When buying a new bed for your child you should first of all consider three very important elements – strength, safety and space!
Pick a Strong Bed
Kids beds get used as tents, trampolines and castles nearly as regularly as they get used for sleeping in, so first of all it's a good idea to make sure they can take some rough treatment. Thick metallic frames are often a stronger alternative to wooden framed beds. Similarly, a springy metal underside will hold up much better to a child’s eager pogo jumping than thin wooden slats. To minimise painful bumps and bruises, aim to cover all hard surfaces with padding or cushions.
Pick a Safe Bed
Make sure your child’s bedroom is a safe place to play and sleep by taking the necessary precautions with their bed. If opting for a bunk bed, ensure that the outer perimeter has a large enough safety rail to prevent any nasty tumbles. Bunk bed ladders should be designed with grips in order to prevent any slipping whilst ascending or descending. Also look to avoid any beds with sharp edges or areas where fingers can potentially get trapped such as non-safety hinges.
Pick a Space Saving Bed
Because children’s bedrooms tend to be smaller than adult bedrooms, and kids generally have more stuff in their rooms, they need to offer maximum efficiency of space. Popular space saving solutions are single beds with built-in drawers or a single unit bunk/study area. Single unit bunk beds with an underside study area allow kids to do their homework without taking up any excess space, or can alternatively be used for storage purposes. Single beds with built-in drawers are a fantastic storage solution and have safety benefits by removing the amount of clutter from the bedroom floor.
You should also look to pick a bed that will bring an element of fun to the child’s bedroom. Choosing a bed that the child enjoys using will encourage them to go to bed a lot more willingly and can save you numerous hours of persuasion and negotiation! There are a number of beds available today that are designed to look like cute animals or exciting vehicles that most children will be happy to sleep in or play on. Alternatively, you could choose bedding that features a favourite cartoon character, football team or any other happy element that will promote sweet dreams and a great night’s sleep!
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