We all remember it: That fateful morning when your toddler busted out of the crib and tumbled to the ground feeling bruised yet ecstatic over a newfound sense of freedom. When your not-so-tiny baby is transitioning to a big kid bed, it can be a little scary for both of you. With this independence comes plenty of potential owies and hazards, not to mention those annoying eye-poking wakeup calls.
To help baby (and mama) transition smoothly, bed rails are where it’s at. Whether you need full length to ensure there’s no getting out, or something smaller that allows freedom without middle of the night falls, we’ve rounded up the best toddler bed rails that will keep baby safe and semi-contained. You’ll find convenient fold-down rails, cushy foam options, and even inflatable ones that will make toddler travel a breeze… kind of 😉
This extra long bed rail for toddlers by BuBumper is 66-inches long—no joke, it’s the tallest one on the market for added security (not even the most active sleeper will be able to stage an escape)! It’s perfect for nearly any sized bed, and features a non-skid backing to keep it in place. Each bed rail is designated to fit one side of the bed, so you may only need one if the bed is situated next to a wall. Unlike bulky, unsightly metal guards that clash with bedroom décor, these sleek foam rolls can easily be disguised (once installed, they can be covered with a fitted sheet). The kiddos will love it and you’ll be worry-free knowing they’ll be snug and secure at night. Bonus: The machine washable cover will be a godsend in case of spills… err, accidents during potty training.
Ever wake up at 3 a.m. in fear that baby has rolled out of bed? Well, fear no more. DellaBella’s bed rail is both functional and attractive. Featuring a 23-foot long belt, it snugly attaches to any sized mattress. This ensures a safe bed border. Plus, it comes in a retro-cool triangle pattern which is also waterproof and removable. When not in use (or when traveling), it packs up compactly for one less worry. It’s testimonials like this one from Amazon customer Julio that give us peace of mind. “My daughter just turned 2 and is now sleeping on a daybed, but after one fall off her bed in the middle of the night and hearing her cry from across our house we knew we needed a fast and easy solution to this issue. This bed rail was easy to install, you just loosen the straps and run it under the mattress and clip and voilà your kid isn’t going to fall off the bed no more.”
Is your L.O. (little one) ready to make the switch from a crib to a more traditional children’s bed? Being a hellicopter mom, naturally, the first thing that comes to mind is safety first! Ubbcare’s Phthalate and BPA-free memory foam rails (comes in a set of two) not only provide the utmost comfort, but they’ll keep your child from rolling off their bed at night. AKA, every mom’s worst nightmare. The memory foam essentially provides a safe, elastic border while being super comfortable for your child. Lastly, it’s easy to install (no screwdriver or hammer required) for an ultra-cozy nap time or bedtime sesh. Amazon customer Peggy raves: “They stay in place (with “grippy” surface on the bottom), and they are easy to put under the fitted sheet.”
Simple, safe, and secure. This fold-down bed rail is lightweight and extends up to 36”. The padded frame fits mattress sizes twin to king. The best part? There’s absolutely no assembly required.
Easy to assemble with a reinforced anchor system AND stylish linen? Sold. This rail comes in many different color options and fits twin-size beds. The breathable mesh and stabilizer bar ensure that your little one is safe and comfy so you can sleep better at night.
This double bed rail folds down on both sides for easy sheet changing and story reading. The anchoring strap and gap guard feature make sure your squirmy baby stays put. A long and tall frame bring added security and piece of mind for mama.
If you’re more into the bed bumper rail option, this is your best bet. It slips under the sheet for a safe yet stylish option. The non-slip bottom and firm foam keep your LO from pushing or rolling over the rail. The soft bamboo cover is machine-washable and water-resistant so it will last for years to come.
With a nautical pattern and sturdy fold-down design, this bed rail is sure to be a hit with your little one. The foam-wrapped frame keeps things soft and the toxin-free fabric keeps your baby free from harmful chemicals. The long and tall rail works on all adult-size beds.
This genius hideaway design tucks under the mattress when not in use. And with no tools required, the assembly is quick and easy. An anchoring strap and gap guard feature make sure your transitioning kiddo stays put, while the long and tall frame bring added security.
Meet the modern, compact bed rail that keeps convenience in mind. Its durable aluminum frame is sturdy in all the right places and the push-button folding hinge tucks away to let kids climb in and out of bed easily. It fits all adult-sized mattresses and looks a lot more sleek than other options.
Perfect for a hotel stay or a trip to Grandma’s house, these inflatable rails make toddler travel a tiny bit easier. They are compatible for any bed size and fit under the sheets with a safety grip strip to keep the rails from sliding. Plus, they’re BPA, phthalate and lead-free.
This rail is extra long and taller than most to keep your little one secure and snug in their big kid bed. It also works with all bed types (slat, boxspring, and wood) and has a hinged fold-down design. The breathable mesh and sleek frame design blend in with the furniture just right.
Looking for a double bed rail? Say hello to this convenient, easy-to-install pick. It fits twin to queen-sized mattresses and platform beds. One side folds down for an easy bedtime routine.
This compact rail works with all bed types (slat, boxspring, and wood) and has a hinged fold-down design. The padded, sleek frame and breathable mesh make bedtime comfy and safe.