If your baby is growing out of his or her crib, but you're not ready to get an adult-sized bed just yet, consider a toddler bed. These pint size beds are just the right size for special little someones. They're available in a variety of styles for boys and girls. Many also have matching accent furniture available. A toddler bed is the perfect way of keeping your child little while still giving him or her plenty of "big kid" confidence.
Types of Toddler Beds
Toddler beds are available in just about as many styles as larger beds. From wooden sleigh beds to contemporary metal, there's sure to be one that will look perfect in any child's room. Many are made of durable plastic and feature favorite television show characters or other characters from current popular culture.
Toddler Bed Options
Before choosing a toddler bed, make sure it is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. The JPMA evaluates children's products for safety. Also, decide whether or not you want a bed with built-in safety rails. Although most beds offer this feature, some require purchasing side rails additionally. Some beds are considered all-in-one beds and allow a child to grow with the bed. With a little altering, these beds can be transformed into twin or full sized beds.
Also consider whether or not additional kids furniture is needed. Many bedroom ensembles are available with bookshelves, toy boxes and dressers.
Every baby will love moving into his or her very own big kid bed. If it's time to move your baby into a "big kid's bed" but she's hardly a "big kid," a toddler bed is the way to go. Toddler beds are designed to sit close to the floor so it's easy for short legs to climb in and out of them. With so many beds to choose from, there's certain to be one that will complement a kids existing decor.