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.
"it is a very well made product and our daughter loves it"
I bought this bed for my niece as she has a small room and this really maximises the space now that she has regular homework to do.
She loves the “bunkbed” aspect which makes bedtimes easy.
Clever storage spaces for books and toys.
One very happy customer in the form of a rambunctious 8 year old.
Very happy with the bed. Lovely and solid and will last my 3yo years, I expect!
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.
My six year old loves her new “bunk bed”, which gives her much more useable space in her bedroom. The furniture is good quality and looks attractive, too.
Excellent build quality and my daughter loves it. There was a mistake with a part sent for Futon chair but friendly apologetic staff on the phone and the correct part was with me the next day.
Delivery of this bed was prompt (even after I declined the initial offered date), and it went together very easily with the clear instructions.
Bed seemed very squeaky at first, but that seems to have cleared up with a few days use.
It took a little while to build however once it was up, I couldn't get my son out of his room. The sofa under the bed is perfect for playing xbox and great for when friends come round.
We are very pleased with the bed itself, the desk space is excellent and my daughter loves it. However it was difficult to build and in the process we damaged the desk which was very frustrating due to a misunderstanding on the instructions. The finishing touches to conceal holes in the mattress base also wouldn’t fit which is a shame.
Is very nice bed, comfortable and good quality 👌
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.