Best Toddler Bed

From story time to pillow fights, your child’s progression to their first bed is an investment in their future and an important milestone in their life. Making the transition from a crib to a new and bigger bed can be an exciting and emotional time for your child. They are growing up and want to be in a “big boy or big girl bed.” They may be nervous about moving from the safety of the crib and will need patience as you work through this period of adjustment. Finding a nice set of bed sheets for a toddler bed is easy.

Best Toddler Bed
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Top 10 Toddler Beds

PictureToddler BedsMaterial
Height from
Ground (inches)
Dimensions
(inches)
ClassicCherry Wood
6
57.00 x 28.00 x 30.00
Stork CraftSolid Cherry Wood
5.5
52.50 x 32.00 x 24.00
Big OshiSolid Pine Wood
8
53.00 x 30.00 x 24.60
OrbelleSolid Wood
8
53.00 x 30.00 x 26.50
DavinciOak Wood
6
57.00 x 29.60 x 28.10
DeltaWood
6
54.50 x 29.90 x 18.90
CorvettePolyethylene
6
97.00 x 50.00 x 24.00
Baby RelaxWood
6
29.50 x 54.40 x 25.00
KidKraftMedium Density Fiberboard
6
63.50 x 31.00 x 18.20
AthenaSolid Pine Wood
6
55.90 x 29.90 x 26.00

1. Dream On Me

Best Overall Toddler Bed

5/5 Product Rating
The Dream On Me Classic Toddler Bed was chosen as the top pick for its high comfort levels and solid construction. This toddler bed comes in a cherry color that is gender neutral and natural color which means it can easily match or complement existing bedroom furniture while still bringing new life to your room or space. It includes two safety rails located on each side of the bed starting at the head of the bed to about midway down. This is long enough to cover the length of the child, while still making it easy for them to get in and out of the bed. Your child is much less likely to fall out of the bed due to the rails. This bed is also shorter in length for easy entrance and exit. A foot railing is also provided for added safety and comfort.

The Dream On Me Classic Toddler Bed also sits low to the ground making it easy to access while still sitting high enough off the ground that your child will feel like they have their own “adult” sized bed. The bed comes with everything needed for fast and easy set up and stores very compactly, when the child outgrows the bed.

The toddler bed uses a standard size crib mattress, which is sold separately. It can hold a child up to 50 pounds and only weighs 18 pounds so it is easy to move. The bed comes in five different colors including cherry, black, white, espresso, and natural. The toddler bed is 57 X 28 X 30 inches in size.

2. Stork Craft

Best Overall Toddler Bed – Runner Up

4.7/5 Product Rating
The Stork Craft Soom Toddler Bed comes with a sleek design and important safety features. The bed comes in either white or cherry, providing you with neutral colors that will fit nearly any décor. It is gender neutral and will pair nicely with existing furniture. The sleigh bed design gives the bed the feel of being a larger without taking up more space. The Stork Craft Soom Toddler Bed includes safety features and two side rails as well as an attractive head and foot rail to keep your child safe at night and protect them from falls or accidents while they sleep. The rails are strategically placed with open ends on the bottom half of the bed which allows your child an easy entrance and exit when getting in and out of bed.

This toddler bed also sits low to the ground so it is easy for them to use the bed independently. The Stork Craft Soom toddler bed fits a crib sized mattress which is sold separately. You can use the current crib mattress as you transition. The bed can hold a child up to 50 pounds, which means the child can use it for several years before transitioning to a full size bed. The bed is made from solid wood and weighs 35 pounds. It is only 28 inches high and measures 57 by 29 inches.

3. Big OSHI

Best Budget Toddler Bed

4.5/5 Product Rating
The Big OSHI Contemporary Design Toddler Bed brings a unique take on traditional toddler beds and features a bright white color that will brighten and liven any child’s bedroom. The white color creates a clean and yet versatile feel that your child is sure to love. The neutral color also makes this bed ideal for both boys and girls and could potentially be passed down for multiple children. This toddler bed is made of solid pine wood for ultimate support and stability. The sturdy construction means this toddler bed is designed to last many years if cared for properly. With a maximum weight capacity of 60 pounds the bed is built to grow with your child due to its larger weight capacity.

In addition to the stunning design and quality construction the bed includes safety railings on both sides of the bed with an open bottom so the child can easily get in and out of the bed. It also has a head and foot rest that are both attractive and supportive. These safety features reduce the chances of the child falling out of the bed. The solid wood construction is painted and treated with non-toxic materials to keep your child safe. It comes in four different color options including cherry, natural, espresso and white.

The Big OSHI Contemporary Design Toddler Bed is only 24.6 inches high and fits a standard size crib mattress. It is 53 inches long and 30 inches wide. The size is perfect for children up to six years old. All tools are included with the bed for easy set up and take down. It folds flat for easy and compact storage.

