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Old 05-11-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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Co-sleeping bed rail?

We started co-sleeping with my newborn and I need to buy a bedrail to prevent any accidents in the middle of the night. We have a queen sized bed but the mattress is one of the extra thick ones, I think its 17 inches deep? I found this bed rail online but it got mixed reviews - http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=2552662

Does anyone have this one, and can you tell me if you like it or not? Or, do you have a recommendation for anything better that will fit an extra thick mattress like we have?

Our sleeping arrangement is that SO is on one side, I am in the middle and DD is on the other side. I give her a good 6 inches of space on her side so I am squished, plus with my weight it pulls her towards me all night, but I know she will be moving soon and I need something to make sure she doesnt fall out.

Thanks for any advice/suggestions!

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Old 05-11-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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Re: Co-sleeping bed rail?

I have that one mama
But there was still too much of a gap between the rail and mattress [for my liking ]So we moved the bed against the well [rail against the wall and I tucked a blanket lengthwise along the rail to fill in the gap [down between the mattress and rail so baby couldn't get caught in it]...
We slept that way for about 8-9 months until we just made a crib a part of our bed!
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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Re: Co-sleeping bed rail?

Shoot, moving the bed isnt an option, my room is just way too small!

I wonder if I tucked some rolled up towels or blankets in the space if it would work. But then, I wonder if there is a risk to the baby that way. Hmmm. I think I just need my own bed to sleep in with the baby.
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:58 PM   #4
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Re: Co-sleeping bed rail?

we have this one (although we did NOT pay nearly that much)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/re.../dp/B0000E0JDV

it sits over the top of the matress so kidlet can't get trapped between the rail and the bed. the height (for the matress) is adjustable and it flips completely down if you need it out of the way

I think we bought ours at baby depot/burlington and I wouldn't have paid more than $25 for it (bought it a few years ago so I don't remember exactly how much but I do know I'm cheap and wouldn't have paid more than that) so I don't know why it's so much through this link.

eta: kay here from baby depot for $30. amazon sucks i guess

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Old 05-11-2008, 01:09 PM   #5
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Shoot, moving the bed isnt an option, my room is just way too small!

I wonder if I tucked some rolled up towels or blankets in the space if it would work. But then, I wonder if there is a risk to the baby that way. Hmmm. I think I just need my own bed to sleep in with the baby.
I tell DH everynight there's a futon in the living room if he'd like...[joking of course...welllllllllllllllllll....maybe half joking]

You can always get the rail and see if it works...It may have just been my own paranoid mind too thinking the gap was bigger than it was
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:15 PM   #6
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Re: Co-sleeping bed rail?

Karmamama, thank you for the link but unfortunately it looks like that one wont fit my mattress.

Ahh well, I will keep looking!
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:37 AM   #7
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Re: Co-sleeping bed rail?

We have the summer sure and secure, but the double not the siingle. I wouldn't go any other way as the 2 hold each other in place so well. We put it on the spare bed in B's room for when he nneds me to sleep with him or my nephew is over.
http://toysrusca.shoplocal.com/toysr...pagenumber%3d4
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