My daughter didn’t seem to have a problem, probably because since birth she has been a good sound sleeper who doesn’t move much at all. My son on the other hand kept landing on the floor. Perhaps this was in part because we happened to buy him a new mattress at around the same time we took away the bed-rails or perhaps it is just because he is a mover.
|You can see the excess fabric on the sides when you short sheet the bed. It provides lots of extra sheet to tuck under the mattress and keep it in place.|
|You lose the tuck down of the sheet by short sheeting but this hasn’t caused any issues in our house.|
As I was making his bed one morning it came to me, short sheet the bed. The kids aren’t long enough to reach the end of the bed anyway so not having it tucked in at the bottom isn’t really an issue. Instead I could use that length to tuck under the sides of the bed and keep the sheet pulled taught and snug around them.
|As you can see, you can’t tell the difference when the bed is made and for us it has really made the difference.|
I tried it that day and SUCCESS, we haven’t had a mid-night fall since.