You spent time looking for a special crib for you baby. When you realize that in under 2 years your child has grown out of the crib then it’s time to start looking for a new place for her to sleep. When looking at a little tikes toddler bed there are many different types and characters to look at.
It’s easier to pick out a little tikes toddler bed when your child has seen movies like, Cars, Thomas the Tank Engine or likes disney princess or storybook settings. His favorite character is a great way to get him started into sleeping in a real bed and will help make the transition easier.
Little Tikes Thomas The Tank Engine Toddler Bed
This “sleep car” has cubies to hold book and toys and even also has a storage bin at the foot of it, or front of the train, to hold more things. There are even train tracks along the bed rails that will fit trains or cars. Please note that a mattress support is required.
The Thomas & Friends trains, cartoons and movies have been around for a long time. For good reason, it is a classic timeless tale and toy for toddlers to enjoy. They just love making train tracks and running the train around the tracks, rebuilding and re-running. This hobby even grows up with model and electric trains. This bed brings a little bit of the play time into bed with them.
Little Tikes Lightning McQueen Roadster Toddler Bed
The Cars movie by Disney is a very popular movie with toddlers (especially boys). If your toddler owns the seemingly dozens of Lightning McQueen die-cast cars for sale then this bed is for him. It fits a standard crib mattress and has stickers you put on it to make it look like lightning race car. The recommended age is 15 months to 5 years. You will probably need to get a piece of plywood or support board to keep the mattress from falling into the center though. It should be easy to assemble but the stickers are hard to put on. Hint: Put all the stickers except for the wheel stickers on before the card is assembled so you can move the pieces around as needed.
Little Tikes Lightning McQueen Race Car Twin Bed
Like the toddler bed but larger. The mattress height adjusts two levels and it holds a standard twin mattress with box springs, bunk bed, support board or plywood (39 inch by 75 inch plywood sheet a half inch thick (minimum)). The recommended age of 36 months to 8 years.
Getting your child to transition out of his crib into a bed is not an easy one. Though it is dangerous for them to stay in a crib so it must be done. There are new things you’ll need to deal with like them being able to get out of bed by themselves so expect to be woken up when they wake up. A little tikes toddler bed changes the bed stigma into a toy so they will want to play with the bed like it is a toy, and who doesn’t want to sleep on a toy!