Considerations when buying a bed for your toddler, kids or teenager
We understand that choosing a bed for your child can be very overwhelming. Bed height, safety features and durability are just some of the things you have to consider. Millie & Jones are here to help! Here are our tips for buying that perfect bed so you can shop with confidence.
One size doesn't fit all
There is no golden rule for when your child should move from a cot into a full bed, but it's mostly between 18 months and three years old. The most important thing to consider is safety, especially for younger children who have a tendency to move around a lot.
Safety is Key
If you're buying for a toddler it's essential to purchase a bed with safety rails on each side, even if the bed is fairly low to the ground. Toddlers are prone to wriggling around in the night, so this is a must. It's also important to consider mattress height - we recommend a maximum mattress depth of 16 centimetres with any bed that is high off the ground. This gives an added level of safety to help prevent your child rolling over the top of the safety rails.
Kids are often bumping into things, so it's a good idea to buy a bed that has rounded corners and flat drawer handles to prevent painful shin knocks when climbing into bed!
Lastly, opt for wide ladder steps, which will give your child added foot stability when climbing in and out of bed.
We all know that kids can be messy and grubby fingers manage to find their way on most surfaces throughout the house! We suggest choosing a bed that is easy to wipe clean and is made from a sturdy material, such as wood or metal, to withstand daily wear and tear.
Does your child have a lot of toys? Do you have much space to store bed sheets and towels? Storage is definitely one to consider when choosing a bed. If your child's room is on the smaller side, a storage bed is a perfect option. For teens, go for one with ample drawers and a pull out desk, perfect for homework time.
A lot of our beds are adaptable and will grow with your kids. Choosing a bunk bed that can be split into single beds, is a great investment as it's perfect for when one sibling is ready to move into their own room.
My son loves the bed, and I find it very useful to have additional storage space, plus the desk to do the homework. The quality of the bad is okay, so is the price. Overall, I am happy with my purchase.
Barca Bunk Bed with Storage Drawers, Wardrobe & Shelves
Great bed and delighted with the finished product but …. we had a very capable guy to help us out when it arrived and it took a day to build. But when it’s done… 👍👍
Good quality sturdy bed. Looks much better in real life. Would purchase again. However would like matching furniture
It’s so rare to get personal service. Angus responded to calls and emails, advising and even
Sorting out someone to assemble the bed the next day
The poppy bed is well made with a trundle that’s perfect for our daughters little room.
10/10 service thank you!
I had email conversations with Angus and he was great! So information and ever so helpful. At first I decided against it and Angus was still willing to go that extra mile for me. I had to ship it to another country and Angus suggested other companies that might do similar beds in that country. I I absolutely loved this bed and due to Angus’s great service I decided to buy it. No regrets! My son loves his bed and loves to play in his room. Thank you.
This bed works perfectly in our daughters small bedroom - the separate futon and desk gives much greater flexibility to make the most of the available space. The bed is good quality, very solid, with a nice finish and was very easy to assemble. Great customer service from Millie & Jones who took the trouble to call to make sure we were happy with the bed.
Beautiful sturdy bed with great storage.
Difficult to assemble - would be helpful if panels were numbered or something- heavy, ideally two people to assemble.
My daughter absolutely loves this bed and it’s really well made and feels very sturdy. She’s the envy of all her friends being able to slide out of bed in the morning! Customer service was excellent too - very happy with the purchase. Would highly recommend.
Hi, I purchased a Millie and Jones bunk bed for my kids, it's very stylish and a strong bed and my kids love it.
Very straight forward to assemble. The dept in the drawers is amazing! Good to store big toys. It has space underneath the bed for storage or ‘a den’ as we’ve made it and then the obvious... the slide! My son loves it! Not to mention the company it’s self. Super helpful and assisting with all the delays I had to accepting the delivery. 10/10
My son has quite a small room, so I needed something with lots of storage. This does the job and feels really sturdy. Good communication throughout the order process.
Great high sleeper bed
My daughter absolutely loves her new bed. It looks top quality and the drawers are very useful. She has made a little den under it to play with her toys and uses the shelves to put her toys on. Only 1 negative was the instructions to build need some work. Very unclear and with such a complicated construction some stickers labelling part numbers would have helped. Would still recommend this bed though.
I was a little nervous about ordering as the delivery was up to 6 weeks, but it arrived sooner and I am so pleased. Really good quality bed, my daughter loves it.