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The Perfect Toddler Bed Transition Combo

In the bliss (aka blur) that is the first year of motherhood, it’s hard to imagine the day when you’ll be moving your sweet little one into their own little “big kid” bed. You may accept that the time has come when, whilst blissfully enjoying a moment of silence during nap time, you hear the *thud* and pitter-patter of your toddler descending from his or her crib and bee lining toward you. Or perhaps it’s their idea... Maybe they’re potty trained now, maybe they’re comfortable going to preschool, they definitely want to dress themselves. They’re starting to feel like a big kid, and the crib just won’t cut it.

Whatever the reason, around the age of 2 or 3 years old, you’ll be preparing to make the move. One way to smooth the transition is to get your little one excited about his or her new bed.

One of our favorite toddler bed trends that both mamas and little one can get behind is the adorable house bed. With an ode to Scandinavian style, this minimal bed frame is perfect for both boys and girls and suits so many different design styles.


Photos (clockwise from top left): @sophiavictoriajoy, @morganalundberg, @teoyolivia, @oakpointandapple

We love this one by our friends at A Child’s Nook. Available in three different sizes and three colors, these high quality bed frames are hand-crafted in Idaho from solid furniture-grade wood.

One benefit to the house bed style that mamas love is how they are constructed such that the mattress lays directly on the ground. Therefore, you won’t need to fret about your little one falling as they get themselves in and out of bed, or rolling out as they sleep in the night.

The house shaped frame will spark their creativity as they imagine themselves in a castle in the woods or a hidden palace in the jungle. Drape a light blanket over the frame to create a fort. Hang colorful accents or lights along the top. Apply decals to the wall. Let your little one make the space their own, creating a magical little space that both gives them comfort and makes them feel independent.

Another great addition to ease the transition to the house bed is the DockATot Grand. The Grand dock is ideal for bed transitioning, thanks to built-in, air permeable sides that act as bumpers, allowing toddlers to settle more easily in a bigger bed. 

In the weeks leading up to the move, introduce the Grand pod as a cozy place to lounge around the house during the day for naps, story time, and general play. Once you move it to toddler bed for nighttime sleeping, it will give little ones a snug sense of security and familiarity in their newer, bigger beds.

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Because we love this house bed plus DockATot Grand combo so much, it only seemed appropriate that we’d team up with our friends at A Child’s Nook for a giveaway! It’s super easy to enter, just follow the instructions below!

One winner will receive one DockATot Grand and a toddler size house bed of their choice by A Child's Nook. Giveaway open to US participants only. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on Friday Feb 23 at 11:59PM PST. Giveaway winner will be announced on Monday Feb 26.

INSTRUCTIONS //

UPDATE: GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! Congratulations to our winner, Lindsey Mechling!

ENTER ON THIS BLOG POST:

> Leave a comment below telling us which Grand pod and Bed color combination you want to win!

ENTER ON FACEBOOK:

> Like DockATot and A Child's Nook on Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/dockatot/ & https://www.facebook.com/achildsnook/

> Find and like the photo above on our Facebook page and leave a comment telling us why you want to win!

ENTER ON INSTAGRAM:

> Follow @dockatot and @achildsnook on Instagram.

> Find this photo above on DockATot's Instagram page, like the photo, and leave the comment "ENTERED"!

> Bonus points if you tag a fellow mama friend!

Good luck!!








 


100 Responses

Prathima Venkatesan
Prathima Venkatesan

February 26, 2018

I would love to win Mod Pod and Natural Bed

Lorraine
Lorraine

February 25, 2018

La vie en rose dock a tot and a natural finish bed

Allison
Allison

February 25, 2018

My daughter loves her dock a tot deluxe, it has given me a chance to catch sleep working full time active duty military with my husband also full time active duty deployed. She is bustin our the seams with it though and needs a grand very soon. I would loveeee the carrera marble dock a tot with the white frame!!!

