Why to research the best toddler beds?
When raising a toddler, you want everything to be absolutely perfect for your little one. Their first bedroom needs to be perfectly decorated and have even more perfect furniture. One of the most important pieces of furniture you can buy is a good toddler bed. However, there’s just so many different options available out there. Thankfully, we’ve put together a handy guide detailing our complete list of the best toddler beds. It doesn’t matter if you know nothing about buying a good bed for toddlers, this list will provide you with the most solid options you can find.
With so many different styles and designs available, the last thing you want to do is leave your child disappointed when picking their first bed. With that in mind, pay careful attention to our below list and choose a bed that works for you and your little one.
What to look for in the best toddler bed?
Before we jump straight in and take a look at our complete list of the best toddler beds you can buy in 2016, it’s worth first taking a look at what you should look for in the best toddler bed. There’s a lot to keep in mind, so pay close attention to this section.
Arguably the most important thing to keep an eye out for is the bed’s safety features. It goes without saying that you want your toddler to be as safe as possible when sleeping in their bed and it’s the job of a good bed to do just that. The biggest safety features you should keep an eye out for include general sturdy construction, side rails, a weight limit and clear documentation that provides information around the bed’s safety measures.
You’ll also want to equally keep an eye out for a good looking toddler bed that looks stylish in your home whilst also appealing to your toddler. This is often through branded furniture and characters that your toddler will recognise. When it comes to design, you likely already have a good idea of the characters your child loves, so you can use this information to get a good idea as to whether the bed will work for them or not.
When it comes to the best toddler beds you can buy, KidKraft is a name that you’ll likely see a lot of across this website. With that in mind, it’ll come as no surprise to see the first product on our list being a KidKraft product. Given the race car theme of this product, it’s undeniably targeted at boys, but that doesn’t mean a girl who loves her cars couldn’t make good use of this bed too.
The bed is designed with colours that will undeniably appeal to your little one, including red and blue racing stripes. Couple this with some matching linens and you can give your child the true racing experience every single night.
At this point, it’s also worth mentioning that the bed is designed to be low down to the ground to keep your child safe at night, whilst it also includes appropriate safety rails too.
The next product on our list is again from KidKraft, however, it’s a little different to most toddler beds you’ll come across. The design of this product isn’t instantly colourful and appealing to toddlers, but it is a slightly more stylish product for your home. If you’re worried about a clunky toddler bed interrupting your interior design, we can definitely see that this product might be the sensible option for you.
This stylish design doesn’t mean the product compromises on safety features. It utilises all of the standard safety precautions from across KidKraft’s products, including side rails to prevent your child from falling out of bed. Plus, the bed is generally low to the ground, ensuring minimal damage should they fall out of bed.
What’s more, the bed is designed to work with your current crib mattress, meaning you won’t have to buy a specialist mattress for use with this bed.
Thomas the Tank Engine is a TV show character that your child is guaranteed to instantly recognise and that’s what makes this bed so fantastic. It’s designed to look and feel like a train or the main character from the TV show. Any little boy or girl will love falling to sleep at night in what feels like an actual train. We love the 3D effects that Step2 have used to make this a realistic train experience, instead of just painting on a design.
Even better is the fact that the bet contains several spaces for storage. This means that the large shape of the bed won’t take up too much space in your room and the space it does take up can be used to store books, toys and just about anything else. It’s clear that this product from Step2 is designed to be versatile.
It goes without saying that this is definitely the largest toddler bed we’ve featured on this list, so you’ll need to make sure that you have plenty of space to store it before buying. It’s also a pretty expensive product too. However, if you’ve got the space and money for this Little Tikes Pirate Ship Toddler Bed, it’s a stunning option that your child will love.
We feel the bed provides an incredibly authentic pirate ship experience, with a built in sail and wheel. There’s also plenty of hidden cubby holes that you can use to store just about anything you like, meaning this large bed does offer some space saving functionality. We also love how the bed actually includes a couple of working night lights. You’ll need to use batteries to power these lights, but they should provide a comfortable level of light for reading, doing homework or just about anything else in bed.
In general, if you have the money to spend on this product and the space to store it, it’s an incredibly formidable option for any little pirate.
The last bed on this list is one that is without a doubt targeted at girls, but it’s worth noting that it does an incredibly good job at doing just that. It follows a pretty pink princess theme and even includes influences from the Disney Princess series. It goes without saying that any little girl will love sleeping in this bed and acting like a princess every single night.
We especially love the fact that Delta Children have included a canopy with this product. It generally gives it the authentic look that this bed belongs in a princess castle. It’s worth noting that this canopy can be removed as your child grows older.
Coming in at $80, the bed is also considerably cheaper than you might think. It is of course built with plastic materials, but if you’re happy with that, you’ll find a good bed here. For any child aged over 15 months old, this bed offers the authentic princess experience.