I received this bed as a Step2 Ambassador. All opinions are my own.
Judah turned 5 this year, and since he has had the same room for the past 2-ish years now, I thought it was time to surprise him with a makeover. Up until now his room has been a basic hodge podge of toys, toys and more toys, which isn’t necessarily bad, but he has been growing out of the “little kid” toys stage for some time now. He is completely obsessed with Hot Wheels, so when Step2 announced their new Hot Wheels Toddler-To-Twin Race Car Bed a lightbulb went off in my head and I decided that it would be the perfect start to a big kid room transition.
Do you see how awesome this bed is? I’d say it is any car loving kid’s dream. It works with both toddler and twin sized mattresses, and when used with the toddler size there is an extra race track surface that kids can use for even more fun! I first saw this bed on my trip to Step2’s headquarters this Summer when it hadn’t hit final production yet, and I couldn’t wait to get one for Judah. I know some people might wonder about how sturdy it is given what it is made from, but trust me – I’ve seen first hand how they produce and test their products, and I am confident that it will be around for years to come.
So now let’s talk about just how awesome this bed is. It looks cool, but once you really start to check it out you will see that it is so much more! It goes beyond sleep – this bed is actually a toy itself. Judah’s favorite feature is the track that goes around the entire top edge of the bed. It is full of hills, valleys, curves, and everything a Hot Wheels lover could want in a track. It fits standard cars, and you can even connect extra tracks to the ends of the bed to continue the fun!
How cool is that? It has a shelf to display favorite cars AND use as a bridge when you’re driving along the track which I think is a pretty cool addition. I also love that it is removable, because sometimes he just doesn’t want to stop playing. I like being able to take off his car display so he isn’t tempted to stay awake with them.
Speaking of display space, on each side there are three flat surfaces which can hold extra cars, cups, or anything that you might want to have handy through the night. Judah always has his water cup there at night (with a lid on of course) and his watch that he likes to use as an “alarm clock”.
Another favorite feature that I think really adds the WOW factor is the working headlights. These battery powered lights turn on when you push them, and they are super bright! They are great for make-believe play, chasing away night time monsters, and even impromptu puppet shows before bed.
Judah is absolutely in love with his new bed! He doesn’t know it yet, but this is only part one of a total room overhaul – next up is a race car dresser to match the bed (coming SOON from Step2!), some framed Hot Wheels art work, and a reorganizing of his storage (because it is CRAZY in there right now). This bed is available at Step2 for $349.99 and is recommended for ages 3 and up. Extra cars/tracks are not included, but most tracks will fit the attachments at the ends of the bed.
Oh yeah, and before I go – want to check out more great NEW products from Step2? Check them out here!