Whether you choose a full or partial set of infant bed rails, they can be the perfect way to keep your baby safe and secure as they move from the complete security of the crib to a more open bed. There can be many reasons that the child is making that move, including the need for the crib for a new baby or just a simple rite of passage. Some children take to the new bed set up quite readily and never have a problem while for others it can be scary and even seem a little overwhelming.
There are several styles, including those that go the full length of a twin size bed and some that only cover half of the bed or slightly more. Some of them have a part that simply slides between the mattress and the bed frame or box spring and others that are attached to the bed with screws or other hardware. There are even some types that stand independently of the bed.
Your choice should depend on your individual needs as well as the type of bed that you have as well as the needs of your child. If you are just giving a little security, the rails can be small, only long enough for the child to see when he looks out. On the other hand, if you have a child who is falling out of the bed during the night and you are worried about injuries, they should be high enough to prevent that from happening but should be secured well enough that he will not become entangled or trapped between the rails and the bed frame.
There are different colors which can make them easier for the really independent child to tolerate. Not every child will be happy when it is time to take them off while others are counting down the days. When your child is able to voice their displeasure, they might be old enough to take them off.
Finally, the decision of whether or not to choose a name brand set is an independent one. Not every family chooses their items by the name on a product while others will only have one brand or another. If you are choosing by name, keep in mind that some of these can be more expensive than similar, lesser known brands. Choose your perfect style by all of the important factors: safety and durability as well as appearance and ease of use. Always choose the right infant bed rails for your child’s safety and security.