Top 6 Best Toddler Beds in 2017 – reviews and comparison

By | February 8, 2017

Best Toddler Beds

Is your toddler climbing out of the crib ? Do you need a safe and comfortable alternative ? If your toddler has outgrown his or her crib, it’s time to start looking for a toddler bed!

Designed especially for small children, these beds are a great next-step before buying a full sized bed. These beds are smaller than an average bed and sit low to the floor, making getting in and out of them easy for your little one.

All of the toddler beds reviewed here come with safety rails to prevent accidental falls. These beds come in an array of colors and styles, and are a great addition to any child’s room.

Generally, toddler beds are around the same size as a crib, making the transition from a crib to a bed easy-peasy, and another bonus is that many of these beds fit a crib mattress, so you won’t have to change mattresses or get new bedding!

Another plus is that a toddler bed more resembles Mommy and Daddy’s Bed, making the conversion from the crib to the bed smoother for your toddler.

Additionally, toddler mattresses are often covered in vinyl, which makes cleanup from spills or accidents a snap!

1. Dream On Me Classic Toddler Bed

Beautifully made of Cherry wood, by Dream On Me, this product features two side safety rails, sits low to the floor, and is complete with all of the tools necessary to assemble it easily.

Dream On Me Classic Toddler Bed

Dream On Me Classic Toddler Bed

Features

  • Two side safety rails
  • Sits low to the floor
  • Standard Dream On Me Crib Mattress, sold separately
  • Complete with all tools for easy assembly
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable ASTM and CPSC standards
  • Free of phthalates, latex, lead and BPA
  • Ergonomically designed, structurally sound and stable
  • Accommodates up to 50lb
  • Available in 7 beautiful finishes
  • Lightweight for easy maneuverability
  • Reinforced for stability with a center leg

This bed’s dimensions are 57″ x 28″ x 30″, which fits a standard crib mattress, sold separately. This item is light for easy moving, at 18lbs, and has a weight recommendation of 15-50lbs, which can support up to your average 4-5 year old.

The hardware is partially hidden on this product, making it stylish and a great addition for any toddler’s room.

2. Baby Relax Toddler Bed

Stylishly made by Baby Relax, it features three different colors—white, cherry, and beautiful dark espresso; which are all gender neutral.

Baby Relax Toddler Bed

Baby Relax Toddler Bed

Features

  • Sturdy and low-set
  • Made of wood
  • Accommodates a standard crib mattress
  • Recommended for children at least 15 months old and no more than 50 lbs.
  • Fully paneled head and foot boards
  • Three color choices

For your toddler that has outgrown their crib, this modern piece is designed with safety in mind, and sits low to the floor, with block style legs for sturdiness, and fully paneled head and footboards.

This piece is a little heavier, at 26lbs, and its dimensions are 29.5 x 54.4 x 25 inches, and is recommended for children over 15 months of age.

3. Delta Frozen Bed

This Disney-themed product is made of plastic by Delta Children, but also has a sturdy steel frame. Recommended for children ages 15 months and older, it sits low to the ground and features two attached guardrails and also fits a standard crib mattress, sold separately.

Delta Children Plastic Toddler Bed

Delta Children Plastic Toddler Bed

Features

  • Recommended for ages 15 months +
  • Two attached guardrails
  • Uses a standard crib mattress
  • Easy to assemble
  • JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC & ASTM
  • Comes in 5 different themes for girls or boys
  • Sturdy steel frame and high-quality plastic construction
  • Holds up to 50lbs

This bed is easy to assemble, and has dimensions 30.25”W x 56.25”D x 26.25”H. Designed for safety, it weighs 15.5lbs, and holds up to 50lbs. This bed meets or exceeds all of the safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM, and is JPMA certified.

It also comes in different themes for the boys, like Mickey Mouse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! A great addition to any nursery, this bed is children-themed and so fun that your child will love spending time in it.

4. Delta Interactive Wood Toddler Bed

Another Disney-themed bed by Delta, which is Disney Minnie Mouse themed. This bed also comes in a blue Mickey Mouse theme for boys, and has an interactive clock and calendar to make learning the time and days of the week fun, and a dry-erase board for a bedtime checklist on the footboard.

Delta Children Interactive Wood Toddler Bed

Delta Children Interactive Wood Toddler Bed

Features

  • Recommended for ages 15 months +
  • Made of strong and sturdy wood
  • Has bedtime checklist on the footboard that is easily cleanable
  • Has an interactive clock with day of the week spinner too-helps make learning the days of the week and telling time fun
  • Easy to assemble
  • JPMA certified to meet or exceed all safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM

Easily assembled, this bed is made for ages 15+ months, and stands 53.25”L x 28.75”W x 19”H. Like the previous bed by Delta Children, the Minnie Mouse bed is made for safety and meets or exceeds all of the safety standards set by the CPSC and ASTM, and is JPMA certified. Elevated sides make this bed ideal for the transition from crib to big kid bed.

5. Orbelle 3-6T Toddler Bed

This bed is by Orbelle in the color Espresso. Made of beautiful solid wood, mostly cherry, this unisex bed is a trendy addition to any toddler’s room.

Orbelle 3-6T Toddler Bed

Orbelle 3-6T Toddler Bed

Features

  • Made of solid wood
  • Contemporary design
  • Low to the floor
  • Has two side safety rails
  • Easy to assemble
  • Complete with tools for assembly
  • Unisex
  • Recommended for 35-60lbs

This bed weighs 18lbs and stands 53 x 30 x 26.5 inches. It’s weight recommendations are 36-60lbs and comes equipped with two side safety rails, making it perfect for the transition from crib to bed. It is also easy to assemble, and comes equipped with all of the necessary tools for assembly.

6. Dream On Me Toddler Day Bed

Another bed by Dream On Me, this comes in an Espresso color. Made of solid wood, this bed comes with safety rails and wooden mattress support rails.

Dream On Me Toddler Day Bed

Dream On Me Toddler Day Bed

Features

  • Safety rail
  • Solid wood
  • Has a storage drawer
  • Has wooden mattress support rails
  • Recommended for children 20-50lbs
  • Hardware partially hidden

This bed also features a storage drawer on the bottom, perfect for toys, clothing or bedtime books. This bed has a 20-50lb weight recommendation, and the item itself weighs a sturdy 39.5lbs.

The product dimensions are 54.5 x 29 x 28 inches with partially hidden hardware and comes with all of the tools necessary for assembly. Bigger than a standard crib, this piece fits a standard Dream On Me mattress, sold separately.

Choosing The Right Toddler Bed

Features to consider when you are buying a toddler bed depend on your child’s size, age, and how mobile they are at night.

If your child moves around a lot at night, consider the beds that are very low to the floor and have rails on three sides. Most of these beds are appropriate for children ages 2-6 years who weigh between 20 and 50 pounds. Another thing to consider is the mattresses – some beds require that you buy the mattress made for the bed by the manufacturer, but others will fit a standard crib mattress, which you probably already have.

Selecting the right model is a very personal choice, and may also depend on the decor of your house, and whether or not your child enjoys certain themes and movies, such as Mickey Mouse, or the Frozen movie.

No matter which toddler bed you choose, you can be assured that this comprehensive and detailed study of these six beds was made with your child’s safety and comfort in mind.

Whether you are looking for a children-themed bed with Disney characters, or a contemporary piece that will add to the beauty of your home, look no further. These beds are sturdy, safe, and stylish.

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