Shoshana
Shoshana

February 24, 2018

I would love the bed in grey and the dock a tot in silver lining. Would match my toddler’s room and be perfect for the transition to a bed!

Veronica
Veronica

February 24, 2018

With our second child on the way we need to transition our toddler into his own bed and room. He slept with us because he had very bad eczema and would hurt himself if he slept alone. I would love to win the dockatot in the careers marble design and a natural pine nook bed.

Darin Davis
Darin Davis

February 24, 2018

I would LOVE the La Vie en Rose Dock with either a white or natural bed. Cute, cute, CUTE!!!

Diana Parsons
Diana Parsons

February 24, 2018

I am known as Dwannie to my two tweeties, Josie and Vie. I would be so grateful for the La Vie en Rose Grand dockatot and the gray Nook house bed when I am babysitting my two granddaughters!

Diana Parsons
Diana Parsons

February 24, 2018

I am a grandmother or two and would live to have the gray bed and the rose patterned Grand Dockatot. It would help me so much when babysitting my two adorable munchkins.

KayleeJoy
KayleeJoy

February 24, 2018

I LOVE the Grand in Carrara Marble along with the nook bed in natural pine. Both so gorgeous!!

Cristie Muscavitch
Cristie Muscavitch

February 24, 2018

We would love the pristine white DocATot and natural Pine frame for our little guy getting ready to transition to a big boy bed.

Chelsea
Chelsea

February 24, 2018

I would love the Grand in pristine white and the frame in natural pine!

Frank
Frank

February 24, 2018

My wife really wants the dockatot. Not sure what print yet, but for the toddler bed I like the natural. We got 3 boys and it would be great if one of them sleeps in their room.

Edie V
Edie V

February 24, 2018

I’m expecting my 3rd child and would love this for my daughter. She is having the hardest time staying asleep and always crawls into ours. I would get the white stain toddler bed and the pristine white doc or mint trelis.

Fatine Ezzaoui
Fatine Ezzaoui

February 23, 2018

I’m the proud mama of a 2 year old girl. Although we’ve never had the chance to get her a DockATot as a baby, winning one now would be a dream come true. She still semi cosleeps with us and we’d like to transition her to a big girl bed in her own room soon so this giveaway couldn’t come at a better time. We’ve been looking into the “house beds” for her as a solution and the one from A Child’s Nook is perfect and allows to choose the wood finish to match any room/style. With the DockATot grand it’s a match made in toddler (and parent) sleep heaven! Thank you for this marvelous opportunity!
DockATot Grand in Silver linings (chevron) and House Bed in natural pine (no stain) would work great in her room.

Joy
Joy

February 23, 2018

Although i lean towards greys for my kiddo definitely the classic White grand with white frame.

Kristy Tongchinsub
Kristy Tongchinsub

February 23, 2018

This is awesome and the monochrome scheme is totally adorable!!! If I won I’d chose the dock a tot grand in the Mod Pod print! I love the neutral pine house bed from a child’s nook! Following you both on ig and fb and crossing my fingers hard!

Franny
Franny

February 23, 2018

I have a 2 year old and would love to transition from cosleeping to a toddler bed. We also have a 4 month old, so its difficult trying to keep them from waking each other up at night.The Dockatot in Cararra Marble and Nook Bed in white would be perfect!!!

Inna Tsypan
Inna Tsypan

February 23, 2018

I would love the La Vie en rose pattern for my daughter Ellie whose about to transfer from her crib! We currently have the deluxe dock and the grand would be perfect for the next step! ? and I love the child’s nook bed in white ?. Thanks for the chance!

Valerie
Valerie

February 23, 2018

I love the Pristine White Grand Dock! The white stain house bed is great, and I also love the Reese Teepee!! My little girl is turning one tomorrow and would love to win these!! ??

