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      14.09.2010 01:43
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      I bought this product in pink for my little girl about a year ago from argos for £22.00. Many shops sell them like mothercare and kiddiecare for about the same price.

      I bought this because it was about time i moved my daughter from her cot to a bed. I was overly a nervous wreck the first night she slept in her big girls bed. I had images of her falling out of bed and hurting herself. It got to stressful so i decided to spent the first night in bed with her.

      My sister recommended the bed rail to me and i went straight out and bought it.

      It was baby pink in colour and had white mesh and a metal frame and legs. It was easy to set up it all clicked together and only took 5 mins to set up and i found it easy to take apart if i am traveling or going on holiday.

      It fits a single bed and is adjustable for a better fit. Also it must be used on a matress that is at least 20cm thick. It is 96cm long and 44cm in height.

      Once you set it up you need to lift up the matress on the bed and slip it under and keep it at the top of bed leaving no gaps at the head board where wriggling children can out of. Place the matress back into place and thats it already to use.

      The cover of the bed rail is a durable tent like fabric and soft mesh. Its gentle for childrens skin. It has a pocket on the mesh where i stored my daughters dummy or a book.

      I had a peaceful and stress free night sleep knowing my daughter was safe in bed. It was the best money i have spent on any safety product to keep my child safe.

      It was strong, easy to use and cover can be washed if needed. I would highly recommend this to everyone. Tomy is a brand i trust.

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      02.09.2010 10:09
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      Soft & Safe

      I bought a tomy soft bed rail for my daughter Hannah (2) when she moved from her cot into a proper bed.
      The bed rail cost £14.99 from argos. Tomy bed rails come in three colours blue, white or pink of coarse we choose pink for our girly girl Hannah. The bed rail comes with simple instructions it is easy to install. It has the long rail with two long white poles these simply fit under the mattress and come out the other side with little grip arms on the end of the poles to stop the bed rail slipping or coming of the bed. The rail has padding around the steal poles with the pink fabric covering them, the tomy logo is at the top of the rail. It has breathable white mesh on the rail to allow airflow and also if the face or head rests against it the child will be able to breath and not get too hot. The part i like is on the other side of the rail it has a small pink pocket where i store Hannahs soothers in case she needs them and she also likes knowing they are there. There is no way the rail can fall out from under the mattress even if all there body weight is against the rail, it is very strong and sturdy.
      We have got on great with the bed rail and we really needed one as the drop between the bed and floor was too much and the dangers of her banging her head on the drawers witch are next to the bed. The rail comes from the headboard halfway down to the bottom so gives her the protection she needed. Hannah is safe in the bed and makes me feel more relaxed about it.
      I highly recommend the tomy bed rail for small children in big beds.

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      03.08.2010 23:22
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      be confident your child is safe in bed

      At home we have no need for this product. My children went from a cot to a little tykes character bed with sided, and then my eldest went into a cot bed at nearly 3. As this had such a small drop from bed to the floor we decided not to bother as it wasn't dangerous if he fell out.

      However, we soon realised that we needed a solution for when our children sleep at the grandparents house or any other location that isn't our home. My sister had one of these she used at her house, and she recommended it to me, and then i had some vouchers for Argos so i was sold on this one.

      It costs about £24, which is not that expensive. It comes in a blue or pink colour so it can appeal to children who are male or female.

      I really like it because it is a sturdy frame, with a soft mesh across it so it is not uncomfortable if the child is rolling into it. It is also long enough to cover most of the length of the bed. We put it just below the pillow so he doesn't bang his head, and it also leaves a little gap at the bottom of the bed where he can climb out if he needs a night time visit to the bathroom. I also like the pocket in the side, as he has a comforter toy which is small enough to slot in it during the day. This is only suitable if you have a bed against the wall.

      It is very easy to get it set up on the bed. It has bars that go across the underneath of the mattress. Most single beds this goes all the way across so it is a snug fit. We have had only one occasion where the mattress was wider than normal in a hotel, so it didn't quite reach the other side of the mattress. The mattress was then on a bit of an angle, but the small person didn't notice this when he was placed in bed so it wasn't a problem.

      It folds completely flat which is essential for us as it is a long trip to grandmas and we need to take so much stuff that this really helps to get everything in the car.

      We don't use it every day, or even every week, but this is one of those purchases i won't regret.

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      25.06.2009 12:43
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      keeps your child safe as they sleep

      My son was 2 and a half when he needed to go into a bed due to he was climbing over the side of his cot. I had not invested in a cot bed and had a good quality single devan bed that he was able to go in.

      This bed was very high so I needed to ensure that my so would be safe in it. One side of the bed was against the wall and so was the top end but the otherside needed secruing.

      I invested in one of these bed guards at £15. It came in a long box that had to be assembled. It was easy to put together and once it was together I could see that the netting was soft and my son would not hurt himself.

