My 2.5 yr old DD sleeps in a single bed with a bed guard on the side. She has a pillow and duvet and knows how to pull the duvet to cover her, plus can get in and out of the bed at the end where the guard is not. I just wondered at what point you think the bed guard could come off? What signs should I look out for that it's ok to come off and she's not likely to fall out?
So, I would just take it off, I have a small cushion just under the sheet about chest height which gives a bit of a slope, keeps her on one side of the bed? I put a blanket on the floor folded incase she fell out but didn't bother with it after the first week.
I would just take it off and put a blanket down if you're concerned
dd1 had her bed gaurd until she was almost 3.