The toddler bed rails are used to protect your little tot or older child from falling out of his or her bed. The good bed rails, whether they are universal toddler bed rails or toddler bed rails for full size bed, will also help your toddler transition effectively from crib to big kid bed in a no-fuss and safe way. The safety bed rail or bumper arrangement can also be set up for a secured co-sleeping configuration at any age.
When you are choosing toddler bed rails, always remember that the safety of your child is always the main concern. Cue from the rule to thumb following: The smaller your baby, the stricter the safety measure you will have to think of when choosing, buying, and installing the bed rail for your kid’s bed. It is important to choose the right safety bed rail since there is also a chance when the young baby is getting stuck between the mattress and the bed rail, which may be fatal for your little one.
Pay attention to how the toddler bed rails are attached to your bed. Generally, a large part of the bed rail material has to slip under the mattress, preventing it from crashing down. Even better, you need to have a sturdy attachment on top of the baby’s mattress to avoid any gap from presenting, which as mentioned before can be truly fatal for the safety of your small baby.
For your convenience, consider installing toddler bed rails which standing-up part can be folded down without having you to uninstall the whole thing once the bed rails are installed. This is a truly convenient feature for bedtime, such as when you sit on the bed with your toddler to read before sleeping, or when you have to change the bed sheets. And even though it’s not an essential feature, you can go for rails with extra pocket on the outside you can use to put in book or small toy.
The placement of your toddler bed also can make a significant difference to the safety of your little tot, thus optimizing the function of toddler bed rails. The key is to place the bed against the wall. The open side is thus then protected by the rail itself, while one side is already covered by the thick, sturdy wall. But if you have to safe wall for the bed to lean against, a double bump arrangement can make a great alternative.