Summer Infant Fold Down Double Bedrail

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In a nutshell

Offering excellent value, this double bedrail is versatile, safe and secure. It's easy to assemble and compact enough for sleepovers or holidays.

  • Pros

    Available as single or double bedrails, securely locks into up or down position, connects to second bedrail if using double version, wider and higher than others on the market, fits most full-sized beds

  • Cons

    Only suitable for slatted or spring-based beds, can't be used with a cotbed or toddler bed

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Our review

Coming in a single or double set for beds that aren’t against a wall, you can sleep soundly, while your toddler sleeps safely, with the Summer Fold Down Bedrail.

The toddler years are filled with change, one of which is moving from cot to big bed. Following my son’s Houdini-style escape from his cot just before his second birthday, I had to move him to a bed. It was earlier than planned, and he was wildly excited by the bouncing prospects of his new bed. But I was more concerned with his safety.

Thankfully the Summer Fold Down Bedrail put my mind at ease. It’s suitable from 18 months, available in blue or pink, and you can get the bed rail as a single or as a set of two. Very handy!

Summer, also known as Summer Infant, states its goal as “delivering the best for you and your baby.” Among other things, you’ll see the Summer name on baby monitors, baby health gear, potties, booster seats and stair gates.

What we love

One of the best things about the Summer Fold Down Bedrail is that it is the only brand to offer a double bedrail set (£34.99 for two guards) as well as a single version (£21.99). The double pack is ideal if you don’t want to be restricted to putting your child’s bed against the wall or if you want a spare rail for sleepovers or holidays. If you’re using two rails, they connect together under the mattress with straps that can be pulled to ensure a tight fit.

The Summer Fold Down Bedrail is wider (51cm) and higher (108cm) than other rails on the market, so it will fit a single, double or even a king size bed.

It’s sturdy enough for my son to lean against and there’s a locking mechanism to keep the rail in place, whether it’s in the up or down position, so I feel really confident that he’s safe. It’s great to be able to store the rail in a down position because my son can get in and out of bed independently and I can change the sheets without having to take it off.

The frame is made of metal and is covered with wipe-clean nylon and a soft see-through mesh, so my son can see what’s going on, without feeling trapped.

The Summer Fold Down Bedrail comes in pieces, so initially I thought it would be a nightmare to put together, but the instructions are really easy to follow and it took about 15 minutes to assemble. It’s actually a big bonus that you can take it apart, because you can easily pack it into a suitcase to take on holiday.

What to look out for

I can’t really fault the Summer Fold Down Bedrail. It’s not particularly attractive - it’s designed for security, not looks! I think the frame is a little hard, but again, for safety reasons, bedrails are never padded.

The Summer Fold Down Bedrail is only suitable for slatted or spring based beds, so you won’t be able to use it with a cotbed or toddler bed.

Who is the Summer Fold Down Bedrail best for?

Parents with active toddlers after a versatile and portable bedrail.

MadeForMums verdict

The Summer Fold Down Bedrail double version provides excellent value, and isn’t a package offered by other brands. The bedrail itself is sturdy, secure and will help the whole family enjoy a good (and safe!) night’s sleep. It’s quick and easy to assemble and compact enough for sleepovers or holidays. While not the most stylish bit of kit around, it works well!