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Kids' Beds Guide


Buying a bed for yourself is easy, but when choosing a bed for your children there are lots of factors to take into consideration: style, size, safety features and how long it is actually going to last. In this Happy Beds Kids Bed Guide, were going to talk about everything from cots to sleep stations to help you choose the perfect bed for your little ones.

Types of Kids Beds

There are various types of kids’ beds on the market, each with unique qualities to appeal to a specific age group and style preference. Here are the main children’s beds available at Happy Beds:

Bunk Beds, Triple Sleepers and Quadruple Sleepers

Bunk beds are multiple sleeping spaces combined, available as standard bunk beds, triple sleeper bunk beds or quadruple sleeper bunk beds. These types of children's beds are suitable for bedrooms of more than one child.

Low Sleepers, Midsleepers and high Sleepers

Low Sleepers, Mid Sleepers and High Sleepers are children's beds combined with storage features, available in a range of heights and suitable for children and pre-teens. These beds can come with a combined desk, and are also referred to as sleep stations.

Cabin Beds

Cabin beds are usually a single bed combined with storage drawers or shelving and can come with or without ladders/steps.

Themed Beds

Themed beds are a unique design of children's bed, usually made to look like another item such as a racing car or house.

Cots and Cot Beds

Cots are ideal for new born babies with protective railing. Cot beds are a convenient design of cot which can be turned into a toddler bed.

Toddler Bed

Toddler beds are ideal for your child's first bed, which are smaller in size and complete with safety features.

Choosing a Kids' Bed

Aside from how the bed looks, there are certain factors you need to think about before settling on that perfect children's bed.
Check the age restrictions on the kids bed first to ensure it is suitable for your child.
Take into consideration your child's growth and leave excess room to accommodate this.
Consider including storage features to add convenience and space to your bedroom.
Check that the size of the kids bed is suitable for your home, and your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

What mattress should I choose for bunk beds?


Generally speaking you can get any kind of mattress for bunk beds, though it’s the depth of the mattress you should keep an eye on. Reports vary on the depth limit, though they will typically remain in the realm of 16cm thick being the thickest you should get for the top bunk.

Does Happy Beds sell any cots / beds for babies / toddlers?


Happy Beds has a limited selection of cot beds, though there’s an undeniable focus on quality over quantity. We offer fairly neutral designs to appeal to all homes and style preferences, with each cot, cot bed and toddler bed biding by strict safety guidelines.

How do I choose a baby cot?


It is best to choose a baby cot that’s both durable and secure. Guard rails and a stable frame are important for kids’ beds but they are absolutely essential for a baby cot. Most, if not all, baby cots will be built with high guard rails, though it may be worth searching for one with adjustable rails. This is because as your baby grows from a toddler into a small child they may require alterations to the cot, and it’s better to simply have one cot that can be adjusted, rather than have to consistently buy new ones.

What mattress do I choose for a baby cot?


Conventionally speaking a baby cot mattress has to be 140cm by 70cm to fit comfortably into a cot’s frame, though this rule of thumb doesn’t apply to all cots. In regards to the specific kind of mattress, as long as it isn’t firm or contain too rigorous springs, most types of mattresses should suffice. There are plenty of options to choose from, varying from natural fillings like coconut fibres and cotton to foam based foundations with pocket springs.

What size bed should I get for my child?


This really depends on the size and age of your child. A cot bed should suffice until your child is too large, or too easily able to climb the rails. Usually at the age of two or three your child should be more then capable of walking around and climbing, so this is the time to swap to a toddler bed. As your child grows older, sleep stations and single beds are more suitable to accommodate for further growth.
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