Christina Calvillo
Christina Calvillo

February 23, 2018

Hi ?? I’ve been co sleeping with my 2 year old for a while now and we just found out we are expecting baby #2. It’s been really hard trying to transition him to sleep on his own. This nook bed and dockAtot would be wonderful to give to him and hopefully help him sleep on his own. Thank you for this opportunity! ❤️❤️

Lindsay Christie
Lindsay Christie

February 23, 2018

I would choose the Minty Trellis Grand Dockatot and the White House Bed for my 23m old little girl! She has recently started trying to climb out of the crib…and with baby #4 on the way, this would be SUCH a blessing!!!

Krystal
Krystal

February 23, 2018

I would love the dock a tot grand in pristine white and the house bed frame in natural pine!!!

Andrea De Oliveira
Andrea De Oliveira

February 23, 2018

I would love the white frame with the rose Dockatot! This would be amazing to win… and hopefully help me get my toddler out of my bed ?

Mihreta
Mihreta

February 23, 2018

I would love the white bed frame and Carrera Marble dock! ?
Ps. Dockatot is amazing. Saved my life this past year and pretty soon we will be ready to transition to the grand. Also, the bed frames must be awesome and I’m not just saying that because they’re made in Idaho and I live here!

Katie May
Katie May

February 23, 2018

I would pick the twin white stain bed, with the Pristine White dock! We love bright, clean, & airy here, and white is so classic! ❤️

Marissa
Marissa

February 23, 2018

I would love the white bed frame and Mod pod dock a tot for my son. He would love the bed!

Jessica
Jessica

February 23, 2018

So amazing and such a great idea for transitioning my 2 yo later this year. I’m all about the La Vie En Rose and Grey wood bed frame combo. BEAUTIFUL!! xoxo

Jessica Rhyner
Jessica Rhyner

February 23, 2018

I would love the natural pine house bed and silver lining Grand Dock a Tot.

Jordan Rose
Jordan Rose

February 23, 2018

We would love the Bananas For You and white frame!

Jess McCarthy
Jess McCarthy

February 23, 2018

My daughter would love to get a toddler size house bed in natural pine by A Child’s Nook and a Bananas for You DockATot Grand for her 3rd birthday!

Ruby Reyes
Ruby Reyes

February 23, 2018

i always wanted to try dockatot for my daughter now shes 1 year old if i have the chance to win she would love it!. The white toddler bed and DOCKATOT GRAND DOCK – SO SAFARI (ZEBRA) would be perfect !

Ashlee Gates
Ashlee Gates

February 23, 2018

I love the pina colada and black combo.

Sarah P
Sarah P

February 23, 2018

If I won I would love to have the Pristine White grand pod or the Carrara Marble and definitely the grey bed frame. I’m obsessed with greys and whites gmy son’s room is grey with a mountain mural I painted myself. So excited for whoever wins this giveaway – Thank you DockATot and A Child’s Nook!!

Patricia
Patricia

February 23, 2018

Natural pine and mod pod

Melissa Burch
Melissa Burch

February 23, 2018

We would love the Pristine White Dockatot Grand with the Natural Pine Nook House Bed. Simple and basic, and gender neutral for when baby two comes along and needs to transition. Thank you for the opportunity!

Amanda M
Amanda M

February 23, 2018

We would be so grateful for the signature grey doc and the natural pine toddler bed. Transitions are so challenging and so hard on little ones. Any way to make it easier for our peanut sounds awesome.

Simi Taccarino
Simi Taccarino

February 23, 2018

My favorite combo would be natural pine bed with DockATot in Pina Colada – dreaming in paradise ? My daughter is barely fitting in her DockATot Deluxe and I cannot imagine night without it!

Sasha Patterson
Sasha Patterson

February 23, 2018

These two together are beautiful and adorable as well as functional and practical. My tall 2 year old is still sleeping all sprawled out on her deluxe! She would LOVE the Grande and I would love to get her into the toddler bed phase of life. We’d love the la vie en rose dock and the White House bed. ❤️

Leah Hibbs
Leah Hibbs

February 23, 2018

We LOVE the DockATot brand. In a perfect world, we would choose the DockATot Grand and a toddler size house bed by A Child’s Nook. We think the Midnight Garden DockATot Grand and the White House Bed would fit perfectly in her room :-) Thank you for the consideration!

