How to Create a Toddler Safe Bedroom

As your bambino reaches the toddler stage, you can feel even more protective of them than before.

With inquisitive minds and curious imaginations, your home can suddenly appear to include a long list of potential dangers for tots who are starting to explore their surroundings – often with gusto!

That’s where we’re here to help – by suggesting seven toddler-safe products that’ll reduce the risk of tumbles and trapped fingers.

From non-toxic paint to toddler bed guards and soft-close features – our collection will help you to relax, safe in the knowledge that their bedroom is toddler-friendly.

So let’s discover some key safety tips for designing their new space.

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1. Keep them ‘Snug as a Bug’

Kiddy Toddler Bed

When it’s time for them to leave their beloved cot – you can upgrade their snooze times with this gorgeous toddler bed.

The eye-catching mix of white MDF and solid pine is sure to enhance the look of any little one’s bedroom and doesn’t require as much footprint as a ‘kids bed’. These two trusted materials will also put your mind to rest – you’re giving them a sturdy bed to sleep in (mattress sold separately).

Plus, you’ll appreciate the safety-conscious guard rail – which can be placed at the left or right of the bed to suit their bedroom’s existing layout.

2. Choose a Bed with Non-Toxic Paints

Oliver Furniture Seaside Lille+ Junior Bed

Where do we begin to describe how this stylish junior bed’s safety features will help create a toddler-safe bedroom?

Ok, we’ll try – the sustainable solid FSC® Birchwood frame has been treated with non-toxic lacquer and paint – so no harmful paint particles are there to harm your ‘mini me’.

Safety tested to EU and EN standards – and complete with a bed guard – it will ease your worries when you’re not in their room. Simply remove this panel when they’re older – for a ‘grown up’ daybed.

We think you’ll love the addition of the rooftop and fabric (purchased separately) for that whimsical designer look.

3. Choose a Robust Bed that’ll Grow with Them

Lifetime Dino 4 in 1 Combination Bed

Both you and your toddler will appreciate this safety-conscious combination bed – just look at the fun dino styling and cut-out windows.

This Lifetime combo frame offers a low-level bed for ages 2 to 4 years – so you can tuck them in knowing they won’t take a tumble.

Whichever of the two options you decide upon – there’s a choice between ‘White’ or ‘Whitewash’ non-toxic paints – the dinosaur theme is sure to delight them too.

You’ll be relieved to hear that the low entrance and safety guards will minimise any falls as they explore their room.

As a 4-in-1 bed – there is also scope to convert the bed into three more configurations. But for now, they’ll be able to climb in and out of this bed that’s secured with robust joints.

4. Add a Hypoallergenic Mattress Protector

Panda London Bamboo Mattress Protector

Creating a barrier against dust mites – you can avoid upsetting allergies with Panda London’s UK designed mattress protector.

But it’s not just the buttery feel of the bamboo material that’ll impress you.

Keeping them dry all night – with the thin waterproof layer – will also avoid discomfort whilst its antibacterial and breathable bamboo fabric helps to regulate their temperature whatever the season.

It’s also great for toddlers with sensitive skins – and is Oeko-Tex certified – recognising the quality and care that has gone into designing this mattress protector.

5. Store their Baby Care Items Safely out of Reach

Vox Leaf Wardrobe

Any parent will appreciate the need to place their tot’s lotion bottles and nappies out of reach.

Feel confident by storing your toddler’s essential belongings up high on the top two shelves – that’s not forgetting the stylish contrast between the oak-coloured and white laminated chipboard surfaces.

And this wardrobe complies with EN 14749 safety tests – for added peace of mind.

Choose between the ‘White’ and ‘Graphite’ colour options to suit their bedroom decor – and pair with the rest of Vox’s ‘Leaf’ collection of (easy-to-clean) furniture.

Did we forget to mention there are two handy clothes rails behind the soft close door – to store their ever-growing collection of outfits?

6. Avoid Trapped Fingers

Oliver Furniture Contemporary Wood Chest of Drawers in White & Oak

Not only does this sleek chest of drawers provide much-needed storage space in its six drawers – it also avoids sore hands.

It’s all due to the drawers’ soft-lock function – so you can prevent tears by limiting the risk of accidents.

Made in Denmark, you can depend on the quality of this beautiful ‘bedroom staple’ – and being manufactured from responsibly managed sources, choosing this chest of drawers is contributing to a better future.

The side hooks also pop-back away neatly once you’ve finished changing your toddler on its compatible changing tabletop (available separately).

With real leather handles and non-toxic lacquer and paint – it shows that safety-orientated furniture can also be super stylish.

7. Choose Smooth Lines

Leander High Chair in Walnut

There’s no rough edges with this high chair – it has been made using moulded beech wood.

Not only will its smooth lines keep your toddler happy – but its design is intended to aid their posture whilst seated here.

Your tot will feel secure with the safety bar – while this high chair’s minimal profile and water-based lacquer are just two more ways to keep your ‘little nipper’ safe.

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Whilst the products shown here are all utterly gorgeous and useful, there is no doubting the care their designers have shown to ensure your toddler’s safety. Learn more about these beautiful products by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or email our customer services team. We can’t wait to hear from you.


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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