Though it’s hard to believe your teeny baby will ever outgrow her crib, our little bundles do grow quickly, and the need will eventually arise for your little one to make the transition from crib to big-kid bed. Maybe a new sibling is on the way, or maybe they’ve just finally outgrown the crib. When the time comes, you’ll want to be prepared when it arrives.
Many parents tend to focus on the bed itself-an attractive headboard, a good box frame, a comfortable mattress-and those things are important. But don’t overlook your child’s safety by failing to purchase a bed rail. It’s easy to assume that your child stays put all night while they slumber, but unless you’ve stayed up all night watching them sleep, you don’t really know how many times during the night their crib rails keep them from hitting the floor.
When looking for a bed rail, there are several factors that are essential to consider:
1. Sturdy- While a stronger rail may cost a bit more, it’s worth the expense to ensure that your child is safe while they sleep. Furthermore, should you opt for a less expensive, more flimsy rail, the likelihood of your having to replace a broken rail is high, probably resulting in more money spent than had you bought the more expensive rail from the start.
2. Breathable- While a simple piece of plywood would do the trick, it will block your child in with little air flow. This is especially… Read the rest