Toddler Bed is it Worth It?

Congratulations! Your little one is making the move from the crib into his or her big bed. Now the dilemma is should it be a twin or toddler bed? Both have pros and cons.

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Pros of a Toddler Bed

Sleeping Toddler

1- The have rails or higher sides built into prevent falls.

2- They are made lower to the floor so a child can get in and out of bed easier.

3- They use the crib mattress you already have.

4- They use the bedding you already have as well.

5- The do not take up a lot of space.

6- Toddler Beds can be very low-cost to get into.

7- The size of the bed is less overwhelming for a small child.

8- There are so many cute toddler bed designs to choose from.

Congratulations! Your little one is making the move from the crib into his or her big bed. Now the dilemma is should it be a twin or toddler bed? Both have pros and cons.

Cons of a Toddler Bed

1- There is not a lot of room for your toddler to move around so if they are a restless sleeper they will be banging into the rails.

2- Generally you will only get a year or two out of them so it is another temporary piece of furniture.

3- There is no room for an adult to lay on the bed with the toddler to read books, cuddle and so forth.

4- Most will not hold up to larger siblings sitting on them there are weight limits on most.

5-  Over the long haul you will have spent more money.

 

Our Experience

Twin Vs. Toddler Bed

For us, we did go to a toddler bed. Little Miss was obsessed with her Pop-Pops car and he found a car bed for her at a good price. That was a year ago when she was almost two. She is a very tall girl and an extremely restless sleeper. Her arms and legs would bang into the sides of the bed and wake her.

So we recently moved her into a twin.  I fully believe it would have been a better choice right from the start

For those worried about the height of a twin bed, you could start with just the mattress and box spring and later on add the frame.  Bedrails are a simple addition to prevent a small child from accidentally rolling out of bed.

While the toddler bed was a fun addition to her room she sleeps far better in her twin bed now.

If you enjoyed this post about raising toddlers maybe you will like our potty training post as well.

 

What are your thoughts on Toddler Bed Vs. Twin Beds for toddlers?