15 Best Toddler Bed Options for Moving from a Crib to Bed


Discovering the perfect toddler bed is a milestone in your child’s growth journey. Transitioning from the crib can be daunting, but fear not—we’ve navigated this path four times and are here to guide you through it.

best toddler beds

From creating a bedtime routine to ensuring your toddler stays put, we’ve got you covered. And when it comes to choosing the ideal toddler bed, we’ve curated a list of fabulous options to suit every little dreamer, whether they’re into race cars, princess castles, or pirate ships. Let’s make this transition as smooth and exciting as possible for both you and your growing baby.

Transitioning From Crib to Toddler Bed

Transitioning kids from a crib to a toddler bed is like embarking on a wild adventure in the land of bedtime routines. It’s a mix of excitement and nervousness, kind of like the feeling you get when you try a new recipe and hope it turns out edible.

crib to toddler bed

While some little ones may jump into their new bed with glee, others might cling to their cribs like they’re holding onto a life raft in a stormy sea. But fear not, brave parents! With a dash of patience, a sprinkle of humor, and maybe a secret stash of chocolate for those inevitable bedtime battles, we’ll navigate this transition together.

Toddler Beds for Your Growing Baby

As you contemplate your toddler’s bedding choices, here are a few suggestions to consider. Whether you opt for a classic option or something more unconventional, brace yourself for the transition ahead.

toddler beds for transitioning from crib to bed

Transitioning a toddler from a crib to a bed can be quite the adventure. With four kids under our belt, we’ve honed our techniques to perfection. Check out these toddler beds for when your little one is ready to bid farewell to the crib.

Black Jenny Lind Toddler Bed

First on our list of toddlers beds is this stylish, yet functional black Jenny Lind.

jenny lind toddler bed

With a low to the floor design that is aesthetically pleasing, this black Jenny Lind toddler bed would work well in any room, regardless of gender. This bed uses a standard crib mattress. Check the price on Amazon.

Race Car Toddler Bed

My boys would have loved this race car bed! Great colors and like how the built in slopes act as railing.

Race Car Toddler Bed
race car toddler bed – perfect for a little boy’s room

Fire Truck Toddler Bed

Have a little one that loves fire trucks? This fire truck bed is just what they need!

Fire Truck Toddler Bed

Airplane Bed

Have a future pilot? This airplane bed is perfect for a toddler bedroom!

Airplane Toddler Bed

Princess Four Poster Toddler Bed

I know my princess would of loved this four-poster bed! How cute is this!?! With the gold trend, this would be a great addition to any pretty princess room.

Four Poster Princess Toddler Bed

Lightning McQueen Cars Toddler Bed

This is the Lightning McQueen Cars toddler bed. This is the perfect bed for the kid who loves the Pixar movie Cars, or aspires to be a race car driver.

lightning mcqueen toddler bed cars

Castle Bed

Here is another idea for a princess room. Rather than a four-poster bed, why not just give your princess a castle bed?

castle bed

A Bed for a Prince

Maybe you have a prince rather than a princess, no worries – there is a bed for him as well. Check out this Prince castle bed! This would be darling with dragons and a medieval themed bedroom.

Prince Castle Bed

Convertible Sports Car Toddler Bed

Does daddy (or mommy!) love sports cars? Spoil your little one with this fancy sport car toddler bed.

toddler to twin bed for boys

This toddler bed converts from a crib mattress to a twin size mattress, allowing your tot to enjoy for years!

Pink Little Tikes Car Bed

Maybe red doesn’t match your little girl’s room. Fear not, there is a pink car bed from Little Tikes. This uses a standard crib mattress.

Pink Little Tykes Bed

Dollhouse Bed

Next on our list of toddler beds is this adorable bed that is perfect for the child obsessed with dolls.

dollhouse bed toddler beds for girls

This dollhouse bed is perfect for her. Pink or light green walls, this bed just screams little girl’s room.

Pirate Ship Bed

AYEEEE MATEY! Shiver me timbers! Your little pirate will adore this pirate ship bed! This bed fits a standard crib mattress and offers a low profile for your little one.

Pirate Ship Bed toddler beds for boys

Step 2 Thomas the Train Bed

The Thomas the Train bed is just too cute for words. This bed has a three dimensional friendly face and realistic train decal. It contains a storage compartment behind the smoke stack. This train bed promotes imaginative play as kids pretend to go on an adventure with Thomas along the island of Sodor. 

Thomas the Train toddler beds for boys

Little Tikes Jeep Wrangler Toddler To Twin Bed

This is more than just a cute jeep bed! Check out these features:

Little Tikes Jeep Wrangler Toddler To Twin Bed
  • Real Jeep styled bed that easily converts from toddler to twin bed
  • Two working trail lights and one reading light that turn off automatically
  • Plenty of storage under the bed and in the spare tire for bedroom items
  • Door doubles as a seat for parents reading bedtime stories

Convert Crib to Toddler Bed

Several cribs turn into toddler beds. This is something to consider when purchasing a crib. One of our cribs also turned into a headboard for a full bed – talk about bang for your buck!

Crib to Toddler Bed

Finding a Transitional Bed

Happy shopping! Whether you have a little pirate, race car driver, train lover or pretty pretty princess – these toddler beds should do the trick!

Helping Toddlers Stay in Bed

When babies are no longer in their crib, typically they are walking or crawling which means they may not stay in their bed! Here is what we used to help teach our toddlers when it was okay to get out of bed. Check out our list of best toddler alarm clocks.

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