Admit it: one of the most disconcerting things about moving your child from a crib to a toddler bed isn’t that he’ll fall out, but rather he’ll get out of it. And down the hall and into your room…and then you’ll have a family bed whether you like it or not.
One way to ensure your little one stays in bed? Make sure he/she wants to. If you’re going the toddler bed route, try some of these playful ones that’ll make your bed just plain boring in comparison.
1. Perfect if you already have the popular nautical theme in his nursery, this cute boat toddler bed from KidKraft ($200) is sure to make transitioning smooth sailing.
2. If she’s pining for Prince Charming, there’s no doubt she’ll have sweet dreams on this pink princess bed ($138).
3. A bulldozer toddler bed ($290) may look tough, but it’s sure to keep your little builder cozy and warm.
4. If she wants a scaled-down version of a big bed, this canopy bed ($140) will make her feel all grown up.
Check out more of the best toddler beds in our buying guides.