Keeping your home secure can be quite important. You may not ever leave the house without first ensuring that you have taken the proper precautions, such as locking doors and windows. In the same thought, you might not want to leave your child alone at night without making sure that their bedroom is adequately safe. Making some changes to your child’s bedroom could allow it to become that much more secure, and feel like a safe haven for your child. It’s something I’ve thought about since first becoming pregnant.
The type of bed you have within the room could be affecting their level of safety. Larger bed frames, or even bunk beds, may not properly facilitate sleep. You may find that your child gets scared in a larger frame, especially if they are used to the security that comes with an enclosed cot.
Asmall and safe bed for your toddler is a little more appropriate. These beds can be a great way to transition from a cot to a ‘big bed’, as well as to make the most of the space in the bedroom. A lot of the time, a toddler bed can be a lot lower to the ground than a standard bed frame. This can help if your child needs to get up during the night, allowing them easier access to the floor. Likewise, if they do tumble out of bed, the drop would be significantly less. Either way, you may also want to consider the use of a guard to try and minimise the likelihood of falls in the first place. These were all things I considered on my maternity leave, when first planning out our son’s room.
When it comes to navigating the room at night, your child may face a couple of problems. Firstly, they may not be able to see where they are going, which could lead to accidents occurring. Secondly, your child may have mentioned feeling frightened in the dark, especially if they have quite an active imagination. One of the ways to still promote good sleep, but make traversing the room a bit safer, can be through the use of anight light. This may also help when going to sleep, as the soothing tones may help your child to relax.
If your child won’t stay in bed at night, and it is causing severe exhaustion for the rest of the household, you may need to think about the ways that you can keep them in their bedroom.Stair gates don’t just need to be kept to stairways. They may also help to keep your child in their personal space. While this may appear to be mean, there may be a number of dangers associated with not using one, such as access to chemicals, falls, or even sharp objects. In addition to this, if you are then able to get more rest, you may be in a better position to look after, and play with, your child the following day.
Bedroom security can be important, both in terms of safety and your child’s peace of mind. By thinking about it, and implementing changes, you may all be able to get a good night’s rest.
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