We all know how important sleep is for your child and so buying the right bed will always be a major consideration. Of course, there may also be other factors that you need to consider, such as space and storage requirements. If you're looking at both children's mid sleeper beds and bunk beds as a possible option, then let us help you to take a look at some of the pros and cons of each. Hopefully, this will help you come to the right decision for you, your home, and, most importantly, for your child.
Pros and cons of a childrens mid sleeper
Children's mid sleeper beds can be a great choice if you want extra storage or workspace in your child's room but don't have the space for taller options. They can be a real asset in smaller bedrooms with lower ceilings and for smaller children who you may worry about sleeping too high up.
Mid sleepers are generally suitable for children aged over four and offer lots of fun and flexibility, whilst still providing a safe sleep space. The space beneath the bed, meanwhile, can be extremely useful as storage or workspace, or even as a cosy little den for your youngster.
You can customise the under-bed space with a wide range of free standing furniture if you want to, whilst the bed is more accessible for them than some taller options. The downside of a child's mid sleeper, however, is that the lower height may restrict you when it comes to some ideas for the under-bed space.
Pros and cons of bunk beds for kids
Whether you have been researching small bunk beds UK suppliers or regular-sized bunk beds for kids, you are probably thinking about the extra sleep space that this option can provide. Of course, this is the primary reason why many people go for small bunk bed UK options for their children's room. This may be because bedrooms are short and there is a need for a permanent bed or you and your child just like the idea of having a spare bed for when friends or relatives stay over.
The downside of bunk beds for children are generally the height and inaccessibility of the higher bed - and, in some cases, the lower bed too if you have mobility issues. These beds may be best when your child is old enough to make their bed themselves, unless you want to be clambering up ladders or crawling into relatively small spaces. Having said this, duvets are easy enough to pull into place and bed changes aren't usually an everyday occurrence.
You will, however, need to ensure that your child is mature enough to sleep on the top bunk and will be able to navigate the ladder, even in the middle of the night when they may be half asleep. This is why top bunk sleeping is generally not recommended for children under six.
If all of this sounds OK, then kids bunk beds are a hugely practical choice. They quite literally double up on sleep space in a flash and can also add a real fun factor to your children's room.