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It seems as if just yesterday you brought your baby home from the hospital and now they are outgrowing their cot. The logical progression for your child is to move from a cot to a bed. Most children require a larger bed somewhere around the age of 2. The progression from a cot to a bed can be challenging and overwhelming for a child, which is why we have a range of toddler beds which make the transition a lot easier.
Frequently, the mattress from your baby’s cot will fit the new toddler bed, providing the comfort your child is accustom to. Additionally, toddler beds are built lower to the ground, making it easy for your toddler to get in and out of bed and they make it possible for your child to smoothly transition from a cot to a single bed. In fact, some toddler beds convert to a single bed, making that needed future change easier for your child.
Many toddler beds have age-appropriate themes, such as a princess’ castle or a car. Toddler beds also come in a variety of styles and colours, making it possible to decorate your toddler’s bedroom and make it fun and exciting.
Toddler beds are convenient. A toddler bed is generally 50-60 inches long and a single bed is around 80 inches. Therefore, toddler beds take up less space and fit well in smaller rooms, allowing more room for a play area. Additionally, most toddler mattresses are covered in vinyl so that they are easy to wipe clean if your toddler has an accident during the night. Paints and finishes are child proof as well.
Toddler-sized beds often cost less than single beds. Additionally, since the cot mattress usually fits the new toddler bed, you will not have to purchase new sheets and other bedding. We previously mentioned a convertible toddler bed that changes to a single when your toddler gets older. This option saves you from the expense of buying a new single bed when the toddler bed is outgrown.
Toddler beds are designed with the needs of toddlers in mind. Small children are hard on furniture, jumping on their beds and playing active imaginary games. Manufacturers, therefore, usually use metal for frames to provide durability and strength. Many toddler beds also have built-in guard rails to prevent your toddler from falling out of bed. These rails also help them feel safe. Toddler-size beds are lower to the floor than single beds, so if your child rolls out of bed, they are less likely to be hurt.
Toddler beds provide an excellent transition from a cot to a full-size single bed. When deciding on which toddler bed to buy, consider your budget and the amount of space you have. Also, remember that every child is different and consider the needs of your baby. Choose from the large variety of toddler beds available and find the perfect toddler bed for your little one by reading our toddler and starter bed guide.