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Toddler Bed Ideas for Twins

by Nadia Haris

When your toddler is ready for a "big kid" bed, it's important to choose one that is safe and practical. If you have twin toddlers, it can be difficult to find beds that fit into your children's bedroom comfortably. Use creative solutions for adorable toddler or kid-size beds to make bedtime twice as pleasant for you and your twins.

Corner Headboard Beds

Have a custom-made corner headboard for two single beds for your twins. This makes use of empty corner space to conveniently fit both beds into one room. Have a carpenter design a custom piece that is a square-shaped night-table and storage area and also serves as a headboard for both beds. Place it in a corner with two single beds that are set against the walls, at a 90 degree angle to each other. Place guard-rails on each bed for safety; these can be removed as your twins grow into the beds.

Upholstered Platform Beds

Recycle your twins' crib mattresses by using them on two platform beds. Place the mattresses on upholstered bases made from plywood boards. These toddler-size single beds can be made out of low boxes that are upholstered with soft cotton batting and covered with fabric. The low height makes it easy for your toddler twins to climb into bed on their own and provides safety if a child rolls out of bed by accident.

Crib Loft Beds

Many cribs can be transformed into toddler beds. If your twins' cribs are not adjustable you can still transform them into toddler loft beds. These beds can be made by raising the bed of the cribs, removing part of the railing on one side and attaching a low three-step ladder. Both beds provide storage space beneath for your toddlers' toys and other items.

Safety

To prevent toddler tumbles, ensure that guard-rails are securely fastened to the open side of your children's beds. If beds are placed in the center of the room, they will need safety rails on both sides. Use fabric that is easy to wipe clean for upholstering the bed bases and headboards. It is normal for toddlers to occasionally wet the bed. Cover your twins' mattresses in thick absorbent fleece that can be easily removed and thrown into the wash. Avoid using plastic covers that can come loose from the mattresses and are a suffocation hazard.

About the Author

Nadia Haris is a registered radiation therapist who has been writing about nutrition for more than six years. She is completing her Master of Science in nutrition with a focus on the dietary needs of oncology patients.

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