Lois Bentick
Lois Bentick

February 23, 2018

I love dockatot and I’ve been dreaming of one for my daughter. She turns 2 in 6 months and I’m planning on transitioning her to a toddler bed soon. I would love the white bed with the Carrara marble print.

Tiara Disney
Tiara Disney

February 23, 2018

The combo that I love the looks of and would be so grateful to win are A Lighter Shade of Pale DockATot and the grey frame from A Child’s Nook.
The idea of a floor bed with a cute house frame and a snuggly Dockatot Grand is wonderful. It would be much easier for my daughter to get out of bed while wearing her leg braces. Thank you for hosting this contest.

Kristina Walker
Kristina Walker

February 22, 2018

DockATot in La Vie en Rose and bed in white! <3

Rachel M
Rachel M

February 22, 2018

Oh the decisions are so hard! I think we’d go with natural bed and a mod pod dock! Love the look of a black/white nursery.

Gabriela Lafuente
Gabriela Lafuente

February 22, 2018

I would love the classic white pod and a white framed bed… classic and clean!

Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith

February 22, 2018

I would love the Minty Trellis DockATot and the Natural Pine bed. Would make the perfect combo for my little man.

Amy Hadra
Amy Hadra

February 22, 2018

Bananas for you Dockatot and white house bed! Thank you!

Kathy
Kathy

February 22, 2018

My little girl loves her dock a tot!! She’ll love the grey dock a tot with the grey bed frame!

Laura
Laura

February 22, 2018

I like the grey frame and the Carrara Marble dock!

Sara
Sara

February 22, 2018

What an amazing giveaway!! My daughter is just about ready to transition out of her crib and I have been super stressed about it! This is such an amazing idea! I think it would definitely ease my mind having her sleep in a DockATot!!! The white stain house bed and rose grand pod would match her room perfectly!!

Alyssa
Alyssa

February 22, 2018

Eleanor loved her DockATot Deluxe, so I could really see the DockATot Grand helping her to transition to a big girl bed! I love the white stain Nook bed for her room and it would coordinate so well with the Love Links Grand Dock to complement the bright primary colors she’s got going on in her room decor.

Samantha Rogers
Samantha Rogers

February 22, 2018

I would love to win the gray bed frame with the love links DOCKATOT GRAND DOCK. Thanks for the chance to win. Entered on FB and IG as well. #Fingerscrossed

Jaime
Jaime

February 22, 2018

As all mama’s know, sleep is LIFE! A well-slept toddler means it’s going to be a pleasant day and don’t we all deserve a happy toddler?! ? My 15-month old still loves his Dock-A-Tot Deluxe but is technically ready for the Grande so this combo would be perfect! We would greatly appreciate the Dock-A-Tot in white and the oh so adorable house bed in grey; please and thank you! ????

Alejandra Álvarez Smith
Alejandra Álvarez Smith

February 22, 2018

What a great giveaway! I’d love the Grand in white and the grey bed frame which would match our current nursery. 26 weeks pregnant with #2 and have a 20 month old who’s going to be ready for a bed soon! Thanks!!

Nicole J
Nicole J

February 22, 2018

I love the gray stain bed and the Carrara marble dock a tot! I cannot day enough about how awesome the dock a tot is, my 18mo refuses to sleep without her deluxe :)

Jade Matrone
Jade Matrone

February 22, 2018

Wow this would be amazing. These products r just what we believe in!!
DockATot grand banana and the natural pine nook would be so cute together!
Thank you for making great products!

Lindsay Beuning
Lindsay Beuning

February 22, 2018

I love love love the white bed and La Vie En Rose Grand Docatot. Our 18 month old still cosleeps with daddy and this might be just the combo to get her in to her own space!

