8 Best Toddler Beds of 2024: Parent Favourites

8 Best Toddler Beds of 2024: Parent Favourites
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8 Best Toddler Beds of 2024: Parent Favourites
grey teepee bed

Going from a cot to a toddler bed is a big step in a child's early life. Toddler beds are a great step between the safety of a cot and the spaciousness of a full-sized bed. They are designed to be low to the floor and often feature guard rails to prevent unexpected tumbles through the night. However, they also allow your child to get in and out of bed with ease.

In compiling our list of top toddler beds, we focused on four key criteria: popularity, customer satisfaction, quality, and style. We chose the beds that are the bestsellers, and highly rated by our customers on Trustpilot, built to last, be it through toddlerhood’s ups and downs, or can even adapt as the child grows. We also chose a variety of designs to match any room decor, as well as beds with quirks like storage space, or double up as a play den.

Each bed in our blog is a proven favourite that guarantees durability, safety, and aesthetic appeal that meets the needs of both parents and toddlers. You can also browse our full range of toddler beds by clicking the button below.

The Best Toddler Beds, at a Glance

White teepee bed for toddler

The Apache Teepee bed frame is a dream for adventurous kids. Its sturdy construction, available in grey or white, will suit any colour bedroom, and the fabric lining creates a fun den for your young cowboy or cowgirl. As the sides are open, this bed is more suited to 4-year olds, who are less likely to fall out. However, it is very low to the floor, so if any tumbles do happen, you can be assured your child won’t hurt themself.

Size: Single

Dimensions: L 207cm x W 104cm x H 135cm

Colours available: Grey & White

Material: Pine & Canvas

Guarantee: 1 year

Delivery/Lead time: Next working day

Average customer rating: 4.8 out of 5

Safety: Low to the floor

Why we love it

The Apache Teepee bed is where bedtime stories come to life, where imaginations run wild, and where every night becomes a new adventure! With a sturdy frame and cosy den-like style, it offers the perfect blend of comfort and fun, while also helping your child feel snug and secure in their own special retreat.

Pros

  • Sturdy and durable frame
  • High-quality materials that will last you for years to come
  • Low height to prevent injuries
  • Great value for money
  • Free next-day delivery to most UK locations (subject to availability)
  • Easy to assemble
  • Fun den-like design that makes the bed a fun place to play as well as sleep
  • Highly rated by our customers

Cons

  • No safety rail, but the very low height makes up for it should any tumbles happen.

What our customers think

Our customers absolutely love this Apache Teepee bed, rating it an average score of 4.8 out of 5 and praising its sturdiness, easy assembly, and stylish appearance. They admire how well it suits their children’s rooms, with one review, in particular, mentioning the convenience of the removable fabric cover for washing. While some note other teepee beds are available, they find Flair’s offering ticks all the right boxes and are satisfied with its quality.

Parents especially like the low-to-the-floor design, doing away with the need for additional safety rails, and are delighted to see their little ones content in their own beds. Overall, the verdict is that the Flair Apache Teepee bed offers great value for money, is sturdy and easy to assemble, and, not to mention, the kids love it.

white house bed for toddler

The Noomi Froya Evolutionary House Bed offers a customisable canopy-style frame, encouraging creativity and play. Its adaptable design serves as both a day bed and a cosy sleeping space, with additional safety from the high-side rails and a low-to-ground construction. Optional under-bed drawers add practical storage, completing the attractive yet secure sleep environment for your child, blending style, safety, and play seamlessly.

Size: Single Continental

Dimensions: L 208.8cm x W 96.3cm x H 168.5cm; Underbed Height: 21cm

Colours available: White

Material: FSC Certified Scandinavian Pine

Guarantee: 1 year

Delivery/Lead time: 30-60 working days

Average customer rating: 4.5 out of 5

Safety: Safety rails, low to the floor

Why we love it

What we love about Noomi beds, in general, is that they are a sustainable brand and, by buying their beds, you are supporting responsible management of the world’s forests. So if you’re passionate about the environment, Noomi is the go-to brand for toddler beds. With the Evolutionary House, we are very impressed with its adaptability, starting as a low bed and then transforming as your child grows right up until the teenage years.

Pros

  • Can adjust the height as your child grows
  • Addition of high-side rails, plus low to the floor, to prevent unexpected tumbles
  • Sustainably Sourced Wood
  • Eco Friendly Non-Toxic Water Based Paint
  • Optional under-bed drawers for additional storage

Cons

  • Although designed to grow with your child right through to their teenage years, they may want something a little more grown up sooner.

