We're moving our toddler into a 'real' bed - how do we keep them from falling out?

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We're moving our little girl into a toddler bed and she keeps falling out at night. We've got pillows on the floor, so she's not getting hurt. She doesn't want to go back in the crib and we've tried rails, but she seems to work her way around them. Any idea how long it takes for them to not fall out of bed when they're sleeping?


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Haha, this is cute When my son got his big boy bed I was so worried. The first week he would climb into his bed and fall asleep in his bed, but somehow before morning came.. he ended up on the floor and I would find him with his little bum up in the air sound asleep in the morning. I was worried about it at first, but there was really nothing I could do. So for about a week I would go in periodically and put him back in his bed, I'd say after like 2 weeks he just stopped coming out of the bed. I think it takes a bit for them to get used to it. But he hasn't fallen out of his bed in months now.

Diana - posted on 09/02/2009




I used a comforter and pillow to make like a rail/bumper on the outside edge of th ebed for our son and the other side of th ebed was against the wall. Our problem was not him fallin gout but getting up crawling out and wlaking in to our room we had to go back to the crib but hes only 17 months. You could also try the inflatable bed rails. god luck

Pam - posted on 09/02/2009




All I can say is you are doing the right things. Eventually it will happen enough times that she will start realizing what is happening in her sleep and will stop. At least I hope so for your sake! Sorry, not much help.


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Oh - that makes me feel so much better! I am looking forward to not waking up to the thump and following cry!

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