Can I ask an OT ? here about big beds? LOL

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K9Trainer's picture
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Can I ask an OT ? here about big beds? LOL

My birth board is dead and I HATE airing all my stuff on FB, so wondered if I could come here for a bit of advice. I switched my youngest who is a bit over 2 to a twin size bed with box springs over the weekend. She LOVES her new bed and all, but keeps falling out of it. TWICE yesterday. It is not against the wall, but I can move it, but really don't want to, really don't want to have to buy rails either. I was wondering if they eventually figure it out, or if I will HAVE to do something. Anyone else go cold turkey and if so, did they figure it out quick? TIA!!

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Sorry she is falling out. I don't really have any good suggestions as my son's is against the wall with a rail. He is 4 and I still have the rail up because I am afraid he is going to fall out in the middle of the night. Hope you get some good answers here!

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We have ours against the wall with a rail on the other side, which works great. The rail was like $20ish at Walmart. I know there are more expensive ones that maybe are better, but we've had no problems so far.

If you don't want to buy a rail, maybe you could just put the mattress on the floor for a while? And I've heard of people putting some pillows/blankets next to the bed in case they do tumble out. Good luck!

ETA: Oh, and same as Kelly, my DS is almost 4 and I still don't trust him without the rail! He is still always sideways in the bed or whatever when I peek in on him in the morning.

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Ruthie fell out a few times, but she was 3. She quit after a few times. She did the same thing with the toddler bed.

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we always started our kids off in a toddled bed that only had one opened side. Then when we moved them to the big beds, it was always later. Like my son was moved to his full bed when he was about 4 years old and that bed is actually on the floor. And my daughter went to a twin bed when she was like 3 1/2 and had a few issues with falling out but we never put it against the wall or put rails we just put pillows and blankets down to make sure she did not hurt herself. she only fell out like 2 or 3 times and that is it.

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DD is almost 4 and she still has a rail. There are times when she is squished up against it in the middle of the night, so I don't really trust her without it yet.
We have it against the wall and I have put a big stuffed animal or body pillow on that side so that she doesn't get stuck in the crack:)
We will soon be moving DS to a twin also and he will have a rail on each side. I got a really nice set at a rummage sale last year for $10.

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Anna used to fall out of bed a lot, especially in new places, but she grew out of it rather quickly if I'm remembering correctly. We never did rails, but do have one side against the wall. We did roll up a blanket into a tube and put it under her sheet to make a sort of hump on the edge of the bed to encourage her to stay in the center of the bed. We also put pillows on the floor.

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Thanks guys! I know she's a bit young, guess I was just hopeful. DH is out of town, so I'm going this alone. Guess tonight I will move bed against wall and do the rolled up blanket and see what happens. Thanks so much for letting me ask this here. Smile

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Good luck! Biggrin

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I'm sorry poor Keeran is falling out of the bed. Maybe moving it against the wall WILL help?