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Best Travel Bed Rails For Toddlers

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Whether camping, jet-setting off abroad or planning a staycation, travel with a toddler is always going to be a little a different. Sleeping arrangements are often different from home, but making sure everyone gets a good night’s sleep is still a priority – with no accidental falls off the the bed.

These toddler bed guards or bed rails are perfect for travel and suitable for older toddlers, although do check specifically for the ages. Some are very compact, inflatable but we also offer some other cheap alternative ideas too!

Best Travel Bed Rails For Toddlers in bed asleep

What are bed rails and bed bumpers?

Bed rails and bed bumpers both serve the same purpose: to stop young children from rolling out of bed. Sometimes they are known as guard rails.

Travel bed rails are lightweight, portable and easy to use so they can be transported from home to grandparents or by car or plane easily in your baggage. Some come with their own travel bag, keeping any parts together and clean.

There are varying types of travel bed bumpers, from inflatable bed rails to ones made of foam and some are more sturdy like a gate – those whilst compact, are generally too bulky to take on a plane, but fine to throw into the car trunk/ car boot.

Inflatable bed guards are a good all rounder for travel with kids as they are lightweight and the most compact.

Do I need a bed rail?

No, not always, especially if you have a travel bed or travel cot or crib. A portable bed rail is a great idea to save space, as you can use them on normal beds which means you can save space in your case and avoid bulky luggage.

What can I use instead of bed side rails?

Consider using a bed on the floor to reduce falls or roll guards or foam bumpers.

You may not wish to purchase an item just for one specific family trip, so also consider rolled up towels under the sheet to make a bumper or if you planning on a road trip and have a pool noodle packed, it can also double up as the perfect bed rail for toddlers.

Are bed rails safe for 2 year olds?

Hiccapop are a popular brand for inflatable portable beds for kids are state that their bed rails are, “They are designed for children between the ages of 2-5, and allow for children to get in and out of an adult bed by themselves. It’s important never to use a bed rail or bumper for children under two, as they can pose a safety hazard for small children.” We recommend you always consult a medical professional when seeking advice.

In a hurry? Here are our quick glance recommendations!

  • Best budget-buy bed guard: Towels or a pool noodle are tricks other parents have recommended!
  • Best bed guard for travel: Hiccapop Inflatable Bed Guard

Comparison Guide to the Best Travel Bed Rails For Toddlers

ImageNameDimensions and weightNotesMaterial
Hiccapop Inflatable Bed Rail for Toddlers10 x 7.99 x 4.02 inches
2.2 lbs
Recommended age: 2 years and up
Travel bag included
No pump needed
Hiccapop Bed Rail Bumper52 x 7 x 4.5 inches
12 Ounces
Recommended age: 24 months to 5 years
Water-resistant, washable cover
Non-skid silicon bottom
No pump needed
Foam and silicone beaded non-skid fabric
Milliard Bed Bumper40 x 7.09 x 4.53 inches
1.68 lbs
Recommended age: 2 months and up
Water-resistant, washable cover
Non-slip bottom
No pump needed
Delta Children Inflatable Bed Rails48 x 7 x 5 inches
1.96 lbs
Recommended age: 24 months+
Fits Twin, Full, Queen, and King Size beds
Foot pump included but can be used without.
Non toxic material
Sunnyglade Portable Bed Rail Bumper48 x 7 x 5 inchesRecommended age: 3 years and up
Maximum Weight Recommendation: 220 lbs
Carry bag included
Foot pump included
DreamyPanda Toddler Bed Rail Bumper50 x 4.5 x 7 inches
1.9 lbs
Age Range: 2 and up
Carry bag included
Easy-zip bamboo fabric cover
No pump needed
Bamboo fabric

Best Travel Bed Rails For Toddlers

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