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  1. Sandra says

    Our son is just turning 18 months and he is 90th percentile we’ve used a crib he has always went to the crib when he needed a nap and always by 10pm asleep for the night no crying but hes the size of a 2 year old and can climb like a monkey so we got him a big boy car bed with side that is on the floor next to our bed in case he ever figures out hey time to explore lol but all rooms are baby proofed and checked every day so far sleeping through the night still

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Sandra, thanks for sharing with us! I hope he continues to do great! My son also transitioned really well to a toddler bed right after he turned 2. Glad it’s working out for you!

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    Everything is very open with a very clear description of the challenges.
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    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Thanks for your feedback! Keep reading! : )

  3. Julia says

    My son is now 18 month, and after one and a half year of endless struggle to go to bed, nightmares, wake-ups every 30 mintues and me constantly feeling, that I am doing something wrong, I finally gave up and let him choose the place he wanted to go to sleep at. He took my hand and led me to a matress(we use it as a kind of “floor sofa” in combination with some big back-pillows). He got asleep in no time(whaaat?), perfectly happy(finally!) and didnt wake up during the night. We have this perfect life with a happy kid and highly puzzled mom for about 10 days now. He comes over to our bedroom in the morning and tells us that he is hungry. I am really happy I found your page – its great to see, that there is some other people who end up with this solution! Our son is super active and energetic kid, – who apparently absolutely hated to have the boundries of the crib…

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Julia, wow! Thanks for sharing with us. I am so glad your little one is so communicative and let you know what he needed and you listened!

  4. Stephanie says

    My grandson likes to sleep on the floor mat in his playyard. I thought about putting a crib mattress in there but worried about him rolling between the matress and the wall. Is this really safe? He is 7 months old.

    They say no soft stuff in the bed so worried about carpet or floor foam if he rolls off.

    • Danielle says

      Hi Stephanie,
      Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource! I’m not sure I know exactly what kind of floor mat you’re talking about, but if it’s part of a pack ‘n play, it should be safe for a baby to sleep on. If it’s been removed from the pack ‘n play to be on the floor, then it will depend on whether the type of carpet you have could limit his breathing if he did roll onto it. By this age, though, most types of flooring will be safe, so the worry is more whether he could crawl away and get into anything that would be a hazard. I hope this helps, but I’d encourage you to talk to your son’s pediatrician if you have any health concerns like this at all!

  5. Patrick Byas says

    I am interested in floor bed for my 12 months old. What you suggest for my baby about floor sleeping? I am expected your answer and thanks for the sharing such a informative article.

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Patrick Byas, I am glad to hear the article was helpful! I will not pretend to be an expert on Montessori Floor Beds as I am a representative of our Client Relations Team so am qualified to answer general questions and point you in the direction of more resources that can answer your question! 🙂 If you have specific issues you are encountering with sleep and using a floor bed for your baby, let us know. We have a team of sleep consultants that can help you through one of our Personalized Consultation Packages which you can read about here:
      I hope that helps!

  6. Jennifer says

    I wanted to share that I just bought a floor bed for my toddler at

    It spent a lot of time research for this purchase and I thought this info might help some other moms out!

    • Janelle Reid says

      Thank you for sharing the link, @Jennifer! That bed is ADORABLE!

  7. Hannah says

    Hi I am interested in floor bed for my 13months old. We have queen mattress and I am wondering if I I should directly put the mattress on the hardwood or not concern of aircirculstion under the mattress. Also even though the mattress is on the floor she might roll and hurt since the mattress is taller than crib mattress

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Hannah, Thank you for stopping by the Baby Sleep Site and for you comment! That is great you are doing research on doing a floor bed for your toddler. As a Client Relations Specialist here at the Baby Sleep Site, I do not want to answer your comment incorrectly. 🙂 If you need help as you work through this transition our sleep consultants would be able to answer your specific questions and help! You can view our options for one-on-one consultations here if you are interested:
      Good luck with the transition!

  8. Marisa says

    Our little one is just starting to roll, we are on a double mattress, we are worried about him rolling off the bed or rolling into the wall and hitting his head.
    So I did a search, I discovered these fantastic Italian beds, ( Woodly ), handmade, with 100% natural materials, incredible! A really special product philosophy.
    They are a little expensive, but worth up to the last penny. We are very happy.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Marisa,
      Yes! Safety is first, so we are glad that you made a change and found something that works for you! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Janet says

    Need recommendation:

    Is it safe for a toddler to sleep on a floor bed with harder sponge pillow on one side near the wall.?!? Thanks.

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    • Neosha says

      @Janet – Thank you for stopping by our sleepy little village! Toddlers can generally safely sleep on this montessori-style bed without issues if it works for them and for you. You can also run this idea by your toddler’s healthcare provider for their opinion in case your toddler has a special circumstance. The one thing we like to remind parents of is to be sure to toddler-proof the sleeping space since your little one will be free to roam around without the confines of a crib. Here’s an article that you may find helpful on just this topic – Thank you again for commenting and please stop in to see us again soon!

  10. Kellee says

    I intended to do a floor mattress from birth and even set up my baby gift registry with a mattress and sheets. I chickened out when he was born and put him in the pack and play bassinet. I tried the mattress at 8 months and carefully monitored him with the baby monitor during a nap. I had set up the mattress with yoga mats underneath in case he fell off and moved everything away from him that could hurt him. That was last December so my memory is fuzzy but I recall him falling off the mattress and hitting his head on the floor. My husband felt I hadn’t done enough research to really tackle it at that time and we chickened out again! We have a one bedroom apartment in NYC so hard to figure out how to make this work and baby proof since it is our bedroom too. We were thinking maybe using our stand-alone play pen around the mattress with toys on the inside but I was thinking that kind of defeats the purpose of mobility and independence. Any advice would be great since I really do believe in this approach! He will be 18 months in November 2017. Thanks!

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Kellee, Thanks for using the Baby Sleep Site as a resource! Now that your son is a bit older, he is at the age where he is wanting to explore everything so since it is your bedroom as well, I do think it will be important to figure out a solution to baby proof at least an area so he doesn’t hurt himself. If you decide to move forward and change the traditional Montessori Method to fit your family’s needs, I think that is just fine! Thanks for commenting!