Furniture That Transitions from Baby to Toddler

As any parent knows, children can grow before our eyes, and soon they’re outgrowing all their baby furniture. This transition can become costly when you consider the need to buy brand new furniture every time your child outgrows what they currently have.

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However, it doesn’t need to be that way if you plan right from the get-go. Choose furniture pieces that can easily transition from baby to toddler, and you’ll be thanking yourself when it’s time to make the big change. 

Here are some of our favorite ideas for genius cost-saving furniture that grows with your family. 


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A Convertible Crib 


Invest in a crib that can be converted to a toddler bed whenever you’re ready. This way, instead of having to go out and buy a new bed when your little one is ready to take the next step in sleeping arrangements, just flip the crib. 


Whenever it’s time, these cribs are easy to convert and include beds complete with guard rails so your little ones can adjust to their new freedom. 

Here’s an example from Walmart, but you can purchase a convertible crib from a variety of stores to find one that suits your budget. 
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Use a Dresser For a Changing Table 


From the get-go, if you use a sturdy dresser as your changing table, you can convert it to a dresser once your little one is ready. When your child is a baby, you’ll be able to enjoy the extra storage space available. 

Once they’re a toddler, you can easily store their clothes, toys, and other items in the drawers and you won’t need to go out and buy any more storage units. When your toddler changes their mind about what they like, which they will do, you can simply paint it to match a new design theme. 

Bookcases and Storage Units 


When your baby is a newborn, it may not come to mind to use bookshelves for their clothes, toiletries, or other items. However, using these units, even if it is just inside the closet or somewhere out of sight, comes in handy when it’s time for you to transition to a toddler room. 

Simply swap out the clothes and baby items from the shelves and you’ve got a bookshelf for your child’s toys. These shelves can also help you keep certain items out of reach from your little explorer.

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