What's the best type of twin bed for a toddler transitioning from a crib?

I want to put my 2yr old son in a twin bed around feb of next yr. we are going to have a new baby then. At that time he will be 30 Months old. And i think that he will sleep alot better in it he sleeps better in our bed even when we are not in it. So my question is what kind of bed would be best for him. I was thinking a captain bed or a platform bed( one that has xtra matress under bed).


Asked by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Oct. 13, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Any kind will work.
    One with a trundle bed underneath can be useful for sleep overs... however, he is a boy and they don't have many of those. One with drawers underneath can be great as the years go by... drawers are always handy. One that's open underneath gives him a place to stash things - large pieces of plywood with train layouts on it, for example.

    If it is a taller bed, make sure you have a guard rail to start and a step stool to help him get in and out if he needs it.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:23 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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  • we are going through the same thing and right now we have a bed with rails that i think is a little too high up for my son, even though he seems to have no trouble getting in or out of it. i'm mostly concerned with him jumping and playing on the bed and (God forbid) falling off. i think having a platform bed, since its closer to the floor, is a better idea, at least for us.

    Answer by prooouuudmommy at 12:09 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

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  • we have a twin and box bring on a steel frame, no head board or anything yet. We put her in it at 2, she fell out only once.

    Answer by vsrillo at 1:52 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

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  • My son slowly transitioned to his big bed slowly, starting around 18 months. First we put his crib mattress on the floor. Then we brought his twin mattress home and put it on the floor. We did both for about 4 days each. It was a very exciting process for us. Eventually we put his mattress on his captain bed and for the first few weeks the couch cushions on the floor beside his bed. lol
    My daughter unfortunately broke her crib, she was a very strong 19 months! lol So we moved her to a toddler bed with rails at the top. She is a bit of a clumbsy girl and falls out of her bed occasionally but it's a short drop!

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 3:38 AM on Oct. 14, 2008

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