Are double bed rails safe for toddlers?
Double bed rails are safe for older babies and toddlers. Up to the age of 18 months, it is recommended, for their own safety, that a child sleeps in a cot. A cot prevents young children from falling out of bed and restricts their freedom and independence by providing a fully enclosed bed. Moving to a bed with a bed rail fitted provides toddlers with their first steps to independence. A bed rail
is fitted with a recommended gap of 25cm at either end of the bed, enabling children to step in and out of the bed independently. A bed rail helps introduce toddlers to their first bed, provides them with the initial security to sleeping in a bed and prevents them from falling out of bed in the early days as they become accustomed to sleeping in a bed. All Safetots double bed rails
and single bed rails have been tried and tested and comply with today's recommended safety standards. Trusting a bed rail is compatible with the bed intended for use, installed correctly and tested for stability once installed, a double bed rail is perfectly safe for older babies from the age of 18 months.
What are the best double bed rails?
Safetots supply an extensive range of wooden bed rails and mesh bed rails
, suitable for a vast range of beds, from cot beds through to king size beds. A double bed rail is simply a pack of two identical bed rails that fit either side of the bed to prevent your child from falling from their bed whilst they sleep. Before choosing the best bed rail for your child’s bed it’s important to establish if the bed rail is compatible with your particular mattress and bed base. Bed rails are not recommended for inflatable beds or upper bunk beds. Double bed guards are mostly commonly installed when a bed is positioned away from the wall and where both sides of the bed are open and exposed. Double mesh bed guards are more versatile, light weight and some come complete with a carry bag, making them more suitable for travel. Extra wide mesh double bed rails are recommended for larger beds, covering a greater area of the bed either side, they provide the best safety barrier for double and king size beds. Wooden bed rails come in a range of sizes, they are a sturdy, durable bed guard that remain in one upright position with no rotation, they provide the ultimate safety for young children whilst they sleep.
Extra wide and extra tall double bed guards such as the Safetots extra tall extra wide bed rail are recommended for larger beds such as double beds or beds with a deeper mattress. To prevent a child from potentially rolling over the top of a bed guard it is advised that the top of the bed guard rail measures a minimum of 16cm above the top of the mattress. It is important to ensure a bed guard reaches the minimum required height above the mattress once installed and before allowing your child to sleep with the bed rail in place. For further safety of your child it is recommended a 25cm gap is left at the head and foot of the bed.
What are double bed rails?
Double bed rails are simply two identical bed rails that can be fitted to either side of an exposed bed to prevent young children from falling out of bed. Double bed rails are designed to keep young children safe whilst they sleep, they help with the early transition from a cot to a bed and introduce toddlers to their first steps of independence. A bed rail is simple to install and easy to remove, they are the ultimate, temporary sleep safe solution for young children who are ready to progress from sleeping in a cot. Double bed rails are versatile sleep safe solutions for a wide range of beds and some bed rails are light weight and portable, ideal for taking with you to grandparents homes and for taking on holiday where beds supplied may not be suitable.
What age to use double bed rails?
Double bed rails are recommended for children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. Before the age of 18 months, it is advised that younger babies remain in a cot. Unlike a cot, a bed rail enables toddlers to climb from a bed unsupervised and therefore is not recommended for younger babies. Beyond the age of 5 years, most children have gained independence in climbing in and out of bed safely and unsupervised. Although there are guidelines for a child’s age as to when a bed rail should and shouldn’t be used, it is also a decision for parents to make based on their individual child. Each child develops at different stages and what is right for one child may not be right for another. Some parents may choose to leave a bed rail in place beyond the age of 5 or remove it before the age of 5 when they feel their child is ready to progress to the next stage.
What age take off double bed rails?
Double bed rails and single bed rails, wooden bed rails and mesh bed rails are recommended between the ages of 18 months and 5 years of age. Beyond the age of 5 years, children have generally learnt to climb in and out of their bed safely and independently. As some children are slower to develop than others it may be necessary to keep their bed rail in place for longer than recommended and alternatively remove the bed rail before they reach the age of 5 should you feel they are ready. 5 years is simply a parental guide for removing child bed rails, however, each parent should make their own judgement based on their own individual child’s development.
