Jul 19, 2023
Best Kids' Beds 2023: Toddler, Novelty, Storage
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From playful teepee designs to handy storage beds...
One minute you're in a newborn bubble, cradling your tiny new bundle of joy, and the next you're looking to start the transition into their very own toddler bed. Making the big move to a new bed is a huge milestone – for you and for them, so choose wisely to ensure it'll see them through all those special bedtime moments for years to come.
When choosing the right bed for your little one, the most important thing to consider is their age. There isn’t a hard and fast rule, but as a general guide, a toddler bed is usually for children aged 12 months up to about four years old. When transitioning a toddler, you'll need a bed with a low profile so it's easy for them to climb in and out. It's also a good idea to opt for a bed with integrated side guards to stop any accidental falls when first making the switch.
The upgrade to a normal children’s bed – either small single or single – will be at around five years old. Naturally, older children may want something with a little more style and function, such as a desk bed or loft bed. While these practical options will stand the test of time (and be a hit with the kids) it's important to note that high profile beds aren't recommended for children under six.
From novelty children's beds to smart space-saving options, we've rounded up our favourite children's beds for 2023.
We're starting our edit with this gorgeous velvet number from M&S. Combining style and comfort, it boasts a padded backrest, button detailing and a sumptuous ochre colourway. It's a real stylish winner for youngsters.
Simple, sturdy and versatile, welcome the Bonn bed frame from John Lewis. The gently curved frame will lend a softer touch to your little one's bedroom while the wooden legs will add a warm, minimalist feel.
Children's furniture can, in fact, be fun and playful without compromising on style or functionality – and this car bed from Mano Mano is a case in point. With wooden wheels and a headboard inspired by the shape of a Jeep, this bed would make a fabulous addition to any little car lover's bedroom.
With the addition of a handy desk, desk chair, cosy futon and two storage shelves, this children's bed from Barker and Stonehouse really does have it all. It's available in this statement black colourway and a chic off-white.
Bring a sense of adventure into your child's bedroom with a teepee toddler bed. Sitting low to the ground, it's perfect for even the smallest of campers. Throw a bespoke canopy or even an old sheet over the top of the tepee frame and voila, they'll have an indoor tent for hours of fun.
With two roomy drawers and several open shelves, this stylish wooden kids' bed from M&S certainly maximises every inch of space, making it perfect for bedrooms on the smaller side.
Your little ones will be itching to show off their bedroom with this house bed from Dunelm. It has a low profile design that's ideal for young children transitioning into a big girl's or big boy's bed – simply adorable.
If you consider yourself a style-conscious parent, this toddler bed from La Redoute will be right up your street. It has a solid oak chevron frame and tapered legs for an effortlessly cool Scandi look.
If you're looking to add some colour to your child's bedroom while still keeping it minimalist, opt for this classically styled metal bed frame. With its gently curved headboard and punchy green colourway, it strikes just the right balance of playful and stylish.
Admittedly, there are a number of reasons why we love this mid-sleeper bed from Cuckooland, but reason number one has got to be the sturdy steps that double up as storage boxes. Talk about smart storage!
Here's another clever option with ample storage. Available in classic white or a contemporary silk grey finish, this chic cabin bed has plenty of space to store books and toys, as well as the option to use the bottom drawer as an extra trundle bed.
Sometimes there's nothing better than going back to basics – as proven by this chic slatted bed frame. With its simple, clean lines and crisp painted finish, this timeless piece will remain a children's bedroom favourite for years to come.
The ideal choice for little sleepers dreaming of a grown-up bed, this playful rainbow bed has a low-rise profile, plush upholstered headboard and matching lowered side rails. Your little one will love gaining independence in this cosy (and equally stylish) bed.
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Swoon launches debut kids' furniture collectionOne minute you're in a newborn bubble, cradling your tiny new bundle of joy, and the next you're looking to start the transition into their very own toddler bed. Making the big move to a new bed is a huge milestone – for you and for them, so choose wisely to ensure it'll see them through all those special bedtime moments for years to come.