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Since Toby fell out of bed last week (luckily on a carpeted floor, and nothing happened to him), I’m trying to explore all possibilites to prevent other falls; bed guards, sleeping on the floor, pushing bed at the wall etc. I’m also wondering what age kids stop falling out of bed? Sorry if this is a silly question. I’m just looking for some guidance. Thanks in advance, Bianca

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The answer I have to your question is that I don’t actually know, but my 3.5 year old still often gets perilously close to the edge, and has been “saved” from falling out by us fairly frequently in the last few months. So I guess the answer is “quite old”!

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There will always be occasions when they fall out.  When tiny though I have them in the middle of the bed so there is no risk of them falling out.  Once in their own beds mine have been known to fall out and just carry on sleeping on the floor!

It depends a bit on the child and the bed they are sleeping in my experience.  My eldest did not start rolling over until he was nearly a year old, but fell out of bed loads when he was a toddler, he too carried on sleeping!  My youngest rolled from a few weeks so she was always in the middle of the bed rather than at the side.  As a toddler has not fallen out of bed yet.  If we go and stay at my parents my eldest always falls out of bed on the first night as it is a unfamiliar bed.

I think my son was about 4 x

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Alice has never fallen out of bed bar once when she was tiny, Saule has possibly twice but only once older and in a toddler bed. They are both in a bunk bed and haven’t fallen out…yet!  Dh has fallen out of bed quite recently lol

I think everyone is prone to falling out of bed it may be sensible to take the proper age related safety precaution to prevent it happening again smile

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I don’t know, sorry. I was woken up last night by ds2 (2.5) falling out of our bed. I didn’t even know that he was in our bed along with ds1 and dh had gone downstairs to ds2’s bed.

Bianca McHale - 11 July 2012 07:17 AM

Since Toby fell out of bed last week (luckily on a carpeted floor, and nothing happened to him), I’m trying to explore all possibilites to prevent other falls; bed guards, sleeping on the floor, pushing bed at the wall etc. I’m also wondering what age kids stop falling out of bed? Sorry if this is a silly question. I’m just looking for some guidance. Thanks in advance, Bianca

  My two older ones still fall out of bed now! Ha ha! But they do share a single bed which is probably the main problem!

my 9 year old still falls out so he has always slept in a top bunk so is used to a guard being around his bed. when ever he sleeps in a normal bed he falls out !

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Hmm, I’m starting to wonder if there is something wrong with our 3-year-old because she has never even come close to falling out of our bed!  I guess the answer is, depends on the kid grin .

Don’t worry, mine never fell out of bed either, but I remember falling out of a top bunk when I was on holiday and must have been about 10! 

If you’re worried, Bianca, I would try and get hold of a guard rail.  I seem to remember you can even get lightweight travel ones.

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Thanks for your useful replies, lovely ladies. As with everything with babies and kids, there’s such a wide diversity. It’s good to know that. Just ordered a bed rail.

Attachment and travelling mama, home educating Toby, 17.02.2012. Vegs. Neither telly nor car. Brompton bikes. Live in Reading, Berkshire.
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My six year old doesnt seem to fall out now but my four year old does now and then and comes very close to the edge. I put one side of the bed against a wall so she is less likely to fall out. She often ends up in my bed though and it is quite high so then I put a pillow at the edge to help stop her falling.

Thanks Rachel. Pillow tucked under the bed sheet didn’t seem to prevent my almost 5-months-old baby from falling out of bed. Since he had a fall, luckily with no bruises or anything else (seen also the doctor), I’m even more cautious and put the duvet on top of the cushions to make it even higher. I’ve orderd a bed rail, so hopefully that will help matters. I’ll also experiment with sleeping on the floor when napping daytime, though I feel it might be a bit too cold being so down. Putting the bed by the wall is not quite practical in our bedroom. Well, we’ll keep on experimenting until something will suit us. Cheers, Bianca

Attachment and travelling mama, home educating Toby, 17.02.2012. Vegs. Neither telly nor car. Brompton bikes. Live in Reading, Berkshire.
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http://www.truefood.coop/, http://www.mooncup.co.uk/, http://www.storyofstuff.co/

Sorry Bianca I didn’t realise you were talking about such a young baby. Its a shame the bed won’t go against the wall as I used to sleep with the baby by the wall when mine were little and put a flat pillow between the baby and wall so they wouldn’t bang into the wall. My husband is a very heavy sleeper so I never put baby inbetween us as I was worried he might roll on the baby as I did read somewhere that men are not as aware of a baby in the bed as a woman but not sure if that is really true or not. The only thing I would say about the bed rail is that children have been known to fall down inbetween the matress and the rail, so when I used to use one I would stuff the gap with another pullow or something that would fit so there was no way this could happen. Sorry this is not intended to make you even more worried just a precaution. Also check out http://www.magicbumpers.com.

RachelN - 12 July 2012 07:43 AM

Sorry Bianca I didn’t realise you were talking about such a young baby. Its a shame the bed won’t go against the wall as I used to sleep with the baby by the wall when mine were little and put a flat pillow between the baby and wall so they wouldn’t bang into the wall. My husband is a very heavy sleeper so I never put baby inbetween us as I was worried he might roll on the baby as I did read somewhere that men are not as aware of a baby in the bed as a woman but not sure if that is really true or not. The only thing I would say about the bed rail is that children have been known to fall down inbetween the matress and the rail, so when I used to use one I would stuff the gap with another pullow or something that would fit so there was no way this could happen. Sorry this is not intended to make you even more worried just a precaution. Also check out http://www.magicbumpers.com.

Thanks again Rachel. Yeah, we’ve just got the bed rail, and no way can be used without a pillow between the rail and the bed. Also, not happy with the height. It’s definitely not high enough; I feel that in another few weeks Toby could climb out. Hm, so not very happy with this bed rail; will wait for hubby and see what he says, I might send it back. I like the lenght though; it’s the the extra long one  that goes most of the bed as the others I saw around, go only half the lenght.

I’m starting to think the floor is the way to go, at least for daytime naps. Actually, that’s where Toby is right now; sleeping in the lounge on the floor; put a thick duvet down topped up with yoga mats, and his waterproof mat; and I covered him with his blanket. We’ll see how that goes.

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http://www.truefood.coop/, http://www.mooncup.co.uk/, http://www.storyofstuff.co/

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