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Best bed for a toddler?

(14 Posts)
Stefka Tue 15-Sep-09 21:05:11

I think DS will need his own bed soon and wondered what people would recommend.

choufleur Tue 15-Sep-09 21:06:48

I wouldn't bother with a toddler bed, just get a normal single bed (and put a bed guard on if necessary).

rachels103 Tue 15-Sep-09 21:11:10

A normal single bed. We didn't even bother with a bed guard - put pillows on the floor for a few days and ds only rolled out once.

Stefka Tue 15-Sep-09 21:11:54

That was what I was wondering. If I should just get a normal bed with some special bedding rather than a toddler one. Will it not be awful high for him though?

choufleur Tue 15-Sep-09 21:15:13

No - he'll be fine. DS's bed isn't that high.

sasamaxx Tue 15-Sep-09 21:15:25

If more than one child will get use out of it, I think toddler beds are great - nice and low with ready fitted rails and small to ease the transition from cot.
I got a lovely one from John Lewis and have been delighted with it.

Rindercella Tue 15-Sep-09 21:21:56

Normal single bed. DD (who turned 2 a couple of weeks ago) has been in her single bed for about a week, with no problems. I was so pleased that I managed to persaude DH not to go for a toddler bed, which was his original preference. In my mind she would have grown out of it so quickly, and it would have been a total waste of money. If you go to the JL nursery department and see the cots lined up next to the toddler beds, you will really see there is hardly any difference in size.

We bought these (as recommended by another MNer) and they are great - she's not managed to roll out of the bed yet!

ginhag Tue 15-Sep-09 21:55:08

Warren Evans do a great low bed,we bought normal adult single size and ds has been in it since he was 17 mo...he calls it his 'lovely bed'.fell out a few times but had a bit of padding on the floor and the bed is so low he didn't even wake!

Moving from cot to bed was great for us...even though lots of people thought we were crazy for doing it so early.

Warren evans have a website,make beds to order.they had a half price sale when we bought ours...

ginhag Tue 15-Sep-09 22:00:01

The bed is this in the full size single bed version.

Mumwhensdinneready Wed 16-Sep-09 19:18:40

If you have room I'd go for a double bed. Great for you to snuggle up for bed time stories.
Both mine (now 11 and 13)have graduated to double beds and in retrospect I could easily have missed out the single bed stage.

Stefka Thu 17-Sep-09 06:48:26

I love that idea - it would be good for guests too as he could come in with us at that time!

TheLadyEvenstar Thu 17-Sep-09 06:59:45

This bed is lovely,low and a full size single wink

turtle23 Thu 17-Sep-09 07:20:03

My DS is nearly 18 months and I have put him in a regular double(enough room for me grin) and he loves it. I put my pregnancy pillow down one side and the wall on the other and he hasn't fallen out...yet...

Mumwhensdinneready Thu 17-Sep-09 14:36:46

At the risk of MN disapproval I confess we had much bed sharing in the early years. In fact it was pretty much musical beds every night. I never knew who would be in which bed by morning. Doubles for the DCs would have really helped.

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