I am due in November and have been considering how we will make our bed safe for co-sleeping. I originally thought I wanted one of those infant beds that go on your bed, but with only a queen mattress, having enough space to be comfy is crucial. So I started looking into side rails which clamp down on top of the mattress so there is no gap. I like this idea because I can keep baby right next to me and not have to lift him up to be able to nurse. While I was researching the rails, I stumbled across a product called Magic Bumpers which is a foam wedge that goes under the sheet and lines the edge of your bed so baby can't roll out. I though this would be better than a rail since I would be able to get in and out of bed easier than with a rail in the way. Lol, now while doing some research on these, I found that most people complained that they smelled terribly of chemicals and they instead rolled up towels to "nest" baby in.
I am drawn to the towels since it is the most economical and does not introduce any nasty chemicals or hard plastics. I am curious what people's experience have been with these different methods.