Top of the Tots! Our Top 10 Toddler Beds
Has your little one outgrown their first crib? Is it time for something bigger? Coaxing a tot away from their familiar and safe sleep space can be easier said than done! If they’re daunted by the idea of a full-sized single bed and their first crib isn’t convertible… a toddler bed will save the day (and night!).
Purposefully designed to be the stepping-stone between a cot and adult-sized bed – toddler beds encourage sleep confidence with reassuring features. Available in all shapes and specifications – sadly, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’! So, how can you find the right toddler bed for your tot?
Don’t know where to start? Counting down our top 10 toddler beds, we’ve done the hard bit for you! Matching ‘must-have features’ to your munchkin’s needs – moving beds won’t feel so bad with our most-loved toddler beds!
10. The Cosy Cocoon - Obaby Lumi Toddler Bed
Even cosier than their first crib, the Obaby Lumi Toddler Bed has been covered in a luxuriously soft velvet fabric – perfect for snuggling up! Available in pastel pink or soft grey velvet upholstery – these calming shades will ease tots into a gentle slumber. Pair with blankets, teddy bears and cuddly toys – and when it’s time to be tucked in, they’ll feel relaxed and reasurred. Encouraging sleep confidence, the bed’s low clearance, reduced dimensions, curved side panels and sleigh design act as guard rails to protect active sleepers from rolling out. Along with notched details, jumping in and out of bed is easy on little legs – helping kiddies feel more independent!
9. The Fun Factor - Vipack Casami Toddler House Bed
Does your tot dread heading to bed? Packed with fun features, they’ll be distracted from their fears with the Vipack Casami Toddler House Bed. Complete with a canopy roof with cut-out windows, your little home-owner will feel oh-so grown-up in their new digs. Night and day, they’ll enjoy spending time in their new space – playing, relaxing, reading and sleeping. Styled in white, make it their own and personalise with removable stickers, colourful fairy lights and a name sign for maximum impact! Paired with a bench at the end – use as a seat, bookshelf, or as a bedside table – for drinks and nightlights to live. Or line up their soft toys and protect them from ‘the monster under the bed’! With everything they need in one spot, they’ll learn to self-soothe during the night and feel more inclined to fall back to sleep.
8. The Budget-Friendly - Obaby Maya Toddler Bed
Don’t be fooled by the price tag, you’ll be getting your money’s worth with the Obaby Maya Toddler Bed! Fitting a 140cm x 70cm mattress, the toddler bed dimensions are just the right size for someone small! Bigger than a cot, but not too big – this ‘middle stage’ bed will prepare them for the next step and make the transition from ‘baby bed’ to ‘big kids bed’ easier to swallow – for you and your youngster. Inspired by sleigh beds, but with a modern twist – the bed’s side panels help youngsters feel secure inside and stop nighttime tumbles. Designed with contemporary legs and set close to the ground, little ones can easily hop in and out of their junior bed, should they need to. Finished in white and natural, the Scandi style Obaby Junior Bed matches the rest of the Maya range too. With open and closed storage available – you could re-decorate their whole room when the time comes!
7. The Luxe - Obaby Gatsby Toddler Bed
Totally transforming their nursery, create an enchanting fairytale themed bedroom with the Obaby Gatsby Toddler Bed. Helping princes and princesses gently drift off to the land of nod – the scalloped headboard, footboard and frame have been covered in an irresistibly soft, crushed velvet fabric, in a choice of colours. Only the very best night’s sleep awaits them! Designed to look just like a kids single bed, but in dinkier dimensions, it’s the perfect size for tiny tots. If Goldilocks had to choose… the Obaby Gatsby Toddler Bed would be just right! Paint the walls in timeless colours and finish the look with lights and decor to fit the theme. Then, once the Gatsby Junior Bed has been outgrown, you’ll only need to swap out their bed, without the need for re-decorating!
6. The Comforting Choice - Vipack Isla Toddler Bed
Mimicking the familiar and comforting feeling of a cot, the Vipack Isla Toddler Bed takes inspiration from their existing sleep setup to ease tots into new surroundings. Including vertical slats on all four sides of the bed, the worry of falling is removed for restless sleepers! Gently encouraging youngsters to embrace their newfound independence, the low design and small entrance/exit are no trouble for little ones. They’ll be able to get in and out with ease but feel secure when it’s time to drift off. Crafted from solid pine wood, with a grey or white finish – add the coordinating trundle drawer and keep comforters, teddy bears and cuddle buddies on standby – should they need comforting during the night! There’ll be no tears with the Isla Toddler Bed!
