Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
While we’ve written about the best beds before — including the best bunk beds, loft beds, futons, headboards, affordable bed frames, platform beds, and online mattresses — here we’ve rounded up the best kids’ bed frames as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated (and least expensive) kids’ bed frame
Many of the over 25,000 reviewers said they liked this bed frame because it is sturdy and effortless to set up and has a lot of storage space underneath. “The frame is very easy to put together AND take apart (JUST DON’T LOSE THE LITTLE WINGNUTS). The frame is quite sturdy (my kid jumps on the bed and sometimes the whole family piles in) with nary a squeak or a bowing of the frame. The elevation between the bottom of the frame and the floor is AWESOME,” writes one reviewer. Another reviewer notes the added safety bonus of the rounded corners. “I really appreciate the fact that it doesn’t stick out and I don’t run into any sharp metal ends like I did with my previous frame. For someone with kids, the rounded corners are a nice bonus.” One reviewer with two small children says, “Perfect solution for someone who is looking for that extra storage space especially with kids or small spaces.”
And now some micro-picks for every type of kids’ bed frame you might be looking for.
Best kids’ wooden bed frame
“This bed is very sturdy and great quality for the price. It was pretty easy to put together and took about an hour. It is very sturdy — no wobbling or shaking at all when two toddler boys are jumping on it,” raves one reviewer, who adds, “A bonus is that the screws are the same color as the wood, so there are no glaring silver screws against the brown wood bed.” Another happy reviewer sums up the appeal succinctly: “Fantastic bed frame. Easy to assemble. Great quality. Solid wood.”
Best kids’ metal bed frame
According to one happy reviewer, the DHP Bombay metal bed frame “is absolutely perfect in terms of craftsmanship and aesthetic beauty. It was so easy to assemble that I could do it (I detest assembling anything) without any problems in 20 minutes. It was purchased to replace a much more expensive bed, and my daughter loves it more.” Another reviewer writes, “The sturdy, well-engineered design of this metal bed is impressive. Putting it together went smoothly. This is an excellent, well-packed, well-thought-out product. It is also very pretty!”
Best kids’ twin-over-twin bunk-bed frame
“We bought this for my son, who is upgrading to a big-boy bed. This bed is made from very nice, clean Malaysian hardwood. The fit and finish is excellent, and it assembled nicely. I’d recommend it to anyone,” writes one parent. Another mother of two writes, “I got this for my 4-year-old and 8-year-old and they love it. They can get up and down the ladder easily, and it seems to be able to withstand their roughhousing.” Another parent who owns two sets writes, “I have no doubt they are very safe and durable. My 7, 5, and 2-year-old climb on, play, and sleep in this bed and love it.”
Best kids’ twin-over-full bunk-bed frame
Reviewers were impressed by the quality of the bunk beds, specifically the wooden materials, overall sturdiness, and added safety features. “I am so impressed with the overall quality. I love all the extra details like the cutouts on top of the ladder and the ridges on the ladder steps. It’s also great that all of the hardware is hidden after assembly. The beds are secured together with extra wooden pieces, which gives the whole setup a really solid feel. The extra support bar gives me peace of mind. Not only does it look great, but I can sleep well knowing that my kids are in a safe bed.” A grandmother of two writes, “The bunk beds are very sturdy and well made. The drawers have plenty of room for bedding and extra clothing. The quality and attention to safety was very important to me, and these bunks certainly met my expectations.”