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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.

  • Making New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

    Start the new year fresh by making resolutions and encourage your little ones to do the same. You could turn the tradition into a goal for the whole family and encourage one another to stick to the new year’s resolutions you put in place. This activity will act as a valuable lesson to your children about setting goals and sticking to them. You can make this a fun way for kids to develop their decision-making skills and help them evaluate ways to make their ideas a reality. It is also a great way to get them to make promises to you whether it be to tidy away their toys under their new Julian Bowen mid sleeper Santa brought them or eat all their greens to put that all important smile on your face! It will bring you together as a family and allow you to share creative ideas encouraging your little ones to think of ways how they can achieve their new year’s resolutions and in doing so will also develop their problem-solving skills.

    Learn new things

    Working towards improving your children’s education is one of the most important resolutions you can make and encouraging them to learn new things is top of the list for 2019. Perhaps your little one would love to learn how to sing or play a musical instrument. Music will give your child the chance to express themselves. Sometimes children do not have the words to release their emotions and so music could be a great way for them to channel their feelings. Evoking movement through dancing is also a good way to help with their development and growth.

    Perhaps you wish to encourage your children’s listening skills in order to improve or continue good behaviour. It works both ways, as parents, you should take the time to listen to your children as they cannot always clearly explain their needs and how they are feeling. Learning to read outside of school is also a crucial step to aiding their learning development, encouraging them to take the lead during the bedtime story routine is an excellent way to enhance this.

    Child Bedtime Story - Help Child Unwind Before Bed

    Eat healthy

    When the new year starts, we look for ways to improve our lifestyle. Deciding to cut down on fast food such as pizza’s and burgers and opt for more vegetables and fruit will benefit both you and the kids. Base meals on the main food groups and include carbohydrates, proteins and fats as well as fruit and veg. in order to boost their energy levels and limit the sugary food intake that sends them into crazy, hyper, out of control territory! Instead, use junk food as a treat so they don’t rely on the stodgy substances. Family pizza and film night on the weekend is an amazing way to treat everyone after a long week!

    Sleepover Food

    Help mummy and daddy tidy up

    Do you feel like you are forever picking up children’s toys after standing and injuring yourself on the latest Lego pieces? Making a new year’s resolution for your children to help you with the tidying up provides them with more responsibility and helps you with the chores – win, win! Perhaps investing in some new equipment for your little one’s bedroom isn’t such a bad idea? The Julian Bowen mid sleeper may be a great new addition as it has plenty of room for a play box underneath or attach a pocket tidy for their new Christmas books and toys.Julian Bowen midsleeper bed - Children's Bed ShopMaster milestones

    Milestones are great stages in our children’s lives that are so important to us and to them. Their resolution might be to learn how to use the big potty or tie their shoelaces using the legendary bunny ears or loop, swoop, pull routine. A resolution you might wish to set for them is learning how to walk. Take the time to show them how to master these skills and it will be equally rewarding on both parts.

    Always have fun!

    Embrace your inner child and always try to have fun with your kids! As overworked parents sometimes you need it! So, don’t be afraid of playing with children and acting like a goof in public. Actively playing, joking and having unlimited amounts of fun with kids really does create the best memories! Encourage their ‘out there’ ideas of becoming an astronaut to teleporting themselves to Legoland. A child’s imagination is a wonderful thing and will help to bring out the child in you that we often leave behind when we become adults.

    We hope that you all have your new year family goals written down and are working towards to achieving them!

  • Cosy Autumnal Ideas for your Children’s Bedroom

    The Autumn months are a time for cosying up by the fire, wrapping yourself in blankets and watching the festive favourites. These things normally take place in the family space downstairs but why not make your children’s bedroom a bit cosier during the colder season.

    To provide you with a bit of inspiration we have put together this post on some top tips for making your little one’s bedroom the cosiest it has been, so they’ll want to cuddle up, enjoy a bedtime story and dose off feeling all warm and snuggly. Add some sparkle to your current interior with fairy lights and foliage, cosy up in fleece sheets and invest in a snug armchair or tipi bed to transform their bedroom into the perfect Autumnal space!Fairy Lights and Foliage/ Festive Wreath/ Christmas tree

    You can never have too many fairy lights to lighten up the dark Autumn nights. Why not add a soft, twinkling glow to your child’s tipi bed, or drape them around the walls to create a warm and cosy feeling? They are a beautiful way to create a soothing and peaceful environment and act as a cosy alternative to a night light. You may also want to consider different coloured light bulbs to revamp the room from time to time.

