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The ultimate buying guide for toddler beds

Watching your child grow up, whilst being a beautiful and magical experience, can also be slightly emotional. Right before your eyes you get to watch your wonderful baby grow into a young toddler, and you see them becoming more and more grown up with each passing day. One of the most significant parts of a child making the transition from baby to toddler, is when they move from their cots to a toddler bed. When your child is ready for a toddler bed, it is vital that you find a bed that is comfortable, secure, within your budget, and practical in the process, which is easier said than done. Frankly there is a great deal of cheap tat out there that is not only poorly made, but that can also potentially be dangerous, so it is vital that you avoid these products at all costs. To help you find your ideal toddler bed, here is a simple buying guide designed to tell you everything you need to know.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Mother Nurture Luxury Spring Cot Bed Mattress with Tape Edges 140x70x10cm Thick (Fits Mothercare and Mamas & Papas sizes)
384 Reviews
Mother Nurture Luxury Spring Cot Bed Mattress with Tape Edges 140x70x10cm Thick (Fits Mothercare and Mamas & Papas sizes)
  • Our hypo-allergenic luxury bound cover is quilted, water-resistant and removable for washing at 60'.
  • The bound edges on the cover add extra resilience and durability to ensure the mattress stands the test of time
  • Contains a Bonnell spring unit nestled in high grade nursery foam, then covered in stockinette. An inner adjustable, waterproof liner has been added to stop liquids from penetrating the core
  • Professionally manufactured in the UK to meet the latest British Standards (BS1877-10:2011+A1:2012 and BS7177:2008+A1:2011) without the use of antimony, phosphorus, or arsenic based fire retardants. Bought direct from a factory that makes cot mattresses for the most well known UK cot mattress brands
SaleBestseller No. 3
KATY® Superior Deluxe Spring Cot Bed-Junior Bed Sprung Mattress 140x70 x 10CM THICK British Made With High Grade Density Foam CMHR28
1236 Reviews
KATY® Superior Deluxe Spring Cot Bed-Junior Bed Sprung Mattress 140x70 x 10CM THICK British Made With High Grade Density Foam CMHR28
  • The KATY® Mattress Is Manufactured WITHOUT The Use Of Antimony, Phosphorus Or Arsenic Based Fire Retardants
  • The KATY® Superior Spring Mattress is Covered in a White STOCKINETTE Then an Adjustable Waterproof Membrane is Then Fitted . The KATY® is Made At 140x70 CM And Will Fit All Cot Beds And Junior Beds 140x70 cm OR 139x69 cm
  • The KATY® Is British Made To A Very High Standard using high grade density foam CMHR28 That Encases the Traditional High Graded Bennelli Spring Unit
  • The KATY® Mattress Has A Removable Quilted Cover For Washing, With An Adjustable Waterproof Membrane Which Can be Moved To Any Position Making This Ideal To Be Used In "The Feet To Foot" Position , It Is A Supportive Yet Comfortable Mattress Ideal For Babys Spine Which Is Breathable And Hygienic
Bestseller No. 4
Anti Allergy - 4.5 Tog 120cm x 150cm Junior/Toddler Cot Bed Duvet And Pillow Set
18 Reviews
Anti Allergy - 4.5 Tog 120cm x 150cm Junior/Toddler Cot Bed Duvet And Pillow Set
  • Includes: 1 x 4.5 Tog Duvet and 1 x Pillow
  • Duvet: 120cm x 150cm, Pillow: 40cm x 60cm
  • 100% Hollowfibre
SaleBestseller No. 5
Clevamama ClevaBed Toilet Training Sleep Mat (White)
146 Reviews
Clevamama ClevaBed Toilet Training Sleep Mat (White)
  • Flat Waterproof sheet for toilet training
  • Machine washable and tumble dry safe
  • Anti bacterial treated
  • 100% brushed cotton
  • Size: 70 x 90 cm

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What are toddler beds? – If you’re not sure what a toddler bed is, basically it is small bed that is ever so slightly larger than a cot/crib, that is designed to help keep your toddler feeling comfortable, secure, and cosy, whilst helping them to feel more grown up and mature. Cot mattresses fit on toddler beds, and the beds themselves either have rails at the sides, or high sides, to help keep your child in bed and to prevent them from falling out in the night. The great thing about toddler beds is the fact that there are so many designs to choose from, so you can really find a bed that your child will love.

Things to look for – When you purchase a toddler bed, it is important that you know what to look out for to help ensure you make the perfect purchase the first time around. Here are some things you will need to consider when shopping for your first toddler bed:

Smoothed edges and sides – Let’s face it, children are prone to all kinds of accidents, and to help ensure that you avoid bed-related accidents, you should look for a toddler bed with smoothed sides and edges. Also, avoid any designs that jut and point outwards.

Sturdy construction – The last thing you want is for your toddler bed to become damaged, or worse still, to collapse with your child inside, so look for hard and durable materials and a sturdy construction.

