our twins are a little over 4 and have had side rails on the toddler (DD)/full sized (DS) beds they've been in for the last year or so. We finally assembled their convertible cribs into full sized beds w/ headboard & footboard & did DS's first- we didn't have a side rail that would work so we piled pillows on both sides of the floor & hoped for the best. He has slept every night in there for over a week and hasn't fallen out. We did DD's this weekend & did put a side rail on one side of hers b/c she tended to sleep right next to the rail on her toddler bed & also was more nervous about being in a 'big' bed in general... I just put two pillows on the other side of the bed itself & some on the floor, thinking if she rolled around in the night she'd run into the pillows on the bed & probably not go any further.
MH wants to out & get new side rails for both of them on both sides (we can't push the beds against the wall on one side b/c of the headboard & I really don't want to b/c of the room layout anyway)...I say it is silly, he has been fine for a week now, and at what point do you take them off anyway? I am up for leaving the one she has on for awhile to help her feel comfortable in the bed but to put them on his bed after not having them and to bother w/ the other side of hers just seems weird.
Thoughts & what did you do w/ your kids once in a regular bed (not a low one like toddler bed, etc)?