A bed cradle is a device consisting of a simple metal frame that attaches to a bed and is placed over the body. It is used to keep sheets and blankets from touching and rubbing your legs or feet.
There are also some specialty bed-cradles that are designed to protect the entire body from coming into contact with the bedding. Depending on the design, they may also serve to keep your feet in the right position while you lie in bed.
There are a number of features that you need to make sure you get when buying a bed cage for feet. Top of the list is how well it does the job of lifting the bedding sufficiently away from your legs.
This is very important especially for people suffering from painful leg ulcers. Go for an adjustable cradle that you can easily vary the distance it lifts your beddings above your legs.
The blanket cradle should also help relieve pressure and friction, ensuring comfort while lying in bed. Additionally, it should allow for sufficient ventilation of the legs while in bed.
It should also fit easily under your mattress.
A foot cradle for bed will come at different price points. These prices range depending on various factors, including size and quality.
A very cheap bed-cradle will be less than £15, although it is possible to find even cheaper ones (less than £10) in specialty stores.
Generally, the better it is, the more it will cost. The very best bed cages can cost anywhere from £45 to over £65.
However, the fact that they are more costly means that they are made with the strongest materials and can support a larger amount of weight. Plus, the overall higher quality of the bed cage means that it will never collapse and force you to have to reassemble it.
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