Jump to content

Gap between bed and wall


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 SweetAsCandy

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

DD has had 2 nights in her new bed and sleeping beautifully but im a bit worried about the gap between her matress and the wall. Because of her bed frame this is the closest i can get but i measured the gap its 7cm. Do u think thats big enough for a 28 month old to get their head stuck?

Ive read that there shouldnt be a gap between the matress and bed big enough for them to get their head in there ( who knows how big that would be) esp for under 2 yr olds and beds that can move away from the wall ( ensemble) and that stuffing blankets in the gap can increase the risk.

Here is a pic of the gap

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m271/sh...zps0598c2c3.jpg

Would u be worried? Anyone else have a similar situation with their childs bed? Seems because of the bed frames most seem to have some kind of gap....

Cant really move the bed into the middle of the room as her rm is quite small.

Thanks

#2 wiggles

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

The first thing I thought of was to tuck a pool noodle under her fitted sheet on the side of the wall. Or a bed side rail and have it on the wall side.

HTH. original.gif

#3 Kay1

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

I wouldn't be worried as such but I was going to suggest the pool noodle too. Just because she might wake herself up if she keeps rolling into the gap. original.gif

#4 fancie shmancie

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:21 AM



I don't think 7cm is big enough for a toddler to get their head stuck.

The legal distance between balusters in a staircase is less than 125mm so 70mm is just too too small.

If you are still concerned the pp had some good ideas, or you could just move the bed far enough out from the wall so that your little one can get out of bed on either side.




#5 SweetAsCandy

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE (fancie @ 24/02/2013, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think 7cm is big enough for a toddler to get their head stuck.

The legal distance between balusters in a staircase is less than 125mm so 70mm is just too too small.

If you are still concerned the pp had some good ideas, or you could just move the bed far enough out from the wall so that your little one can get out of bed on either side.


We really dont have the room to move her bed away from the wall unfortunately her room is small.

I just wasnt sure if a gap that big because of the bed frame is normal or not and if i should be concerned, thanks for the tips original.gif


#6 NewBeginning

Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

we put a few towels in between the wall and the mattress for many weeks.. and now we have taken them away as she doesnt roll into the wall...




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'I dearly wish my mother was here to meet the children'

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of how he wishes he could ask his late mother for advice, disclosing his sadness that his own young family will never meet her.

'You don't look like a mother': one mum's response to ridiculous stereotypes

Motherhood "isn't an exclusive club", says blogger Gylisa Jayne.

5 things I’ve learnt about giving birth

Having had three babies in three very different ways, I feel reasonably qualified to make this statement.

Gender reveal proves it really is a dog's life

One couple has found a new way to make gender reveals even more over the top.

'I chose not to breastfeed. That doesn't make me a bad mum'

Mothers make hundreds of choices every day on behalf of their babies.

'Mummy, put your phone away': one mum's wake-up call

One of the weirdest things about your little kids getting older, I find, is when they start to be able to hold full conversations with you.

The uncomfortable truth of varicose veins 'down there'

We all know about varicose veins, but did you know you can get them on your lady parts?

Hey mama, you're doing just fine

We're in this together mamas! I salute you! Sometimes we just need to take a deep breath and realise this parenting gig is a tough one.

Babies can stand up on their own at four months

A new study is demonstrating that babies can do more than we think they can.

Postnatal depletion: what is it and how can we recover?

Some mums are left physically and emotionally depleted, with nothing left to give, long after giving birth.

Yes, I'm pregnant. No, I'm not 'about to pop.'

Somewhere in the middle of my second trimester, my body changed seemingly overnight from maybe-pregnant to obvious, undeniable baby-on-board. At the same moment, my bump moved from its cushy bubble of is-she-or-isn't-she polite discretion to a free-for-all open season of body commentary.

After 17 years of infertility, couple welcomes sextuplets

It was a long journey to parenthood and now they are an instant family of eight.

How to stop a toddler tantrum in its tracks ... with a potato

How one dad is nailing the parenting thing.

Bonds announces new personalised Zippy onesies

Now you can have your baby or toddler's name printed on their Bonds Zippys.

How 'Fakebooking' takes away from the joy of real life with kids

Let's be real. All of those pictures on social media showing perfectly coiffed and smiling children are cute, but their connection to real life with kids is tenuous at best.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.