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  • The Julian Bowen bunk bed

    New Julian Bowen Bunk Bed

    Bunk beds for kids are fun and cost effective, a practical and attractive addition to any child's bedroom. One of their key benefits is their space saving nature, which makes them ideal for smaller bedrooms.

    Two stacked beds obviously take up just half of the floor space of two single beds side by side, and it's also far cheaper to invest in bunk beds as oppose to two separate singles too. But aside from the practical benefits, what child doesn't love the thrill of climbing up to the top bunk and having midnight chats with their friend or sibling on the bunk below? In that respect, a bunk bed offers so much more than practical comfort. They are the stuff of childhood memories.

    At Children's Bed Shop we are proud to stock a wide range of childrens bunk beds in the UK. Launching recently, the Solar model from the Julian Bowen bunk bed range is a highly sought after childrens bunk bed that it both stylish and fun. The curved edges, in contrast to traditional sharp, angular corners, along with the crisp finish in lacquered particleboard, makes this a contemporary and chic design that would fit seamlessly into any interior.

    Although recommended for children over the age of six, the bottom bunk is lower than the average bunk bed which would also make it suitable for a younger child if needed. Available in either white or dove grey, the tones are neutral and highly versatile, ideal to slot into any existing colour scheme, whether that be bold and brash or natural and understated. There is also the option to customise the outer unit either with bunting, lights or other soft furnishings.

    The unit holds a standard UK mattress size 90cm x 190cm with a depth that must not exceed 18cm. We are able to offer a selection of mattresses with added features at an additional cost, such as healthbed junior mattresses and signature pocket sprung mattresses. These will make for a snug and secure nights sleep for your little ones.

    When it comes to bunk beds for kids we understand that there is a balance between giving the kids something exciting and offering a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing piece of interior design for the adults. We feel that both of these objectives are achieved with this sleek and modern bunk bed that offers both functionality, fun and style.

    So if you are on the look out for a bunk bed for your little dreamers, consider the Solar model from the Julian Bowen bunk bed range and enjoy a silent night all round. With quick delivery and easy to assemble instructions, you could have this stunning bunk bed in your child's bedroom in the blink of an eye.

  • What bed is right for your child?

    Choosing the right childrens beds is a big decision and can seem daunting. At Children’s Bed Shop we have childrens beds for all ages with options to suit even the fussiest of kids. Whether it’s a cute toddler bed or a high cabin for your teenager, the right bed can make bedtime that little bit easier and be the focal point of a room that your child will actually want to sleep in.

    The transition from cot to bed is a big step for toddlers and you will want to make the process as easy as possible. A themed bedroom can be a magical place for a toddler, and they will love spending the night in our big green tractor bed after a busy day. Or how about treating them to our red Scorpion Racer bed? The only problem may be getting them out of it in the morning!

    If you’re looking for bunk beds with a difference, what could be cooler than spending the night in our camper van themed bed? Or how about climbing aboard our double decker bus for a bedtime story before lights out? For little explorers and den builders, our mid-sleeper range combines a comfortable bed with a tent underneath for imaginative play that your child will just love. And it also provides a handy space to stash away toys at the end of the day!

    If storage is at a premium, consider childrens beds with drawers and encourage your child to pack away their things. Start doing this at an early age and, hopefully, they will keep the habit later in life. Our best-selling Julian Bowen Jupiter bed comes with a host of storage built in and even a roll out desk so that older children have somewhere to do their homework. If you’re looking for a younger boys bed with drawers our Stella Low-Sleeper is a perfect choice.

    For a complete sleeping solution, we also offer our beds with mattresses. If you need a girls bed with mattress look no further than the Steen’s Midsleeper which can adapt and grow with your child for a great value option. With a sleeping tunnel, play tent, ladder, and optional light, this bed is a dream come true. For an alternative girls bed with mattress consider our bestselling Pegasus High Sleeper and they will feel on top of the world!

    Kid’s looking for the perfect gaming set up will love our Kids Avenue Urban Grey Highsleeper 2 which has space for a TV, storage and even a futon chair bed which can be used for sleepovers when the gaming battles are done! They really will be the envy of other kids with this set up.

    Don’t forget we also have a great range of mattresses to suit all budgets and lots of our beds have matching furniture available too. We really have thought of everything so you can look forward to a good night’s sleep knowing your child is comfortable and happy in their new bed.

