It may be surprising but many adults underestimate the importance of sleep to a child’s health. Children’s beds should be both fun and practical.
When a child first leaves the cot, one option is to purchase a special interim bed that is low to the floor and has high side rails, which makes it safer and easier for the child to get into and out of bed. However, these are not necessary and one alternative option is a mattress and spring box set directly on the floor will be adequate for several years.
Bunk beds usually come with their own mattresses and for a growing family they can be ideal. Bunk beds can be one of the cheapest options depending on what is chosen. However, if the bunk bed comes without mattresses then this an additional cost that will have to be factor in.
High sleepers are similar to bunk beds, but they do not have the bottom bunk. This gives more space for storing clothes and toys or for fitting a desk underneath.
Mid sleepers are also raised up from the floor, but they are not as high as bunk beds. The space underneath can be used for storage or as a play space. Mid-sleepers are another option that can be quite cheap, but again if a mattress is not included this will be an additional cost. Cabin beds are generally smaller and most beds of this type have storage underneath.
Divan beds are a versatile option that has a base and a mattress. If extra storage is required then there are divan beds with two or four drawers in the base.