Toddler Bed Rail Bumper Review

Eileen Martin
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We had our experts take a look at the Toddler Bed Rail Bumper to provide you with the inside scoop on its qualities.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let’s dive in!

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cost: $

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Pros:

  • Lightweight and easy to set up
  • Does a good job of preventing falls
  • Long enough for twin beds
  • Comfortable and easy to remove
  • Solid and sturdy design

Cons:

  • The 2-inch height doesn’t do much when it comes to preventing toddlers from falling out of bed
  • Bed rail lacks impact absorption

With growing awareness of the potential benefits of bed rails for ensuring toddler safety, the market has seen the recent release of all kinds of bed bumpers. Most of them have received high ratings for their ease of installation and the associated weight-capacity.

The new line of hiccapop bed bumpers from the Hiccapop Kids furniture collection has our top pick for this category.

The hiccapops fall into the category of a passive safety mechanism. They are a unique foam design that uses billowing material to alert your child to the potential for falling. They are a far safer product than the pressure-mounted foam that is often used.

The unique feature of this product is the foam design. It is a lightweight, washable, foam sheet that is intended to cover the sides of a toddler bed. The foam contains air gaps that allow the bed to breathe.

The Hiccapop Bed Bumper is designed for use on any toddler bed that has a depth of 25-inches. These beds are typically only found on upscale grade toddler cribs. The bed bumper will work for any table size. This should accommodate most beds, both in the United States and abroad.

As with most foam bumpers, the Hiccapop Bed Bumper features flexible polyurethane edges that have an elastic coating. Most foam bumpers have the same construction, manufactured by different companies. The only exception I have seen with this type of bumper is the Munchkin Baby Bumpers that have a padded polyurethane edge. This is a safety improvement over the other bumpers.

The unique thing about this bumper is the padded polyurethane flap that sits under the mattress when in use. Most other foam bumpers have no such flap. With this flap, the mattress is protected from tearing from the pressure of your baby's weight.

Overall, I found the Hiccapop Bed Bumper to be a safe and effective bed bumper for your toddler that doesn't lock his or her limbs like traditional metal bed rails. The deep bumper depth is well-suited for forts and climbing. It's a superior choice for more active toddlers.

The hiccapop bumper comes with a 1-year warranty and has been test marketed in North America and Europe for the past 15 months. The vendor has sufficient volume to support the required volume for CSA and U.S. CPSC testing.

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