This is a review of the Step 2 stock racing car bed, which will grow with your kid as you can change it’s mattress size.
What sets this car bed apart from the others is that you can put in two different size mattresses as your child grows. This means, you can start with a cot mattress and then move on to a single mattress as he or she gets bigger and grows with the bed.
This is quite a big bed and your young child may seem very small in it at first, but it has been made so that it grows in to it and that you get much more use out of the car bed, which we think is very clever. There is a downside to this, which we will talk about further down.
Above you can see a young child in the assembled bed and you may notice that there is space around the childs bed, this is because it is using a cot size mattress. The dimensions are 49.2 x 89.5 x 23.6 inches which you will notice are much bigger than what a small child of 2 or 3 years old would need.
With the dimensions of the bed, if your kids room is small, you may want to double check that it will fit first.
What we recommend is that if you are using the smaller size mattress, fill the sides with cuddly and soft toys or even long snake like toys. This will stop your kid from falling either side as they get used to the bed.
In the next image you will see a full size single/twin mattress has been used to fill the bed and looks great in the car frame.
The downside to having the full size single mattress in it is that if you use a thick mattress, more than 5 or 6 inches thick, it will stick out over the sides of the cars windows and will be unsafe for your child at night. They may roll to the side and roll straight out of bed.
Assembling the bed was straight forward, just 8 bolts and nuts to put together and it was ready to position in the bedroom. We really love the look of it once it was put together and that the front, back bumper are of a different colour and the wheels look real.
What is also really good with this car bed is that it comes with a huge sticker set so your kid can have fun for hours placing the stickers wherever they want.
Pros & Cons
- Easy to assemble
- Can grow with your kid from 2-8 years old (or adults if they want as it is big enough)
- Comes with a huge sticker set to put decals on your kids car bed
- Looks really good
- Need to use thin mattresses so your child does not fall out and the safety sides do their job
- It is very very big, so if you have a 2 year old, you’re basically getting them a full size bed, but it will take a few years for them to grow in to
Conclusion & where to buy
An amazing looks racing car bed for children, especially good because you can grow with it and save money on buying extra beds. The downside is the price of the bed.