Toddler Bed Vs Twin

by Dylan Bowen June 01, 2022 2 min read

Toddler bed vs twin

The time will come when you are waked up in the night by a not so silent figure in your bedroom. No, not a robber but your toddler who’s managed to escape from their cot.

Now that you have an escape artist at home, you need a new secure bed for them. If you have a convertible cot, then it’s just a simple matter of turning it into a big childbed. Although, if you need to buy a new one, then there’s a decision to make- toddler bed vs twin bed?

What are the differences between the two?

The main distinction between a twin bed and a toddler bed is the size. A toddler bed should be able to accommodate a full-size cot mattress, so the lowest inner dimensions are 27 ¼ inches wide and 51 5/8 inches long.

The twin bed uses a twin mattress which is about 38 inches wide and 75 inches long. Another differentiating factor is that toddler beds are suggested for kids who weigh less than 50lb (about 22kg).

What is a toddler bed and who is it for?

A toddler bed is a change from a cot to a traditional bed. It allows free access to children over 15 months old.

As mentioned previously, the inner dimensions should be at least 27 ¼ inches wide and 51 5/8 inches long so you can use a cot mattress with it.

Toddler beds have a weight of 50lb, so heavier children are better off with a twin bed.

Types of Toddler Beds

Convertible toddler bed – These types of cots you can transform your crib into a toddler bed and some let you turn it even into a regular bed.

Regular toddler beds – Most toddler beds in the market aren’t convertible. There are many toddler beds which are affordable options and you can choose between many designs. Although, the maximum dimensions are usually smaller than that of a twin bed.

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