How do you teach your baby to sleep in a regular bed without rolling out?

Nichole - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 1 1/2 year old just learned how to crawl out of the crib, so we switched it to a day bed. Now however, she is flipping and flopping like she did when she had a four walled crib and instead of bumping into the fourth side she falls right out. Granted she is only falling about a foot to the carpeted floor but still how do I get her to sleep without thumping to the floor a couple of times a night?

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Michelle - posted on 10/22/2009

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Quoting Beth:

I had the same problem with my daughter (she's all over the place when she sleeps, there have been many times I've found her with her feet on her pillow)... I just went out and bought her a bed railing. You can buy them at Walmart or almost anywhere like that for $20 -$30. They attach right under the mattress, are easily removable, and some even fold down. They don't stretch all the way across the bed either; there is a few open inches of space so your child can freely climb in and out. The only downfall is I now have to teach my daughter to stay in bed. For the last week I"ve been waking up at 5am to find her crawling into my bed.



i had that same problem to, have you tried puting a stair gate across the door, or if you havent got a stairgate, u could always shut the door. thats what i had to do with my son, otherwise he would be in our bed every night. hope this helps you xxxx

Michelle - posted on 10/22/2009

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i used to put a pillow on the floor for my son to fall onto, it was still a shock to be on the floor! but he got the idea in the end, now he put himself to bed when hes tired or if i leav the door open, its just a game of patience im afraid,but hopefully it wont take long for your daughter to sort herself out xx

Traci-Lee - posted on 10/21/2009

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what i did was put a crib amtress or even a regular matress on the floor and started off that way this way when they rolled it didnt hurt them cause they were so close to the floor they didnt fall far. after a while when u see that they are not rolling arond as much lift it a little higher off the floor and keep gradually going that way and it worked for my kids.

Candyce - posted on 10/21/2009

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I was going to get a bed rail for my daughters bed, but after reading the warnings on the box I got the impression that it wasn't safe. So, she doesn't' have one on her day bed. She rarely falls out now, but for the first couple weeks she did. I just put the couch cushion on the floor next to her bed. It made it where the fall wasn't as hard. She still falls every once in awhile, but not as bad. She's figured out now that if she moves too much she's going to fall out.

Brandi - posted on 10/21/2009

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we had a toddler bed for our daughter (sits about 6 inches off the floor and has a little railing built in) but she still fell out a few times. She figured out where the imaginary boundries are in a bed and rarely falls out now. (still though once in a while we hear a big old thump from upstairs only to find her climbing back into bed when we go to check lol

Heather - posted on 10/21/2009

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when i started putting my daughter in her toddler bed she only fell out the first few nights then she kind of taught herself i guess!! :D you could try giving her a little time to adgust or i think beths idea is good too! good luck!

Beth - posted on 10/21/2009

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I had the same problem with my daughter (she's all over the place when she sleeps, there have been many times I've found her with her feet on her pillow)... I just went out and bought her a bed railing. You can buy them at Walmart or almost anywhere like that for $20 -$30. They attach right under the mattress, are easily removable, and some even fold down. They don't stretch all the way across the bed either; there is a few open inches of space so your child can freely climb in and out. The only downfall is I now have to teach my daughter to stay in bed. For the last week I"ve been waking up at 5am to find her crawling into my bed.

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