No-fuss bed rails
Every time I think my 3-year-old is ready to sleep without a guard rail, I find her curled up at the edge of her bed the next morning, flat against the rail's mesh screen. Sleeping somewhere else requires careful planning and a stash of strategically placed pillows on the floor. Bed Bugz, Toddler Coddler's inflatable bolsters, make sleeping safely easy. They attach to any type of bed and don't require a box spring to stay in place, which makes them perfect for travel. Deflated, they take up as much room in the suitcase as a pair of shoes. They cost about $30 at Wild Child (395 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington; 781-483-3566) and $39.95 online at sparebed.com.