Nothing beats the effects of a good night’s sleep, more so for your little one. As a parent, you will appreciate the role of sleep in the development of your child. This is why you need to make the right choice of bed. It might seem like an easy task but wait until you get into the furniture store and you may feel overwhelmed at all of the choice.
Buying The Best Bed
Luckily, there are some ideas you can use in order to get your child a bed that is not only comfortable but also safe and trendy. Consider these tips for finding the perfect children’s beds:
Your Child’s Needs
You need to take the age of the child into account as obviously you can’t go for a double bed if they are only 2 years old. You should also consider where you will place the bed as you don’t want to take up all of their playing space in the room either.
Most shops recommend the following sizes for these ages:
- Toddler bed: This is the starter bed for children between 1 year and 4 years
- Twin-sized bed: This is a larger bed that your child can enjoy up to 16 years.
- Full-sized bed: This is appropriate for children from the age of 6 years to 18 years
There are many varieties such as convertible, divan and guest beds but you can still get them in appropriate sizes. For instance, cabin beds, bunk beds, mid sleepers, themed beds, and high sleepers among many others. Taking your child along will help to get a bed he/she will treasure and enjoy sleeping in.
Truth be told, your child’s bed will probably be one of the most abused pieces of furniture it the house and it undergoes constant torture each day. As such, you need to select a bed frame that can sustain such pressure. Common frames are made of metal, solid wood and wood-effect frames.
You can also opt for an upholstered frame, which comes covered in soft material such as cloth or leather to enhance comfort. Each of these has its strengths and aesthetic values and you should buy based on the style you want for your child’s room.
Your child’s bed is only as good as the mattress you buy. Standard mattresses in the UK are 1910 by 900 mm. However, before you should consider the safety of the material and ensure it has undergone UK safety regulation tests. A mattress must be comfortable, fire resistance as well as the right fit.
It might be hard for your children to transition to an ordinary bed but buying wisely will ensure that it is as pain free a process as possible.