Your Child’s First Bed
Your Child’s First Bed
Everything you Need to Consider when Choosing your Child’s First Bed
Shopping for your child’s first bed is an exciting time for all involved, however sometimes the process can prove a little daunting. Every child moves to their first bed at a different stage, you will usually know when they are ready as they will begin to climb out of their cot themselves. At this point it is time to start shopping for their first bed. There are generally a few things you want to get out of your child’s first bed and that is; safety, comfort, practicality and a bed which stands the test of time.
Let’s look a little closer at some of the considerations which need to be made when choosing your child’s first bed.
Moving your child to their first bed can be a daunting task, especially if you feel they are still quite young. If you and your child prefer, you could take the first step by upgrading to a toddler bed. Toddler beds and starter beds are smaller and lower to the ground which can put some parent’s minds at ease. They are also ideal if you think your child would feel more secure in a smaller bed. However, if you’re wanting to go straight for a single bed which can last through the years, you can ensure your child’s safety by having guardrails, a sturdy frame and safe design. When looking at kids beds for sale, read up on the finishes used to ensure they are non-toxic also.
As children do so much more in their bedroom than just sleep, it is important their bedroom serve multiple functions. A great way to ensure this is to consider a multi-functional bed. There are a variety of multi-functional beds which are great for children; remember that cabin beds and mid-sleeper beds are not suitable for children under 6 but that doesn’t mean you haven’t got a multitude of multi-functional furniture to choose from. Trundle beds offer a great amount of storage and double as a guest bed, great if you have family to stay; or a storage bed with integrated shelving and cupboards to help save some space.
It is also important to consider mattress quality; as this plays a big role in the amount and quality of sleep your child gets. Children are growing and developing constantly, and sleep is key to this, so it is essential they have the opportunity to get a quality night’s sleep. Choose a mattress which gives your child enough support to develop properly. Sometimes mattress choice can come down to personal preference so have your child give a hand in choosing it.
Children moving to their first bed are bound to love to play, and it is important they have the opportunity to do so in their bedroom. If you’re keen to ensure your child has a fun and interesting bedroom, you could always opt for a themed bed. A themed bed would provide endless hours of entertainment for your child for years to come.
Last, but my no means least, you must consider the practicality of your child’s first bed. It is all well and good choosing a bed which is fun or convenient at the time but at the end of the day you want a bed which is going to withstand the test of time. If you’re only looking at a bed for the next couple of years and plant to replace it soon; the world is your oyster however if you’re looking for longevity consider the structure and quality over anything else, and something which is fairly neutral in order to avoid trends.
Whichever bed you choose for your child’s first bed, make sure you consider their safety as a priority and allow them to have a say in the matter if they can. Let them browse with you and test out beds if that is possible. It can make such a difference to ensure they are happy in their bed.