Bedding / January 15, 2019 / Amie Thibault
There are some pretty cool styles in toddler beds and they aren't expensive but you may not really need one. Choosing a bed that will work for the growing years and placing the mattress on the floor alone is an option that eliminates the need for these special toddler type beds. Once the child outgrows the toddler bed, you will want to consider a conventional bed - twin or full size, bunk, loft, futon, divan, trundle, etc. One or more of these can be used for the rest of this "growing child stage.
Here is something to ponder. Can a two-year old, a twelve-year old, and an eighteen year old all sleep in the same type of bed? Of course if you do it right. A twin size bunk bed or loft bed makes so much sense for a young family. You can separate the bunk beds at first for the two-year old and use just the mattress on the floor for a while. Then, use just the single twin size bed alone for the preschool years. Use portable side rails if necessary. When your child is old enough to sleep in a bunk bed (age six for the top), you can make the twin size bunk bed into bunks.
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