  • How to keep your child in a sensible bedtime routine

    A bedtime routine with a toddler bed with storage by Children's Bed Shop

     

    Most parents will agree that life becomes that little bit easier once a child learns to fall asleep independently and can sleep through the night. A good night’s sleep is essential to a child’s development, ensuring they can concentrate and learn, aids good behaviour and improves their mental and physical wellbeing.

    Sleep deprivation is tough on both parents and children; tired children find it harder to regulate their emotions, leading to more tantrums and ‘bad’ behaviour, while in turn, tired parents find it harder to cope with these outbursts and the overall juggle of parenting.

    Finding, and sticking to, a sensible bedtime routine can make significant improvements to a family’s day to day living. A bedtime routine begins with a regular and predictable wind-down, which will promote healthy sleep patterns.

    For younger children, this can include bath time, using a night light and being read a story to help them relax before falling asleep. Each stage acts as a trigger for sleep. For older children, they should stop using phone, tablet or television screens at least an hour before going to sleep, instead perhaps reading a book to help them relax.

    At the Children’s Bed Shop we stock a range of childrens beds that are both exceptionally comfortable and designed to appeal to children. A toddler bed with storage can help little ones making the transition from a cot to a bed; the excitement of a new ‘grown up’ bed can allay any fears of change and help cement their bedtime routine.

    A toddler bed with storage, as well as meeting their growing needs for sleep, also adds places for their ever-expanding toy collection, or for books and clothes. The Kidsaw JCB Digger toddler bed with storage, for example, is both fun and has handy toy storage built in.

    For older children, a high sleeper can help reinvigorate a more childish room, meeting older children’s increasing need for independence and promoting good sleep patterns that they will carry forward into teenage years and beyond. A high sleeper bed with desk is cleverly designed to maximise the available space in a bedroom, making it ideal for smaller rooms. The built in desk future proofs the high sleeper, ensuring it will continue to be useful as children get older and need a quiet place to study.

    The Gami Duplex high sleeper bed with desk is a great example of the range we stock, with a high-end design suiting both younger and older children, which the Kids Avenue Noah C high sleeper also incorporates a stylish sofa bed, perfect for sleepovers.

    The Children’s Bed Shop has a range of beds, toddler beds and high sleepers with options for extra storage, to help children find their sleep routine. And stick to it.

  • New Year, New Hobby

    New Hobbies & New Kids Theme Bed - Children's Bed Shop

    After the excitement and over-indulgence of Christmas, it always feels good to take stock of the past year and set goals for the new year during January. It’s not just adults that can benefit from contemplating all the things we have to feel grateful for and reflect on what we’d like to improve or change; children can also reap the benefits of practising gratitude and planning new things to try.

    Finding a new hobby for the new year can be a great way to build confidence for children and young people. In the current climate, children are spending far more time at home than usual and a new hobby could provide that much-needed diversion from screen time.

    Trying a new sport is great for children, it gets them out into fresh air, gets them moving and all the family can join in. Kicking a football around the park or in the garden is a really cheap and easy place to start, or getting a bat and ball to practise the general skills for cricket is fun for all the family to play together. Playing sport can be tiring so having a good bedtime routine and a kids theme bed (or check our website for other cool children's beds) can encourage children to rest and recharge.

    Reading books is essential for children of all ages. Reading is key to brain development in the early years and a positive start can build literacy and spark a lifelong love of books. A quiet space for reading is ideal for independent readers. If they have their own bedroom, a kids theme bed, such as the House or Tipi Cabin bed might encourage them to spend their downtime away from screens and instead lose themselves in a book.

    For children who share a room, we stock pink bunk beds; add some fairy lights and fun cushions and each child has their very own book nook. Why not set them a challenge of reading a new book each month? Make a list together covering books they would like to read and see how many they can tick off over the year.

    Our range of cool children's beds includes options incorporating a desk. With children needing to participate in homeschooling, having a quiet space to carry out their work can be essential. It can also double up as a place to practise a new crafting, drawing or painting hobby.

    Spending time creating is an essential part of child development and equally something most children really enjoy doing. For younger children wanting a kids theme bed, we also stock separate desk furniture, which they can use ever more as they get older.

