So your kid has started pulling a MacGyver and escaping from his or her crib, and you’re ready to transition to a toddler bed. Sure, most cribs now convert into a bed for toddlers, once you remove the slats. But most likely, your child will ask for (and be big enough) for an actual big-kid bed so he or she can feel like, you know, a big kid.
“Kids needs to transition from cribs when they’re close to being able to fall out. A lot of cribs transition to toddler beds,” says Dr. Benjamin D. Hoffman, the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention.
Hoffman’s guidelines for toddler bed-buying are simple:
- At around 18 months, most kids are ready for their own bed.
- At that point, make sure it’s close to the ground, to minimize any injury risk if they fall out.
- Put a rug under it, for the same reason.
- And if there are any stairs involved in the hallway or anywhere a kid can get to, use a baby gate.
- Side rails on the bed are fine, as long as they’re securely attached and don’t have big gaping holes.
Not only is this thing a work of art. Which it is. It's also immensely practical. It starts out as a mini crib, then turns into a full crib, and then becomes a toddler bed. Assembly takes minutes. It has three adjustable mattress height positions. The weight limit is 50 pounds.
If you have twins, or kids close in age, this is a solid set. Each bed safely supports 400 pounds. The bed is a space-saver, and won't take up a ton of real estate in kids' rooms. The bunks can easily be separated into two free-standing beds, and they have a reversible ladder with rounded edges and grooved treads for easy climbing. It measures 80 x 43 x 65 inches.
Toddler Bed with Storage
Toddler Trundle Beds
Just when your kid starts asking for sleepovers, this twin bed will be your space-saving solution. This twin bed accommodates standard twin size mattress and does not need a box spring. There's a slat platform included and the dimensions are 80 x 43 x 37 inches. It has a 400 pound weight capacity, and metal on metal structural connections that won't loosen over time.
A gorgeous bed for the pickiest of children. With this one, they can choose their color scheme and bed size, because of the bed's fully upholstered frame. It fits a standard twin or full size bed mattress, depending on what you choose. The trundle bed has fully upholstered sides and rolls on four wheels, it can be rolled out either side of the bed. The dimensions vary depending on the size of your headboard, but with the high option, they're 38.5 x 42 x 4.5. The bed weight limit is 450 pounds, while the trundle weight limit is 250 pounds, meaning you'll have these pieces forever.
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