What are double bed rails used for?
Double bed rails are installed at either side of a child’s bed to prevent an older baby or toddler from falling from their bed during the night. Should a child’s bed be positioned against a wall, one single bed rail installed to the exposed side is sufficient. Should a child’s bed be located more central to the child’s bedroom with both sides of the bed exposed then it is recommended that a double bed rail is installed to either side of the bed. Bed rails and double bed rails help young toddlers make the transition from a cot to a bed safely. A bed rail provides the safety and security in the early days as they adjust to sleeping in a bed for the very first time. It is advised with any bed rail that for safety reasons a 25cm gap is exposed at either end of the bed, enabling access in and out of the bed. Double bed rails are recommended for any young child making the transition from a cot to a bed where both sides of their bed are exposed. They prevent children from falling out of bed which can often result in harmful injuries.
What are double bed rails made of?
Safetots have a wide range of wooden bed rails and mesh bed rails. Most wooden bed rails are made from a soft beechwood and provide a more contemporary look in the home. Safetots wooden double bed rails are available in a range of colours from pink, blue and grey through to white and natural. Wooden bed rails look good in today's modern home, blending in with furniture in a child’s bedroom, they provide a safe environment for a young child to sleep and look great too. Mesh bed rails are made from a strong, durable mesh centre wrapped securely around a metal frame. The light weight mesh ensures double mesh bed rails are the best bed rail for travelling with young children.
How to lower double bed rails?
Safetots mesh double bed rails can be rotated away from the bed at a 90 degrees angle. For the safety of young children, further rotation of mesh bed rails is not possible. All bed rails have a limited fold down ability, this prevents them from fully folding and collapsing whilst children sleep or when they are awake and potentially attempt climbing over the rail or putting any weight or pressure on to them. Wooden bed rails have one upright position only with no option for lowering or rotating. Double wooden bed rails provide a sturdy and safe guard in preventing babies and toddlers from falling out of bed. If access to a child’s bed is restricted, a double bed rail can be removed from the bed with ease when required and simply put back in place when needed. As a double bed rail is not fixed in place with screws, this none permanent sleep safe solution can be installed and removed with ease as and when needed.
How to remove double bed rails?
Double bed rails and single bed rails fold out to a 90 degrees angle, one side of the frame (the base side) then slides beneath the mattress and the weight of the mattress keeps the bed rail in place. It’s important to check the compatibility of your bed frame and base with the bed rail intended for use. Bed rails are not recommended for inflatable beds and upper bunk beds and others may not be compatible with a sunken mattress, it’s important to check the size and compatibility before ordering any bed rail. A double bed rail is removed by simply raising the mattress and sliding the bed rail from beneath the mattress. As a bed rail is not screwed and permanently fitted into place they are quick and simply to install and release.
Are double bed rails safe for babies?
Double bed rails are simply a pack of two-bed rails suitable for cot beds through to king size beds. Double bed rails and single bed rails can be fitted to a child’s bed once they are ready to make the transition from a cot to a bed. Bed rails are recommended to keep children safe from falling out of bed whilst they sleep. It is advised that a young baby sleeps in a cot up to the age of 18 months, and should your baby be ready to advance to a bed beyond this age a bed rail is recommended. As double bed rails have little or no rotation they are exceptionally safe for older babies and toddlers. Trusting a bed rail is installed correctly and little or no movement can be achieved with the bed rail once in place, a double bed rail is the safest, most advised solution to keeping children safe from falling out of any bed with exposed sides.
How to attach double bed rails?
A double bed rail opens out into a 90-degree angle. The base of the frame slides beneath the mattress and the weight of the mattress keeps the bed rail in place. It is advised that you check the mattress for little of no movement once in place to check good stability has been achieved before allowing your child to sleep with the double bed rail in place. Some bed rails can be further secured with straps that wrap around the mattress adding to the strength and stability of the bed rail.