Some parents choose to forgo the toddler bed altogether. If you’d rather put your toddler straight into a “big kid bed”, you’ve got a multitude of options. A twin bed is the classic first choice. Many kids stay in a twin bed until they are ready to go to college. A trundle can be added for additional sleeping space for guests. For a toddler transitioning into the big bed, you might consider starting him out on the trundle or pulling out the trundle at night so if he rolls out of bed, he rolls onto another bed. If space allows, a full or queen sized bed is a good option. Just be sure to allow enough play space in the room. Either of these sizes carries through the teen years easily. For reference, a full bed is about the same length as a twin. A standard twin mattress measures 39×75, a full measures 53×74 and a queen measures 60×80. A headboard only or open foot style bed like our Turned Post Bed works well in a smaller child’s room. Footboards can sometimes seem to cut off the space in a room. Any of our beds can be ordered headboard only for 60% of the retail price.