Contrary to popular belief, buying a kid’s bed is not always simple. A bed for a child is a place of adventure and retreat, and searching for just the right one can mean browsing through several shops for many days before you finally find the one! To help you get started, we have compiled a set of dos and don’ts so you can bring home a kid’s bed that will be a worthwhile investment.
If your child’s room is space-crammed and cannot house two or more beds then the best idea is to invest in kids bunk beds instead of single beds. This can help save both space and cost. A good tip is to invest in a bunk bed that can be taken apart and arranged into two different beds. Not only will this give you more options, especially when kids get older and end up in different rooms, but also economize on cost.
If you like cuddling and reading with your child before bed, a twin over full bunk bed can be a spacious and comfy option for you. Similarly, if your child needs extra storage, you can always add extra space above.
Make sure you know what kind of a mattress your child is most comfortable sleeping on. Go for a mattress size that is not small and will last even when your child grows in the near future. Make sure to choose a mattress that is a minimum 2 to 4 feet longer than your child’s height. This will allow room for leg space, headboards, growth, and pillows. When it comes to firmness, children usually prefer a mattress that is soft. Make sure you don’t invest in a mattress that is extra as it will create back problems.
Invest in good guardrails that will help keep our children safe while sleeping and playing. Make sure the bed you buy has the maximum possible guardrail height.
Purchasing a kid’s bed can be an overwhelming task that calls for multiple considerations and thorough research. That being said, a good-quality bed your child likes can make putting him/her to sleep a lot easier and even contribute to his/her overall health.