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The 8 Best Fall Out Guards For Cribs – Guidebook

Babies and small children need special protection. Especially at night, it is important to provide maximum security. This way, you as a parent can also sleep with peace of mind. An important factor in this context is safety gates for the crib. This prevents serious falls and injuries.

Here you can find out what you need to look out for in order to purchase a really safe frame. Our comprehensive checklist and suitable product recommendations will help you to upgrade the crib very soon.

Checklist For Fall Out Safety Gate For Crib

For What Age Is A Safety Gate Needed?
  • If your child sleeps with you in the family bed, you should protect him or her from dangerous falls from birth with a bed rail.
  • The cranial plates, which have not yet grown together, and the child’s lack of ability to catch himself or herself, pose a great risk of injury.
  • If your child sleeps alone in a crib, a protective gate is recommended for ages 18 months to five years.
For Which Beds Are Bed Rails Suitable?
  • Basically, you can attach the bed rail to all conventional beds.
  • Even with box spring beds it is usually no problem. However, it is a prerequisite that it has a secure hold and that the mattress is no less than 10 cm and no more than 30 cm thick. By the way, this requirement also applies to all other beds. This is important because otherwise there could be a gap between the bed rail and the mattress through which your child could slip or get trapped. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • In addition, the height of the lying surface above the floor should not exceed 60 cm.
  • It is not recommended for use with waterbeds, bunk beds, and foldable emergency beds, such as camp beds.
The Size
  • Bed rails come in a variety of lengths and heights.
  • The most common models are between 100 and 150 cm long and about 30 to 50 cm high.
  • Ideally, the safety gate should be so high that it is at least 20 cm higher than the mattress.
Bed Rails With Exit Aid
  • Some bed rails have a fold-down function that makes it easier for your child to get in or out of bed.
  • By means of a hinge, the bed rail can be folded forward.
  • However, before you choose this option, you should carefully check whether the bed rail is suitable for your bed.
Bedrails Made Of Wood, Metal Or Fabric
  • Wooden bed rails are visually very appealing and, like metal models, very robust and relatively durable.
  • Bed rails made of fabric are soft and usually have no disturbing edges. Thanks to their light weight and the possibility of compact storage, they are very suitable for traveling.
  • Bed frames made of wood and metal can be screwed tightly, while variants made of fabric are slid between the slatted frame and mattress and secured with straps.

We have compiled the best and most interesting fall out protection grids. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

Tip: You can find practical travel beds for children in our guide to travel beds.

The Best Sellers Of Fall Out Safety Gate

In a list of the bestsellers we have compiled the most popular fall-out protection grids for you.

Tip: Car-shaped beds offer a special design. You can find the best ones in this guide to car beds.

Current Offers Of Fall Out Protection Cribs

You can find the best current offers on fall out protection grids in this list.

FAQ About Fall Out Protection

How long is the fall-out protection?

This varies greatly from child to child. A child who sleeps very peacefully may no longer need a fall-out guard sooner than a child who sleeps very restlessly. It is best to observe your child and then decide individually.

When should I start using a bed without a fall-out protection?

This always depends on the individual sleeping behavior of the child and the size of the bed. Therefore, it is not possible to give a general answer to this question.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.