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Looking for big boy bed

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Looking for big boy bed

So how kid is gonna be 16 months soon and I'm looking for some big boy bed to migrate him to before the new kid arrive (and inherit his crib)

I was looking at these three

https://www.ikea.com/ca/fr/p/sniglar-ca ... O8QAvD_BwE
(not sure if the side protector can be moved)

https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/dp/B00IK9RG3 ... _lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/dp/B013JC8K6 ... _lig_dp_it

Any tips?

Thanks
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While a toddler bed is a nice transition from a crib to a regular bed, I found it was useful for only a year or two. I eventually had to buy another bed around the time they were between 3 and 4 years old.
If I didn't have family gift us a toddler bed, I would have bypassed it altogether.

Instead, I would have went straight to this:
https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/hemnes-day ... -30349329/

And I used a tall kids bed rail similar to this: https://well.ca/products/kidco-children ... gIPyPD_BwE

Because the hemnes bed is expandable to a double, we bought two mattresses which are stackable and held the bedrail in place.
He never fell out of bed with the tall rail.

But if you really want to get a toddler bed, our family gifted us something like your last link (https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/dp/B013JC8K6 ... _lig_dp_it) and it was sturdy.
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jandb wrote: While a toddler bed is a nice transition from a crib to a regular bed, I found it was useful for only a year or two. I eventually had to buy another bed around the time they were between 3 and 4 years old.
If I didn't have family gift us a toddler bed, I would have bypassed it altogether.

Instead, I would have went straight to this:
https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/hemnes-day ... -30349329/

And I used a tall kids bed rail similar to this: https://well.ca/products/kidco-children ... gIPyPD_BwE

Because the hemnes bed is expandable to a double, we bought two mattresses which are stackable and held the bedrail in place.
He never fell out of bed with the tall rail.

But if you really want to get a toddler bed, our family gifted us something like your last link (https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/dp/B013JC8K6 ... _lig_dp_it) and it was sturdy.
Well its because with the new baby coming we were thinking about gifting the Crib to the new baby

But other wise I can just remove the front of the crib and insert a Rail to protect him from falling
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I transitioned my son straight into a regular bed at 15 months from his crib. Didn't bother with a toddler bed, bought him a double size bed and laid it on the floor. When he turned 3, bought him a bed frame to go with it. Having a good mattress is so important to their developing body so I didn't cheap out on the bed ($750 Serta from Sleep Country) and he's still using it...11 years later. His mattress still feels like brand-new...hopefully, it'll last him until he's off to university - which I'm sure isn't an issue as we take good care of it.
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Dragon120 wrote: I transitioned my son straight into a regular bed at 15 months from his crib. Didn't bother with a toddler bed, bought him a double size bed and laid it on the floor. When he turned 3, bought him a bed frame to go with it. Having a good mattress is so important to their developing body so I didn't cheap out on the bed ($750 Serta from Sleep Country) and he's still using it...11 years later. His mattress still feels like brand-new...hopefully, it'll last him until he's off to university - which I'm sure isn't an issue as we take good care of it.

You mean you bought him the mattress only and but it directly on the floor?
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ratatapa wrote: You mean you bought him the mattress only and but it directly on the floor?
Yes, the mattress was directly on the floor until he turned 3 yrs old then I bought him a bedframe.
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I bought my toddler the bed that transforms into a bunk bed for when they get older. When it's the bed you can add that canopy thing. I believe it's the size of a single. I'm pretty sure he's going to go bananas when we transform it into a bunk bed when he gets older.
Obviously this costs money and if I wanted to save I could have set him up with our old queen bed. But we opted for something more kiddy for him to enjoy. It's fun and makes him look forward to going to bed. We added LED's to the canopy for the night.
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Dragon120 wrote: I transitioned my son straight into a regular bed at 15 months from his crib. Didn't bother with a toddler bed, bought him a double size bed and laid it on the floor. When he turned 3, bought him a bed frame to go with it. Having a good mattress is so important to their developing body so I didn't cheap out on the bed ($750 Serta from Sleep Country) and he's still using it...11 years later. His mattress still feels like brand-new...hopefully, it'll last him until he's off to university - which I'm sure isn't an issue as we take good care of it.
Same. Buy them a good bed now. If its on the floor you don't have to worry about them falling out.
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ratatapa wrote: So how kid is gonna be 16 months soon and I'm looking for some big boy bed to migrate him to before the new kid arrive (and inherit his crib)

I was looking at these three

https://www.ikea.com/ca/fr/p/sniglar-ca ... O8QAvD_BwE
(not sure if the side protector can be moved)

https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/dp/B00IK9RG3 ... _lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.ca/-/fr/dp/B013JC8K6 ... _lig_dp_it

Any tips?

Thanks
Don't bother with a toddler-specific bed that he will soon outgrow and you will need to replace again. Just get him a normal bed that will last until he grows up and moves out.
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ratatapa wrote: You mean you bought him the mattress only and but it directly on the floor?
That's what I did. When it was time to take my son out of the crib, he went on a mattress right on the floor. Once he stopped falling out of it, he went into a bed.
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Shaner wrote: That's what I did. When it was time to take my son out of the crib, he went on a mattress right on the floor. Once he stopped falling out of it, he went into a bed.
Both Our Boys went right to bedframes. For both, we pushed one side against the wall, and the other side, we heavily tucked the sheet and blanket under to seal them in. Once big enough, we turned and centered the beds to the middle of the room.

Not gonna lie, but boys have fallen out of the bad since, at least a couple of times. The first time per boy it happened, we both ran upstairs to their room expecting a screaming kid, only to find them back in the bed already asleep again!

On another note, going to the big bed was what it finally took to get my youngest to start consistently sleeping through the night after the failed experiment of letting him sleep in our bed when He woke up. Biggest parenting mistake we ever made, and paid for it for over a year!.
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Shaner wrote: That's what I did. When it was time to take my son out of the crib, he went on a mattress right on the floor. Once he stopped falling out of it, he went into a bed.
We did that too. Kids went from sleeping in our bed with us to mattress on the floor without bed frame. We never had a crib.
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Kiraly wrote: Don't bother with a toddler-specific bed that he will soon outgrow and you will need to replace again. Just get him a normal bed that will last until he grows up and moves out.
This is the true RFD way. We just bought a nice double sized mattress, put on floor. Less to worry about and money saved.
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i bought the ikea frame as mentioned above but now in the hunt for a mattress... any reccomendations for a twin?

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