September 2016 - Childrens Bed Shop

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  • What Mattress Is Right for Your Little One?

    Choosing the Best Mattress for your Child

    Stompa Memoflex Mattress



    When choosing a mattress, in general, the more coils a sprung mattress contains the better the support it will give. However, you may find that other factors are more important for your individual child. If he or she wets the bed, for example, you will need to prioritise hygiene and choose a mattress with a washable cover.

    If your little one suffers from allergies, you may need a hypoallergenic mattress. A restless sleeper may benefit from the weightless feeling of a memory foam.

    You also need to consider budget and the size of mattress needed for your child's particular bed. To find out more about the different mattress options we stock, read on.

    Junior-Size Single Mattresses

    We stock junior size 70x140cm mattresses from the reputable supplier Kidsaw. We have foam and quilted sprung options available. Both provide support and comfort and are hygienic and anti-allergenic and the quilted one is moisture-resistant. The mattresses both come with removable and washable covers.

    The junior mattresses are designed for use with toddler-size junior beds, which are perfectly designed for your child's first bed. Junior mattresses are great for a snug fit, transitioning your little one from a cot to a "grown-up bed" with maximum ease.

    If your little one tosses and turns in the night then Memory Foam can provide the best possible night's sleep, no matter how much they move. This mattress will ensure your little one is supported and cosy the whole night through.

    European-Size Single Mattresses

    Many of our beds, such as the Thuka Trendy range require European-size mattresses. Browse our range of mattresses that are compatible with Thuka, Gami, Stompa, Parisot and Steens beds.

    We also stock the fantastic Stompa Memoflex mattress, which is designed to European measurements. Our European-style mattresses in pocket sprung or quilted options for extra firmness are fantastic.

    UK-Size Single Mattresses

    Signature Quilted Sprung 190cm Single UK Mattress



    The standard UK-size mattresses measure 190x90cm and we stock mattresses in quilted or pocket sprung options. Our sturdy quilted mattresses provide extra firmness and support, giving your little one a restful night's sleep whilst being fully supported.

    Mattresses Suitable for Mid-Sized Sleepers, High-Sleepers and Bunk Beds

    If you have decided upon a high-sleeper bed for your child, you will need to order a thinner mattress which will measure around 6" in depth to ensure the rail remains high. These mattresses are compliant with current health and safety standards for high-sleepers and top bunks.

    All our mattresses are designed with comfort, support and hygiene in mind. If you are buying a Julian Bowen bed from us, you can choose a complimentary Julian Bowen mattress which is double-sided with a specially designed coil structure for optimum comfort and superior support. This mattress is suitable for adults too.

    Some of our mattresses are discounted when bought within a bed package and we also allow you to choose the type of mattress too. What are you waiting for, find the perfect bed and mattress for your child today!

  • Creating Space with High Sleeper Loft Beds

    Children’s bedrooms are generally smaller spaces and require parents to make the most of the layout of the bedroom to maximise its potential. High sleeper and loft beds are raised and have usable space underneath in the way of drawers or a wardrobe. These can be a great way of maximising space in a small room and children love the novelty factor.

    Types of Bed

    Beds are generally one of a few standard sizes in terms of width and length, but beyond that the height could be any size. High sleepers are a great option if you are looking to increase the storage potential of your child’s bedroom. The high sleepers are tall enough to have an integral wardrobe, a great space saving option. They also have a ladder as they are very tall and you couldn’t climb into it without the aid of steps.

    High sleepers are also known as loft beds and they raise the sleeping position to the height of a top bunk. With different styles available and various options for bedroom furniture you can create the perfect bedroom.

    Benefits of a High sleeper Loft Bed

    Steens For Kids High Sleeper and Single Bed in Solid Plain White


    The biggest benefit is the space-saving and easily accessible storage. In a child’s room, keeping the space tidy and toys out the way can be an ongoing battle, so having drawers integral to the bed can keep the room clean and tidy.

    As families grow, with house prices also on the rise, finding space for everyone can be tricky. More and more families are finding they cannot afford to move or extend their homes, so people are increasingly turning a tiny room, such as a study, into a bedroom to ensure everyone has their own space. A Steens White highsleeper bed can be a great choice with the option to have a single bed underneath too.

    Creating Space with a High sleeper Loft Bed

    Steens for Kids High Sleeper + Pedestal Desk + Low Bookcase in Solid Plain White


    Opting for a high sleeper will create a bedroom that will grow with a child. Options can include a set of drawers, a wardrobe and even a desk - great for drawing and crafting for young children, and somewhere quiet to do homework for older children without the distraction of television or siblings. Some desks are static, and others pull out.

    Use the space beneath the bed to help imaginations run wild! Depending on the brand and style you choose, the space can be filled with a low or tall bookcase, a low or tall wardrobe or a single bed!

    Space for Playing

    Depending on the size of your bedroom, the only limit to what you can do with your high sleeper is your imagination. Using the space beneath the bed as a play area can be adapted and versatile.

    Additional Products

    Plan your room carefully before you start. There might be scope to add in extra cupboards above the bed to complete the look and gain even more space. Think about the space and what you need it to do for you: could you incorporate another set of drawers to hold schoolwork. You might be able to add a TV or a shoe rack - go bespoke, and you can make your bed do anything you want.

    Ultimately, a bed is only as good as its mattress, so be sure to look through all the options for a supportive mattress to suit the person sleeping on it. Choose the right bed early on and it will be able to grow with you, though remember to change your mattress roughly every eight years.

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