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#1 Catran

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:39 PM

We bought Tom his big boy bed yesterday, but because he's not quite 2 (in 1.5 weeks) and a very wriggly sleeper, we tried to get a bed rail for it today. I got the Safety 1st one from K-Mart, but it doesn't fit particularly well at all between the mattress and the side of the bed.

So my question is, where on Earth can I get a rail that isn't going to squish the rather pricey mattress and wreck it and will fit comfortably on the bed frame? Most of them seem to be more suited to ensembles (wish I'd known this YESTERDAY before we bought the bed).

Poor Tom has to suffice with the side of his cot squashed up against the side of the bed with the change table holding it in place. Seems to be working, but REALLY not the ideal solution.

P.S. We're in Brisbane and I'd really like to buy something ASAP!
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

I had the same one for my 1st son's bed. I think the Safety 1st are designed for a base and mattress bed. My hubby had to screw them into the frame. With my 2nd son's bed I got the Target brand ones and they just sit under the mattress. They are heaps better for the slat base beds.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:58 PM

I saw the Target ones, but again, I think they might be a bit thick to fit nicely between the mattress and base.

I'm now thinking about the Dream Tubes bed guards. Anyone have any experiences with those?
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:47 PM

I had the exact same problem with my daughters bed. Because the mattress sort of sits down in the slat base a little bit rather than directly on top it was a really tight squeeze.

I ended up getting some Valco ones that are just metal tubing - so no thick hinges or anything. But as such they don't fold down. But I have used one on each side of both my kids beds and although a tight squeeze they fit OK. If you were only using it on one side of the bed it would fit no problems at all.

You have to get the really basic Valco model though as there is a more common fold down one that will cause you the same problems.

This is the one that I have. I got mine at my local baby store.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:18 AM

^^ I have that same valco one, and by the sounds of it, a similar bed too. I have one side of Emily's bed against the wall so I only needed one bed rail. I bought it from The Gumtree for $10. As long as you have it lined up right so the 'arms' are on the slats then it stays in place perfectly.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:04 PM

We got the love n care maxima (long version - as it is on our bed for co-sleeping) - currently on our bed (latex mattress with slatted base) - got it from Pram Warehouse, jsut look online and quote their online price.. they will match it in store.
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