7 Best Toddler Floor Beds 2023

You'll never have to worry about rolling or falling again.

By Candace Powell

7 Best Toddler Floor Beds 2023

Finding the best toddler floor bed shouldn't be a chore. You want something safe, reliable, and cozy enough to help your little one drift off to sleep. Even if you've purchased the best toddler bed with the best toddler mattress, there's still a question of safety—especially for squirmy sleepers.

To help your little one gain a little freedom while transitioning from a baby crib, a floor bed might be the answer.

What is a toddler floor bed?

Wiggly toddlers move a lot while they sleep and if their bed sits too high off the floor, they could fall and hurt themselves. Toddler floor beds are a game-changer when it comes to sleep safety, so they can sleep without fear (and you, too!). They lie directly on the floor which gives kids the practice they need to get in and out of bed on their own.

We've rounded up some of our favorites to take the guesswork out of getting your toddler to fall asleep (and stay asleep) safely.

Best toddler floor bed picks 2023

Best overall

Eden Home Modern Toddler Floor Bed

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Toddler floor beds are brilliant solutions for young sleepers. Perfect for fostering independence while keeping your child safe from rolling out onto the floor, these safer toddler beds also look gorgeous in decorated rooms. This 4.8-star rated Eden bed is our overall top-rated floor bed made from durable, solid wood complete with safety guardrails.

We love the solid white, gender-neutral color scheme and classic corners. This design is a great transition floor bed for toddlers that helps ease your child into the world of "big kid" beds without risk of injury.


  • Made of solid wood
  • Guardrails help keep your child safe
  • Helps toddlers get in and out of bed with ease
  • Slat kit included
  • Budget-friendly


  • Many reviewers state assembly takes about an hour, so clear a bit of your schedule

Best budget

UHOM  Premium  Toddler House Bed Frame

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Money-conscious parents will adore this simplistic toddler floor bed by UHOM. Shaped like a cozy cottage in Martha's Vinyard and made with premium Finland Pine, this is one bed you can feel good about—and it's mere inches from the floor to encourage your toddler's independence.

This particular design is humidity-resistant and environmentally painted twice over and comes with everything you need to gift your child the best night of sleep. And it's so affordable.


  • Budget-friendly (heck, one of the best prices we've ever seen on a toddler floor bed)
  • Premium Finland pine
  • Fits a standard mattress
  • Ready for paint, if you choose
  • You can build onto the basic frame with a chimney, fence, and more
  • Durable


  • No guardrails to prevent your child from falling out

Best luxury

Harper & Bright Designs Twin Over Full House Bunk Bed

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There's no doubt that kids love imaginative, creative play so why not combine that with the beautiful architecture of this ultra-luxe toddler bed? This Harper and Bright bunk bed features a twin bed on the upper bunk and a full on the bottom so there's room for sleepovers.

The beautifully-designed bed is made from solid pine and has built-in storage to save space while holding your little one's toys. It's an entire imagination and play zone that doubles as clever, safe sleep space.


  • High end play-zone finishes
  • Space-saving design, complete with stairs and storage
  • Fits a twin and full bed
  • Elegant colors fit for a queen (or king)
  • Made from solid pine
  • The bottom bunk is close to the ground which keeps your child safe


  • Assembly takes a good hour or two for one person

Best wood

LLS Twin House Bed with Roof and Window

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This adorable solid pine bed from LLS is the perfect escape from the responsibilities of the day. The included slats make for a durable, stable foundation for a twin mattress (not included). Kids will go nuts for the inclusion of a semi-enclosed space where they can read, sleep, or hide in peace, while parents will love knowing they're safe from rolling out.


  • Easy to assemble
  • Made from solid pine
  • Enclosed space for privacy and better sleep
  • Holds up to 250 pounds


Best twin size

Bellemave House Twin Size Floor Bed with Fence Railings

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This Modern House design by Bellemave has all the bells and whistles any kid—or parent—wants in a toddler floor bed. Made with solid pine wood and high-quality MDF, this twin-size Montessori floor bed is crafted with safety and durability in mind. Equipped with a load-bearing slat kit and fence guard rails, you can rest easy knowing your toddler is safe and secure in this stylish floor bed frame.

It's also easy to assemble and dresses up the look of a mattress on the floor, offering a bed with rails built around your preferred kids' mattress.


  • Frame holds up to 300 pounds
  • Made with solid pine wood
  • Comes with a durable, sturdy slat kit
  • Fence provides safety from rolling out


  • Change sheets with care as some taller reviewers mentioned knocking their heads into the roof frame

Best Walmart

Little Seeds Alessi Kids Montessori Reversible Floor Bed

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When your child has outgrown a crib but isn't quite ready for a simplistic big bed, the Little Seeds Alessi toddler floor bed is the perfect transition. Adaptable to whatever stage your child is in, this bed is two-sided so it can be flipped from a low-floor bed to raised bed.

Created from durable wood and smooth-edged plywood, the lightweight Montessori bed comes with a preassembled slat base that supports any twin mattress. It's a clever alternative to flush-against-the-floor beds and traditional beds, meeting in the middle at an extremely low height.

Pros h3

  • Two-sided makes for a reversible bed for any toddler stage
  • Interconnecting joints help build the bed with no-tool assembly
  • Smooth edges
  • Made with durable wood
  • Easily fits your best crib mattress
  • Preassembled slat base
  • Mattress guard corners that become bed legs

Cons h3

  • This bed doesn't come with guardrails but does have a low-profile base

Best metal frame

Zinus Metal and Bamboo Platform Bed

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This handsome Zinus metal framed toddler floor bed is a larger-scale Montessori bed aimed for growing toddlers and kids alike. We love it for adults that prefer being closer to the floor, too. No platform is needed, and it's made of sustainable bamboo with wood slats with a durable steel frame sure to stand up to even the busiest little bodies.

This platform-style option allows mattresses to sit on top of supportive wood slats just six inches off the ground. It's ideal for growing children and big people alike, and comes in a variety of bed sizes. Choose from twin, full, queen or king. Yup—even parents can get in on the floor bed action. The larger frame size means it also accommodates our favorite kids' mattress, the Helix Kids mattress.


  • Durable metal frame made from steel
  • Extremely affordable
  • Sustainable wood and bamboo accents
  • No box spring necessary
  • Only six inches off the ground
  • Comes in twin, full, queen and king sizes


  • Assembly is required, but only takes about 40 minutes from start to finish


Are Montessori floor beds safe?

Absolutely! In fact, for young children and those prone to lots of sleep movement, these brilliant designs are actually best. That's because they sit either flush against the floor or just a couple of inches above, limiting the potential for dangerous falls. And you can still add guard rails—meaning even rolling is reduced.

Who created floor beds for toddlers?

Well, humans have slept on or near floors for thousands of years—so the jury is out on that when. Dr. Maria Montessori did reinvigorate the idea and concept for young children in more recent years though, suggesting toddler floor bed options and Montessori-style beds for toddlers and young school children as a way to improve sleep safety and quality.

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This article was originally published on Jun 29, 2023

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