When it comes time for the “big girl or boy bed,” there are a few things to consider. Safety is number one: you don’t want mission or slatted-style headboards and baseboards that little heads or feet can get stuck in. Durability is another biggie. Tots in new beds are known to jump and bounce around (whether we warn against it or not! What kid doesn’t love treating their bed like a trampoline?!). And practicality helps – some storage perhaps?
Today’s Tot Austin toddler bed has it all. With a solid, curved headboard and footboard there are no openings to entice little tot parts. It’s made of solid birch hardwood (no composites here) that is strong and durable, so it can happily take toddler abuse! And concerning functionality, it has a trundle drawer on metal runners underneath the bed that’s perfect for extra storage (and prevents little ones from hiding under the bed). And, of course, it comes with removable guardrails. You have a choice of cherry, natural, or oak finish to match any décor. So, as long as you’re not against putting it together yourself, the this is a great choice for after-the-crib and before-the-adult-bed. And at this price, you just can’t beat it!
On Babyage for $119.99 (marked down from $199.99 – and shipping is free!).