Snug mattress fit – To ensure the mattress fits snugly into the frame of the bed, make sure you choose the correct size. A mattress that slides and moves around is unsafe and uncomfortable, so ideally you want a design that holds the mattress firmly in place.

Exciting designs – Children love all kinds of different designs for beds, so find one that appeals to them the most. If your child loves super-heroes, a superhero toddler bed will be ideal. If they love sports, princesses, wrestling, or anything else, there is a strong chance that you can find a toddler bed in that particular design.

3 of the top toddler beds currently available

So now that we’ve taken a look at what toddler beds are, and what you should look out for when buying one, let’s now take a look at 3 of the top toddler beds currently available on the market today.

Peppa Pig Toddler Bed – Made by HelloHome, the Peppa Pig toddler bed is a best-seller, and rightfully so. Peppa Pig is an incredibly popular children’s TV character, and if your little bundle of joy can’t get enough Peppa Pig, this toddler bed is ideal. It is suitable for children from 18 months, up to 5 yrs of age. It is sturdy, comes with fantastic Peppa Pig design graphics, is made from top quality MDF, and it is extremely simple to install. What’s more, it can be mixed and matched with other Peppa Pig bedroom furniture from HelloHome, so Peppa Pig lovers will be in their element.

SaleBestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
Peppa Pig Kids Toddler Bed with Underbed Storage by HelloHome
6 Reviews
Peppa Pig Kids Toddler Bed with Underbed Storage by HelloHome
  • Inject colour into her bedroom with this Peppa Pig Toddler Bed
  • Perfect size for toddlers and features protective and sturdy side guards to keep your little one safe and snug
  • Features 2 x underbed storage drawers for storing clothes and toys
  • Solid and strong MDF construction, tested to the most stringent safety standards. Simple assembly, all components supplied with step by step instructions. Bed assembled size (H)75, (W)77, (L)143cm
  • Fits a standard cot bed mattress size 140cm x 70cm. Mattress not included. Part of the Peppa Pig bedroom furniture range from HelloHome
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Peppa Pig Kids Toddler Bed by HelloHome
3 Reviews
Peppa Pig Kids Toddler Bed by HelloHome
  • Snuggle in after a day of play in this Peppa Pig Toddler Bed
  • Perfect size for toddlers, low to the ground with protective and sturdy side guards to keep your little one safe and snug
  • Fits a standard cot bed mattress size 140cm x 70cm, mattress not included. Part of the Peppa Pig bedroom furniture range from HelloHome
  • Solid and strong construction; sturdy steel frame with fabric sling base. Tested to the most stringent safety standards.
  • Easy assembly fixing, all components supplied with simple step by step instructions

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Tippitoes Junior Bed – If your child wants to be just like you, and wants to be treated like an adult, this Tippitoes junior bed is ideal. It has rails and high sides to help keep your child in place, whilst simultaneously creating a sleek and stylish design, it is sturdy as it is made from solid pine, and what’s more the sides/safety rails are easily removable, and the base is slatted, so your child will be sturdy, secure, and nice and comfortable.

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Tippitoes Vivi Cot / Junior Bed
1 Reviews
Tippitoes Vivi Cot / Junior Bed
  • Part of a coordinating nursery furniture set
  • Easily converts from a cot to a junior bed
  • Three position mattress base as baby grows
  • Slatted cot sides with protective teething rails
  • Fixed cot sides
Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Tippitoes Foam Junior/Cotbed Mattress 140 x 70cm
  • Open cell foam structure
  • Promotes heat dissipation
  • Breathable, water repellent and anti-allergenic
  • Removable, washable cover

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MCC Cars Speed Junior – Made from top quality MDF, you don’t get beds which are much cooler than this. With smooth edges and high sides, this bed is designed to look just like a racing car. It is very low to the ground so your child will easily be able to get in and out of bed, and what’s more, the memory foam mattress comes with a topper that is designed to add extra comfort, as it is breathable, water repellent, and non-allergenic. One look at this bed and your child will instantly fall in love.

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MCC Cars Speed Junior, Toddler, Kids Bed with Luxury Foam Mattress Made in England
107 Reviews
MCC Cars Speed Junior, Toddler, Kids Bed with Luxury Foam Mattress Made in England
  • Made with High Quality MDF.
  • Non-Toxic Eco paint, no sharp fixings.
  • Ideal for boys
  • Size: 158*73*46 cm
  • Mattress Made In UK. Mattress cover can be removed for separate cleaning.
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Disney Cars Speed Junior Rotary Duvet Cover Set
4 Reviews
Disney Cars Speed Junior Rotary Duvet Cover Set
  • Set includes 1 duvet cover and 1 pillowcase.
  • Machine washable at 40Ã'°C.
  • Made from 100% polycotton.
  • Suitable for tumble drying.
  • EAN: 5055285336257.

Last update on 2017-07-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API