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Using a wooden bed rail is a fantastic way to help your child transition from a cot to a bed whilst giving you peace of mind. The Safetots range of wooden bed guards is available in several subtle colours and includes extra wide and extra tall bed rails and wooden bed rails for toddlers which fold down giving you easy access to the bed. Our range of wooden safety bed rails is suitable for a range of bed sizes and styles including cot beds, single beds, double beds and even queen sized beds. Wooden safety bed rails are not suitable however for cots or bunk beds.


Wooden bed rails are suitable for children from the age of 18 months up to 5 years however it is entirely up to the parent how long a bed rail should stay in place. It is intended as a transitionary tool to keep little ones get used to sleeping in a bed. It also helps to prevent wrigglers from falling out too!


All Safetots wooden bed rails are simple to install and can be easily removed when you want to change the bed sheets. The wooden base simply slides beneath the mattress and is held upright by secure, child-safe hinges

What age to use wooden bed rails?


Up until the age of 18 months old, it is recommended that your child sleeps in a cot. A cot provides the ultimate safe sleeping environment for a young baby as they are fully enclosed with no means of falling out or climbing out of bed. Beyond the age of 18 months, a parent may feel their child is ready to progress to a toddler bed or a single bed with wooden bed rails installed to help with the transition. Wooden bed rails and mesh bed rails are suitable from the age of 18 months, they prevent young babies and toddlers from falling out of bed and provide them with their first safe steps to independent sleeping.

What age take off wooden bed rails?


Wooden bed rails are recommended between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. Before the age of 18 months a wooden bed rail is deemed unsafe and unsuitable and beyond the age of 5 years, wooden bed rail may be unsafe. From the age of 5 years a child is stronger and becoming more inquisitive with age, they may be inclined to climb over the bed rail, or hang from the bed rail for example. The removal of a bed rail is completely subjective and each parent should use their own judgement as to when to take down the bed rail. Most young children can safely climb in and out of their bed by the age of 3, however, some parents and children may take comfort in keeping the bed rail in place for longer. Younger children may feel intimidated by their new wide open bed and prefer the security of having a wooden bed rail in place for longer.

What is the best wooden bed rails for toddlers?


All Safetots and BabyDan wooden bed rails are suitable for toddlers. From the age of 18 months, wooden bed rails and mesh bed rails are safe and suitable. Safetots does recommend that you always measure the bed and the mattress intended for use to ensure a suitable bed rail that fits safely is installed. For a cot bed, the BabyDan wood bed guard is recommended, smaller in size measuring 90cm wide and taller than most wooden bed rails, measuring 43cm, it provides the ideal transition from a cot to a bed. Safetots have a wide range of wooden bed rails suitable for toddler beds, single beds and double beds, take a look at our extensive range to find a wooden bed rail to suit your unique bed and mattress.

How to lower wooden bed rails?


Wooden bed rails open to a 90 degrees angle to allow for installation only, beneath the mattress. Wooden bed rails once in place do not rotate or feature a fold down mechanism, they retain one single upright position and provide the ultimate security should your child lean or come into contact with the wooden bed rail whilst they sleep. Few bed rails feature a fold-down mechanism for safety reasons whilst children are sleeping. It is important to ensure a gap of 25cm is present at each end of the bed rail to enable access to your child and to enable them to step in and out of bed independently. Wooden bed rails are simple to install and simple to remove, should you need a wider access to the bed for ease of changing bed linen, simply slide the wooden frame from beneath the mattress.

How to remove wooden bed rails?


Wooden bed rails are simple to install and remove. Formed in two parts, connected with child safe and secure hinges, a wooden bed rail folds out to a 90-degree angle. The base of the bed frame then simply slides beneath the mattress to install and to remove simple lift the mattress and slide the wooden bed rail out. As there is no need to drill and fix a wooden bed rail in place, they provide a versatile and adaptable option for keeping children safe whilst they sleep.

How to attach wooden bed rails?


Wooden bed rails are simple to install and remove. Formed in two parts, connected with child safe and secure hinges, a wooden bed rail folds out to a 90-degree angle. The wooden base of the bed frame then simply slides beneath the mattress to install and to remove simple lift the mattress and slide the wooden bed rail out. As there is no need to drill and fix a wooden bed rail in place, they provide a none permanent safety guard for babies and toddlers whilst they sleep.

Are wooden bed rails safe for babies?


It is recommended that a baby under the age of 18 months should sleep in a cot and not a bed with a bed rail. A cot provides the safest and secure environment for your baby to sleep, the fully enclosed frame enables your baby to sleep safely without falling from the bed or being able to climb in and out of the bed unsupervised. A bed fitted with a bed guard is recommended for older babies only, from 18 months through to 5 years. Bed rails provide the security of a cot yet provide older babies and toddlers with their first independent steps in being able to sleep in a bed and climb in and out of their bed by themselves. A bed rail is the safest way of introducing your baby to their first bed and makes the transition from a cot to a bed safer.

Are wooden bed rails safe for toddlers?


Bed rails are suitable for cot beds and toddler beds and provide the safest solution for toddlers making the transition from a cot to a bed. A bed rail provides the safety of a cot by preventing your toddler from falling out of their bed, yet provides them with their first steps to independence as they can climb out of bed once they wake. It is important to fit a compatible bed guard to your toddler's bed to ensure the ultimate safety and upon installation make sure there is little of no movement. Bed guards should be installed at the head of the bed and not at the centre or foot of the bed and a 25cm gap between the bed rail and the bed should be visible.

What are the best wooden bed rails?


Wooden bed rails are available in various sizes, colours and brands, suitable for cot beds, single beds and double beds. It is important to ensure the wooden bed guard you purchase is suitable for the bed and mattress it is intended for. Wooden bed rails benefit from a quick and simple installation process, no drilling or screwing is required to install a wooden bed guard, they simply fit beneath the mattress and the weight of the mattress keeps the bed guard in place. All wooden bed rails provide the ultimate sturdy and safeguard in preventing your toddler from falling out of bed. Opening no more than a 90 degrees angle to allow for installation, this bed rail, once in a fixed position will not rotate or fold down upon contact with your child. Double sided wooden bed guards are recommended for beds situated in a more central position in your child's bedroom. Should your child's bed be located away from any walls, a bed rail fitted at either side of the bed provides the safest solution in preventing your toddler from potentially falling out of bed. Extra wide wooden bed rails are recommended for double beds, measuring 140cm in length they cover a wider area of the bed as opposed to the standard size wooden bed rail measuring 110cm. It is important to measure the mattress when choosing the best wooden bed rail for a double bed. For an extra deep mattress, an extra tall bed rail may be more suitable. Safetots have the widest range of wooden bed rails with a standard height of 38cm, varying in length to fit smaller and larger beds. Most wooden bed rails are suitable for single beds and smaller bed rails such as the Safetots wooden bed rail measuring 110cm in length are most suitable for cot beds. It is important when ordering any wooden bed guard to ensure it is suitable for the bed and mattress intended for use and once installed there is little or no movement. Wooden bed rails are not suitable or recommended for inflatable beds, upper bunk beds or cots.

Wooden Bed Rails