The Problem with Holiday Beds
Toddler Travel Bed Rails are a cheap and effective way to keep your child safe and secure whilst sleeping in an unfamiliar bed on holiday.
Most parents will agree that going on holiday with your children (whether to a nice hotel or grannie’s house) can be a wonderful experience. Yes, it can be stressful at times, but you get to spend some great quality time with them and explore new parts of the world.
I have travelled many times with my own small children and, when they were transitioning from cots to “big boy beds”, trying to make suitable sleeping arrangements with the owners of the hotels or self-catering lodges was very frustrating. Whilst they were all able to provide cots and highchairs, bed rails were clearly not something that they had ever considered for their little guests. Instead, they seem to think that it is perfectly acceptable to expect toddlers to sleep on those tall and skinny twin beds that are commonplace in hotels and self-catering lodges.
We are due to travel to Lego Land in a few weeks time and I am almost certainly going to have to buy some toddler travel bed rails to take with us. I know that the hotel will not be provide them and all 3 of my children will need to sleep in single beds. My sons are 4 and my daughter is almost 3, so any suggestion that they could sleep in cots would be met with a toddler meltdown of the highest order!
Since we are travelling down to Lego Land by car, any bed rails will need to be compact. They will also need to be easy to install once we get there as I don’t intend to spend my holiday wrestling with poorly constructed and overly complicated travel bed rails.
So, what are the options?
The Best Toddler Travel Bed Rails
There are 3 products that stand out from the crowd and get excellent user reviews:
- Safety First Portable Bed Rails (UK Only)
- Babydan Sleep n Safe (UK Only)
- Shrunks Sleep Secure Inflatable Bed Rail (UK & US)
(1) Safety First Portable Bed Rails
This product receives excellent user reviews.
It is very simple to install and folds down into a compact and portable size.
(2) Babydan Sleep n Safe
This product gets great user reviews.
It is strong, easy to install, yet folds down to a 10″ x 20″ box.
(3) Shrunks Sleep Secure Inflatable Bed Rail
This product gets excellent reviews.
It is obviously quite different than the other 2 bed rails since it is inflatable. This makes it extremely portable since it would take up very little space in your car or luggage.
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