      They way that this attaches to the bed is that there are two bars attached to it that you silp underneath the matrice that have too hook like parts at the end to hook round the other side of the matrice to ensure extra security. The board side has a feature that folds the bed guard up and down but this does take a bit of a push to do this. There is also a velcro pocket on the netting that my son liked to keep his dummies or tissues to blow his nose. The bars that go underneath the bed are adjustable to fit any size of matrice which is handy and it also comes in pink and blue.

      I had to buy two of these for my child because of the size of the bed due to him wriggling he still managed to fall out with just one on his bed. I have donated these to a friend for the time being and will be having them back soon because her son now has no need for them so my daughter will have them.

      At £15 they have lasted 5 years and will last much longer they are hard wearing and safe for your child great value for money. They are available from many places now I bought mine from argos but they are available from asda now too.

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      21.04.2009 12:52
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      Very good product!

      Having just moved my son from a cot to a bed (yes he's not liking it much arrrghh!), we bought a Tomy soft rail to stop him from rolling out of the bed and hurting himself. I bought it from Argos, at a very reasonable price.
      It basically has two white bars underneath which go underneath the mattress and out the otherside, i guess to stop if from falling off the bed if they lean up against it.
      On the inside it has a small pocket, ideal for putting those much needed dummies in at night, stopping them for getting lost. My son knows where they are at night time now in the dark.
      The guard itself is extremely easy to fit, if i can do it anybody can! Pull it up, put the mattress on top and bingo!

      The only con about it is that depending on how wide your childs bed is i.e a single bed and not a cot bed the bars underneath might not fit all the way out the other side of the mattress, meaning they stick up under it and can be a bit uncomfy for your child to lay on.

      Still im certain its stopped my son falling and hitting his head many times! I could not do without it now.

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      02.09.2008 10:07
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      A safe night's sleep

      It was a big milestone in both my daughters' lives when they moved from a cot to a bed and I was quite keen that this would be a good experience for them so that they would not long for the security of the cot. This was vital when my elder daughter was moved to a bed because we were going to be using the cot for her younger sister - so we had to get it right!

      The biggest problem is always going to be the problem of accidentally falling out of bed. Having been used to being able to roll quite freely in the cot they were not overnight going to realise they could not do quite the same things in a bed! It's not nice, as a parent, to suddenly hear a bump in the night and know that your child has fallen out of bed. This is where the Tomy soft bed rail came into it's own!

      The bed rail is suitable for children from about the age of18 months and it really is very easy to use and feels totally safe. It is made from a metal frame which is covered with a very soft padded material in either blue or pink - not that we need to be stereotypical here but with the choice of colours they are more likely to fit into more colour schemes. The main part of the rail though just has a large white mesh panel. This is very soft if your child accidentally rolls into it and also I think it's good for making sure that they don't feel too enclosed and they can still see what's going on in their bedroom even when they are lying down! The mesh also has a small secret pocket which is lovely for putting in little treasures or favourite small toys when they are sleeping.

      The bed rail is 91 cm in length which is almost as long as a cot bed or a child's bed but not quite. This is good because with both of our girls we have placed the rail so it goes right up to the top of the bed but there is enough space at the bottom if they need to get out in the night to go to the toilet! If you don't quite have this space though, the child can fold down the side of the rail to get out but I don't think that's particularly easy for them!

      It's really very simple how it works too. The bed rail folds. This means that there is a large part of the frame that is placed under the mattress and the weight of this plus the added weight of the sleeping child will keep it firmly in place. Obviously, the heavier the mattress the better it will be and I do find that with the child's bed'd lighter mattress there is some movement in the night but not enough to risk the child falling out! If your child's bed is placed next to a wall with the bed rail protecting the exposed side there will be no danger of falling out!

      Because it folds flat and is also very light to carry, it is also quite easily transportable which means that if you are spending the night away from home you can take it with you (provided you do not have too much paraphanalia with you!) and it will easily work on virtually any bed! It's probably just a bit too large to fold up in your suitcase though! We have definitely taken ours with us when we have visited relatives and it's been quite a comfort for my youngest to have it when she has found herself in a strange bed!

      The bedrail has a wipe clean surface. Luckily we have not had the sort of accidents that require full blown washing because you can't remove the cover from the frame so you are only reliant on washing with a cloth. However, small stains and marks have come off very easily.

      The bed rail comes flat packed but has instructions that show that it's really easy to put together. If you really can't manage there is a video demonstration on the Tomy website at

      www.tomy.co.uk

      The bed rail costs £19.99 which is pretty good value particularly as it's seen both my daughters through transition from cot to bed. At three and a half years old, my youngest daughter does not need it any more and it's still in good enough condition to pass on to a friend!

      So overall I do really recommend this. It feels safe, it's easy to use and looks attractive too. The best thing about it is that if it's helping your child to get a good night's sleep, the chances are that you will too!

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        30.08.2008 12:54
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        Great product, would recommend!

        We bought this bed rail for when we went on holiday recently. We are co-sharing with our baby and wanted something to stop her from falling out of bed if she wriggled - at home we have our bedside cot by our bed to stop her from doing this but we couldn't really take that with us!