    Cosy chairs and bedtime stories

    If you prefer to separate your bedtime stories from the bed and like to prepare a reading area in the children’s bedroom, then a comfy chair to cuddle up on might be a great addition to their room. When children are cosy and in a comfortable space, reading to them can help to reduce their stress levels and calm them down before they crawl into their bed. Why not invest in a beautiful pink velvet mini chair for your precious one? The soft velvet touch and hot pink material would be the perfect addition to create a warm and cosy finish to their room.Blankets/fur/ colourful and patterned bedding/ fleece sheets

    Nothing says cosy like fleecy blankets and faux fur throws. This really is the perfect way to snuggle up with your little ones whether it be on a cold winter’s day watching Disney films listening to the rain trickling outside or snuggling up with the children to read a bedtime story before the rhythm of your voice lulls them to sleep. Comfy blankets or patterned throws add texture and warmth to a room. Accessorising in the colder months can be a great way to revamp the bedrooms, giving them a warm and inviting feel for the chilly season. Coloured patchwork throws are a great way to elevate dark and gloomy nights and it makes bedtime more exciting when colour coded quilts are involved.

    Put up curtains

    Update the neutral, clean looking blinds and add curtains to the bedroom. Drapes not only help to keep light out but will also help to keep the warmth in during the icy nights and frosty mornings whilst providing a new relaxed look to the bedroom. Choose your child’s favourite characters or opt for a simpler design and colour.

    Heated blanket/ hot water bottle

    Up your hot water bottle game and invest in a heated blanket for the children. You can pop the bed on to heat up ahead of the evening routine and by the time they’re ready to dive into their enchanted tipi beds a warm and fluffy mattress will be waiting for them to ensure nothing but cosiness and toasty toes as they nestle down under the twinkling fairy lights for their bedtime story. Be careful not to overheat their little beds though, it’s important to read the health and safety guide before using any product.

    We hope these cosy bedroom ideas have you all snug for the winter months.

  • Magical Ideas for your Children’s Bedroom

    Children’s imaginations often run wild, whether they’re slaying dragons, rescuing Princesses from high towers, running around as Cowboys and Indians or playing hide and seek before snuggling up with a bedtime story. Whatever excites them, why not help bring their fantasies to life and keep their childhood magic alive! Make the most of their fun and magical manner and decorate the bedroom to match. From blushing pinks and royal blues to their favourite themed character’s. Some of the ideas below can even be done as a family activity, aiming to create a sleeping space your child will always remember. Whether you’re showcasing artistic talents, sliding out of bed in the morning, or keeping it neutral by adding a pop of colour to the Children’s Bed Shop white mid sleeper cabin bed.

    Paint a mural

    Some prefer the neutral tones of a blank wall but why not use your white canvas to add a pop of colour to your child’s room.  Even if you’re thinking of adding a plain coloured wall, why not create a mural instead. Use anything from stencils to your own artistic talent or your children’s handprints, for that truly unique touch. Create an enchanted forest scene, a Joey JCB construction site or a Peppa Pig paradise and bring the bedtime stories to life! A feature wall is perfect to keep your child’s room different and can be updated in the future to coincide with their colour of the month, as their minds will often change…https://www.childrensbedshop.co.uk/flair-teepee-single-bed.html

    Be clever with colour

    As desirable as a coloured wall or mural might be, don’t go overboard, everything in moderation, right? You want to still be mindful of using colour sparingly, to keep the room open and as spacious looking as you can. If you can’t quite bring yourself to splash the paint on your beautifully blank painted wall, then perhaps add splashes of colour via a bedframe or bedding, or through a lampshade, cushions and rugs. We suggest the Children's Bed Shop white mid sleeper cabin bed. Add their favourite colour as a backdrop to the bed, include a coloured tent or simply add some playful accessories.

