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Old 04-19-2019, 02:31 PM   #1
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Falling out of bunk beds

Not that I am a helicopter parent or anything like that, but my daughter loves to sleep in the upper bunk and of course I let her but I was wondering if anybody has had any instances of their kids falling out of the bunk? I kinda wish there were a guard rail up there and she hasn't falling out yet, but I do admit I get nervous for some reason when she's sleeping up there. Maybe I am a product of the times we live in, afraid of everything lol
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She'll probably never fall out of bed when sleeping, its the waking up during the night and not remembering where you are that's the issue. Honestly you probably have nothing to worry about but if its causing you to not be able to sleep buy a night light and/or buy a bed rail, you could always make one too.
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If she doesn't fall out of bed at home, no reason to think she'll fall out of bed anywhere else. I think adults falling out of the overhead in a Class C trying to get down in the dark would be a bigger problem.
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Not that I am a helicopter parent or anything like that, but my daughter loves to sleep in the upper bunk and of course I let her but I was wondering if anybody has had any instances of their kids falling out of the bunk? I kinda wish there were a guard rail up there and she hasn't falling out yet, but I do admit I get nervous for some reason when she's sleeping up there. Maybe I am a product of the times we live in, afraid of everything lol
Pretty Simple - Does she fall out of a Regular Bed? - If not then Why would she fall out of the Top Bunk? - -----

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She does tend to move a lot at night, she is a very hard sleeper. At home, she has a rail on her bed though. It's some kind of princess bed with rails on both sides. OK cool, it doesn't seem as though I have anything to worry about. I was just kinda curious if its happened to anybody.
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Our 6 Y.O. granddaughter fell out of the overhead bunk a while ago. By time I got to her she was half way up the ladder. Couple of minor bruises but all was well.
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How about adding a simple rail like this, https://m2.ikea.com/us/en/p/vikare-g...hite-50251388/, no holes to drill just to be on the safe side. You could also make something simple, inexpensive, and lite weight out if 1/2" PVC Pipe. Or this bed Bumper from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/1-Pack-hiccap...s%2C222&sr=8-5 or https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Bumpers...87791MVZX83XEH. You might also try a mega pool noodle under the bed sheet of mattress to block/elevate the outside edge. You might also consider using the longer Camco double rods, https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Refrige...8-1-spons&th=1, to add bars of sorts to the bunk bed opening. You would just need a 2 doubles vertically inserted at the shoulder/chest and hips location to stop a child from rolling out.
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My son puts pillows at the edge to keep him comfy. Not aware that he has ever fallen out, but he has always done the pillow thing.

Worse case, put a rail on the side of the bunk that is easily removable for emergencies. Doesn't need to go full side, just enough to feel there with a nudge.
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I saw a tip somewhere that suggested putting a pool noodle between the mattress and the bottom sheet, forming a "curb" of sorts along the outer edge of the bed.
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I saw a tip somewhere that suggested putting a pool noodle between the mattress and the bottom sheet, forming a "curb" of sorts along the outer edge of the bed.
That's a good idea.
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I would never let a child sleep in a top bunk without a guard rail! I couldn't sleep myself wondering if they were going to fall out!
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In the Boat docked on the Snake River, daughter and 11 year old GSon. The GS was in the Bunk above the dinette, daughter in the dinette bed,

In the middle of the night, BANG I knew the dock had been hit by a barge. Nope GS just rolled out of bed, and hit the deck. He was not hurt.

Bought a Gear Hammock for the side of the bunk, problem solved.

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Here is my fix to this problem I built some bunk rails out of 2x4s ripped them with a table say and sanded them down working on staining the them correct color now and to hold them in place is just a little 2x4 bracket from Lowe’s which makes them easy to pull of for travel I have a pic just gotta firgure out how to post it can u do that from this app?
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