There are many parents who make their child sleep separately right from the time he/she comes home from the hospital. A new born cannot be left alone on a normal bed, and needs a cradle or a crèche. As the child grows up he can also be made to sleep separately even on a bunker bed.
The task of choosing a bed for your child turns out to be more challenging than choosing one for yourself. You seem to think of style, comfort and also the size you require. You cannot opt for an oversized one, or for that matter, and you also need to see that the bed should give good life. You also have to think of their developing age. You can opt for the bunk beds, or the trundle beds, or even the toddler beds, to name a few. Keeping an open mind where the budget is concerned, you will definitely find one of your choices.
There are few factors that should be considered before opting for one.
• Safety: You need to ensure that your child is ready to shift to an independent bed of his own, and does not face any fears or insecurities. The bed having rounded edges ensures that the safety factor is looked into. Having safety rails installed on the side of the bed, is another plus point when the safety aspect is concerned. This becomes essential for children between the ages of 2 and 5. A toddler bed is best suited for this age as this makes the transition from the crib to the bed easier.
• Bunk Beds: These seem to work out perfectly if you are able to take few precautions that are necessary, like having the mattress on the top bunk bed at least five inches below the guard rails. Having slats at the bottom of both the bottom and the top mattresses saves your child from any injury, as the mattress does not slip off. Looking out for bunk beds with industry standards and safety laws in place is a safe bet.
• Toddler bed and kid’s bed: You need to plan thoroughly before you opt for a bed. You need to decide how long will your child be using the bed, and if you plan to buy another one after a short time. The budget also plays an important role here. You cannot keep on spending on beds at every stage of your child’s growth. If you plan to use the bed for a long time you can also opt for a twin XL, as they are almost five inches longer, you are able to use them for a longer period.
If you intend using the bed for a few years, you can safely opt for the toddler beds with all the different styles available, like the Princess bed, Racer beds and the many other themed beds. Once they start growing up a little more, you better plan on a bed that the kids will not outgrow soon and enjoy their night’s sleep. You can safely think of the loft beds as they can also be used in later stage. Only making sure you keep a strict watch on the safety standards besides the comfort and style.
There is a wide range of options available in the beds for children and so you need to take out enough time and research about what will be best for your child. While doing it ensure that you also keep your budget in mind because bed is something that we do not buy often. It is a onetime investment and so doing enough research will ensure that you get the one that is best and last for a long time.