    Make a den

    Rather than a mismatch of bed sheets, poles and pillows, why not invest in a den your little one can crawl into every night they go to bed. Create a cosy corner underneath the bed complete with a coloured tent, add some fairy lights and it will be like you’re camping under the stars. The Children’s Bed Shop white mid sleeper cabin bed is perfect for adding coloured sheets, and they can be removed if you fancy striping it back to basics. Complete the den with bunting, books, soft toys and a little chair to provide the best tea parties a child could ask for.https://www.childrensbedshop.co.uk/flexa-modern-white-midsleeper-bed-with-pink-tent.html

    Add a bunk bed slide

    What could make a bunk bed more exciting? Perhaps the option to slide down from your bunk…that might help with the school run in the morning. Add some fun to your child’s room, especially when the darker evenings draw close and the cold wind is just too unbearable at the park.

    https://www.childrensbedshop.co.uk/steens-for-kids-midsleeper-bed-with-slide-in-solid-plain-white.html

    Theme it around something they love

    Use a theme to bring your child’s magical fantasies to life! Whether you base it on their favourite book character, Disney hero, or simply highlight their favourite colour. Watch their little faces light up and make their dreams a reality as they drift off to sleep and get lost in the magic of their bedroom.

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  • Managing Bedtime with Multiple Children

    Managing Bedtime with Multiple Children

    Let us get one thing straight, our children’s bedtime routines are never simple and if you manage multiple children it can become even more tricky. One thing for certain, it is crucial to come up with a short and straightforward plan to ensure bedtime runs smoothly. Once you decide on the amount of sleep each child needs you may wish to gather a team of highly experienced bedtime workers to make sure the assembly line is kept in order just in time for the all-important storytelling activity. So, get the childrens bunk beds ready and find a spare five minutes to read this guide on managing bedtime with multiple children.

    Designating the Right Amount of Sleep for Each Child

    It is essential to consider how many hours of sleep each child requires. Without knowing this it will be impossible to manage a bedtime routine. It will also provide your child with the much-needed rest they require after a hard day of playing with other little munchkins! Allocate a time you want each child tucked up in bed and asleep then use the eldest child’s time as your goal for successfully completing your routine. Working backwards from the minute your last little soldier closes their eyes, give each child a 30-minute time slot providing you with a start time for when the bedtime routine will commence! Three or four children to wind down before they start counting sheep shouldn’t take you more than two hours… it’s all about delegating and running a tight ship, in and out of the bathtub!

    Team Work Makes the Dream Work

    Whether it’s mummy or daddy or both in charge of bedtime why not utilise your team and encourage all hands on deck! Give your children some responsibility and assign tasks to your bedtime helpers from changing nappies to having bubble baths and brushing teeth. Once everything is done and the PJs are on you can all cosy up for a bedtime story. The eldest will be the last one in bed, so they can practice their schooling by reading to their younger siblings.

    Assembly Line Routine

    Without a list of tasks, a simple routine can become messy just like your toddler’s bedroom after completing their latest art masterpiece! Bath, PJs, brush teeth, story time, sleep, GO! Sounds easy right? It is if you have a clear assembly line in place, starting with the youngest first and then the older children can help with their little brothers and sisters before getting themselves ready for bed. Rinse and repeat every night and you really are good to go!

    Storytime

    The perfect end to a well-executed bedtime routine is having the opportunity to enjoy a bedtime story with parents and little brothers and sisters. It is also a great way to reward children for their good behaviour in helping to get themselves ready for bed. Once the chaos of managing the routine is done, those few moments of relaxation is pure bliss and will have your little one’s drifting off in no time…

    Bed Arrangements

    Multiple children mean more space and often results in sharing bedrooms. This is not only cost effective but a great way for the kids to interact with one another. Don’t just combine bedrooms, why not combine beds too? Childrens bunk beds are a great option to double up on space and it can be fun for little ones to climb their ladders before bed.Children's beds with guest bed - Parisot bishop bedStick to your routine…

    The bedtime routine can be the most challenging of tasks, it can even put Nanny Mcphee through her paces! Taking the time to carefully plan your bedtime habits is a must but sticking to the routine is most important! This will make the whole process much easier. Once everyone is familiar with their bedtime role, you can relax and sail through the night with ease… you’ll have the children tucked up in their bunk beds in no time.

  • Get the Nordic look with our Scandinavian style kids beds

     

     

    Scandinavian style is all the rage in interiors right now. Look through any pinterest board or flick through any interior magazine and you’re bound to find plenty of rooms filled with minimal Scandi inspired furniture and decor. Here at Children’s Bed Shop we stock a wide range of kids beds and bedroom furniture in styles that are perfect for a Nordic themed children’s room. From a classic white mid sleeper cabin bed to a fun themed style, take a look at the beds that are perfect if you’re looking to give your kids room a minimal Scandinavian inspired update.

