11 March 2007

Pool noodle as lightweight toddler bed rail

kittenpie came up with another use for swim noodles:

If you have a kid who might roll a bit in bed at night, but is not too active a sleeper, you can skip the guardrail and tuck a pool noodle under the bed sheet along the edge of the bed instead. It is enough of a bump to warn them that this is the edge, but easy to climb over if they need to get out. (And only costs a couple of dollars, which is nice!)

Related: Adrienne's swim noodle hacks

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Or...roll up a towel and tuck that in under the sheet! That's what I do, and it works for my 3 year old. We've never had a bed rail.

We lost one bed rail when we took it on vacation and I'm not about to let that happen again. We'll be in Florida soon and a pool noodle (or two) might be just what we need!

I've cut noodles lengthwise to fit them onto window sills.

That's a great idea! My son's captains bed sticks out from the wall about 3 inches, and his leg sometimes slides down the side, blankets etc stuffed down there always get bunched and messy looking - I am going to try a few pool noodles instead - it is genius!

where do you buy rails for convertable cribs?
My crib converts to a toddler bed, but every bed rail I find is for a twin size bed??

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