do something more. Im still using the bean bag beside the bed.
Id appreciate any more advice from people.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:09 PM

T rolled out a few times but like you we put pillows, cushions and anything else that softened his fall and he never woke up from falling out. It didn't take too long for him to learn the boundaries of his mattress.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

I left the bedrails on my daughters bed until she was 3.5 nd she has never fallen out. This was on a normal single size bed though not a toddler bed. The rails I used were pretty basic and very easily taken apart and fit easily in a suitcase so we just took them with us when we travelled.
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(scasey77 @ Dec 4 2011, 08:59 PM) View Post

I left the bedrails on my daughters bed until she was 3.5 nd she has never fallen out. This was on a normal single size bed though not a toddler bed. The rails I used were pretty basic and very easily taken apart and fit easily in a suitcase so we just took them with us when we travelled.

Yep this is what we are doing now. I won't be taking the rails off until he is ready. Probably the same as Scasey, I won't be taking them off until next year sometime. When we go away we just take a rail with us, and push the hotel bed up against a wall. If that's not an option we have taken the mattress off the hotel bed and put it on the floor. The next morning before check out just put the mattress back up again smile.gif


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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:20 PM

Zack never had a rail I just used my body pillow. He never fell out of bed.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:12 AM

After we removed Cait's bedrail, it probably took her about a month to not fall out of bed anymore. She wasn't falling out every night, a couple of times a week at most. She wouldn't even wake up most of the time, we would just hear an almighty thump and go in to find her top 3/4 on the floor with feet still under sheets...

The only time we travelled where it was an issue was when we went to the Daintree but it was so hot we just piled all the bed covers on the floor next to the bed along with spare pillows but she didn't fall out anyway.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:22 AM

Rosie had a rail on her bed until she was almost 4. I didn't really see any hurry to take it off unsure.gif . She has never fallen out since it came off. Eddie on the other hand is nearly 4 and he needs the rail! We went overseas for 7 weeks and he fell out of bed in every place we visited! In Singapore he was sharing a King bed with DH & me. He was in the middle so we thought he'd be safe and somehow he managed to fall off the END of the bed! blink.gif laugh.gif

We've tried towels, pillows, chairs, everything that other people assure us will work. Nothing works except the bedrail. So it'll stay on for a while yet. His bed is high and we have floorboards so it can be painful to fall out.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:17 PM

I think I must have been 4 or 5 when I stopped falling out of bed! (or waking up with my head at the bottom and my feet at the top!) I was an adult before I found out that the reason I always still had my doona and pillow was because Mum came in and covered me up, but didn't move me! I'm a particularly wriggly sleeper even as an adult though, so I don't think that's quite normal... blush.gif
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:58 PM

My DS still has his bed rail at 3.5yo. I don't think he needs it but didn't realise it was something I should be taking away. I don't understand the rush. Its not like the rail is causing any problems or money each night to be there. It just sits there.

As for what you can do. Try a rolled up sheet just under the mattress edge so it gives it a bit of a slop that hopefully will be enough to stop him rolling. Alternatively a towel or pillow. Try a pillow on the edge of the matress or just put the matress on the floor.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(Jazy84 @ Dec 5 2011, 03:58 PM) View Post

My DS still has his bed rail at 3.5yo. I don't think he needs it but didn't realise it was something I should be taking away. I don't understand the rush. Its not like the rail is causing any problems or money each night to be there. It just sits there.



This was my thinking too. It just seemed Cate was reaady as she no longer slept up against it etc. I would porb still have kept it there past 3.5 years but we left one of them (she had 2 on her bed at home) behind when we were on holidays in Qld. I explained to her we had left it behind so she would only be sleeping with one. SHe was fine with it and the next day asked us to take the other one off as well. But I don't see the problem with leaving them on either.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:24 PM

As my original post said we took the bed rail away as we're travelling overseas for a month next week & won't have a bedrail there so I wanted to get him used to being without one.
Most toddlers that we know my DS's age don't have bedrail. I was just wondering how long it took for them to get used to it & not fall out. He didn't fall out last night so hopefully it just took a few days.
Thanks for the helpful replies.
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:45 PM

I hope I didn't make you feel silly or whatever for taking it away. Just wanted to give teh alternative that you needn't feel you had to take it away.

If he is happy with it and you are happy with it then all is good.

If you do feel that he needs it or keeps falling out can highly recommend the bedrail I have in terms of being portable for travel. It all comes apart and takes up bugger all room in a suitcase. I usually just pop it on top of everything as it is very flat. We have travelled overseas and interstate with it.
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