Everything you need to know to choose a toddler bed

Your child is growing up, and it’s time to move from the small bed to the big bed. This is a milestone for you and your child, but he generally takes it as a positive step. He is proud to become a grown-up now! As parents, you will find yourself faced with an extensive choice. Indeed, the world of children’s beds is very varied, and your child, from this age, begins to know what he wants. To choose your children’s bed, you will have to review the different beds: boy’s bed, girl’s bed, single bed, cabin bed, bed with desk, car bed, traditional bed, bunk beds…

 What is the ideal age to buy a toddler bed?

From the age of 2, we can consider that our baby is no longer completely one, it is difficult to accept because our children always grow up too quickly, but it is a fact that the baby bed is no longer very suitable. So, we have to look into the matter and find him a bed for a big one. It is up to you to realize when it is necessary to make this change. Not all children grow up that fast. Some will stay in their cot for longer without any worries.

 Some, on the contrary, will quickly feel cramped. A low bed is an alternative while waiting to move permanently to a large bed. Indeed the latter remains less bulky, but having no more bars, it is closer to a real bed. Moreover, the fact that it is low ensures the safety of your child. A convertible bed is another solution as well, its duration of use will be longer, and it will remain adapted for longer to the size of your child while maintaining a good level of safety.

 A slatted base is pre-installed when buying a crib and is usually well-suited. You must then decide on a mattress that will complement this ideal configuration. You should select the bed with great care. A firm mattress, but not too strong, will be recommended for your child. For the good health of your big baby and, in particular, to prevent him from damaging his back, we advise you to opt for a latex children’s mattress. It will be the most effective mattress for perfect back support. Some materials, such as foam, are not recommended for regular use but occasionally. 

Their firmness is insufficient, and your child would have back problems in the medium term. The mention “conforms to safety requirements” must appear on your mattress. The latter must have undergone an anti-mite and anti-bacterial treatment to avoid the risk of allergies and must always be covered with a cover that you will regularly put in the washing machine.

 The main types of children’s beds?

What are the different models of children’s beds available on the market, and what are their advantages? How to choose? When we want to decide on the bed purchase for our child, it is necessary first to address the practical aspect and the critical safety issues, then to look at the aesthetic part of the bed, which will please you and, of course, your child! 

The bunk bed, as well as the loft bed, for obvious safety reasons, since they are both high, are not recommended for children under six years old. A traditional bed or a trundle bed will be much more suitable in this case for your children. On a purely practical level, the latter also has significant advantages. Indeed, as its name suggests, the drawer bed has convenient drawers that will allow your child to get used, little by little, to store their belongings, which is an excellent habit to pass on to them. The loft and bunk beds are designed to save space and easily fit into small bedrooms. The loft bed will offer a small but beneficial desk underneath it and toy bins, and both will be very useful! The bunk bed is convenient when you have several children and a reasonably small space, and it will promote exchanges between your children. But don’t forget, not before six years!

 Beds for boys and beds for girls!

As for the boy’s bed, the trend is car bed . Thus, for an already grown child, a teenager, a galvanized steel bed will be of the best effect. On the other hand, a classic bed made of wood will be perfectly suitable for a younger boy. To guarantee your child’s safety, you should prefer a bed with a rounded edge, and this will allow you to avoid many disasters. For obvious safety reasons, you must also check that the paint on the bed is of good enough quality so as not to flake off because if it spreads everywhere, you could tempt your child to eat it, which is not a good idea! 

As for the girl’s bed, the classic wooden bed will also be an excellent choice, and you or your daughter can customize it. Who knows, maybe she’ll want a princess car bed, too Once repainted and covered with several very girly stickers, it will become charming and personalized to your child’s tastes. Another solution, which is very popular with little girls, is the princess bed, a wrought iron canopy bed, but the latter will only last a while. However, she will quickly grow up and consider this bed a little girl’s bed when she becomes a real lady!