  • Metal VS Wooden Children's Bed

    highsleeper wooden children's bed

    Are you redesigning your nursery to make it more suitable for your now grown-up toddler or child and struggling to choose between a wooden or metal bed? There are many pros and cons to both a children's wooden bed and metal bed, and we will go through just a few of these below!

    The positives of a children's wooden bed

    Children's furniture is traditionally made from wood, whether this is treated and sanded natural wood or painted wood. Painted kids' furniture must, of course, be painted with child-safe paint for safety reasons, to ensure that there are no hazardous substances on the piece of furniture.

    Wooden furniture is indeed aesthetically beautiful and has a very traditional feel, especially when you consider a wooden high sleeper with its big yet pretty frame (some might say that this is less of an eyesore than a metal frame, however some may not have seen our stunning coloured metal bed frames!). You might like a simple structure or you may wish to look for one with pretty carvings.

    A wood bed is also very sturdy when made from strong wood like timber, pine or even oak. What's more, with such a variety of options to choose from you can find wooden bed frames that range in price and therefore you will have no trouble finding one to suit your budget.

    Choosing a girls white metal bed

    When you hear the words 'metal' and 'bed' together, you might think of a dull, grey, shiny material. But metal furniture doesn't have to have that industrial look, unless you want it to.

    Metal beds can be as beautiful as a wooden frame since they can be purchased in a range of beautiful colours and finishing styles, offering a lovely alternative to heavy and sometimes clunky wood, especially if you need something subtle to fill a space in a compact room. Modern metal frames such as red, green or black ones are very popular right now but a girls white metal bed is still the most sought after option, offering practicality, durability and also beauty. Metal is hard-wearing, even when professionally painted so you can expect a metal bed to last into your child's teens and simply adapt it to their ever-changing needed and tastes.

    We hope that the above helps you to weigh up the pros and cons of choosing a children's wooden bed over a metal-framed bed, or vice versa.

    As you can see, both offer some great benefits so it's really a case of doing your research and deciding which would suit your space and requirements best. Good luck!

  • New & exclusive Steens Galaxy Mid Sleeper

    Steens Mid Sleeper Bed

    New year, new furniture? OK, perhaps not a complete home renovation makeover is on the cards but you can certainly bring some order into your life this new year with a new Steens Mid Sleeper bed, the perfect mix of style, comfort and practicality.

    About Steens bedroom furniture

    Steens bedroom furniture consists of a range of home furnishings from storage collections to beds. We pride ourselves on offering attractive yet practical furniture to fit in with modern life and thus embracing our need for space, quality and durability. Our Steens Galaxy Midsleeper is just one example of our kids’ range and offers a space-saving solution without compromising on comfort, offering a whole footprint of under bed storage for toys, clothes, books, schoolwork and much more.

    Benefits of the Steens Mid Sleeper bed for your child

    Our Steens Mid Sleeper is a very wise choice for your growing child’s bedroom as it adapts to their ever-changing needs. Older toddlers can feel like a big girl or boy in their new and exciting bed and in turn give you the best night’s sleep you’ve had in ages. Older children, meanwhile, can use the space for their huge collection of toys including dolls houses, racing tracks or large role-play items like toy kitchens and so on.

    Moreover, students with homework to do can make use of the additional space created to set out their books, pens and cue cards and enjoy uncluttered surroundings. The bed also comes with a flexible table-top which can be used for either play or schoolwork. Kids of all ages will love climbing the ladder to their bed, but you parents can rest easily knowing that your child is only slightly raised from the floor and protected by a barrier.

    Styling your Steens Mid Sleeper bed

    As already mentioned, you can use the empty space created by our kid sleeper quite creatively. Whether you are looking to make a playful den or simply use the added height as storage then stacking storage boxes or drawers are a great way to use space sensibly. Some younger kids may love the idea of a curtain to create a hidden space, while you can also get bed tents which will keep your little one covered while they sleep and give them the sense of being in the great outdoors on a camping trip. Child-safe fairy lights are also a great way to add that magical feel to the cosy space!

    On the other hand, if a mature, homework-driven area is what you want to achieve then we would suggest, first and foremost making the desk set up look the part, because we all know that older children to young teens are very aware of their surroundings! Of course a comfortable seat pad for long stud sessions might be required, along with possibly a table lamp for those dark winter's nights. Without forgetting, of course, suitable storage for textbooks, stationery, laptops, headphones and any other accessories your child might be required to use.