Mellisa Tweedie
Mellisa Tweedie

February 22, 2018

Would adore the full grey house bed and the bananas for you Grand Dock a tot! Super cute!!

Natalie Pickett
Natalie Pickett

February 22, 2018

I would be grateful to win anything at this point after being on bed rest for 30 weeks with my second baby and leave without pay! I’m in love with the natural pine look and the marble print Dockatot!

Bonnie Morton
Bonnie Morton

February 22, 2018

We would love to win the gray house bed and zebra dockatot, perfect, love, yes

laurabamford
laurabamford

February 22, 2018

I would love the bed frame in white or grey and the dockatot in carrera or love links! But really any gender neutral color would be great!

Shelby
Shelby

February 22, 2018

I would love the plain whit dock a tot with the natural finished frame!

Richard
Richard

February 22, 2018

My wife and I were just talking about this the other day! We would go with the gray house with the Minti Trellis Grand Dock!!

April Kubistek
April Kubistek

February 22, 2018

I would be so grateful to win anything!! If I had to pick I would choose the DOCKATOT DELUXE. DOCK – LA VIE EN ROSE. My daughter loves anything floral!! Anytime she sees flowers shes says pretty pretty!!! This would be so amazing to win!!

Dana Murphy
Dana Murphy

February 22, 2018

I would choose the Dock A Tot Grand in La Vie en Rose and the Natural Nook. Thanks!

Randall Loveridge
Randall Loveridge

February 22, 2018

We would love to win the grey bed and the Bananas for you DockATot.

Christine
Christine

February 22, 2018

Great giveaway idea, I have been looking for tips to prepare for the transition and this would be the perfect combo for my little one!
The bed in natural pine and the Grand in Mod Pod would be a sweet combo

Christine
Christine

February 22, 2018

Great giveaway idea, I have been looking for tips to prepare for the transition and this would be the perfect combo for my little one!

Jackie
Jackie

February 22, 2018

My son would love this! He’s been asking for a big boy bed. The natural wood frame and bananas for you DockATot! Thanks for the opportunity!

Evelyn  Louangisithideth
Evelyn Louangisithideth

February 22, 2018

I would love the palm dock! and also the white book bed

Shaemekia Jamison
Shaemekia Jamison

February 22, 2018

Love Links and Grey for bed

Jennifer
Jennifer

February 22, 2018

Love the bananas for you print with the white stain

Talida Maftey
Talida Maftey

February 22, 2018

We would LOVE the pristine white dockatot and the natural pine bed! What a amazing giveaway??

Angelica
Angelica

February 22, 2018

Wow, this giveaway is incredible!! I would choose the Mod Pod print for the DockATot and the bed in grey. Love this!

Bre
Bre

February 22, 2018

Love Links and the black frame!

Heather Schallenberger
Heather Schallenberger

February 22, 2018

I would LOVE to win the Mod Pod DockATot and the white Stain house bed!!

Carolina Crockett
Carolina Crockett

February 22, 2018

Would love the natural pine bed and the green palm dock print. Little one is almost 2 so this would be perfect to transition into when he gets to that point. Not to mention his daddy is a palm landscaper. Perfect for the palm ?

Lynsey
Lynsey

February 22, 2018

We would LOVE the pristine white dockatot and the natural pine bed! My two boys would be in heaven!!!!

Mikaela Gaudiello
Mikaela Gaudiello

February 22, 2018

Carrara Marble with the black frame!!!! Sooooooo adorable! We’ve been having a horrible time with our “insomniac toddler”!!! I’m hoping having DockATot helps him feel more comfortable and safe in his big boy bed!

Kira
Kira

February 22, 2018

So cool! I’d love to have the pristine white dock and the pine bed! Although I also really like the mod pod and grey bed hmmmmm

Sarah Travis
Sarah Travis

February 22, 2018

I would definitely got for the DOCKATOT GRAND DOCK – LA VIE EN ROSE and the Grey House bed <3

Casey M.
Casey M.

