December 2018 / Childrens Bed Shop

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  • Managing the Children's Holiday Hype

    The holidays are a time for celebrations with family and friends. Creating memories with loved ones is the best, however, this busy period can sometimes bring about unnecessary stress, especially for parents. Managing the children’s holiday hype can be challenging even if everything was ticked off your list months in advance. It’s still difficult to prepare for the random outbursts when they don’t wish to share their new games console or refuse to eat their sprouts in front of the family member that is forever criticising your parenting decisions. Children sometimes act out when faced with an audience of relatives you haven’t seen since the last festive gathering, add that to the heaps of sugar from all the Christmas sweets and exhausted energy levels from playing with their new gadgets and you have the ‘crazy holiday hype’ all parents dread. Once their new year’s bedroom is revealed they might be excited to spend time in their new Steens bed, but be careful what they wish for if they end up on Santa’s naughty list…steens sleeperThe holiday season does not have to be perfect

    So, your children act a little crazier around Christmas – it’s the holidays, who cares? What the relative's witness during this time of year is just a fraction of a much bigger picture. If you put some rules in place and have certain expectations in mind, you just need to remind yourself that the holiday season does not have to be perfect and some unexpected behaviour can be managed.

    What to do if a tantrum does happen

    Take a deep breath. When tantrums happen parents often feel tremendous pressure to make it stop. Stay calm and remember to ignore everyone else and listen to what your child needs. However, do not reward tantrums but giving into your child for the sake of an easier life. Encourage your little one to also take a deep breath, alternatively try putting them on a chair for a time out.  Perhaps investing in a new bedroom accessory isn’t such a bad idea. And if the chair doesn’t work you can put their new Steens bed to use and provide them with an early bedtime.Keep them occupied

    Keeping children occupied during Christmas is an activity where you will not fall short. The holidays are about spending time with family so why not incorporate games, quizzes and giant jigsaw’s into spending time with the little ones. Be tactful when choosing presents, a large trough of Lego might be a good idea to get the family involved in building something together.

    Leading up to the holidays

    Why not channel the extra excitement fuelled by this time of year and find ways to keep children occupied whilst you prepare for the busy season ahead? If you’re one for only letting them decorate the back of the tree, then maybe allow the kids to make some decorations of their own to hang in their bedroom. This is a creative way to occupy them whilst you wrap presents or make dinner. Perhaps make Christmas paper chains to hang on their new Steens bed to keep the Christmas feel going.Hopefully, this post has reassured you that the holidays do not have to be as hectic as you may think, and we wish you all a very Happy Christmas!

  • Exploring New Ideas for your Children’s Bedroom

    Decorating your child’s bedroom can seem like a daunting task. Why not take it as an opportunity to explore some new ideas? Have a little fun, explore new concepts, try your hand at being a modern mum, think of it as a new space where you can be a bit more brave with your choices. Invest in boldly patterned rugs and dazzling wallpapers or get your little one involved in painting their very own mural.

    And If you’re struggling for floor space then a Mezzanine level could be an option. Kill two birds with one stone and opt for one of our Steen high sleepers to solve your space problem, you’ll also be acquiring the latest trend in children’s beds. Multifunctional furniture allows for more room to house the essentials such as a play area or desk space.

    You could even keep things a little simpler and play around with revamping the furniture. Make it a family activity – choose your favourite shades and get to work on painting the chest of drawers and wardrobes to give a new fresh look to the bedroom.

    Tipi bed

    Create a playful effect with a tipi bed and the pull out under bed drawer will also be great for storage. This fun and trendy themed bed will not only add an element of adventure to your child’s room but provides the perfect equipment for a sleepover!Tipi Cabin BedCreative wall space

    Hold the blue tac and Disney posters and give your kids a chance to create their own work of art. You could put up a giant blackboard wall to showcase their latest drawings or add a personal touch to the room and frame their school paintings.Create the perfect playroom for your kids with steens kids furnitureMake it multi-functional – mid and high sleepers

    The Steen high sleeper is an exciting addition to any children’s bedroom and is especially appealing to parents looking for extra storage space. High sleepers are often eye-catching in style and as well as being useful in terms of space to slot bookcases or wardrobes underneath them, they also provide a fun way to climb into bed. Accessorise with fun storage

    As well as the concealed hidden look underneath the bed, why not experiment with some fun storage options around the rest of the room. Try Joey the JCB digger design or add a matching bookshelf to your bed and try a tipi style casing for all your bedtime stories. The Tipi bookcase is a fun and stylish way to incorporate a modern idea into your child’s bedroom.JCB Skip Toy Box We hope this has helped with adding some new and exciting items to your children's bedroom.

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