When we moved into our new house, we upgraded Annabelle from a toddler bed to a queen size bed. We’ve had quite a few questions since as to why our four year old has a bigger size bed than most teens. Giving your child a queen size bed isn’t so crazy if you need a place for guests to sleep, right? These are the practical reasons why your toddler needs a queen size bed and why Annabelle sleeps like a Queen.
The first reason why my toddler has a queen size bed is we had to use our new queen mattress. When we were presented with an opportunity for a new mattress, we could not turn it down. Annabelle then became the proud new owner of a bed fit for a queen. We are happy to upgrade her from a tiny toddler bed to a big comfy bed she would be able to sleep in through high school. We know we won’t need to ever buy a bed for Annabelle again.
If you’re considering a bigger bed for your toddler, make sure you add a bed rail for safety.
Annabelle is still small and we make sure the queen size bed is safe for our little girl. To ensure her safety, we installed a swing down bed rail that protects her from rolling out of bed in the middle of the night. The bed rail is perfect when Annabelle and Ailey have sleepovers.
If Annabelle has a friend stay the night that’s never been in a large bed before, we know she’s safe. We feel comfort knowing the girls won’t end up on the floor with a bed rail in place. The Regalo Bed Rail conveniently swings down and out of our way when needed, and also slides under the mattress to be hidden when we don’t need it.
Queen Bed = Guest Bed
The second reason why my toddler has a queen size bed is we needed a place for guests to sleep in our new home. When we combined the third and fourth bedrooms in our house to make a large master bedroom, it took away a guest bedroom. We have a number of family and friends who live out of state and need a proper place to sleep when they visit. Annabelle’s bedroom doubles as a guest room now. When we have visitors, Annabelle happily sleeps in her sister’s room on a portable toddler bed.
The extra long My Cot by Regalo is comfy, cozy, and convenient. If we have someone staying the night in Annabelle’s bed, she isn’t forced to sleep on the floor (or with us). Instead, she has her own place to lay her head on the My Cot. The sisters love being able to sleep in the same room together in their beds.
Everyone loves My Cot!
We love the extra-long My Cot because it folds up and stores easily. When our guests leave, we keep the My Cot in the linen closet. We can also bring Annabelle’s My Cot anywhere. When we travel to Ohio for Thanksgiving and stay in a hotel room, Annabelle can bring along her own comfortable place to sleep and play.
My Cot comes in at 54” long (perfect for a growing toddler). It can hold children up to 80 pounds, making it ideal for children 2-8 years old. It is made of steel, built with durability, safety and convenience in mind. There is a sturdy canvas material lining the cot for safety as well.
If you’re interested in a Bed Rail or My Cot for your toddler, check out the numerous options at Regalo. The Bed Rails come in a variety of styles and My Cot, the portable toddler made, is made in different colors and lengths.
Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.