Purchasing The Right Toddler Furniture
May 29th, 2017
If your little boy or girl has quickly grown from a newborn to a toddler and you are not sure what you will need, then have no fear as you are not alone. There are many people who are first time parents who have virtually no clue what their kids will need or where to get them. Having raised several toddlers myself I know exactly what you will need to get, what to look for and good places to get them.
Choosing The Right Furniture For Your Toddler
The first thing you have to take into consideration is your budget. A toddler room can cost anywhere from a couple hundred dollars all the way up to a couple thousand and more. It is best to know exactly how much you are willing to spend before you go out shopping because very quickly it will become apparent that things get expensive and add up.
More than likely you will need a couple of things for your toddler’s room. The first is a toddler bed. There are many different kinds to choose from, but I would recommend looking for something that you think your child will be able to use for a number of years. I would recommend getting a bed that will work all the way up until at least around age 5 or so. These beds will be longer than the normal ones for a toddler, but you are going to want something that is going to last as opposed to something you will be putting to the curb in a couple years.
In addition to the bed you probably will want to get some kind of dresser and wardrobe. Usually these will be included with a set that comes with your bed. I highly recommend looking for something made of plastic as opposed to real wood or metal. Metal can be dangerous and have sharp edges. Wood is nice but can be difficult to clean. Modern hard plastic is easy to clean, is very durable, and generally costs a lot less than the alternatives. In addition for the same price you can get some pretty nice colors and dynamics with plastic furniture. When you have toddlers you know how difficult it can be to find furniture that is going to last and stand up to a beating.
There you have it, a couple of simple things to look at before you purchase your furniture. Your next step to finding the perfect bedroom set for your toddler is to start shopping for different sets. I would start on the internet, then take a look around locally to see what they have to offer. Again I would recommend looking at plastic as toddlers in general can be very destructive.