What our customers think

Although this is a new product on our website, our existing Noomi range is highly rated by our customers, who highly praise the excellent quality and sturdiness of the products they purchased. They appreciated the ease of assembly, noting clear instructions and straightforward process. Some highlight their surprise at the level of solidity and craftsmanship, along with the careful painting and overall durability of their furniture.

Additionally, customers were happy with the timely delivery and updates on their orders. Many found the products to be great value for money, matching their expectations or even exceeding them.

Overall, customers who have bought Noomi furniture from us are delighted with the quality, ease of assembly, and style of the range, as well as the buying experience we offer.

White playhouse bed toddler

The Explorer Play House bed offers a blend of fun and functionality, transforming bedrooms into imaginative play spaces while providing a secure sleeping environment. It’s ideal for 2 or 3-year-olds who are at the start of their journey to big kids’ beds.

Its low-to-the-floor design and safety rails prevent any unexpected tumbles out of bed through the night, while also letting your child get in and out of the bed as they please.

Available in white lacquer, it’s constructed with a solid pine frame and fits the aesthetic of any child’s bedroom.

Size: Single

Dimensions: L 196cm x W 98cm x H 142cm

Colours available: White

Material: Pine

Guarantee: 1 year

Delivery/Lead time: Next working day (subject to availability)

Average customer rating: 3.8 out of 5

Safety: Safety rails, low to the floor

Why we love it

This classically styled house bed is a great toddler bed for 2-3-year-olds who are just starting their transition out of the crib. We especially love its solid pine frame, complete with safety rails that will prevent any unexpected tumbles at night. We’re especially fond of its simple, yet attractive design, that will fit in well with the style of any bedroom, big or small.

Pros

  • Designed to be low, making it safer for young kids, plus the addition of safety rails
  • Ideal for playtime too
  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy structure
  • Free next-day delivery

Cons

  • You may find your child grows out of it sooner than you think.

What our customers think

Our customers praise the Explorer Playhouse for its ease of assembly, sturdy construction, and overall quality. Many appreciate the clear instructions, with some customers noting it takes around 1.5 hours to build with two people.

Many reviews highlight the bed’s durability, with one customer specifically mentioning the solid wood construction as a plus. Others are pleased with its value for money, spaciousness, and low-to-floor design, making it ideal for younger toddlers. Overall, our customers are pleased with the Explorer Playhouse’s build, appearance, and suitability for toddlers, making it a popular choice for transitioning from a cot.

White child's midsleeper bed with storage

The Noomi Midsleeper Shorty bed is a space-saving solution for your child's room, offering a simple design and plenty of storage options underneath. Available as a frame-only or full set, it features a one-step ladder for easy access, durable Scandinavian Pine construction, and a white non-toxic finish for longevity. Perfect for maximising space and ensuring durability for your child's adventures.

Size: Short size (Mattress 75cm x 175cm)

Dimensions: L 181.1cm x W 90.4cm x H 83cm

Colours available: White & Grey

Material: FSC Certified Scandinavian Pine

Guarantee: 1 year

Delivery/Lead time: Next working day (subject to availability)

Average customer rating: 4.9 out of 5

Safety: Safety rails

Why we love it

As previously mentioned, we love the Noomi brand for its sustainability. What we like the most about this Shorty Midsleeper is that it has plenty of storage space underneath, making it ideal for the smaller bedrooms. What’s more, you can either buy the bed on its own, or take advantage of purchasing a full set of storage options when placing your order, which includes a chest of drawers, pull-out crate, and cube unit.

Pros

  • Plenty of storage space underneath, with an option to purchase storage solutions
  • Easy to assemble
  • Free next-day delivery (subject to availability)
  • Sustainably Sourced Wood
  • Eco Friendly Non-Toxic Water Based Paint
  • Safety rail and single step to keep your child from falling

Cons

  • Height may not be suitable for toddlers just transitioning out of a cot

What our customers think

Customers love this cabin bed for its exceptional quality and space-saving design. It perfectly fits into small rooms, providing plenty of storage underneath. Easy assembly and clear instructions make it a hassle-free experience.

They are also very satisfied with the sturdy construction and ideal height, making it a must-have for maximising space in smaller bedrooms without compromising on quality or style.

Best Multi-functional Toddler Bed

Flair Flair Explorer Slide Midsleeper With Rails

White child's midsleeper bed with slide

The Flair Explorer Slide Midsleeper With Rails offers the ultimate adventure for your child's bedroom. Crafted from durable wood in a classic white and pine finish, this bed combines style and longevity. With safety features such as protective rails, it ensures your child's security during imaginative journeys.

