Friday, January 23, 2009

To Rail or not to Rail

These are so ugly, but could it help?

It was bound to happen at some point, and I have to say, I'm a bit relieved the waiting is over.

Taylor fell out of her new big girl, twin sized bed.

I think she was already awake and just trying to get down, got tangled up in her blankets/sheets, and fell the two feet or whatever to the floor.

I heard the thud and the crying start. I ran in to save the day (dadadaDUH - Super MOM!), gave her a quick hug and one of my healing kisses (That's right. One of my super powers is the power to heal others with my kisses! That's why chris rarely gets sick :P ) With that, the crying was over. She was cool. She asked for her Monkey and her Bunny (will she ever name them something else?) and the event was over!

So here's my question... It will probably happen again - her falling out of bed. Is it one of those rights of passage in childhood, like the chicken pox and skinned knees... or should I try to keep it from happening? Do we rail or not?

Would something like this make a difference?

Keep in mind when answering this question... she was not asleep when she fell out of bed. Atleast, I don't think she was.


  1. I would do a rail. I would do the first picture of rails.

  2. I would rail one side and put the other side against the wall. That way when she wants to get down, she will have to crawl to the end of the bed and can get down safely.

  3. I have never used those for any of my kids. All my kids fell out of bed a couple times if that and just learned to feel the side of the bed I guess you could say. I would just say if its not a big deal to you then dont waste your money but if you are really truly freaked out then just do it and get yourself some peace of mind! Good Luck and Congrats on the move and we will miss yall!

  4. The Blaisdell'sJanuary 24, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Until she gets use to the bed take the box springs out and get one of those "bunky boards" they use on bunk beds. at this age it will A) lover the bed making the fall if any shorter and B) make it easier for her to get in and out. Just a thought.


  5. Lots of good ideas here. Your objective is the real question. If you wanna save money, try laying the mattress on the carpet. (i.e. remove the excess distance) until she learns to stay within boundaries. 1 saves crying 2 saves your sanity.

    If you wanna buy the bed rail for comfort...I'd go with the first one. They'll eventually outgrow the need and just look at it as an investment, Maddie can use it, too!

  6. What a big girl! I actually had one of those railings on the side of my bed while I was still nursing Savannah! It is ugly but when it comes to your babys safety, its worth it! Your girls are adorable!


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