They grow very fast, don’t they? One minute you were shopping for a crib, now you are pre-occupied with their decor – shopping for cheap toddler beds, cheap toddler beds mattresses or simply the cheap toddler bed rails to ensure the safety of your little one.
It is an exciting moment for parents, realizing that their bundle of joy is becoming a person in his/her own right.
My daughter outgrew her crib quicker than I expected.
Now we had to shop around for toddler beds that could carry her for most of her preschool to 1st Grade year (even longer in her case because she has always been a tiny person).
Ina hurry to buy toddler beds cheap?
The reality is that kids move around while sleeping. Outgrowing the crib does not mean they are ready for a normal bed yet….and having their own special bed can be a source of pride for them, making it much easier to get them to bed as well (it worked for me).
You may get some resistance so make a point to include them on the decision to purchase the toddler bed. Show them the below displays of cheap toddler beds for boys and girls and give them space to choose their favorite. They will be so eager to have their bed delivered that you may experience the least problems when it is time to sleep on the “big bed”
Cheap toddler beds for boys and girls – what to look for before you buy?
Cheap does not mean sub-standard but rather a price point that you can afford. A toddler bed can cost you anything from $100 – $400. Cheap toddler beds should set you back no more than $200…..hence I’ve tried my best to show beds that are affordable but reliable. Our daughter’s cost us less than $200 (that was 6 years ago..and it is still going strong).
If it is a toddler bed..it must then have side rails to prevent falling during the night (it happens, a lot!). It will be much better if the rails are on both sides….like the bed below.
Always check out the weight limit given by the manufacturer. This will give an idea of how long your toddler will be using the bed. You don’t want to change the bed within a year after-all.
The construction must be sturdy (kids jump up and down the bed…it is their thing). You want the toddler bed to survive these trampoline moments.
It also helps the crib-to-bed transition phase if you go for colorful bed designs, these could have bright colors, inspired by cartoon characters, designed to almost look like their favorite toys like cars, space ships etc
Cheap toddler beds’ mattresses
It could be that the little one already has a suitable toddler bed and you are simply looking for cheap toddler beds’ mattresses that offer comfort and support for your little one.
I remember that we bought bunk beds once, but the mattresses turned to be too hard for my daughter when she was transitioning from crib to bed.
So, off we went shopping for cheap toddler beds’ mattresses. This saved us some money as we did not need to buy a new bed.
Cheap toddler bed rails
I know the feeling of buying a nice toddler bed, only to realize that it does not have rails. You are right in looking for cheap toddler bed rails as they are a must have for any toddler bed – safety first.
If you found yourself with a “rail-less” bed, do not sweat it at all. You can buy these online or at your nearest stockist.
Toddler bed rails are always easy to install, and would for one that can be tucked away during the day – flexibility.
The Regalo Hide Away Extra Long Bed Rail seems to be getting a lot of love from parents and can neatly be tucked away during the day.
It does not require tools to assemble and can be cleaned very easily…a plus point for me.
So, all is not lost if you found a toddler bed that you loved but with no rails.
You can always look for cheap toddler bed rails to fix the minor glitch.
I hope that this post has presented you with the cheap toddler beds for boys and girls that fit your budget and your little one’s taste and style. For the parent with the bed but no mattress or rails, the cheap toddler beds’ mattresses and the cheap toddler bed rails will be of great help!
From here on, shopping extends beyond your own bedroom decor to his/hers as well. Enjoy!
Cheap toddler beds – boys- Little Tikes Pirate Ship Toddler Bed