Guide to Choosing a Toddler Bed

If it’s time to move your baby into a “big girl’s bed” but she’s hardly a “big girl,” a toddler bed is the way to go. These pint-size beds are perfect for small children. They’re a great transitional bed between the crib and a twin or full-sized bed. Toddler beds are designed to sit close to the floor so it’s easy for short legs to climb in and out of them. Many toddler beds come equipped with built-in side rails for added safety.


Imagine any style bed, from an elegant metal one with a tall headboard and decorative spindles, to a traditional sleigh bed and chances are there is a mini-version. Toddler beds are available in a variety of styles and finishes. Most are manufactured of metal, wood or plastic. The best toddler beds feature favorite cartoon or storybook characters to reflect your child’s interests.


Although most toddler beds are basically the same, there are some important features to look for and consider before buying one. Does the bed have built-in side rails? Many beds do offer this safety feature, while others require an additional side rail purchase. Look for beds that are certified by the Juvenile Products …

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