8 Toddler Floor Beds That’ll Encourage Little Kids to Sleep When They Need To
My family’s first foray into the world of Montessori was one of those illuminating, mind-altering experiences that stays with you for a lifetime. Though it was several years back, I can still remember observing my preschooler’s classroom in those first weeks with the same wide-eyed bewilderment one might bring to a circus performance. At the time, watching little ones wash dishes and prepare food seemed no less daring, no less bizarre than taming a lion or swinging from a trapeze.
But it’s this focus on fostering independence that makes the Montessori method such an empowering approach for kids and parents alike. Guided by this philosophy, kids learn practical life skills that have them flexing a measure of freedom during meals, grooming, play—and yes, even sleep. How does that last one work? Enter the floor bed.
Why is a toddler floor bed and why might you want one?
For all practical purposes, a floor bed is just what it claims to be: a bed placed on the floor. Unlike more traditional big kids beds, a toddler floor bed encourages bodily autonomy, allowing young children to regulate their own sleep by climbing into their bed when they’re tired enough to rest. The key here is to ensure a kid-safe room for them to roam in.
For anyone looking for a bit more polish than simply setting out a mattress (which is totally permissible too, by the way), we have eight adorable selections that will make you wish that you, too, could doze off on the floor.