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The Best Toddler Beds to Ease the Transition From Baby to Big Kid

Baby in Bed

Toddlerhood comes with many changes — some big, some small — but one of the most important is the transition from crib to bed. If your toddler is breaking out of their crib, they might be signaling to you that they are ready for big-kid beds.

There are no strict guidelines as to what age kids should switch to a toddler bed, but they can start to show interest as early as 18 months and as late as 4 years old. 

While some kids may be enthusiastic about the idea of a toddler bed, for others, the thought of a big bed can be scary. Toddlers’ worlds are changing every day — potty training, new siblings, new school, and more — and life can get overwhelming, so it’s best to keep sleep stress-free and straightforward. 

Convertible Toddler Beds

Dream On Me Convertible Toddler Beds

Price:$101.99

This toddler bed comes with detachable rails on either side and is low to the ground for added safety. Plus, the solid-wood foundation makes the bed extra sturdy. It also comes in many different colors and fits a standard toddler bed mattress. You can’t go wrong with this pick.
3-in-1 Convertible Toddler Beds

Dream On Me Emma 3-in-1 Convertible Toddler Beds

Price:$141.00

For parents concerned that they won’t be getting the best bang for their buck with a bed their kids only use for a few years, this toddler bed converts into a table and two chairs after kids grow out of it. Note: The conversion kit is sold separately.

Monarch Hill Ivy Toddler Beds

Price:$134.00

This toddler bed features built-in guard rails that help keep your little one from rolling off. It’s also quite sturdy, and many parents praise how easy it is to assemble.

The 20 Best Toddler Bedding Sets, Quilts, Comforters, and Other Must-Haves

Shop the best toddler bedding in “Toy Story,” construction, and unicorn prints — just to name a few!

Your little one is big enough for his or her own bed. Or maybe, your almost-big kid is still in the crib but has outgrown babyish bedding. Either way, we scoped out the cutest, comfiest, most toddler-approved bedding to help make your growing child’s room almost as special as they are. 

Meet the pillows, quilts, comforters and sheet sets sized just right for a budding big boy or girl. Both parents and kiddos will adore the fun themes represented in our roundup of the best toddler bedding to shop in 2020. Think llamas and dinos, woodland creatures and, of course, princesses. We also included neutrals and patterns inspired by modern sensibilities to fit a wide array of home decors and personal aesthetics. 

Here’s hoping you find the perfect inspiration for designing a toddler bed your darling will doze off in, no questions asked. Hey, a parent can dream too, right?

CHECK THESE OUT

Southwest-inspired toddler bedding set

Aztec 4-Piece Set

$60.22

Get it all in one with this Southwest-inspired toddler bedding set that’s both stylish and affordable for your lil’ man’s first big boy bed.
Specifications:

Comforter, flat and fitted sheet and pillowcase included
toddler pillow

Parachute Toddler Pillow

$29

This hypoallergenic pillow is the ideal size to carry you from baby feedings to bedtime in a big boy bed. Reviewers say the size is right, and this is one comfy pillow kids love!
Pink Quilted Comforter

Toddler Pink Quilted Comforter

$19.99

Cute and comfy doesn’t have to cost much. We love this huggable pink comforter that will match so many toddler rooms.

Build a Minimialist Feng Shui Nursery with These Tips

woman in nursery holding her baby, sitting on her ottoman with a white crib near by with carpet

I hate clutter.

I am also a minimalist.

My motto is to keep everything in its place.

I’ve followed some Feng Shui techniques in the past, but to keep it simple, I used to just try my hardest to keep the children’s toys in their rooms or their basement playroom.

I keep all books, papers and office materials in my home office; all clothes in closets, hampers or laundry room etc.  And if an item finds its way out of place, I put it back where it belongs, promptly. I am a firm believer that clutter creates disorder and chaos and an settled mind.

Ohdeedoh did a great post years about Feng shuing your baby’s nursery that seemed helpful to me. Essentially, it took all the most sensible, practical advice

and enumerated into a simple checklist I loved!

Check out these awesome tips which I know to non-believers in the ancient Chinese principles and techniques may seem a bit odd or different, but those who have some some basic rudimentary studying of it will get it.

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I recommend starting with Feng Shui: Reference to Go: 50 Ways to Create a Healthy and Harmonious Home and go from there.

Common-sense things you’re probably already doing:

:: Use natural materials whenever possible for bedding, curtains, flooring, rugs, furniture, and toys.

:: Keep drawers and closets organized and pruned of too-small and out-of-season clothing.

:: Have different sources of light in the nursery, some for daytime and others for evening and nighttime.

:: Limit the electrical appliances near the crib. This includes various monitors, air filters, vaporizers, fans, etc.

:: Open windows daily for good ventilation.

:: Influse scents from essential oils like chamomile, rose, vanilla or lavender.

Some more interesting tips you might also want to try:

:: Invest in a mattress made of natural organic materials.

Photo of a natural crib in a room with natural light

:: Choose a soft shade of green, blue, pink, orange or beige for the walls.

:: No reds, yellows, grays, or blacks.

:: Bed sheets should be soothing colors.

:: Bright red is a no-no.

:: Soft blue is recommended.

Hope these tips are helpful.