I have something to share with you.
When my daughter asked to sleep in a bed, we converted her crib to a toddler bed. The challenge as most parents know is she wanted me to lay down with her at night and during bad dreams but I didn’t really fit. I would wake up with back pain, neck pain and absolutely exhausted. When she asked to convert her toddler bed to a true big girl bed, I was absolutely thrilled. No more nights trying to curl up in a bed way too small for me and we could go out and buy a full size mattress, all new bedding and let her add her own personal touch!
But I needed to make sure she would not roll out of the bed. I didn’t want a plastic or mesh guard or gates for her bed so I Googled till I found a great option. Put a noodle in their bed!
No, we are not talking pasta. Buy a noodle that you would use at the pool, cover with the fitted sheet in the bed and Voilà, you have a “bumper” to keep your child in their bed. They are soft, inexpensive and travel well! And when you don’t need it for the kids anymore, re-purpose it by using it as a boot shaper!