Children are usually ready to move out of their crib and into a big-kids bed between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old. Some children are ready even sooner than that - if they are pulling themselves up, then they are ready. Be sure not to wait too long, as you don't want your precious angel to get hurt.
It is usually best to start with a toddler bed. Our favorite toddler beds are by Kidkraft - maker of heirloom-quality kids' wooden furniture and toys. Affordably priced, Kidkraft toddler beds features include:
- Durable construction
- Made of wood
- No sharp edges
- Low to the ground, making it easy for kids to climb in and out of bed
- Built with bedrails to keep children tucked in safely and securely
Each of the following Kidkraft toddler beds uses a crib mattress:
Boat Toddler Bed - Little ones will sail away into dreamland in this awesome nautical-style bed. The wooden bedrails feature port holes and the bow features a hidden storage area that lifts up to store your child's favorite toys, books or linens. Check out Kidkraft's clothes poles and step stools which are available in a multitude of colors to complete your child's nautical-style bedroom.
Charleston Toddler Bed - This mission-style bed will add charm to any child's bedroom. The espresso finish will complement any décor. Its classic style will bring a feeling of warmth and comfort to children. Perfect for both little boys and little girls, mission-designed furniture is always in fashion.
Fire Truck Toddler Bed - Little firefighters will really feel like a hero in this amazing bed. With ladder bedrails to keep children safe, this bed also has headlights, wheels and fire cones, adding to the realism. The handy storage compartment in the front is perfect for storing books for bedtime stories. Coordinating pieces available include a fire hydrant nightstand table, a firehouse bookcase, firefighter clothes pole and a firetruck step stool that has a handy little storage area below the top step.
Modern Toddler Bed - This sleek bed with natural finish features eye-catching bedrails and a handy bench at the foot of the bed, providing extra seating for children or their favorite stuffed animals. With the neutral finish, it is easy and fun to change the look of your child's room simply by changing the colors of the linens. Also, be sure to check out the huge selection of clothes poles, step stools, table & chair sets and toy boxes by Kidkraft, available in a wide variety of colors.
Nantucket Toddler Bed - This crisp white, classic-styled bed features wainscoting wooden bedrails that capture the freshness and simplicity of vacations by the beach. Matching pieces available include a nightstand table, a bookcase, toy box, storage bench and several different table and chair sets - all perfectly sized for your tot.
Princess Toddler Bed - Your little princess will get plenty of beauty rest in this adorable bed. The pretty pink finish and four posts trimmed with gold crown resin finials will transform little girls' bedrooms into enchanting palaces. Other pieces in Kidkraft's princess collection include a nightstand table, bookcase, vanity table & stool set, free-standing cheval mirror and revolving dress-up unit.
Racecar Toddler Bed - Vroom! Vroom! Little racecar drivers will be sure to race into Kidkraft's race car bed. Kidkraft really thought of everything when designing this bed - from the built-in bench at the foot of the bed to the slick bedrails. Ultra-cool with it's amazing graphics, this vibrantly colored bed is sure to be the main focal point of children's bedrooms.
Thomas & Friends Bed - Little train conductors will chugg away to dreamworld in this adorable bed after a hard day of working the railways on the Island of Sodor. With Thomas the tank engine on both the headboard and footboard, the cheerful faces of Thomas and his friends are sure to appeal to boys and girls everywhere.
Tiffany Toddler Bed- This lovely white bed will add a bit of elegance to little girls' bedrooms. Sure to make any little girl feel like a big girl with it's resin bows on both the headboard and footboard. The classic, beautiful white finish is sure to please young ladies as well as mom and dad.
Where to find -
You can find all of these great Kidkraft toddler beds, along with thousands of other children's products, at fantastic prices at A Kid Place. Traditional style or whimsical style, Kidkraft is sure to have a toddler bed to suit your décor.