Is your little one ready to make that move from their cot to a grown-up bed? It's a big milestone for them, and you'll want to make the transition as smooth and reassuring as possible. Cosy toddler beds are smaller than single beds, and lower for sleepy little legs to scramble into – the perfect middle ground between a cot and full-size bed.
Toddler beds come in a range of appealing designs, from trusted brands such as HelloHome. You can make bedtime fun with a character-based bed. Toddler beds for boys include bases shaped to look like vehicles, as well as favourite Disney characters. Your little girl will love the range of toddler beds for girls – look out for miniature four-posters and frames with delicate stencilled patterns. If you prefer a classic look, go for a simple wooden bed with a natural or painted finish. You can add character with a children's bedding set – if your little one is a bit apprehensive about the new sleeping arrangements, encouraging them to pick their own pattern helps them settle in.
What else do you need for your little sleeper? If the frame you choose doesn't come with a mattress, you'll need to pick up a cot bed mattress in the right size. You might be concerned that your toddler will roll about while they snooze. Start them off on their nighttime adventure with a bed guard, which clips onto the side of the bed to keep them safely tucked up.
Don't forget a snuggly duvet and pillow, and some fun toddler bedding sets to brighten up their bedroom or spark their imagination as they drop off. Add some children's bedroom essentials such as a lamp and a new blind, and they'll have a beautiful new sleeping space (which hopefully, they'll toddle into willingly every night...).