With the release of the Disney animated Cars and its soon to be follow-up Cars 2, the Little Tikes Race Car Bed has once again become popular in the bedrooms of many little boys. If you are thinking about buying one of these great beds, then read on and I will give you the top tips that you would need to know when purchasing 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 are great when their little boy has been making the transition from crib to bed and with these beds it couldn’t be smoother. Many parents have been thrilled to find that their little boy has even been going to bed earlier, just for the pleasure of sleeping in his new race bed. Going to bed can now be a pleasurable experience, and he knows that he will be sleeping in comfort with his new friend and better still in his own room.
Which Bed To Choose?
First up, what are the choices of Little Tikes Race Car Beds? Well, first there is the most popular bed which is 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 in a red color with decals matching those from the movie. This little character has been popular with little boys everywhere and having a bed like this has never been more fun.
The second choice of bed is the standard Little Tikes Sports Car Twin 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 of either primary blue, cherry red, white, green, yellow, black, and there’s even pink for your little Miss Penelope Pitstop.
Finally, Little Tikes has produced the Little Tikes Lightning McQueen Roadster Toddler Bed, so now even little boys from between the ages of 15 months up to 5 years can have their own cute little bed. These beds look exactly the same as the previous beds, but are of much smaller dimensions.
Sleeping Safely: How Safe?
This is one of the most important questions parents want to know, and with a Little Tikes Race Bed, you can rest assured that he will be very safe.
The sides of these beds are high enough that you won’t need to add rails, and these sides become higher towards the top end of the bed. They become lower at the foot, which allows our Little Boy Racer to climb up on to his bed or slide down and out. One thing to not worry about is there won’t be a problem with him rolling out in his sleep.
How Strong are These Beds?
These beds are strong! If you are familiar with other Little Tikes products, you would know that they only manufacture quality products, and these race car beds are no exception. Made from double-wall plastic construction, these beds are made with the “pebbled” plastic common with other Little Tikes products, and these beds will be able to handle the most boisterous of games.
What Should I Consider Before Buying One of These Beds?
The most important thing to consider is the space needed for one of these beds. They are larger than a standard bed, so make sure that you have adequate space. Also, if you are ordering on-line, make sure you schedule the delivery time for when you are in because the box is large.
What Isn’t Supplied with One of These Beds?
These beds are designed to fit a standard size twin mattress which you must supply yourself. The Lightning McQueen Roadster Toddler Bed uses the smaller U.S. standard crib mattress. Also you should supply your own box springs, or if you prefer, you can use a bunk bed support board.
The bed does come with three wooden mattress supports, but these alone won’t support the mattress. These can be placed at two levels depending on how high or low you would like the mattress to be.
Will I Be Able to Assemble One of These Beds?
Yes, don’t worry, you won’t have a problem. The only tool you’ll need is a screw driver and the assembly instructions are very clear to read and understand. On average it takes about one hour to assemble, with some people doing it in less.
The only care that is really needed is when applying the decals as these can be a little 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 must first be screwed on because the decal will then cover the centre screw. The thing to remember when applying the decals is to just be patient and take your time. I would personally advise you to have someone help so they can hold the other side of the decal as it is being applied.
Racing Off to Dreamland
Just watch the surprise on his face as he enters his new bedroom to see his Little Tikes Race Car Bed waiting there for its new friend, and most importantly you will be able to rest assured knowing that he is happy safely dreaming of the open road through Dreamland.