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Old 05-05-2011, 12:01 AM   #11
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We are wanting to do the same thing. I am thinking of building something. We have the safety 1st device shown above. We used it on our dinette table in our old camper when it was folded down to a bed. Our railing seemed to expand a little longer. Unfortunately it will not work on the bigger bunks in the new trailer. If I build something I will post pictures, I am thinking of a crib front that would either hinge down or slide down on rails. Now I am regretting ordering the Tuscan Cream interior. Cherry or Oak would be easier to color match.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:41 AM   #12
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here is a picture of the rail i built for my daughter.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:17 AM   #13
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Thats what Ive been looking for, thanks!

What kind of wood did you use?
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:36 AM   #14
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i used oak and purchased it at home depot. the belted area has two of the plastic buckles so it can be opened to allow access.
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:10 PM   #15
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It looks good, but not sure how safe it would be. Looks like a possibility for a child to hang herself in the straps.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:56 PM   #16
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Here is my setup, If anyone wants better pictures let me know. I did not want to drill to much into the trailer. This crib has dowels that hook into one side and has latches on the other. It does not hinge, you just take the whole thing off and then slide it in and latch it when you want to use it. I didn't want hinges as I didn't want to have to drill into the trailer for hooks or have the crib front swing into and scuff up the cabinets.
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Nicely done!
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:06 AM   #18
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Turns out my sons mattress fits perfectly between the bunk beds on the floor. I had to attach a ripped down 2x6 at the top and installed a baby gate. Worked out great.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:48 AM   #19
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I would not use a toddler bed rail because when he crawls over it or through it he will either fall further or could possibly become entraped. It is much less dangerous to have him sleep on a mattress on the floor and as another poster has said use a baby gate. Entrapment for those who don't know is when the head or other body part is wedged in such a way that the child can not escape. Every year children die in this manner - it's why there are recalls on cribs and why much older cribs with bars more widely spaced (so that a soda can could pass through) have been recalled and are illegal to resell. Children may also become entraped when their regular bed or bunk bed is up against a wall.

We use toddler bed rails similar to what is pictured above on our bunks for our 5 year old (bottom bunk) and 7 year old (top bunk). It's to keep them from rolling off the bed accidentally, not to keep them from escaping.

Absolutely a baby can get their head wedged in between the rail and mattress. The legs that slide under the mattress also slide out and loosen. I would not risk it.

If you have an escape artist, figure out how to put a pack n play in the bunk room or in the main area.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:46 AM   #20
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Good advise. Keep the little ones on or close to the floor so they don't get hurt.
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