This post was brought to you by Magic Bumpers. All opinions are mine.
While I have only ever co-slept an entire night while traveling or when the boys were sick, our kids have spent a lot of time in our bed. With the Captain, we used a metal fold down bed rail on our bed when he was really tiny, for those mornings when he would come to our bed just so I could get some sleep. That was such a hassle, but I really worried about falling asleep and him falling off of the bed. When I heard about Magic Bumpers, I knew that these would be way better than anything we had ever tried, so I was excited to use them! We were sent two 24" Magic Bumpers:
They arrived JUST in time for a trip to Grammy and Grampy's! Travelling with kids has always been a little stressful for me. Do you know those kids who will go to sleep ANYWHERE and then sleep through the night as if they're in their own bed? My kids have NEVER been like that. EVER. In fact, I think it's very fair to say that I avoid going places that we have to stay overnight with the boys because they do not adapt well to change. But, Daddy was gone for a week to church camp and we wanted to visit our family, so I was willing to put up with the lack of sleep. Baby D doesn't sleep well in the Pack N Play anymore, so I was prepared to share a queen sized bed with him…..but then the Magic Bumpers came in the mail and changed our whole week! When we got to my parents' house, I installed them under the sheets.
Magic Bumpers are PERFECT for the co-sleeping family or if siblings have to share a bed. Maybe you have slept in the same bed with a cuddler…or just a kid that inches himself over to you through the night and by 5 AM, you're sleeping on your side, about to fall off the edge of the bed. Well, the Magic Bumpers kept Baby D safe on his side of the bed, OFF of me, and he felt secure enough to sleep all night long, every night we were there!
I was well rested and didn't have to worry about him falling off of the bed if I couldn't stay in bed with him while he napped or slept at night. The Magic Bumpers were such a great travel item! They're made of foam, so they're super light and easy to transport. And since there is no "hardware," you just slip them under the sheet, they're so easy to install, too! Just place them where ever you like, the options are endless!
Magic Bumpers are very versatile. They can be used from infancy to kids who weigh 100 lbs. They can be used for co-sleeping, a guard rail, and a bed divider, like we did! Magic Bumpers aren't recommended for crawling infants, as they are fairly easy to crawl over. If Baby D were awake, he could easily crawl over the Magic Bumpers, but (wouldn't you know it?), Captain Fussybuckets' twin sized bed was pushed right up next to mine, so I wasn't concerned with Baby D crawling off of the bed. (You do have to be careful not to use Magic Bumpers if your child can crawl and not yet climb off of the bed.)
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