To help your little one gain a little freedom while transitioning from a baby crib, a floor bed might be the answer.
Wiggly toddlers move a lot while they sleep and if their bed sits too high off the floor, they could fall and hurt themselves. Toddler floor beds are a game-changer when it comes to sleep safety, so they can sleep without fear (and you, too!). They lie directly on the floor which gives kids the practice they need to get in and out of bed on their own.
We've rounded up some of our favorites to take the guesswork out of getting your toddler to fall asleep (and stay asleep) safely.
Toddler floor beds are brilliant solutions for young sleepers. Perfect for fostering independence while keeping your child safe from rolling out onto the floor, these safer toddler beds also look gorgeous in decorated rooms. This 4.8-star rated Eden bed is our overall top-rated floor bed made from durable, solid wood complete with safety guardrails.
We love the solid white, gender-neutral color scheme and classic corners. This design is a great transition floor bed for toddlers that helps ease your child into the world of "big kid" beds without risk of injury.
Money-conscious parents will adore this simplistic toddler floor bed by UHOM. Shaped like a cozy cottage in Martha's Vinyard and made with premium Finland Pine, this is one bed you can feel good about—and it's mere inches from the floor to encourage your toddler's independence.
This particular design is humidity-resistant and environmentally painted twice over and comes with everything you need to gift your child the best night of sleep. And it's so affordable.
There's no doubt that kids love imaginative, creative play so why not combine that with the beautiful architecture of this ultra-luxe toddler bed? This Harper and Bright bunk bed features a twin bed on the upper bunk and a full on the bottom so there's room for sleepovers.
The beautifully-designed bed is made from solid pine and has built-in storage to save space while holding your little one's toys. It's an entire imagination and play zone that doubles as clever, safe sleep space.
This adorable solid pine bed from LLS is the perfect escape from the responsibilities of the day. The included slats make for a durable, stable foundation for a twin mattress (not included). Kids will go nuts for the inclusion of a semi-enclosed space where they can read, sleep, or hide in peace, while parents will love knowing they're safe from rolling out.
This Modern House design by Bellemave has all the bells and whistles any kid—or parent—wants in a toddler floor bed. Made with solid pine wood and high-quality MDF, this twin-size Montessori floor bed is crafted with safety and durability in mind. Equipped with a load-bearing slat kit and fence guard rails, you can rest easy knowing your toddler is safe and secure in this stylish floor bed frame.
It's also easy to assemble and dresses up the look of a mattress on the floor, offering a bed with rails built around your preferred kids' mattress.
When your child has outgrown a crib but isn't quite ready for a simplistic big bed, the Little Seeds Alessi toddler floor bed is the perfect transition. Adaptable to whatever stage your child is in, this bed is two-sided so it can be flipped from a low-floor bed to raised bed.
Created from durable wood and smooth-edged plywood, the lightweight Montessori bed comes with a preassembled slat base that supports any twin mattress. It's a clever alternative to flush-against-the-floor beds and traditional beds, meeting in the middle at an extremely low height.
This handsome Zinus metal framed toddler floor bed is a larger-scale Montessori bed aimed for growing toddlers and kids alike. We love it for adults that prefer being closer to the floor, too. No platform is needed, and it's made of sustainable bamboo with wood slats with a durable steel frame sure to stand up to even the busiest little bodies.
This platform-style option allows mattresses to sit on top of supportive wood slats just six inches off the ground. It's ideal for growing children and big people alike, and comes in a variety of bed sizes. Choose from twin, full, queen or king. Yup—even parents can get in on the floor bed action. The larger frame size means it also accommodates our favorite kids' mattress, the Helix Kids mattress.
Absolutely! In fact, for young children and those prone to lots of sleep movement, these brilliant designs are actually best. That's because they sit either flush against the floor or just a couple of inches above, limiting the potential for dangerous falls. And you can still add guard rails—meaning even rolling is reduced.
Well, humans have slept on or near floors for thousands of years—so the jury is out on that when. Dr. Maria Montessori did reinvigorate the idea and concept for young children in more recent years though, suggesting toddler floor bed options and Montessori-style beds for toddlers and young school children as a way to improve sleep safety and quality.
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