Step2 Thomas The Tank Engine Toddler Bed review

The correct choice of a toddler bed is a responsible event, on which the quality of the baby’s sleep depends. However, among all the variety offered by manufacturers, it is not so easy for children to choose a bed.

Here is the Step2 Thomas The Tank Engine Toddler Bed review to help you choose the right bed for your child.

Step2 Thomas The Tank Engine Toddler Bed


Product Detail

Make the transition from crib to toddler bed fun and easy with the Thomas the Tank Engine Toddler Bed by Step2. This bed fits a standard toddler/crib mattress (mattress is not included). When your little conductor runs out of steam, they will be excited drift off to dreamland in this realistic train bed. During the day, kids can make believe they’re on the island of Sodor with Thomas. Bedtime and playtime just got more fun thanks to Step2. The Thomas the Tank Engine Toddler Bed is recommended for ages 2 and up. Adult assembly is required. The dimensions of this toddler bed are 29.5 H x 33.5 W x 67 D (inches)

Type of child bed

The choice of a bed model is largely determined by the age of the child. There is a huge difference between a crib for a newborn and a sleeping place for a teenager because they perform different tasks. But even in its age category, furniture can vary quite a lot.

According to the age criterion, beds are distinguished:

1. For newborns

The main task in the early stages of life is for the baby to feel calm and so that the mother can afford a little rest or do household chores. Best options for newborns:

  • cradles – small cots for babies up to 8 months old, equipped with a motion sickness mechanism, small dimensions make them easy to carry from place to place;
  • rocking chairs (on runners) – suitable for children under 3 years of age, such a crib swings with the whole body, the amplitude depends on the shape of the runners, often manufacturers provide for the possibility of subsequently removing the runners or replacing them with wheels;
  • pendulums – only a place to sleep is movable, the swing mechanism can be with longitudinal or lateral movement, or it can be universal, that is, the direction of motion sickness can be changed;
  • playpens – a sleeping place in the daytime turns into a play area; the relative lightness of the structure is compensated by reliable legs that provide stability, even if the baby rests on the side.
  • transformers – cribs combine several functions: a cradle, a chest of drawers, a diaper. This saves space and costs; as they grow older, a number of elements can be removed, turning a cozy cradle into a full-fledged bed that will last a child at least up to 10 years

2. age 3 to 5

This category automatically includes transformers that “grow” with their owners.

Classic preschool beds – single beds, with removable or fixed protective sides, often complemented by drawers for storing linen. Bumpers can be mounted on one or both sides.

Themed beds are not much different in design from the classic ones, but they have a brighter and more interesting design for children. The most common options are toy cars. But they can also be made in the form of rockets, castles, ships, etc. Like the classic options, they are usually equipped with sides and drawers for linen.

3. For schoolchildren and teenagers

Beds for schoolchildren and adolescents on the market are represented by the following types:

  • classic – has a frame, headboard, footboard; this model is an ideal solution for spacious bedrooms and is able to provide maximum psychological comfort during relaxation;
  • a transformer wardrobe bed – a design when a standard bed in the daytime is located vertically and hidden behind the front of the wardrobe, and at night it goes down and turns into a full-fledged sleeping place;
  • loft bed – a two-level structure with an upper bed, the lower tier may remain empty, or it may have a work area, sports corner or wardrobe in the lower part;
  • podium bed – a retractable structure built into the podium, where you can place any other furniture.
  • The two-tier model stands apart, in which there are two berths located one above the other. If necessary, many options can subsequently become a separate sleeping area.

How to choose a toddler bed

So, to summarize – how to choose a bed for a child so that his rest is as safe and comfortable as possible. Here are some basic tips:

  • decide in advance on the location and make the necessary measurements; for a crib with a pendulum mechanism, provide additional space for swinging;
  • consider for how long you take the product: the cradles are designed for children up to six months, classic models can last up to 3 or 4 years, transformers – up to 10 years;
  • decide if you will buy additional baby furniture, such as a swaddle or chest of drawers – if not, consider purchasing a transformer.

It is better to purchase a bed in advance so that the smell of new furniture has time to disappear before the baby appears. Do not forget about additional accessories: mattress, protective sides, and baby underwear.

If you need additional advice on choosing, our specialists are always ready to provide complete and comprehensive information on each product that we have in the range.

How to store the underside of a child’s bed?

There are quick, easy, and effective tips to help you gain more storage space. The first and easiest is to focus on decluttering. You will find that after getting rid of all the things that are no longer useful to you, the underside of your child’s bed will be clearer. You can then install plastic bins on casters or cardboard boxes, which are very practical and easy to clean. These elements can be used as storage space under a child’s bed. You can store your sheets there. Arranging drawers is also an excellent choice. Your child can put their favorite things or even their toys there.


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