5. The Coordinating Collection - Lifetime Toddler Bed in White & Birch
While you’re updating their sleep setup it can be a great opportunity to change the whole space, getting it primed and ready for growing kids. Made the decision to totally transform their outdated nursery into a toddler utopia – then you need Lifetime! The Lifetime Toddler Bed’s compact design encourages little tinkers to get themselves to bed unaided and feeling confident about bedtime. Jumping in and out of the covers is a doddle, and the raised side panels cleverly offer added security without looking like a ‘little kid’s bed’. Part of the Lifetime range and designed and made in Denmark from responsibly sourced materials, their Scandi collection would create a contemporary and cohesive look in their newly decorated bedroom. Easily paired with any style of bedding, decor, lighting and soft accessories, there’s no limit to your scheme. And when their next bed is needed, Lifetime has lots of options that will fit in with the furniture you’ve already assembled! They’re called Lifetime for good reason!
4. The Convertible Kits - Oliver Furniture Wood Mini+ Kids Junior Bed in White & Oak
Starting out as a secure and soothing toddler bed, with the option to transform the frame and extend its use, the Oliver Furniture Wood Mini+ Kids Junior Bed gives you added flexibility. Compatible with the optional conversion kits, choose to create the classic junior bed with guard rails, a low bunk bed – for two tots, or a low loft bed with space for play and storage! All made from solid, hard-wearing FSC birchwood with a durable non-toxic lacquer – their Oliver toddler bed could even be handed down to a younger sibling, and still look as good as new! Like Lifetime, Oliver Furniture offers all of the extras too. Create a bespoke bedroom with dressers, wardrobes, play tables and chairs – that are made to last!
3. The Montessori Marvel - Vipack Kids Junior Tipi Bed
A best-seller here at Cuckooland, the Vipack Kids Junior Tipi Bed had to be in the top 3 of our countdown! And it’s easy to see why. Purposefully ‘kid-sized’ and taking inspiration from the Montessori method of teaching – this playful bed encourages independence and freedom with its clever design. A play den in the daytime and a cosy nook at night; from floor to mattress, the bed’s reduced distance keeps kids safe and sound while they play or snooze, and makes guard rails unnecessary. Kids can get in and out when they please and tend to their own needs – especially handy when potty training is underway! Wrap fairy lights, a canopy, bunting or their baby mobile around the bed’s top beam and they’ll be asleep faster than you can say – Vipack Kids Junior Tipi Bed!
2. The Earth Friendly - Oeuf Classic Toddler Bed in White & Walnut
Taking second place in our ‘Top of the Tots’ countdown, it had to be eco-friendly Oeuf! They’ve really thought of everything – they’re good eggs! From top to bottom, the Oeuf Classic Toddler Bed has been thoughtfully designed and lovingly made. Celebrating the milestone from baby to toddler, this extra-special first bed promotes healthy sleep habits! Treating with water-based VOC-free finishes, using only Greenguard Gold certified materials, sustainably and ethically producing their furniture in Europe and offering a three-year warranty on all designs – these are just a few of the measures Oeuf have taken to ensure your little egg can sleep soundly and safely. Even down to the tiniest detail – including adjustable bed legs for uneven floor surfaces, Oeuf’s care and consideration are unquestionable! Eco-conscious to their core, you’ll sleep easy with Oeuf!
1. The All-in-One - Lifetime Dino 4 in 1 Combination Bed
We were surprised to see, stealing the number one spot in our toddler bed low down is a full-sized single bed! Before you jump to the comments section to express your outrage, hear us out… the Lifetime Dino 4 in 1 Combination Bed is suitable for children aged 2+ years – making it the perfect first bed for toddlers! Ticking all of the same boxes as a traditional toddler bed – including a low design, secure guard rail side panels and a playful canopy – the 4 in 1 combo bed has features you didn’t even know you needed! The sustainably and responsibly sourced Scandinavian Pine wooden frame can convert four times – making it the only bed your child will ever need. Seeing them through their childhood and into their tweens and teens, they can choose to reconfigure the frame, as many times as they like, to suit their needs. Create a low house bed with guard rails, a raised house bed with an optional trundle bed (perfect for sleepovers), a high sleeper with space below for reading, playing and studying and finally a day bed style single. Including everything they need to change up their toddler bed, add the extra shelves, lights, hanging boxes and storage to completely customise their sleep space and make their first steps into toddlerhood extra special!