Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How Pinteresting: Keep a Child from Falling Out of Bed with a Pool Noodle

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When I saw a pin on Pinterest that offered a solution to keep your child from falling out of bed, I knew I had to give it a try. Nine times out of ten, my daughter is asleep on the floor by morning, either that or she falls of the bed and wakes up and then we both end up, up all night. 

This pin said to take a pool noodle and slide it under a fitted sheet. It should then sit on the edge of the bed and keep the child from falling off. Did it work? Yes and no. When the noodle stayed in place, it worked like a charm. She spent an entire night in her bed. Miracle! Then, I am not sure what happened. I am not sure if the sheets were stretched out a bit because of the noodle being in them, but eventually the pool noodle would no longer stay put, it fell off the edge of the bed and stayed on the side of the bed. Not very effective.

We have tried a little velcro, but it doesn't love sticking to the mattress, so we end up with the same problem after a day. Right now this pin is going in the Pinterest fail column, but I am determined to  make that noodle stay. Any ideas?


Ann Porter said...

I saw the same pin but we didn't have a noodle. I used a rolled up blanket. It's a small flannel quilt so it really stays put and has worked like a charm. You can see it in M's bed in some pics on FB.

Kenzie Smith said...

The timing of this post is pretty impeccable! I just took the railing off the side of my son's crib so that he can be more of a "big boy" until we get him a toddler bed. I have a few noodles in the storage shed out back :D

Beth Riley said...

Maybe you could tack a loop of elastic in a couple spots on the bottom of the sheet. Then thread the noodle through it.

affectioknit said...

Maybe run a piece of cording through the hole in the middle of the noodle and tack both ends to the mattress...

~Have a lovely day!

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