  • Creating family fun traditions for Christmas including kids themed beds

    This year could be the perfect opportunity to start some fun new traditions with your family. There are so many ways to bring some extra touches of fun and sparkle to this festive time of year.

    A good start is to think about what would work best for your family or where you have room for some new ideas. You may already know how the big day itself will run but would like new traditions for the run up to Christmas or for the days surrounding it. We have some fabulous ideas for families of all shapes and sizes.

    Make the most of December with kids themed beds

    If you love the sparkle and fun Christmas brings to a house then why not start a new tradition to put up your decorations on 1st December. A whole month of twinkly lights and glittery decorations will delight the kids and boost everyone's mood!

    If your children are in need of new beds then the run up to Christmas could be the perfect time to get them ordered and set up. First beds for toddlers are an exciting stage and there are amazing options out there now. These range from versatile classic single beds to kids themed beds of all types. It is even possible to get a tent for your bed, allowing a whole new world of imaginative play for your child from their own bed!

    Christmas Eve

    There are some fantastic ideas for traditions on Christmas Eve. There are websites online where you can track Santa's progress across the world. Combine this with sprinkling some magic reindeer dust (glitter!) outside your door and your kids will be bursting with excitement.

    First beds for toddlers can lead to some new traditions themselves. How about new pyjamas for Christmas Eve for the whole family? Cuddly new pjs and reading 'Twas the night before Christmas' before snuggling down in bed sounds like a lovely new tradition for Christmas Eve.

    Remember to find the perfect spot on the new themed bed to hang the stockings too!

    Christmas Day

    Start the big day itself by helping the children open their stockings on their new beds. Then maybe you can think of a special breakfast as a new tradition. Pancakes? Bacon sarnies? Smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels? Lots of options and the kids could even be allowed breakfast in their new beds to make it an extra treat!

    Boxing Day

    For some people Boxing Day can feel like an anticlimax after the excitement of the previous day. If this is the case for your family then consider planning ahead. Pantomimes can be so much fun for the whole family or if your local football team are playing why not go and support them.

    However you end up spending the festive period, a little planning can help make it magical for everyone.

  • Get your Steens mid sleeper bed in time for Christmas

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    There is still time for you to order and receive a Steens Memphis mid sleeper bed in time for Christmas!

    Customisable

    These beautiful beds are both practical and attractive, durable enough to survive rough play and with enough room for ample storage.

    They are made with a solid MDF frame, which incorporates curved edges for comfort. There is an integrated ladder that can be built on the left or right to suit the layout of the room.

    A Steens Memphis mid sleeper bed from the Children's Bed Shop comes in a variety of options. The available colours of light or dark grey and classic white will suit every room.

    Steens mid sleeper bed for Christmas!

    Whether you need a new bed as your child's first 'big bed' or as part of a room makeover, a Steens bed could be the perfect choice. And by ordering now you could finish the project before Christmas.

    This new bed could help make Christmas more magical and even encourage them to stay in bed for a few minutes longer on Christmas morning! The Steens mid sleeper bed is ideal for hanging stockings on or you could even add fairy lights to really make the room sparkle.

    Optional extras

    For an additional surprise you could opt for the play tent that fits the Steens bed. These come in a couple of different colour options and can turn the space under the actual bed into the perfect play area, reading corner or fun hideaway. This sort of addition could help make the room into a safe haven for your child to play and enjoy themselves.

    Another advantage of opting for a Steens Memphis midsleeper bed is the practical Steens bedroom furniture that is compatible with it. Ideal for rooms where space is a premium, the Steens Memphis pull-out desk goes underneath the bed frame and can then be pulled out when needed. Perfect as your child gets older and starts having to do homework!

    There is also the Steens Memphis low bookcase, which would fit neatly under the midsleeper bed. The Steens low wardrobe would match the Memphis furniture to help finish the room.

    All these options and possibilities mean the Steens Memphis range can be personalised to fit your family. Whether it's a small room or large, this bed will help make the most of the space available.

    Whether you want to create a practical work station for a busy and creative kid, or have a magical space where their imagination is key, this bed is ideal. Simply select the options best for you and your child to make this Christmas that little bit more magical. Maybe they could even help with the construction (with your supervision)!

