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  • 5 of our favourite beds for the little lady in your life

    Whenever decorating any child’s bedroom, the main thing to think about is the centerpiece itself - the bed! When shopping for little girls beds, it can be tempting to automatically opt for pretty pink frames and princess designs. But every little girl is different, so why should they all have the same bed? Whether your little girls preference lies with versatile bunk beds, compact mid sleepers or fun and quirky themed beds, here’s a selection of some of our favourite kids beds that she’s sure to love!

    Beds for little girls | Childrens Bed Shop

    Birlea Islington Bunk Bed - Oak & White

    Whatever colour scheme your girl’s bedroom has, this bed is versatile enough to fit it perfectly! The Islington bunk bed by Birlea has a stylish and modern design, with a cool oak and white finish. This style comes built with two beds included, which makes it a great choice for children sharing a room or even just for sleepover guests.

    Birlea Islington Bunk Bed | Kids beds | Childrens Bed Shop

    Tipi Cabin Bed

    The Tipi Cabin Bed is a must have for those hoping to bring some fun and imagination into their girl’s room. One of our favourite themed beds, this bed has a creative tipi tent design that will instantly transform your child’s room to the wild west, and also comes with the option to add an under bed drawer for some extra storage space.

    Tipi Cabin Bed | Kids beds | Childrens Bed Shop

    Birlea Paddington Midsleeper Cabin Bed

    For girls that love all things girly, you really can’t go wrong with the Paddington midsleeper cabin bed from Birlea. This bed has a pink and white finish, compact design, and plenty of storage space and drawers for your child to keep all her belongings. For kids who don’t like pink, this bed is also available in a white and oak or blue and white finish!

    Birlea Paddington Midsleeper | Kids beds | Childrens Bed Shop

    Thuka Trendy High Sleeper Bed

    This bed is a great choice if you want to save space in your girl’s room. The Thuka Trendy High Sleeper Bed merges a bed and desk together, which is perfect for kids who need a space to study, but have a bedroom that’s on the smaller side. The whitewash pine finish also means this bed will look great whatever the decor.

    Thuka Highsleeper | Kids Beds | Childrens Bed Shop

    Scallywag Midsleeper Cabin Bed 2

    Last but not least, this striking and stylish midsleeper cabin bed from Scallywag is not to be missed. This bed features a bright purple and oak finish, built in cabinet and shelves, and ladder with a fun curved design.

    Scallywag Midsleeper | Kids Beds | Childrens Bed Shop

    Still not found the perfect bed for your child? Shop our full range of midsleeper beds, bunk beds, themed beds and more at Children’s Bed Shop!

  • How much sleep does your child need?

    We all know how important sleep is for all of us, particularly young people. Most parents know that their child needs plenty of sleep, but how many of us are aware just how many hours this involves per day? Here at Children’s Bed Shop, we understand that giving kids a restful night’s sleep is a necessity, which is why we’ve put together this guide with information on how much sleep your child needs, and some tips on how to help this happen.

    How Much Sleep Does Your Child Need? | Childrens Bed Shop

    1 week to 12 months old

     

    For babies, sticking to a strict sleep schedule is a big priority as it’s so important for their growth and development. The younger the child is, the more sleep they generally need. For newborn babies of a week old, approximately 8 hours sleep is needed in the daytime, and another 8 and 30 minutes in the night - which is sometimes easier said than done if you have a crying baby on your hands!

     

    As babies get older, the time they need to spend sleeping gradually decreases, to 6 to 7 hours in the daytime and 8 to 9 hours in the night for 4 week old babies. By 3 months old, babies will start spending less time sleeping in the day, at 4 to 5 hours day time and 10 to 11 hours night time, which goes down to 3 hours and 11 hours by 6 months of age. At 9 and 12 months old, a 2 hour 30 minute nap is recommended in the day and 11 hours sleep at night. Our selection of nursery cots at Children’s Bed Shop provide the perfect setting for your baby to get some rest!

     

    2 to 3 years old

     

    As children reach toddler age, getting them to sleep can prove more difficult. When they’re not demanding to stay up just a little longer, 2 year old’s should be getting around 1 hour and 30 minutes sleep in the daytime, and 11 and a half hours per night. For 3 year old toddlers, you should aim to get them to nap for about 45 minutes in the day and sleep for 11 and a half to 12 hours at night. If you’re struggling to get toddlers the right amount of rest, there are things you can do, such as creating a relaxing sleep environment and sticking to a sleep schedule.

     

    4 to 8 years old

     

    Once your child has reached the age of 4, they no longer need extra time to sleep during the day. 11 hours and 30 minutes is the recommended amount per night, which gradually goes down to 10 hours and 45 minutes by age 6. At age 7 and 8, around 10 and a half hours is the amount needed, which is why it’s so important to make sure to enforce bedtime schedules that allow for this amount of hours, while still fitting in with getting up early for school.

     

    9 to 16 years old

     

    By age 9, around 10 hours a night is recommended, gradually lowering to 9 hours by age 16. Limiting electronic use before bed, encouraging them to go to bed at a certain time and trying to keep their sleep schedules from getting affected by extra long weekend lie-ins are a few ways you could try to ensure your child or teen gets enough rest.

    The information used in this guide was found from NHS choices. To make sure your little one has the best sleep possible, shop our fantastic selection of kids beds and mattresses at Childrens Bed Shop!

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