With Jessica having just made the transition from a cot into a bed, the opportunity to review the Safetots Bed Rail came at just the right moment. Her first night in her big girl bed had gone well but subsequent nights had seen her wanting to “sleep in Mummy and Daddy’s bed” and so we hoped that the bed rail would make her feel more secure in her bed.
With hubby away for a couple of nights, it was down to me to put the bed rail together. It came in a bag which can also be used for transporting the folded bed rail if you need to take it on holiday and the instructions for putting it together seemed fairly clear.
That said, I did find it a struggle to put the bed rail together although I suspect this is mostly due to the fact that I am not that good at putting things like this together and I am sure that hubby would have had no problem at all! Adjusting the length of the straps to fit the width of the mattress was probably the most tricky part but I got there in the end and finally got the bed rail set up securely on Jessica’s bed.
However, our attempts to try and get Jessica to go to sleep in her own bed have been mostly unsuccessful lately despite the bed rail and she has tended to fall asleep in our room and then be transferred into her own bed. The bed rail has been reassuring from my perspective to know that Jessica can’t fall out of bed but I’m not sure that so far it’s made much difference for Jessica with regards to making her bed a more appealing place to sleep as she is still mostly wants to sleep in our room at the moment. However, Sophie seemed quite happy with it, especially when trying to climb on Jessica’s bed and I suspect we’ll find it more useful when the time comes for Sophie to move into a bed.
The bed rail folds down to make it easier for a child to get in to bed although we have mostly left it upright as we tend to be lifting Jessica into bed once she is already asleep.
Safetots have a range of different bed rails on their website including different sizes of mesh bed rail and wooden bed rails. We reviewed the white bed rail which is currently available on the website for £19.99 which I feel is a reasonable price for this type of product.
I was sent a complimentary bed rail for the purposes of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.