With the release of Disney’s animated Cars and its upcoming sequel, Cars 2, the Little Tikes race car bed has once again become popular in many young children’s bedrooms. If you are thinking of buying one of these great beds, read on and I will give you the best tips you need to know when buying and assembling one of these great beds.
Why choose a race car bed?
That’s a good question, and the answer is that most parents have found these beds to be great when their little one has been transitioning from crib to bed and with these beds it couldn’t be smoother. Many parents have been excited to find that their little one has even gone to bed earlier, just for the pleasure of sleeping in his new racing bed. Going to bed now can be a pleasant experience, and you know that you will sleep comfortably with your new friend and better yet in your own room.
What bed to choose?
First of all, what are the Little Tikes race car bed options? Well, first there is the most popular bed, which is the Little Tikes Lightning McQueen Race Car Twin Bed. This is the bed based on the little character from the aforementioned Disney movie. The bed is red with stickers to match those in the movie. This little character has been popular with young children everywhere and having a bed like this has never been more fun.
The second bed option is the standard Little Tikes sports car bed, which is exactly the same as the Little Tikes Lightning McQueen race car bed in dimensions and shape, but without the Lightning McQueen decals. These beds come in a selection of colors from primary blue, cherry red, white, green, yellow, black and there is even pink for your little Miss Penelope Pitstop.
Finally, Little Tikes has produced the Little Tikes Lightning McQueen Roadster Toddler Bed, so now even toddlers aged 15 months to 5 years can have their own cute little bed. These beds look exactly the same as the previous beds, but are much smaller in dimensions.
Sleeping safely: How safe?
This is one of the biggest questions parents want to know, and with a Little Tikes racing bed, you can be sure that you will be very safe.
The sides of these beds are high enough that you don’t need to add rails, and these sides get taller towards the top end of the bed. They get lower on the foot, that our Little Boy Racer can climb onto his bed or slide down and out. One thing you should not worry about is that there will be no problem with him rolling while he sleeps.
How strong are these beds?
These beds are strong! If you are familiar with other Little Tikes products, you will know that they only make quality products, and these race car beds are no exception. Made from a double-walled plastic construction, these beds are made with the “pebble” plastic common with other Little Tikes products, and these beds will be able to withstand the most boisterous games.
What should I consider before buying one of these beds?
The most important thing to consider is the space required for one of these beds. They are larger than a standard bed, so make sure you have adequate space. Also, if you order online, be sure to schedule delivery time for when you’re inside because the box is large.
What is not included with one of these beds?
These beds are designed to fit a standard size double mattress that you must provide yourself. The Lightning McQueen Roadster Toddler Bed uses the smallest standard crib mattress in the US You must also provide your own box springs or you can use a bunk support board if you prefer.
The bed comes with three wooden mattress supports, but these alone will not support the mattress. These can be placed on two levels depending on how high or low you would like the mattress to be.
Will I be able to build one of these beds?
Yes, don’t worry, you won’t have any problem. The only tool you will need is a screwdriver and the assembly instructions are very clear to read and understand. On average, it takes about an hour to assemble, and some people do it in less.
The only care that is really needed is when applying the decals as they can be a bit fiddly. It’s probably best to apply these first before assembling the bed, although you won’t be able to do this with the wheels because they need to be screwed in first because the decal will cover the center bolt. The thing to remember when applying the decals is to be patient and take your time. Personally, I would advise you to help someone to hold the other side of the decal while it is applied.
Running to the land of dreams
Just look at the surprise on his face when you walk into your new room to see your Little Tikes Race Car Bed waiting there for your new friend, and most importantly, you can rest easy knowing that you are happy dreaming of the open road safely. Dreamland.