A toddler bed, which is a small bed frame that fits a crib-size mattress and often comes disguised as a spaceship, princess castle or sports car. The weight limit for toddler beds is 50 pounds, which means your tot will eventually outgrow it. Based on reading the toddler bed vs. twin bed debate on Apartment Therapy, we decided to go with a big kid bed from IKEA. They’re really long, which is great for a growing kid, but it also means you have to buy an IKEA mattress and bedding to fit. I can see plenty of reasons why a toddler bed is worth the money even if you could move straight from crib to twin bed. It looks great and it fits the crib mattress and is not too big in his room full of toys.
A toddler bed is a nice transition from baby crib to real bed. These are about the size of a crib, so your child will feel snug and cozy. You’ll need to install bed rails or inflatable or pillow-style bolsters on both sides to keep your child safely in bed. The crib that I am planning to buy doesn’t convert to a toddler bed, so we’ll have to get a separate one when the time comes. I had a crib that did not convert and I kept the mattress when I bought my toddler a bed. You’ll want to make sure the mattress fits properly in the crib you’ve selected without gaps that could pose a danger to your baby. A top-quality foam crib mattress will hold up just as long as an innerspring crib mattress with normal use, says Dennis Schuetz, director of marketing for the Colgate Juvenile Products Company, a manufacturer in Atlanta. Convertibility: If you’re planning to convert your baby’s crib to a toddler bed, consider dual-firmness convertible mattresses, which are in the middle to top price range.
See more about Baby Crib Mattress, 3 Sprouts and Toddler Bed. Once the box is opened and mattress is removed from its protective packaging, you will be amazed to see the foam mattress begin to expand right before your eyes. After more than a half-century in the crib mattress industry, we have received almost every question imaginable from parents. How should the mattress fit in the crib? How can you tell a good quality foam mattress from a bad one?
How To Buy A Toddler Bed
The crib mattress should also be firm and snug, and it is recommended that babies are laid on their backs in a crib with a fitted sheet only — no blankets, pillows or stuffed animals. Most standard crib sheets and mattresses will fit a standard toddler bed, making the transition from crib to toddler bed easy for both the child and the parents. It’s waterproof, firm and will provide your child with a more natural, healthy and comfortable sleep environment. Snug Fit In Your Baby’s Crib Features square corners for a snug fit. Measures 27.5 x 52 x 6 (also fits toddler beds and day beds). Like my 1 choice, the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer (click here to check price) is also a dual-firmness foam mattress, so you can use it in both a crib and a toddler bed. The mattress measures 51.6 x 27.2 x 5 inches, so it should fit any standard-sized crib.