photo by ashleigh290
Jenna’s been in a “big girl bed” (twin) for almost 2 years now, but we’ve had the occasional bad experience of her ending up on the floor. A toddler rolling out of bed in the middle of the night isn’t fun for anyone in the house, let me tell you. We treasure our sleep around here.
We weren’t thrilled with the idea of forking out the money for fancy side rails that she hopefully won’t need for long and started looking for alternatives. I think I gave a shout out to the lovely Twitter mamas I follow and got this fantastic idea: Simply tuck one or two pool “noodles” in the edge of the bed inside the fitted sheet! The fitted sheet holds them in place, and they provide a “bumper” that keeps the kiddo from easily rolling out.
They’re also easy to transport when traveling. We use two at home for Jenna and take one when traveling. We’ve also asked if the homes we’re visiting have them already. Many people do, which saves on packing space.
I’m so sorry that I don’t remember who gave me this tip and that I’m not properly crediting you! If it was you, give a holler in my comments.