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When your child is transitioning from a cot to a ‘big bed’ it is important to make sure they can’t fall out while they are asleep as they won’t be used to the exposed sides of the bed. Mesh bed rails are an ideal way to ensure your child stays safe during the night both you and your little one get a great night’s sleep.


Using mesh bed rails for toddlers is a great solution if your little one is particularly active at night or likes to wriggle when asleep. If they stray too close to the edge then the mesh will gently push them back to the centre of the bed without disturbing the child.


Mesh bed guards are also perfect for those parents wishing to co-sleep with their child. Mesh bed rails for co-sleeping allow the child to sleep in the same bed as the parent on the outer edge as opposed to the middle without the risk of falling out.


Safetots has a wide range of mesh bed rails for kids in a variety of colours from well-known manufacturers such as Lindam and BabyDan as well as our own range of Safetots bed guard rails. For more information or further assistant, please contact our customer services team.

What are the best mesh bed rails?


Extra tall and extra wide bed rails are the best bed rails for larger beds, covering a greater height and width than most other bed rail alternatives. Standard bed rails such as the Safetots standard bed rail, measure a height of 40cm, the extra tall and extra wide bed rail measures an additional 10cm a total of 50cm in height making it the ideal solution for larger beds with a deeper mattress. It is important with any mesh bed rail that the top of the rail is 16cm above the top of the mattress to avoid children from potentially rolling or climbing over the rail. In addition, an extra tall and extra wide mesh bed rail is compatible with beds with a sunken mattress. Unlike wooden bed rails, all mesh bed rails rotate to a 90 degrees angle, they are versatile, light weight and an ideal bed guard for taking on your travels. Some mesh bed rails such as the Babydan Sleep n Safe Bed Guard benefit from additional features such as adjustable straps that slide under the mattress, allowing you to further secure the bed guard. Safetots bed rails are compatible and best suited to beds with a sunken mattress and solid and slatted bed, the Lindam Easy Fit Rail is only compatible to beds where the mattress sits directly on the base. It is recommended when looking to purchase a mesh bed rail to establish the compatibility with the bed and bed base intended for use. All Safetots mesh bed rails are suitable and safe for children age 18 months to 5 years.

What age do I take off mesh bed rails?


Mesh bed guards are recommended between the age of 18 months and 5 years. Prior to the age of 18 months old, it is advised that a young baby sleeps in a fully enclosed cot. Beyond the age of 5 years old a child is more independent and can generally, safely climb in and out of bed unsupervised. Bed rails are recommended for babies making their first transition from a cot to a bed, they provide the security of a cot whilst safely introducing them to sleeping in their first bed. Although age appropriate guide lines are in place for the use of bed rails including wooden bed rails and mesh bed rails, it is completely a parent’s discretion as to when a bed rail installed to a bed is a suitable sleep safe solution for their child and when a bed rail should be removed.

What are mesh bed rails used for?


Mesh bed rails and mesh bed guards can be installed to one or both sides of an exposed bed to prevent children from falling out of their bed whilst they sleep. Mesh bed rails can be installed along one, single exposed side of the bed or used in pairs along both sides of the bed, bed rails should never be installed on the head and foot of the bed. Some mesh bed rails such as the Safetots extra tall and extra wide bed rail are recommended for double beds or king size beds. The extra width of this extra wide bed rail provides greater safety for children sleeping in larger beds. The additional height ensures this extra tall mesh bed rail achieves a greater height above the mattress (particularly for beds with a deeper mattress) which other mesh bed rails do not provide. Most mesh bed rails come complete with their own carry bag, making them the ideal bed rail for travel;ing. The Safetots bed rail and the Safetots extra wide bed rail come complete with a matching carry bag to make travelling with a bed rail easier.

A mesh bed rail is a light weight, non-permanent bed safety guard compatible with many beds, from cot beds and single beds through to king and queen beds. It is recommended to check the size of your mattress and note your type of bed before ordering a mesh bed rail to ensure you order a suitable and compatible bed rail.

What are mesh bed rails made of?


Mesh bed rails are compatible with many beds, from cot beds through to king size beds. For the safety of your child, a mesh bed rail should never be installed to upper bunk beds or fitted beneath inflatable beds. Mesh bed rails are made from a strong, durable, breathable mesh wrapped around a metal frame. All Safetots mesh bed rails meet today’s required safety standards, suitable for children aged 18 months to 5 years of age.

