Before your children become adults who need bigger spaces, bigger rooms, and bigger beds, they are kids who are not aware of which bed is best for them. They are big enough to outgrow their cots but not big enough to have a full size bed of their own. Getting a bed that will be their haven while going through the transition of adolescence is crucial for providing your kids comfort and security.
If you are currently looking for the best beds to buy your continuously growing kids, then here are our recommendations:
Toddler beds are for toddlers. They are the types of beds your kids can easily use straight after outgrowing their cots and/or cribs. Toddler beds are usually raised low to make it easy for the kids to climb out of. They also have scratch-proof coating and rounded curves to ensure your kids will not be hurt from accidental bumps to the bed. A lot of toddler beds also have side rails to make sure your child will not fall of the bed from sudden movements while sleeping.
If you are tight on space but need separate beds for two kids, then bunk beds are your best option. This type of kids’ bed will let your kids have their “own space” in their bedroom while ensuring they still have room for other furniture such as a table, chairs, shelves, etc.
You do not need to worry about your kids’ safety either as bunk beds naturally come with guards on the side. These guards will guarantee that no matter how much your child moves around while sleeping, he will still be protected from falling.
Loft beds are similar to bunk beds in the sense that a part of the bed is elevated. However, instead of having another bed below, a loft bed provides space for other things such as a table, a shelf, a sofa, or whatever you might decide to put underneath. Loft beds are great for optimizing your use of space, especially if you have a small room for your kids.
Junior beds, like their name suggests, are smaller versions of your full-size bed. Junior beds are small enough for kids to easily climb up and down on them and big enough to accommodate their growth. Junior beds can be as homey as their cots yet basically all of their designs encourage kids to outgrow their cribs and incite them to play and sleep in a regular bed. These are great transition beds. If you are interested in a junior bed, see our other articles on junior beds for more information describing them.
Platform beds are very child-friendly, as they are usually set low, allowing kids to get on and off the bed with utmost ease. They are usually simple in design, but their versatility makes them a great choice for your kids’ bed. Platform beds can be raised lower or higher, depending on your preferences, and the space beneath the bed can be used as a drawer, a storage space, or the like.
Children grow very fast these days. Once they have grown from a baby to a toddler, it is then time to provide them with a new bed—one that will give them comfort and security while allowing them to still be playful without worrying about their safety. Get one of the five types of kids’ bed discussed above, and watch as your kids grow from a toddler to a teen with enough sleep on their comfortable beds.