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Toddler Beds

Every child is different - they grow at different rates and move out of their cots at different ages. When that time comes, if you feel they're not quite ready for a full-sized Single Bed, a Toddler Bed is an excellent choice. It offers an in-between bed size for little kids that serves as a "baby step" in their transition from a cot to a bed. Built with little people in mind, they're the perfect size for getting your child ready for their 'big kid' bedroom.

 

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When the time comes to transition your child from a cot to a bed, it may be both thrilling and nerve-wracking. Choose a pleasant, comfy bed to make the transition simpler for you and the kids. We offer a tent, a home, a vehicle, and painted toddler beds to brighten up any child's room. While browsing The Children's Furniture Company's collection of bedroom furniture and accessories, have a look at our Smart Buy Tips. We don't take safety lightly, particularly when it comes to children's furniture, so let's find you the ideal bed.

When Should Toddler Beds Be Used?

It's a question of personal preference when it comes to transitioning your toddler from their cot to a bed. Some children are ready at 18 months, while others aren't until they're three years old. If your child begins climbing out of the cot, then it's time for them to transition into a bed for safety purposes. You'll need to ensure that the bedroom is completely babyproofed and secure; heavy furniture should be fastened securely onto walls with baby gates on any doorways or hallway doors. It can also be a good idea to install cable management systems around your child's bedroom and make sure all small objects are out of reach with baby gates on the doorframe.

Guard Rails for Toddler Beds

Toddler beds are a great option for those interested in transitioning their kids from cot beds to a full-sized bed. They're also perfect if you're on the hunt for a perfect children's bed that takes up a small amount of space. You can also buy a Simply Kids Toddle mattress by JAY-BE, designed specifically with children in mind and guaranteed to give your child the best night's sleep!

Toddler beds with Storage

Toddler beds with storage are an excellent method to keep your child's room or nursery neat and clean. Most of these containers feature two wooden drawers below the bed that pull out using a cut-out handle, with extra sheets, pillows and other items stored in them. These cabinets also include a lot of additional toy storage space as well.

Making the transition from cots to toddler beds can be an exciting experience for toddlers. To make this transition a more enthused one, put bright and colourful bedding on their new sleeping quarters. Keep them cool at night by adding a small cushion and low-tog duvet cover as well. Make sure that you check whether there is a safety rail or not before buying your child's bed! You may want to remove it later, but in the beginning, when they are just learning how to manoeuvre the bed, it's best for them to be able to stay inside.

What is a toddler bed?

A toddler bed is a smaller version of an adult bed that can be used to accommodate children aged three and up. The height of the mattress usually ranges from 18-26 inches high, which allows a child to sit up on their own. Toddler beds are typically shorter and wider than a regular bed, making it fit perfectly your child's bedroom.

At what age should we make the switch to a Toddler Bed?

No age is set for when your child can make the switch from a cot to their own bed. They could start at 18 months and continue until around 3 years of age, or you might choose to transition them into a Toddler Bed sooner than that. But really it's just about whatever feels comfortable for you both!

Take a look at our collection of Single Beds, where you'll find various styles, colours and bed heights. We also have a range of built-in, under-bed storage solutions available with our Single Beds, which is great if your child's bedroom is a little smaller. Making the switch from a cot to a bed can mean losing valuable floor space in the bedroom, but built-in storage drawers are a great solution to this!

Toddler Bed vs Single Bed Size Guide (UK)

Single = 90cm x 190cm

Toddler = 70cm x 140cm

High Quality Toddler Beds

All of our beds are built with super-strong, high-quality woods and finished with non-toxic paints. We also offer a 5-year guarantee on all TCFC exclusive designs. So you can sleep as soundly as your children knowing their bedroom furniture is built to last.

One of the best things about toddler beds is that there are so many options to choose from. You can find a bed made for your child's age and size, as well as one with built-in storage space or one sturdy enough to withstand years of use. Thanks to its durable materials, it will stand up quite well over time without breaking easily as plastic parts would do.

Fabulous, fun toddler beds

Our toddler beds have been designed by some of the best children's furniture manufacturers around and each bed has been carefully made with high-quality sustainable materials.

Toddler beds come in a variety of shapes and designs. It is important to choose a bed that will support the whole healthy sleep of your child.

When should a toddler go into a single bed?

There is no one answer to this question as it depends on the child's individual needs and preferences. Some toddlers may be ready for a single bed at 18 months old, while others may not be ready until they are 3 or 4 years old. It is important to listen to your child and follow their lead when it comes to transitioning them into a single bed.

When the right time to make the transition from a cot to a toddler bed consideration should be given to which bed design is best for your child's bedroom and safety rails may want to be considered for young children. A toddler should go into a single bed when they are able to sit up unaided and can lie down without assistance.

Is 5 too old for a toddler bed?

When the day comes for your child to move out of their cot to a toddler bed, we stock some stylish comfy and safe low small junior beds to see your child through until they are ready for a single bed.

How long does a toddler stay in a toddler bed?

There is no definitive answer as every child is different. Many toddlers stay in a toddler bed until they are around 4 years old. A toddler bed is a transitional accommodation for 18-month olds and upwards.

The standard size of a toddler bed is 140cm x 70 cm and beds are typically smaller than a single bed mattress.

Can a 2-year-old go in a single bed?

There are a variety of beds available to fit different needs, including single beds for children aged 4 and older. It is common for a 2-year-old to outgrow their cot bed and begin using a single bed but as a parent you should make a decision based on how comfortable you think you child will be. When the child reaches around 18 months old, it is time to transition from a cot to a toddler bed.

 

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