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Old 03-23-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Securing a kid in a bunk bed

Suggestions for keeping a kid in a bunk - excluding the jokes. I too thought candy, bribes or duct tape! :-)

We tried one of the rails that you can use on a conventional bed but fitment isn't good. A shorter one may be good but not great dynamically. Perhaps mounting some sort of netting. I'd read on a 5th wheel forum about using the netting tailgates mades for pickups.

Ideas? Photos would be great if anyone has a solution.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:07 PM   #2
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Need a little more data, how old, gender, etc.
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Plastic lattice work cut to fit which could be slid under the mattress when not used. Overlap 2 pcs so you can access for potty breaks.
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3.5 year old now but another behind her.
The focus is to keep them in during the night from rolling out or if as they're older they laid down while driving a turn wouldn't roll them out.
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Plastic lattice work cut to fit which could be slid under the mattress when not used. Overlap 2 pcs so you can access for potty breaks.
That may be good. We use that around the house for dog confinement. ha. The multi purpose lattice!
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:12 PM   #6
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This is what I purchased and works fine.

Dex Products Convertible Crib Bed Rail 33" x 16" : Target
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Our 7 year old rolled out of the top bunk in the middle of night. Pretty scary- we have him now sleep with his head behind the ladder.
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Tough part is securing the gate to the wall no matter what you go with.

The tailgate type net may offer the most versatility so that is what I would go with.

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Velcro...I know u said no jokes but just had to ,)
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Our 7 year old rolled out of the top bunk in the middle of night. Pretty scary- we have him now sleep with his head behind the ladder.
Same thing happened to us with our 6 year old...scared the hibbie jeebies out of us. We bought some of those wally world or target rails (can't remember where) and they worked great. Even little man (21 months old) stays put. Well, except he'll turn his bunker light on and flip channels...which is great, because we get to sleep in a bit longer.
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