How to lower mesh bed rails?


Mesh bed rails have extra strong locking and folding mechanisms. Safetots mesh bed rails fold down to a 90 degrees angle enabling easier access to your child’s bed. To prevent a mesh bed rail from collapsing fully whilst a child sleeps, they are restricted to a fold down position of no more than 90 degrees. Mesh bed rails have adjustable hinges that enable rotation of the bed guard to a 90 degrees angle or into an upright position. The hinges tighten and loosen as required. It is recommended that whilst your child sleeps, a mesh bed rail remains in a fully tightened, upright position. Mesh bed rails are simple to remove should you need easier and greater access to your child’s bed.

How to remove mesh bed rails?


A mesh bed rail is simple to install and simple to remove. The base of a mesh bed rail comprises a metal frame that opens out to 90 degrees and slides beneath a mattress. The weight of the mattress ensures the bed rail is retained in place. To remove a mesh bed rail, simply lift the mattress and carefully slide the frame out. It is advised with any mesh bed rails to take note of the placement of the hinges to ensure the bed rail is compatible with your bed base and mattress. With bed guards such as The BabyDan Sleep n Safe Bed Guard, for example, the hinges are at the base of the mesh bed rail, compatible with a mattress that sits directly onto the bed base but unsuitable for a bed with a sunken mattress. For beds with a sunken mattress, it’s important to ensure the hinges are better positioned, and not at the base of the frame.

How to attach mesh bed rails?


A mesh bed rail provides a non-permanent solution to keeping children safe from falling out of bed whilst they sleep. There is no drilling or screwing required to install a mesh bed rail and therefore no lasting damage to your bed. A bed rail will come flat packed. To install a mesh bed rail, simply open the frame out to a 90 degrees angle, tighten the hinges and slide the base of the bed rail beneath the mattress.

Are mesh bed rails safe for babies?


Bed rails are not recommended for younger babies under the age of 18 months old. Prior to the age of 18 months old, it is advised a baby sleeps in an age appropriate fully enclosed cot. Beyond the age of 18 months old a mesh bed rail installed within a cot bed, toddler bed, single or double bed is suitable and safe. Bed rails help older babies and toddlers make the transition from a cot to their first bed safer. A mesh bed rail keeps young children safe during sleep whilst providing them with their first steps to independent sleeping. As a mesh bed rail does not provide a fully enclosed sleep zone, a child is for the first time free to learn the independence of climbing in and out of bed unaided.

Are mesh bed rails safe for toddlers?


All Safetots bed rails and mesh bed rails have been tested inline with today's current safety standards and are approved safe for toddlers. It is advised when installing any bed guard to ensure the guard is fitted in-line with the instructions provided. It is important to test and check the stability of the bed guard before allowing your child to sleep alongside it. A bed rail potentially will have slight movement but the movement should be minimal and not move with ease upon contact. The top of the rail should be a minimum of 16cm above the top of the mattress and a 25cm gap is required at each end of the bed rail. It is also crucial to ensure the bed guard is compatible with the bed and bed base intended for use. Trusting installation guidelines are followed appropriately all Safetots mesh bed rails are suitable and safe for older babies and toddlers.

What are mesh bed rails?


Bed guards prevent older babies and toddlers from falling out of bed whilst they sleep. They make the transition from sleeping in a fully enclosed cot safer and easier. Bed rails provide safety and security for younger children sleeping in their first bed who have become accustomed to sleeping with a cot rail alongside them. A mesh bed rail is just one option in the wide range of bed rails available from Safetots. A mesh bed rail is a lightweight, versatile and ideal for taking with you on holiday or for visits to the grandparents. Most mesh bed rails come complete with a carry bag, making travelling with a bed rail easier. Mesh bed rails are a temporary solution in preventing children from falling out of bed in their younger years. Unlike wooden bed rails, a mesh bed rail does have a 90 degrees rotation, making access to the bed easier. For the ultimate in safety of children, a mesh bed rail is unable to rotate beyond 90degrees. A mesh bed rail can be installed along with any open bedside, often used in pairs when a child’s bed is positioned centrally in a room. Mesh bed rails are available in a standard size and extra tall and extra wide mesh bed rails are also available to suit larger beds with a deeper mattress. The Safetots extra wide and extra tall bed rail are recommended for double beds and a deeper mattress.

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