February 2017 - Childrens Bed Shop

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  • What single bed is right for your child?

    Sleep is pivotal to your child’s development, so it’d make sense to put a lot of consideration into what bed would suit them the best. After all, they do spend at least a third of their day in bed. Here at Children’s Bed Shop, we stock a wide range of children’s beds for you to choose from in a variety of styles, designs and features.

    The main three types of single bed we offer are: low sleepers, mid sleepers and high sleepers. We will explain the features of each so you can decide which would be best for your child. Getting your child involved with the decision process will also give them a real sense of ownership when it comes!

    Low sleepers

    If your child is quite young or has mobility issues, then a low sleeper would be the perfect bed for them as it is closer to the floor, letting them climb on with relative ease. Low sleepers also come with a massive variety of fun designs, your child can go to sleep living life in the fast line with a low sleeper bed designed like a race car, or they can feel like royalty nodding off in a junior princess carriage bed.

    Mid sleepers

    A mid sleeper bed is ideal for any child between the ages of 6-13, it is perfectly fine to buy one for a child older than this but it is down to your discretion. Probably the most comfortable and supportive out of these options as it is the standard frame for most adult beds so you will be preparing them for sleeping in a similar bed later in life. Storage underneath is also a bonus! Buying a Steens midsleeper single bed for your child means they have plenty of room to store their toys, ultimately resulting in a clean and tidy bedroom.

    High sleepers

    The perfect bed when space is at a premium in your child’s bedroom. With the mattress elevated, this allows for furniture space underneath. A desk underneath a high sleeper bed is always a popular choice, like with our Parisot Swan which comes with a desk built in! There’s also something kid’s really enjoy about having to climb a ladder to get to bed too, making bedtime feel like a little adventure. One thing to be aware of before you invest in a high sleeper is the height of your ceiling – if your child cannot sit upright without knocking their head then you’ve got a problem. Be sure to measure the height of your ceiling, the height of your child and compare these with the bed.

    If you need further assistance deciding what bed would be perfect for your child feel free to contact us. We’re always happy to offer our help and advice.


  • 8 clever storage ideas to help to de-clutter your kid's bedroom

    Space in a child’s bedroom is a precious commodity. You can tell them to tidy up their toys till you’re blue in the face, but sometimes there just isn’t anywhere left to put them. Here at Children’s Bed Shop, we want to help you optimise the space in your child’s bedroom, so we’ve concocted ten ingenious ways to help you with the organisation of what is probably the messiest room your house.

    8 clever storage ideas to help to de-clutter your kid's bedroom

    1. Set up a play table

    You can have a focal point for your child’s toys to be based around if you include a play table in their room, they’ll also appreciate it themselves: whether it be a new track for their toy cars to race on or a lovely spot for their dolls to have a tea party.

    2. Wall mounted shelves

    Is there absolutely no space on the floor? Try kitting out the walls with a couple of shelves. You’ll be surprised at the room this will free up when you move all those toys strewn across the floor and display them proudly on your child’s new shelves – they almost pass as décor instead of mess!

    3. Utilise that floor space

    It’s highly likely that the bed is the one piece of furniture that takes up the most space in your child’s bedroom. With a space saving Steens high bed, this problem will be a thing of the past, with so much space underneath to play with. You’ll be surprised at how much your child will be excited to shake things up and sleep just that little bit closer to the sky.

    4. Find hidden treasure under the bed

    Maybe you don’t want to splash out and get a high sleeper bed, that’s fine, you can just as easily make use of the space under a normal bed. Rather than just chucking everything under there why not store everything away tidily with a pull-out drawer on wheels for some easy access?

    5. Colour-coordinate those Legos

    As they are some of the most popular kids toys out there, it’s probably a good guess that your child owns a few Lego sets. When they own a lot, it can become a veritable nightmare to build when they (or you) have to sort through a ton of bricks. Bring some order to your Lego collection by colour-coordinating all those bricks, it will probably save them hours trying to find ‘the right piece’.

    6. Make use of a peg board

    A peg board can be a useful way to hang up anything that doesn’t belong on the floor. It can also be used to display some of their budding artwork. Everyone loves the idea of their own little gallery, don’t they?

    7. Pack the wardrobe

    If your child has a walk-in wardrobe, have you tried to fit a dresser in there as well? You’ll find that there is a lot of space that can be freed up by utilising the room you can find in a wardrobe. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

    8. Throw it all in a toy box

    Probably the easiest option here, just invest in a toy box and lob all those toys in. You’ll find it sorts itself when the toys that never get played with sink to the bottom never to be seen again.

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