  • Get your children to tidy their room using their mid sleeper bed with storage

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    Getting your children to keep their rooms tidy can be a challenge at the best of times, but in the midst of a pandemic and as we head into shorter days and increased play inside, some help will be needed. We have the tips you need to keep bedrooms mess free without having to resort to shouting.

    Make it a game

    This tactic works particularly well for younger children. They are likely to need help with tidying but getting them involved at a young age helps make it a habit and makes them understand it is their responsibility. A boy or girls bed with storage is ideal for this tactic as you can open up the appropriate drawer, cupboard or box and use a timer, challenging them to do as much as they can before it pings. Or have a race and see how many things each of you can tidy!

    Be specific

    Whether young or older, children often need direction to make sure they get it right. Just saying 'tidy your room' can be a bit daunting or confusing. Instead give directions and make specific requests. For example, 'please can you tidy up the books in your room and put them back on the shelf' or 'the toys on your floor need to be put back in their box please' make it clear what needs doing.

    If they are younger this method may require you to stay in the room and give them instructions as they complete each set. As children get older you can make a checklist so they can tick off each task as it is completed.

    Consider a mid sleeper bed with storage

    If you want to encourage your children to tidy their room then it is vital to ensure there is a place for everything.

    Children accrue so many things, from clothes to toys to books, but they can be kept tidy if they all have a home. Space can be tricky but a boys or girls bed with storage can help solve this issue.

    Alternatively consider a bed with underbed storage, which can be easily accessed by children of any age. Shelves for books can be put directly on the wall or you can use a specific shelving unit. A mid sleeper bed with storage is also worth consideration as the added height maximises the space in the room.

    Be age appropriate and prepared to let things go

    Be realistic when setting your own expectations. Children are unlikely to get things done perfectly every time, particularly when they're younger. As they get older there may be more difficulty as they try to assert their own autonomy and take control of their own space.

    Sometimes it is easier and healthier for all of you to just let things go and shut the door on the mess. Pick your battles and actually enjoy your time with your children as much as you can!

  • How a tipi cabin bed could be part of your Halloween plans

    Halloween 2020 TiPi Cabin Beds

    Thought Halloween was cancelled this year? Think again! Although trick or treating as we know it may be off the cards, you can still find ways to make this day of horror full of laughs for the whole family.

    A different kind of trick-or-treating

    If your little one is set on getting dressed up and walking the streets, why not use social media to ask your community to place pumpkins (or picture of pumpkins) in their windows for your children to spot. Each time they see a pumpkin on your walk, they could be allowed to have one sweet (provided by you) placed in their bucket. Just be sure to coordinate walks so that you and your neighbours aren't all out at the same time.

    Using your tipi cabin bed as a movie/sleepover den

    If, however, you don't fancy being outside in this cold and wet weather, then have you thought about being creative and setting up a Halloween-themed evening in your own home? With Netflix showing a number of child-friendly Halloween movies, you can't go far wrong. All you need to do is find a way to make a cosy (or creepy, if your kids are older) den to snuggle up in and job done! A kids' cabin bed is a perfect space for creating a little hidey-hole, plus they will love the idea of camping on the floor. For older kids, some sinister sounds playing in the background might make it even more of a spine-chilling experience.

    Turning the tipi cabin bed into a spooky play space

    Have you considered using furniture, like a kids' cabin bed, to create a Halloween role play setting too? If you are feeling imaginative, you could use old dark bedsheets or blankets to construct a make-believe abandoned house with no windows. With the nights setting in much earlier, it isn't difficult to create that eerie nighttime atmosphere. Using a torch and some other scary props, make up and dressing up outfits, you could play haunted houses and take it in turns to be the ghost!

    Making games out of your cabin bed with slide

    Does your child have a cabin bed with slide? Even better! You could set up some seriously fun modern day Halloween games, such as 'apple sliding' instead of 'apple bobbing', 'pin the nose on the pumpkin', 'wrap the mummy' and more. Be inventive while using the slide to take the enjoyment level up a notch. What's more, you could play with toys and slime, setting up a sea of slime at the bottom of the slide for the figurines to fall into and then have to escape from.

    We hope these suggestions give you some inspiration for your 2020 Halloween celebrations. You can find more DIY Halloween ideas by searching sites like Pinterest, where people often share tips and tricks for your family to start making their own memories.

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