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    Have you used, or do you use, rails on you little one's cot or bed?

    We are thinking of taking the side off DS's cot soon (2.5 yrs) and want to put on a rail to stop him falling out, and initially to deter him getting out!

    I read one internet review that said that they had one of those slide under the mattress type of bed rails, and their little one had fallen between the mattress and the rail and got stuck, so now i have that as a worry in my head.. i guess it might be possible for that kind of rail to work itself out a bit and cause that problem? But i don't know how often that might happen?

    What kind of rail have you used, and have you had any problems?

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    For our cot we could order and install a rail. Is that a possibility for your cot?

    Otherwise we tried under mattress one and hated it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    For our cot we could order and install a rail. Is that a possibility for your cot?

    Otherwise we tried under mattress one and hated it.
    No, we just have an ikea cot.

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    We just installed an infasecure bed rail on DDs king single bed yesterday so haven't really used it for a length of time yet but it's very tight up against the mattress (so tight I can hardly get the quilt tucked in) so there's no way she could fall in that gap. We bought ours at toys r us and they had a few to choose from.

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    We use a bed rail for DS. We did for DD as well. He's never gotten stuck although I guess I could see how it could happen.

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    Oh, @twinklify, what did you hate about the under mattress one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Oh, @twinklify, what did you hate about the under mattress one?
    It could have just been the one we got but it just fit wrong. We took it back.

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    This is how ours looks you can see the quilt squashed up on the inside so it is pretty firm. Not sure if it would loosen over time though.
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    Thanks @gingermillie. Does it just have bits that slide under the mattress, or is it secured in some other way?

    Ps that looks really cosy!

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    It has arms which sit under the mattress and an adjustable strap which extends to the other side of the mattress and clips on. DH thinks it's pretty secure.
    It is a cosy little space thanks! We swapped the position of her reading chair and bookcase so she can't climb from the bed onto the bookcase in the middle of the night when she's out of baby jail. We tried her in the big bed for the first time last night as she's been asking to sleep in there for weeks. Epic fail! She jumped up and down like a trampoline and was going wild so we put her in the cot


 

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