    Flexa Nordic Day Bed

    Flexa Nordic Day Bed

     

    The Nordic Day Bed by Flexa is a fantastic bed to choose when it comes to minimalist design. This contemporary frame is made from solid Scandinavian pine and finished with a smooth white lacquer which looks great in any room. Pair with wooden floors, neutral walls and some cool artwork for a stylish kids bedroom update!

     

    Flexa Nordic Playhouse Day Bed

    Flexa Nordic Playhouse Day Bed

     

    With a stylish and innovative design, the Nordic Playhouse Day Bed by Flexa will look beautiful in your child’s room. This frame has a plain white design making it fit well with any colour schemes in your child’s room, while the roof element of the bed gives it a fun and quirky twist to a classic single bed style. Choose from a choice of headboards for this bed, such as solid white, rose and grey, along with the choice of a grooved or slatted white finish.  

    House Cabin Bed

    House Cabin Bed

     

    Perfect for sparking your child’s imagination, the House Cabin Bed is one of our favourite themed beds. The minimal colour scheme and contemporary design of this bed mean it would make a great centerpiece in a Scandinavian inspired bedroom. Along with being super stylish, this bed is also functional with underbed drawers to store clutter out of sight.

    Flair Teepee Single Bed

    Flair Teepee Single Bed in White and Grey

     

    Simple and eye-catching, this Teepee Single Bed by Flair is a sure fire way to bring some minimalist Scandi influence to your little one’s room. This bed features open sides and a fabric cover, giving your child a cosy den that they’ll love to sleep in.

    Birlea Islington Midsleeper Cabin Bed

    Birlea Islington Midsleeper Cabin Bed

     

    Made from beautiful oak effect wood, this chic yet practical classic white mid sleeper cabin bed is a must have for a minimal themed kids room. The Birlea Islington Midsleeper Cabin Beds white and oak finish will match any decor while the integrated shelving provides a stylish storage solution that slots seamlessly underneath the frame.

     

    Not found what you’re looking for? Take a look at our full range of children’s beds to find the ideal classic white mid sleeper cabin bed or minimal style frame.

     

  • Simple ways to get your child's room ready for Summer

     

    Summer Ready Child's Room - Children's Bed Shop

    You might be used to making adjustments to the home when Autumn or Winter comes along, but what about in the summer? Aside from opening the windows more often, there are things you can do to give your child’s room a more summery feel. From brightening up the space with a white mid sleeper cabin bed or choosing some lightweight furnishings, check out our top tips on some ways you can get your child’s room summer ready.

     

    Lighten it up

     

    One of the easiest ways to brighten up any space is by ridding the room of too many dark colours. Re-paint any darker walls with a lighter shade like white, light grey, lilac or sunny yellow to freshen up the room. Choose light coloured accessories like neutral lamp shades and rugs, and swap any key pieces of furniture for something in a lighter colour palette. Beds like the Steens Memphis Mid sleeper in white or the Julian Bowen Pluto Mid sleeper in grey are both great beds that will compliment the fresh feel of the room perfectly.

     

    Switch heavy furnishings

     

    Heavy curtains and thick bedding don’t exactly scream ‘summer’, so make sure to swap these for some more lightweight alternatives. Instead of curtains, look into getting some blinds for the window or sheer curtains. This way there’s still a level of privacy in the room, but plenty of natural daylight can still come through. Pack away any thick throws and blankets that you might have left on your child’s bed from the Winter, and make sure bedding is made from high quality cotton to best keep your little one cool on warm nights.

     

    Get a good fan

     

    For those rare summer heat waves, having a quality fan in the bedroom is a must. This way you’ll help ensure your child gets the sleep they need that’s crucial for development, and you’ll have a better night’s sleep yourself in the process! For tips on how to help your child sleep in the hot weather, click here to take a look at our blog post.

     

    Declutter

     

    One final step you can take to add to the light and airy feel of your child’s summer bedroom is by getting rid of any clutter. Nothing ruins the appearance of a room more than mess, so try to spend some time sorting your child’s belongings into storage boxes, or a bed with built in storage space. Once the room’s looking nice and tidy, add some finishing touches such as plants to help clean the air (just make sure they’re child friendly!)

     

    Click here to shop more fantastic mid sleeper cabin beds, high sleeper beds, themed beds and more at Children’s Bed Shop.

