What size is a toddler bed?
Toddler bed sizes vary but they typically range between 140cm – 170cm in length and between 70cm – 80cm wide. Since sizes can vary it’s worthwhile looking at specific product dimensions before buying a toddler bed to ensure you have a mattress that fits! Toddler beds can be shorter than the average child’s bed which means they will still have the extra room required to grow without feeling overwhelmed by a larger bed. They tend to come with detachable safety rails which give parents the added comfort of knowing they are safe and secure.
At what age should a toddler have a bed?
Sleep experts suggest that most toddlers make the transition to a big bed between the ages of 18 months – 3 years old. You might be wondering why the age range is so wide and it is because ultimately it’s down to when feels right! Toddlers are not all the same and it’s important to not be discouraged if your toddler is transitioning later than others.Research suggests that approximately one third of toddlers transition to a toddler bed between the ages of 18 months and 2 years old, and that another third transition between ages 2 and 2.5. Let yourself be led by the interests of your child! If they are questioning when they’ll have a ‘big bed’ then explore their interest and suggest some potential options to allow them to explore the options. When your child begins potty training, this may be a signal that they’re ready for a toddler bed over a cot. Also, your toddler may try to climb out of their cot, or have a reduced sleeping pattern when it becomes time for them to move on to a toddler bed.
When should your child move from a cot to a toddler bed?
Sleep is vital for growing children, especially in early development so it is important that toddlers are given the space to grow and get a good night’s sleep whilst being kept secure and comfortable. When it is time to transition from a cot, parents can be wary about the safety of a ‘real bed’ but having a toddler bed is a great option. Toddler beds are perfect for that transition stage from a cot to a real bed. There is no set time that your child should move from a cot to a toddler bed; although experts suggest that between the ages of 18 months – 3 years is the time that most make the transition. If you’re looking for a middle ground to make this transition easier; cot beds are a great option!
Safety features of our toddler bedsOur Toddler Beds are designed so that they are closer to the ground for your little ones to be able to climb in. Safety rails and curved edges are also often considered to replace sharp corners and to help prevent them falling out of bed. To keep your toddler extra secure, make sure their sleeping space is kept far away from any curtains, electrical cords or other potential hazards. Overall, toddler beds are a great safe item of furniture for your infant’s first ‘proper’ bed.
What age is too big for a toddler bed?Typically most children will have grown out of their toddler bed by the age of 5 but the truth is, there is no golden age. Whether or not your child is ready for a more grown-up bed is reliant on different factors aside from age. Firstly you should take into account the height and weight limits of a toddler bed. It’s not comfortable to sleep with your feet hanging off the end of the bed, although for most of our toddler beds you should be pretty safe height-wise, toddler mattresses are generally quite narrow which kids tend to outgrow first. Weight is another factor to consider. Toddlers beds aren’t designed to support the weight of big kids, the Consumer Product Safety Commision states that most toddler beds are designed to support 50 pounds.
Toddler Beds Are Fun & VersatileMake bedtime fun with a toddler bed that your child will be happy to sleep in whilst ensuring you are secure in the knowledge that they will get a good night’s sleep. Toddler beds are practical and durable, perfect for a child’s formative years. Whilst safety and comfort are key in toddler bed’s, they can still be fun and versatile. Day beds are often a great transition bed as they can incorporate detachable safety rails whilst providing plenty of underbed storage. Some even offer the addition of a trundle bed which is great for sleepovers. Built to last, some toddler beds can be converted into single beds or bunk beds as your child gets older. Take a look at our in-depth buying guide and shop Toddler beds with Room to Grow today from brands such as Solitaire and Stompa.
A colourful, creative, or quirky bed can make bedtime much more interesting for a toddler. You can squash any night-time fears with a fun bed which could limit the number of times your little one sneaks out of bed into your room. Provide your toddler with bedding in their favourite colour or tuck in a beloved teddy with them to make the bed extra appealing. Inspiring imagination is very important for your child’s growth and mental stimulation and our Room To Grow toddler beds do exactly that.