It’s a big step to be looking for your kid’s house bed for the first time. It probably feels like just yesterday you were transitioning your sleep-resisting (hello, sleep regression!) baby from the bassinet that hung out in your bedroom to the big-baby crib in her very own nursery. Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, it’s time to make another huge sleep transition: from the crib to the toddler bed.
Like shopping for cribs, there is certainly no shortage of toddler beds out there in all different shapes and sizes. But one of the most trendy toddler beds out there today is what’s called the “house bed.” Just as its name suggests, it’s designed to look sort of like a house. In short, it makes the transition from crib to big-kid bed seem a whole lot less scary.
These beds aren’t only a chic addition to your home decor, but they’re also incredibly practical. Most of the time they involve a bed frame that’s very low to the floor so that your child doesn’t A) have trouble getting in and out of it and B) doesn’t fall out of it during the middle of the night. They also have very tall structures that make up the “house” part of the bed, which you can use to decorate with fabric, lights, you name it.
The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to house beds for kids and toddlers, but you have to find the right one for your little one. Here are some of the best house beds on the market that moms are loving right now.
Best Kids House Beds
If you’re looking for something simple and straightforward in terms of design, this house bed by Delta Children has everything and more. It has built-in storage for keeping books for bedtime or a few of your child’s favorite toys. It comes with a headboard, footboard, bed rails, center support and slat roll-design that can be used with a standard twin-size mattress and box spring. It comes in three different colors to match the decor of your child’s room.
Not sure that your child will really be into the house house bed thing, but want to give it a try? This tent-inspired option is a great one for testing the ropes. It wraps around a regular mattress on the floor and uses wood dowels to hold up the tent. It’s super easy to assemble and can be used for play time if your toddler’s not into sleeping in it.
Inspired by Scandinavian design, this transition house bed is clean, simple and straightforward—just the way parents and kiddos like it. It’s made from solid wood and has a removable crossbar so that you can play with your child without hitting your head. It’s super sturdy and comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
Best Toddler House Beds
If you’re looking for a house bed with a bit of a unique look, this one covers those bases. The bed sits right on the floor so you don’t have to worry about your child falling out. It has a stable construction with all hardware is hidden from young and curious minds. It’s also eco-friendly (certified through SGS environmental protection) and safe for kiddos.
Not quite ready to make the official move from the crib to a toddler bed, but know it’s in your near future? This 5-in-1 convertible crib lets you experience it all, with five different positioning options that includes a standard house bed. It can switch from a regular crib to a daybed, toddler bed, playhouse and even a full-size bed, so this is something that will stay with your kiddo through the years.
Some parents just like the protection of knowing that their child’s bed is Greenguard Gold Certified—something you can usually feel rest assured with if you’re purchasing from Pottery Barn Kids. It features the basic Scandinavian design with kiln-dried wood, which helps prevent splitting and cracking. It’s finished using child-safe, water-based paint and comes in two basic colors—white and black.
Best House Bed Frames
This incredible work of art takes the term “house bed” to new heights because it practically is a house in and of itself. Sure, it’s on the pricier side of things, but if your child really wants a bed that looks like a little house, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser and turn your child’s bedroom into an envy-worthy hangout spot.
This house bed is perfect for sleepovers because it features a trundle that pulls out from underneath, turning it into a double bed on the spot. It’s made from solid pine and is a sturdy piece of furniture that is sure to last through the years. It’s great for small rooms because it saves space. Just don’t forget that you still have to buy the two mattresses separately.
Best Twin House Beds
This house bed has an adorable white-picket-fence look that is undeniably charming but also serves the purpose of giving your child the assurance of being protected on three sides. The rest of its structure is fairly standard for most house beds with the exception of the trundle bed underneath which can come in handy for sleepovers or just fun play.
This house bed serves more purposes than most—it also features a little lounge area for your child to hangout and read, color or play with toys. It has guard rails on all four sides, which is something most house beds do not offer, so you can feel rest assured that your child’s safe through the night.