  • 4 tips to stop bedwetting in your child

    How to stop bedwetting in children - Children's Bed Shop

    On top of sleepwalking, night terrors or difficulty staying in their own bed, there’s another big sleep issue that many parents encounter — bed wetting. Having a child that frequently wets the bed can be frustrating for the parent, and embarrassing for the child. The truth is, bedwetting is actually extremely common in kids, and thankfully there are things you can do to help banish the habit for good. To help you along the way, the team at Children’s Bed Shop have put together some tips on how to hopefully stop bedwetting for good.

     

    Lower fluid intake at night

     

    If your child has lots to drink before bedtime, chances are they’ll be more likely to need the toilet during the night, which could lead to bedwetting. Make sure your child is drinking enough throughout the day and then gradually reducing fluid intake by the evening. If your child spends the daytime in school or nursery, give them a bottle to drink from so that they’re hydrated enough through the day, and won’t need to drink excessively once they get home.

     

    Avoid bladder irritants

     

    A lot of food and drink contains ingredients that can irritate your child’s bladder. Examples of this include caffeine found in chocolate, citrus juices, and artificial flavourings and sweeteners. If your little one is prone to bedwetting, try cutting these ingredients out of their diet, at least prior to bedtime.

     

    Schedule regular bathroom breaks

     

    To lower the likelihood of your child needing to urinate through the night, make sure to schedule regular bathroom breaks throughout the day. Encouraging your child to use the bathroom every two or three hours and right before bedtime should help their body get into a routine and reinforce a healthy pattern.

     

    Get a moisture alarm

     

    If none of the above tips work, you could try investing in a moisture alarm for your child. A moisture alarm is a device that wakes your child up with an alarm sound as soon as any urine is expelled. Prompting your child to wake up in this way will help them to associate the feeling of a full bladder with getting up and using the bathroom, eventually without the need for the alarm.

    Do you have any tips of your own on ways to stop bed wetting in children? Make sure to let us know in the comments below! To check out our range of kids beds, bedroom furniture and accessories, head to the Children’s Bed Shop homepage now.

  • How to get your child to sleep in their own bed

    How to encourage your child to sleep in their own bed | Childrens Bed Shop

     

    For many parents, bedtime struggles are an all-too-familiar problem. From sleepwalking to night terrors, kids battles with a peaceful sleep can keep parents up all night, in turn wreaking havoc on sleeping patterns. One common issue that a lot of parents face is a little one that’s reluctant to sleep in their own bed, which is why we’ve put together this helpful guide. From choosing from our selection of themed beds, to making sure they’re as comfortable as possible, here’s some top tips to try and encourage your child to sleep in their own bed.

    Normalise solo-sleeping

    The more your child thinks of sleeping alone in their own bed, the higher the likelihood that they’ll start to normalise the concept. If you’re spending night after night letting your little one sleep in your bed, they’ll begin associating this as the norm, making it more difficult to snap out of the habit. Start bringing up the fact that kids and parents sleep in different beds, whether this is in conversation or within a bedtime story. You could even try making up your own bedtime story that highlights how important sleeping in your own bed is, bringing the concept to life in a fun and imaginative way that will stick with your child.

    Make their bedroom more appealing

    Your child’s bedroom should be a place they love, which is why making the space feel more inviting could have a big impact. If their bedroom could do with some updated decor, consider painting the walls and introducing some fresh new furnishings. Themed beds are great for this, available in a range of styles that can instantly add some fun to any space. For kids who love to ‘play house’, the House Cabin bed is a perfect choice, while other imaginative little ones will love hopping into the Julian Bowen London bus bunk bed. Emphasise the fact that their bed is so much more fun than your own, and how lucky they are to have such an exciting place to sleep all to themselves!

    Make sure they’re comfortable

    Of course, while a cool themed bed is sure to be a hit, you also need to make sure your child is as comfortable as possible. Along with a good bed, a high quality mattress is also really important to ensure your child is getting the best sleep possible. If they’re uncomfortable, they could be more likely to wake up during the night, and find their way to your bedroom in no time. You should also make sure their room is the right temperature, and their bedding isn’t too heavy or uncomfortable. If they struggle with the dark, getting a night light for their room is another good way to make them more comfortable being alone.

    Give them encouragement

    Last but not least, once your child has spent a full night in their own bed, be sure to shower them with plenty of encouragement — and cuddles! One idea could be to create a week by week chart that marks whether they stayed in their bed each night. If they make it to the end of the week with no problems, reward them with a small gift, a day out or their favourite treat.

    To explore our selection of kids themed beds further and find the perfect design for your child, shop the range now!

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