Toddler Bed Comparison


Classic
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Stork Craft
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Big Oshi
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Orbelle
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Davinci
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Delta
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Corvette
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Baby Relax
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KidKraft
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Athena
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Color Black
/ Cherry
/ Espresso
/ White
/ Natural
Cherry
/ White
Cherry
/ Espresso
/ White
/ Natural
Cream
/ Cherry
/ Espresso
/ White
/ Natural
/ Pink
/ Navy
/ Red
Cherry
/ Espresso
/ Ebony
/ Oak
/ Natural
/ White
Frozen
/ Cars
/ Patrol
/ Ninja
Turtles
Red
/Silver
/Black
Cherry
/ Espresso
/ White
Oak Black
/ Cherry
/ Espresso
/ White
/ Pecan
Material Cherry
Wood
Solid
Cherry
Wood
Solid
Pine
Wood
Solid
Wood
Oak
Wood
Wood Polyethylene Wood Medium
Density
Fiberboard
Solid
Pine
Wood
Weight
Limitation
(pounds)
< 50 < 50 < 60 < 60 < 50 < 50 < 60 < 50 < 50 < 50
Dimensions
(inches)
57 x 28 x 30 52.5 x 32 x 24 53 x 30 x 24.6 53 x 30 x 26.5 57 x 29.6 x 28.1 54.5 x 29.9 x 18.9 97 x 50 x 24 29.5 x 54.4 x 25 63.5 x 31 x 18.2 55.9 x 29.9 x 26
Bed
Weight
(pounds)
18 35 18 18 23 40 125 26 53.4 22
Height
from
Ground
(inches)
6 5.5 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6
Warranty 3 Months 3 Months 1 Year 1 Month 1 Year 3 Months 3 Years 1 Year 3 Months 1 Year

 

Toddler Bed Buying Guide

Toddler Bed Reviews

What is a Toddler Bed?

Toddler beds come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes and other features that can customize each sleeping experience. Purchasing the perfect toddler bed is a big decision because they can remain in the beds for several years. Most toddlers use a toddler bed from the age of around 2 ½ or three until they are around 6 years old. To choose the right bed for your child consider the following questions.

Toddler Bed1What is your child’s size? The weight and height of your child will determine how long they can sleep in the bed you choose. The size of the bed will also determine if you need a twin mattress or can use the existing crib mattress. What bed size will best accommodate your child’s height and weight. Take note of the weight capacity and measurements for the toddler bed. This will ensure it fits in your space and your child can use it for years to come.

What color do you prefer? Toddler beds come in a variety of colors including natural colors like black, white, brown, or cherry. Others are more geared towards a boy or girl and can have themes like popular shows or movies that are currently playing. The challenge with themed beds is the child can grow out of the theme faster than they physically grow out of the bed. A themed bed is also less likely to be able to be used for additional children down the road. Using removable stickers is a way to personalize the bed, while still increasing its life.

What materials are used to make the bed? Toddler beds can be made from natural wood, composite material or even plastic. Plastic beds are often less durable than wooden beds but are lighter and easier to move. Plastic toddler beds are sturdy but may also have less support. These are often the cheapest options but may not hold up to jumping and other activities children engage in. Composite beds are generally sturdy but do not last as long as natural wood. They are priced in between plastic and natural woods. Natural wood can be painted and personalized easier than plastic and composite beds and tend to last the longest. They also tend to be the heaviest and most expensive because they are made with higher quality materials. They offer the most support of the three materials.

Features to Consider

Valuable features to consider when choosing a toddler bed include the following.

Safety Railings are commonly found on most toddler beds. Some rails go all the way across the bed, while others are only halfway, enabling the child to enter and exit the bed independently. This feature helps the child to remain in the bed, even if they move around a lot during the night. Railings should be sturdy and be able to withstand bumping up against without moving. Rails that are easy to remove could create a problem if they don’t hold up to a toddlers jumping and roughness.

The height of the bed. One of the key benefits of a toddler bed is that it is low to the ground making it easy for the child to get in and out. The height is an important factor in a bed because children are not tall and will need help with a higher bed. This feature can be great for smaller children who are just learning how to sleep on their own. Heights can range from around 20 inches to 30 inches or higher. The height of your child and what age they transition could impact the best height for your child.

Toddler Bed2Extra support. Children may be small but they are far from gentle. Support is a key factor to consider when choosing a bed. Children jump and bounce and otherwise are very rough on beds. A bed without good support can break or sag after a short period of time. Additional legs and extra cross supports help the bed withstand toddler activities. One or more extra legs placed in the middle of the bed provide more support and stability. Also look at the maximum weight the bed can hold before choosing the right bed.

Tools Included and the ability for easy set up and take down will save you time and trouble. The bed should be able to fold flat for easy storage and include all the tools needed for set up so you are not looking for tools. This is also useful should you ever need to retighten or adjust the bed at a later time.

Conclusion

Toddler beds can be an excellent transition between a crib and adult sized bed, with all the safety features available. Most parents want to transition children from crib to toddler bed as they learn to sleep independently. The most factor when transitioning a child from a nursey to a toddler room is making sure your child feels safe and secure while gaining their new found independence. Toddler beds provide a perfect way from them to advance beyond the crib safely.

Resources

  1. http://blog.sleepingsimple.com/uncategorized/crib-bed-guide-buying-childs-first-mattress/