For all the traveling that we have down with the kids, there's one item that we could never leave behind, our inflatable bed rails!!
For us, it's an essential item regardless of the destination. We realized just how important it is during our most recent trip. We had our hot pink inflatable rails with us, but thought we didn't need to use them. What happened? Our youngest falls out of bed in the middle of the night! And hotel beds are really high, so he was not pleased.
Our rail came with a hand pump and a carrying case, and when packed away only takes up minimal space. Once we get to a hotel, the first tasks we tackle are: my wife unpacks the luggage (I don't do it right) and I inflate the rail. Since a parent is really a living bead rail, we only pack 1 per bed. It is the most convenient and effective way to keep the kids safe from falling.
So, my travel pick for the month is the Shrunks Inflatable Kids Bed Rails. It comes with a foot pump, traveling bag and 1 Rail. A 2 rail pack is also available.