AD – Disclaimer – we were given two Baby Dan wooden bed rails for the purpose of this review, but opinions, words and pictures are our own. This post also contains affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these I may receive a small commission. It does not affect how much you pay.
Putting your children in a big bed for the first time is a huge milestone.
It could go either way, they could settle well, or they could run for the hills. You can read about how my pair are getting on here.
But one thing you DON’T want happening is them rolling out and hitting the floor.
Moving twins from cot to bed was easier with Baby Dan
It’s early days but I can already say the rails are amazing.
When I was looking around for rails, I wanted something that would look good as well as do the job. But I actually found there wasn’t much on the market to tick both boxes.
I didn’t want something flimsy or brightly coloured. We’ve got enough going on in our twins’ rooms pattern and colour-wise. We’ve not yet decorated it since moving into the house when they were four months old.
Baby Dan rail is stylish and sturdy
So I wanted something stylish and sleek, that wouldn’t be cheapy-looking or babyish. The Baby Dan rails hit all the right spots. They’re made from furniture grade Poplar wood, and available in both natural and white. Both options can easily fit in with your child’s bedroom decor. I opted for natural so that the white didn’t clash with the cream furniture we already had. Because I’m a bit fussy like that!
They arrived quickly and are so simple to use. The wooden rail attaches easily to a metal frame which you position under the mattress at a right angle. There are then straps that are attached to the metal frame and a plastic clip that hooks over the opposite side of the bed frame. This keeps it all in place. No need for tools or damaging your bed, and can be done in minutes. It also means because they’re not permanently attached to the bed, it’s simple to take them away with you.
You then place the mattress on top and all you can see is the stylish wooden rail. Job done!
They’re suitable for children aged 18 months to five years, and are 90cm long by 42cm high. So they provide ample protection for the child and are really sturdy. There’s no way they’re falling out of bed with this on. But there’s still enough room at either end (obviously depending on where you position it) for them to get in and out themselves.
Baby Dan is a Danish company who have been creating safety products since the 1950s. Their mission statement remains “Eyes for Safety”. And they now produce a wide range of products including gates, guards and other accessories to keep babies and young children safe in and around the home.
Attractive and easy to use
I’m really impressed with the bed rails. They’re not the cheapest on the market, priced at £43. But if you want something that not only does the job but looks great too, they’re an ideal choice.
And not that I mean to get your hopes up or anything, but my twins slept through the night for what is only about the fourth or fifth time in 2.5 years with them on. Coincidence?!
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