The integrated ladder and slide provide extra fun, turning bedtime into an exciting expedition. Elevate your child's sleep and play area with this versatile piece, where dreams soar and playtime knows no bounds.

Size: Single

Dimensions: L 199cm x W 196 cm x H 142 cm (W 96cm without slide)

Colours available: White & Pine

Material: Pine

Guarantee: 1 year

Delivery/Lead time: Next working day (subject to availability)

Average customer rating: 4.5 out of 5

Safety: Safety rails

Why we love it

Who doesn’t love a slide? This Flair Explorer comes with an interchangeable slide and ladder, making bedtime an ultra-fun experience. It also comes with plenty of space underneath, making it ideal for storage, and is crafted from sturdy wood. It’s one of our latest additions to the Flair Furnishings collection, which has been a huge hit with our customers.

Pros

  • The stairs and slide turn bedtime into a thrilling expedition
  • Safety rails for peace of mind there won’t be any accidents
  • An elevated bed provides extra storage space underneath
  • Free next-day delivery (subject to availability)

Cons

  • Your child may never want to leave the bed!

What our customers think

While our customers have yet to review this super fun Explorer Midsleeper, our customers who have bought from our Flair range often praise them for how easy they are to assemble, and their sturdy construction. They are satisfied with the quality, often noting that they exceed expectations, given the price.

Many appreciate the aesthetics of the beds in the range, creating a cosy space for the kids to enjoy. They highlight the ease of assembly, with clear instructions making the process straightforward for beginners and experienced builders alike.

Overall, the Flair range is highly recommended by our customers for their durability, value for money, and ability to bring joy to their kids, so we’re confident the Explorer Slide Midsleeper is no exception.

Perfect for Little Princesses

Artisan Princess Carriage Bed Frame

Bed in shape of princess carriage

The Artisan Princess Carriage Bed Frame is a captivating addition to any little princess's room. Crafted to resemble a horse-drawn carriage, it's whimsical and charming. Safety features like set-back steps ensure accessibility for children, while pink curtains add to the fairytale ambience. This bed frame promises enchanting adventures and cherished memories, making it the perfect centrepiece for your child's bedroom.

Size: Single

Dimensions: L 227cm x W 101cm x H 170cm

Colours available: Pink

Material: MDF

Guarantee: 1 year

Delivery/Lead time: 7-14 working days

Average customer rating: 5 out of 5

Safety: Side-rails

Why we love it

We certainly love this unique design, resembling a beautiful pink horse-drawn carriage. Perfect for your little princess. It comes complete with pretty pink curtains, and the side rails will keep your child safe. This is guaranteed to be the perfect centrepiece for your child’s room. If cars are more your child’s thing, we also stock the Artisan Princess Love Car Bed Frame.

Pros

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Side rails will prevent unexpected tumbles
  • Solid construction

Cons

  • Despite its height, there’s little room for storage underneath
  • Your child may grow out of it quickly

What our customers think

Our customers love the high-quality materials, not to mention the kids love it too. They found the assembly process straightforward, and are very satisfied with how sturdy it is. One customer even noted the number of compliments on the bed from fellow parents!

Grey house-shaped bed with trundle

The Woodland House Bed fulfils every child's dream with its cosy and unique design. Complete with a pull-out trundle for sleepovers, it's perfect for shared rooms too. The woodland-style design, featuring panelled walls and a cut-out window, offers a delightful hideaway. Its vibrant, multi-coloured finish adds to its charm, making it a standout piece in any child's bedroom.

Size: Single

Dimensions: L 201cm x W 94cm x H 174cm

Colours available: Grey & White

Material: Pine

Guarantee: 1 year

Delivery/Lead time: Next working day (subject to availability)

Average customer rating: 4.3 out of 5

Safety: Safety rails, low to the floor

Why we love it

This bed has a unique, multicoloured woodland design, giving your child the hideaway they’ve always wanted, and the panelled walls double up as safety rails to prevent any tumbles through the night.

What’s more, it comes with a pull-out trundle that allows room for another bed, making it perfect for sleepovers and kids who share a room. (We recommend the Noomi Eco Foam Mattress for the trundle, which you can add to your order with the main bed).

Pros

  • Pull-out trundle allows room for another bed or could be used for storage.
  • Unique design
  • Free next-day delivery
  • The two-tone panels can be arranged in any order, and double up as safety rails