The bumpers for the bed, which protect the child from falling, are good help for parents. Therefore, two important points should be taken into account when choosing them - the advantages of the sides and possible disadvantages.
Advantages of the sides
The sideboard for a baby bed is designed to prevent the baby from falling, thereby protecting it. Most children spin around in their sleep, and some of them crawl and get up at night in order to lie down later. It is clear that at such moments the baby can fall. Moreover, the excuse for such a situation is not even the fact that the child has a large sleeping place, and he sleeps peacefully. There is no guarantee that one day it will not start spinning and will not fall. This is where the bed side comes in handy. It is designed for a child.
The sideboard is placed so that the child can climb into the bed himself, but its middle will be well protected at the same time. The length between the sideboard and the headboard is small, the child will not be able to fall. Therefore, even if the baby decides to actively play right on the bed during the day, it will not harm him.
When buying a baby bed, sellers may offer an option along with a side. In this case, it must be borne in mind that in most cases it is non-removable and firmly bolted. Manufacturers can install such protection only on one side, but they can do it around the entire perimeter. In this case, the area of application of the sides is only one. The same cannot be said for the copies that are sold separately. The point is, they can be used outside of your home. For example, you can take them with you on vacation, and also use them in another house if you have to stay there with an overnight stay. In a separate form from the bed, the sides can be sold not only as one-sided, which are intended for beds located near the wall. They can also be two-sided, that is, when the bed is located in the middle of the room.
Such a protective device is made of a metal frame that is covered with fabric. It is this option that can be considered reliable, therefore, if parents are offered a side made of less durable material, it is better to refuse. Such devices, although they are cheaper, will not be able to truly protect the baby. When buying, you also need to make sure that manufacturers use environmentally friendly material. Most often, the sides are made of shock-absorbing soft material, which is why the baby, hitting it with a leg or a handle, will not experience pain. It is desirable that such a safety barrier can be lowered easily, which will provide direct access to the baby.