11 Low Bunk Beds Perfect for Toddlers Making the Transition to Big Kid Beds

updated Apr 13, 2023
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If there’s one thing you’ve probably come to realize about us here at Cubby, it’s that we love bunk beds. With dozens of variations to choose from — twin over full, futon, storage, slide, and triple, just to name a few! — these fun, versatile picks are the ultimate kid bed. But while these beds may be the bed of most kids’ dreams, parents may worry about kids falling off of a bunk. Luckily, it’s something that children’s furniture designers have come to understand, too. Let us introduce you to the perfect solution for worried parents and wobbly kiddos: the low bunk bed.

Designed with a floor bed as its base, these 11 bunk beds keep the lower bunk close to the ground for safer sleep. A perfect pick for toddlers making the transition to a big kid bed, this list includes everything from slides, desks, and even a triple bunk design! Here’s to fun and safe sleep for everyone. (You can also check out more of our toddler bunk bed picks!)

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West Elm

How chic is this West Elm bunk bed?! With a modern design and clean lines, this is one bunk bed that will age nicely with your child as their style evolves.

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The Max & Lily Bunk Bed has a super fun slide that might have your kid looking forward to bedtime for once.

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was $464.99

A favorite of ours, this Tree House Bunk Bed brings the fun of a tree house indoors. The top bunk sits inside a classic house frame, with an adorable open window and a sturdy ladder for hours of imaginative play — and, eventually, sleep.

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was $649.99

While many kids' beds seem to come in only white or gray, if you're looking for a warmer-hued style go with this bed from Harriet Bee. This walnut pick has a modern feel that will grow nicely with your child's ever-changing style.

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We love a good versatile find and the Ouef Perch Nest Bed is that and then some. This bed can be set up one of two ways: as a loft bed with a floor mattress or as a canopy bed with space for an add-on trundle! Talk about customizable! The best part? It stands at about 4’2” tall, at least a foot shorter than a typical loft bed, making it the perfect first bunk bed that allows for easy goodnight kisses and an increased sense of security.

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Pottery Barn Kids
was $1199.00

Clean lines and subtle paneling contribute to the classic craftsman style of the Camden bed from Pottery Barn Kids, crafted from solid poplar wood.

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was $569.99

Looking for a low bed with a desk? The Donetia bed from Harriet Bee may be just what you're looking for. This twin-over-full pick includes a floor bed, guardrails, and a built-in ladder alongside built-in shelving and an attached desk. Talk about being equipped!

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Yep, you’re seeing this right — a triple bunk bed. Designed to fit three kiddos at once, this bunk bed is the definition of space-saving, provided you have enough ceiling clearance for it. Even if you don’t have three kids, you could always save the extra bunk for slumber party guests.

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was $999.00

Worried about your kid accidentally falling off the ladder while climbing to the top bunk? The Kean Bunk Bed takes all the worry out of the equation with a built-in set of stairs, so that even the wobbliest of kids get to bed with no fuss.

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was $971.00

This low full-over-full bunk bed will last your kiddos well into their teenage years with its larger size and classic styling.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Ok, so this one isn't exactly a floor bed style, but we think it's still worth mentioning thanks to one thing: storage. The Belden is a twin over full bunk bed that has it all: stairs, storage, and style.

This post originally appeared on Cubby. See it here: 10 Low Bunk Beds Perfect for Toddlers Making the Transition to Big Kid Beds