February 22, 2018

I love the silver lining cover (chevron). Would love to use this with our new little one coming soon.

Stephanie Miller
Stephanie Miller

February 22, 2018

I love them all! It is so hard to choose, but I would say my favorite combination would be the Deluxe – Signature Grey with the Grey or Natural Pine Nook Bed.

Katie
Katie

February 22, 2018

I love the marble dock-a-tot and the natural pine bed. Neutral colors all the way!!

Andee Fischer
Andee Fischer

February 22, 2018

We’d get a Grand in minty trellis and a twin in white stain for our lil’ bed escape artist.

Theresa Weinstein
Theresa Weinstein

February 22, 2018

I’d love the natural pine house bed and a pristine white DockATot Grand for my son! We love the Scandinavian design and opportunity for pretend play of the house bed and my little guy loves to snug in the DockATot so we are hoping to use one to transition him to a bed

Meg S
Meg S

February 22, 2018

I love the Natural Pine plus the Bananas For You!

Joanna Jensen
Joanna Jensen

February 22, 2018

My little Jolene’s transition to a toddler bed would be a dream with a new DockATot in Carrara Marble and a toddler bed in white stain! We weren’t fortunate enough to own a DockATot since she was born, but I won’t have our second child without a DockATot. It would be amazing to win one!

Giuliana
Giuliana

February 22, 2018

I would love the doc a tot grand with any of those beautiful house beds. We are transitioning my toddler to her toddler bed from cosleeping and it’s been so tough because she doesn’t feel the comfort of being all cozy!!

Jeseka Riley
Jeseka Riley

February 22, 2018

I love this combo. My daughter loves lights and playing “house” under some chairs and blankets thrown over. She would love transitioning to a cool toddler bed you could turn into a fort and make it all her own!

Would love love love the natural toddler bed and la vie en rose dock!

Katie Francom
Katie Francom

February 22, 2018

Our 30mo old son loves his crib. We’ve tried beds with travelling lately. It’s been miserable. We’d love the dockAtot grand silver lining and white twin a child’s nook house bed to help him transition! I think it would really help him sleep through the transition, which would be especially great since we already have a newborn keeping us up at night ?

Tosha
Tosha

February 22, 2018

The Pineapple Dock and the black bed frame!

Monique
Monique

February 22, 2018

? ❤️❤️❤️ Oh, I’m just gaga over the grey House Bed by A Child’s Nook with white Dockatot Grand! It ties perfectly with our little’s bedroom and I’ve been not-so-secretly stalking these house beds and dockatots on social media forever! C’mon!! Make a mama’s dream come true! ??❤️❤️❤️❤️

Grant
Grant

February 22, 2018

We would love a natural pine nook bed and a Carrera marble dock a tot for our 18-month od

Chloe
Chloe

February 22, 2018

A house in natural pine and the dockatot in pristine white would be perfect for our little toddler! We are desperate to get him into a new bed!

Laura
Laura

February 22, 2018

I’d be all over the Carrara Marble dock-a-tot. He’s in LOVE with his wee dock-a-tot, can’t go a day without it!

Lacey Quebe
Lacey Quebe

February 22, 2018

I would love to win the marbled grand and natural pine bed! I am a serious fan of Dock A Tot! I tell all my mamma friends because it’s been so perfect for us.

Nicole
Nicole

February 22, 2018

I love the Bananas for You Grand and the Natural Pine House Bed. Would be such a cute and cozy combination for our little man ❤️

Robert
Robert

February 22, 2018

Our 2 year old would love this! A Child’s Nook in natural and a dockatot in pristine white please.

Shawn
Shawn

February 22, 2018

Our second is due in a few months and we’ll need to transition big bro to a bed. Would love the natural house bed and mod pod dockatot!!

Taylor Baker
Taylor Baker

February 22, 2018

I would love to gift my daughter the La Vie en Rose Dockatot and the white Nook House Bed. I can just imagine her lounging in the Dockatot reading her books!

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