Safety First bed rails are a great choice for your child, both to keep them safe but to help them feel more secure as well. Imagine you are a little one: One day mommy tucks you warm and safe in your crib where you have slept for all of your young life. The following night, she sticks you in a bed. How scary is that bed with all of that open space and the chance of falling down onto the floor? From a toddler’s point of view, that floor is a long, long way down there! Having a set of rails, even those that are only partial length is the easiest way to help the toddler feel safer and can help Mom relax a little as well.
Since there are so many brands and styles, you have to make sure that you have the right ones for the bed that you are adding them to. In addition, make sure that if you are choosing the kind that drop down, that you can work the mechanism and that you are confident in their safety for your curious child. The problem with the mobile type are that children may climb under their bed and then trigger the mechanism, causing injury to themselves or potentially trapping themselves under the bed. That is where the advantage of having a trusted name brand can be a big bonus.
Not all children go to a toddler bed; they go straight from their crib to a regular, twin sized bed, which may be even more frightening to them. If you have a little one that is prone to getting up and down through the night, having a good set may slow him down a little and may actually help him remember that he needs to stay in his bed at night. That way, mom and dad do not have to wonder where they will find there little one in the darkness. There are ones that run the entire length of even the twin sized bed while others may only be about half as long as the bed itself.
These, while meant to protect the child may actually feel like a prison or a punishment to others. Sometimes there are really independent toddlers who are actually ready for their big kid bed without that little step in between. If this is the case, suggest the safety rails for a night or two but if there is a lot of protest, then let it go and be glad that your little one is so confident and secure. If you need them, Safety First bed rails are a great choice and should be at the top of your list of possibilities.