Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: A mountain in TN
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You could try this trick -- it might work and is worth a shot if you can rig it safely.
Take either one thick quilt or two thinner ones (or blankets -- just make sure it's something that can be rolled tightly but will hold its shape and be tall enough). Fold in half and roll lengthwise. Then take bandanas or something similar and tie around the middle and ends to hold it in place. Put this *under* the fitted sheet, against the wall.
If you're needing it for the other side of the bed (not against a wall) you can take a long rope and put it inside the folded quilt, then roll around the rope. Be sure when you do this that you pull the rope under the mattress ahead of time. After it's rolled up, and bound with bandanas, etc., tie the rope at the head of the bed and tuck the knot under the mattress. This will help it stay in place.
It's tricky and kind of a pain to do, but it's cheaper than a SnugTuck pillow, though it can't be cinched like a ST can be.
We have a ST on our king bed and it's no longer tall enough for our needs. So I took a quilt and rolled it around the ST, and bound it with scarves to hold in place. Now it's a lot taller (but wider too) and works great.
If you're not wanting to go that route, wal-mart and BRU both sell rails that are around $20.
SAHM to Guinevere (04/05/06) and Eowyn (02/13/09)