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How To Choose The Right Bed For Your Child

A bed is a big investment and it's important that you get it right, especially when it comes to your child's bed.

The average 3 to 12-year-old will spend at least ten hours a day in their bed, which is a little under half the day and approximately 87,600 hours a year, easily making it the most used piece of furniture in the house.
Hence, it's crucial that you do your research beforehand to make sure that you purchase the right bed for your child.

You'll need to consider your child's needs, their safety, the amount of space in their room, what you can afford and the bedroom décor before making a decision.
It isn't just as simple as picking a colour and a size as, these days, there are a wide variety of styles of children's beds to choose from.

Here is what you need to know about each different type of bed we have available and who it is best suited for, so that you can make an informed decision before parting with your money.

Cabin Beds

Kids own a lot of things, from toys and clothes to books and games, so having a place to store these things away and keep some organisation and tidiness in their room, is important as a parent. Cabin beds are the perfect all-in-one solution, doubling up as a bed and a storage unit.

A cabin bed is a bed that is slightly elevated further off the ground than a single, low sleeper bed, but not as high as a high sleeper bed. They are a great space-saving solution for any room as the bed isn't taking up any floor space leaving more room for you child to play, and the area underneath the bed can be used for multiple purposes too.

It could have a desk for studying, seating for lounging or playing games, or even drawers and cupboards for additional storage space.
The area could even be left empty so that you can choose what to do with it later.

Cabin beds are ideal for smaller rooms, or for children that have a lot of things so need the additional space, and they can be designed to suit the décor of the room making them a stylish and practical choice.

Our cabin beds are suitable for children aged 6+ as it is typically safer, at that age, to sleep in a bed that is elevated this far off the ground. 

Bunk Beds

Bunk beds are the ideal bed for saving space in a shared children's room because the two beds only take up the space of one.

It may require some negotiating between the siblings to decide who gets the top and bottom bunk, but aside from some potential conflict there, this is the perfect bed for growing families.

You can even find triple bunk beds, for a shared room of three, that are designed with space-saving in mind, for example L-shaped bunks.

Bunk beds often get a bad rap for being associated with summer camps or hostels, but they can be stylish, sleek and fun for kids who share a room.
You can even utilise the space under the bottom bunk bed for further storage or for a pull-out trundle which is a great feature for guests and sleepovers.

 As with cabin beds, the top bunk is suitable for children aged 6+ because of its height from the ground, but the lower bunk is perfect for children aged 3+. You can even install a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs used to access the top bunk to prevent younger children in the home from climbing up.

High Sleeper / Playhouse Beds

A high sleeper bed is a tall bed with ample space underneath that can be utilised for many different purposes. It's a great way of saving space in your children's bedroom and is much like a cabin bed only a little higher.
The space beneath the bed can be used for storage by adding a wardrobe and drawers, for studying with the addition of a desk, or even seating and a TV unit for gaming.

A playhouse bed is one specific type of high sleeper bed which has empty space underneath the bed, perfect for using as a play area.
Again, this additional floor space allows more room for your child/children to play and let their imaginations run wild.

Low Sleeper / Single Beds

For younger children, the safest and most suitable type of bed is a low sleeper or standard single bed. These beds are low to the ground so it's easy for a child 3 years old and upwards to climb in and out of bed without any assistance or risk of falling from a great height.
These beds are considered the more traditional, classic children's bed and is great when transitioning your child from a cot or toddler bed into their first 'grown-up' bed.

Low sleeper beds may not be as space efficient as other options on the market, but they can still provide storage solutions and save space in smaller rooms by having drawers, shelving or a trundle underneath.
They are also, usually, the most cost-effective option as the designs tend to be simpler and they don't require as much materials or manufacturing time.

Themed Beds

If your child has a themed bedroom, or just a creative streak, then this range is perfect for them.
Our themed beds encourage children to let their imagination take over and make their bedroom a fun, creative space.

Though themed bedrooms may only work for a couple of years before your child grows out of it or their tastes change, it's a moment to let them have fun and embrace being a child.

Whether it's a Building Block Themed Bed or a Bus Themed Bed, you can find pretty much any theme or design that you have in mind. We even have a bespoke bed service which enables you to design any bed that your child would like so that we can build your child's dream bed.

Have a specific bed in mind that you can't find on the website? Or maybe you're still not sure which one will work best for your child? Then call us today on 0121 348 7815 to speak to one of our advisors and learn more about our products.

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