Published at Monday, July 15th 2019, 02:22:37 AM. Bedding & Decor. By Quinta García.
A key difference between converting a crib into a daybed vs. a toddler bed is the rail for toddlers, which helps keep them from rolling to the floor. If you want to stretch your investment, some models will even convert to a full-sized bed frame. But you‵ll still need to buy a full mattress, and as we said, possibly other rails and supports. One long side of the crib will become the headboard, and in some cases the other long side will become the footboard.
Sturdy construction: Give the bed a good jostle – it needs to stand up to a few years of bouncing and other toddler wear and tear. The more solidly built the frame, the less likely you'll have to replace it after one too many dance parties. Solid wood costs more but will endure better than cheaper materials.
As your baby grows up, it’s natural to feel a desire to hang onto the things they’ve grown out of or keep a detailed diary of their development. But, have you considered how this collection of keepsakes can also be a treasure for your little one to discover when they are grown? That’s not to mention how it can be an invaluable source of information about themselves and who they are.
Enticing designs: It may not be your personal taste, but a bed crowned with a princess tiara or emblazoned with a favourite cartoon character may be just the lure your toddler needs to transition out of the crib. Weight limit: Check the manufacturer′s information, as many toddler beds max out at about 50 pounds. That means you won‵t be able to sit on it with your child, much less try to snuggle together.