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5 Things to Consider before Buying Your Toddler a Big-Kid Bed

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It seems like only yesterday you brought your baby home from the hospital. Now that your baby has grown into a toddler, he or she might show signs they are ready to say goodbye to the crib and hello to the big-kid bed. But before you turn the nursery into a toddler’s room, knowing your toddler bed options can help you choose the right one – and ease the transition.

Here are some tips to consider when choosing the perfect bed for your toddler:

Safety Rails

Many kids toss and turn while sleeping, and a safety rail can help prevent falls. A good one effectively helps your toddler transition from crib to bed in a safe and no-fuss way.

Snug Fit

Baby Centre suggests looking for a mattress that fits the frame of the bed well. Gaps between the mattress and the frame pose an entrapment hazard.

Consider a Twin Bed

For those looking for a long-term solution, consider getting a twin bed since it can hold your tot through high school and beyond. It will be big enough to host you too, for snuggling or reading in bed with your child. Don’t forget to put up a guardrail to prevent your newly liberated toddler from falling out of bed.

Rounded or Smooth Edges

When purchasing any items for toddlers, safety is top priority. Beds with sharp edges can be extremely dangerous for toddlers. What to Expect recommends looking for beds that have smooth finish, rounded edges, and hardware that doesn’t stick out.

Space-Saving Beds

Bunk beds, loft beds and pull-out beds with storage drawers are always great to have in the house as the extra space can be used to store books/toys, a study table or even an additional bed.

Our Picks

Toddler beds

1. KURA Reversible Bed, RM749, IKEA.
2. Bed Frame With Slated Bed Base, RM499, IKEA.
3. Convertible Crib – Leander Crib & Mattress, RM5,139, Lolibeans.
4. Convertible Crib – Kalon IoLine Crib Classic, RM7,075, Fawn And Forest.
5. Pull-out Bed With Storage Space – Super Single Bed Frame, RM1,799, Harvey Norman.

Image credit: IKEA, Lolibeans, Harvey Norman, Fawn And Forest, Oeufnyc.

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