When you first move your toddler from a cot to a big bed, they can seem very small again and the floor can suddenly seem a lot further away. A little one may not be accustomed to the freedoms of a bigger bed and they may have trouble learning not to roll out of the bed and onto the floor. Try some of the steps below and see what works best. Always consider your child’s safety when choosing a new bed as most children will roll out of bed at least once while they adjust to the new sleeping arrangement.
How to Prevent Your Toddler From Falling Out of Bed
Move your little one to a toddler bed. This is a small bed made to hold a crib mattress, but it has slightly raised sides to keep the toddler secure. Toddler beds are often painted with the images of their favorite cartoon characters or made in the shape of a car or train so are perfect for your little ones.
Place your toddler in an adult-sized twin or single bed and attach a pair of bed rails. Some twin-sized bed frames are sold with optional rails that you can fold down or remove when your child no longer needs them. You can also now purchase smaller rails that will fit under the mattress of single beds and can be removed easily once your toddler has developed the ability to stay within their bed at night.
Create a barrier that prevents your child from rolling out of his bed. You might place your child’s bed in a corner against a wall. Another options involves rolling up a long blanket and tucking it under a separate sheet that you have laid over the mattress, this makes it a lot more difficult for the toddler to roll out.
Bunk beds are not safe for toddlers and younger children even if you plan to sleep them in the lower bunk. No child can resist using a set of bunks as gym equipment and most bunk-related accidents occur during playtime. Most parents wait until the youngest child is around 9 years old before putting up bunk beds.
It’s hard to believe that your little baby is ready to sleep in a big bed! It feels like only 2 minutes ago that they were born! If you have any questions about the best mattresses for toddlers, get in touch! All of our toddler mattresses are made in the UK to the highest safety standards, so you can rest easy that your little one is safe and sound during the night.
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