        The product is, essentially, a soft mesh over a rail frame and has extendable bars which go under the bed to keep the frame in place. Please note, therefore, that this fits single beds and I don't know therefore whether it would be safe if used on a double bed! Thankfully for us, the holiday cottage we stayed in had 2 twin beds pushed together! It is designed (and licensed) for use once the baby goes in to her own bed so it is worth noting that it hasn't specifically been designed for the way we are using it but it does the job perfectly well! It is useful to know that it will still come in handy for some time to come given that we'll be able to put it on her bed when she eventually leaves ours and that we wont be listening for a "thump" all night in case she falls out!

        The rail length is 96cm long and it's 44cm high when assembled. It is very easy to put together and take apart - it took my husband about 5 minutes to do! If you are planning on taking this abroad, it doesn't collapse down enough to fit in to a suitcase so it would be worth keeping the box so that you can check it in to the aircraft hold - whether this is successful I'll let you know when we come back from Cyprus in November!

        The rail itself is ideal for using with a toddler, the mesh is nice and soft should they roll in to it in the night and, being as the mesh covers the whole product, there is no chance of them getting a leg or an arm stuck through bars and getting hurt in the night as may have happened with older style rail guards! There is also a handy pocket - ideal for putting a soothy toy or a dummy in if you use them, it would at least save you hunting around for a lost dummy in the dark I guess! There are double action hinges which, according to the blurb, once activated fold down easily so that you can get to your toddler in the night if you need to! These couldn't be activated by the toddler though so no worries about her falling in the night! If you have a toddler keen on climbing on things, it is worth being aware that it is only the weight of the mattress which keeps this guard in place!

        One thing which isn't immediately obvious on the packaging but is clearly stated in the instructions is that the mattress you are using it on should be 20cm deep and therefore it isn't suitable with a cot. Whether this would preclude it from use with a cot bed I don't know - might be something worth bearing in mind! It also wouldn't be suitable if your toddler's bed is one of those with a sunken mattress - like the beds shaped like a car or similar! The instructions also state the following with regard to slatted beds "The bed guard also will only fit slatted beds if the slats are movable and can be positioned to accomodate the legs of the guard. Positioning a strip of wood or board over the bedslats and under the mattress will allow the bedguard to function correctly"

        We've been really pleased with this product, we got ours from Argos for £20 and it comes in both pink and blue! The cover is removable so can easily be taken off for cleaning!

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          10.09.2002 20:39
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          I bought this bed guard for my two year old who recently moved from a cot to a bed.Several nights in a row we heard a loud bump followed by wailing as she toppled out of bed and landed in a heap on the floor. I toyed with the idea of making a soft landing and found a large cushion for the floor, but the thought that she might fall out was still unsettling for both of us. We decided to invest in a bedguard. My other daughter had a metal one (which I no longer had). Very rigid.It made it almost impossible to cuddle up with a book,or comfort in the night, as I couldn't really get to her unless I took it off, an upheavel you can do without when trying to settle a child. When we saw the Tomy bedguard it seemed alot better so we invested in one. There is some assembly involved but the instructions were fairly clear and it took us about 5 minutes. You can adjust the part that fits under the mattress and there are little arms at the end to stop it slipping out again. The actual guard is in a soft mesh with a little pocket which would be ideal for a spare dummy, small beaker or favourite (small)toy. The real beauty of this product is the way it folds down so that you can get to your child .When you are ready you simply push it up and it locks into place.To fold down you have to push up a catch at each side and bring the guard down at the same time. I usually use my chin to pull the guard down as both hands are busy but with practise you could probably lift the catches and use another part of your hand to move the guard! This is the only point against I have. Overall I have been very pleased with it and wish I could have had one for my other two children.

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            06.05.2001 02:53
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            I got this product about a year ago in Mothercare for about £24 and I think it is a must when you have a young child sleeping in there own bed. This safety rail is a big size and fits right the way along my sons bed which is an average single size. I did find that some of the other bed rails were shorter than this and my as son sleeps in some funny positions this type of rail would not have been any good for me. It is also made of a mesh and soft material so that if the child does bang itself the child will not be hurt. Also the soft fabric fits under the bed so that there is no gap this makes it good so that your child won't fall down the gap onto the floor. Another plus about this rail is that there is a pocket ,I personally find this very handy as my young son still has a dummy and when he is sleeping I put a spare dummy in there, this is so when he wakes he has another one to hand as he uses it as a comforter. For an older child though this pocket is just the right size for a small torch as well. This bed guard is good on the lenth of its arms that tuck under the bed and they are wide as well as long so if you have a bed like me that has slats in this bed guard will fit. Oh well thats it its a good bed guard and it goes everywhere with me when we sleep over. If there was to be a negative point it would be that this bed guard does not fold down small only the legs fold in thats all I can say about it.

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            Prevents accidental falls The soft bed rail is surrounded by a sturdy border. The frame and fabric extends under the mattress for extra safety.