Some childhood milestones are easier to anticipate, like when your child is ready to eat solid foods, when they’re ready to start walking, or when they’re ready for potty training. Then, there are the more ambiguous benchmarks, like: When is my child ready to transition from their crib to a bed?
Signs to look out for include climbing out of their crib (the fact that they want to and can means it’s probably time), literally outgrowing their crib, and having a baby brother or sister on the way who will need their crib.
Once you determine that your child is ready to make the transition, and once you take the proper precautions to ensure their safety and comfort, you can start considering the abundance of fun, functional options for your son or daughter’s big kid bed.
— Kids Bed Designs —
- Panel Beds for Kids
In addition to a headboard and footboard that are connected by side rails, this type of bed frame features center supports. Panel beds typically require a box spring.
- Bookcase Beds for Kids
Featuring a headboard with built-in shelves for arranging books, stuffed animals, fun collectibles and more, this type of bed allows kids to access their favorite things as soon as they wake up or right before they fall asleep.
- Trundle Beds for Kids
Featuring an under bed compartment that pulls out to reveal storage or an extra sleeping spot, a trundle bed provides double the function without taking up double space.
- Roomsaver Beds for Kids
Horizontally oriented like a daybed, this design saves room by sitting up against walls, providing built-in shelves for upper-level storage, as well as drawers for lower level storage.