When your child becomes too big for a crib or toddler bed, it is time to decide which bigger bed is the best choice. If you are looking to choose the type of bed for your kids, you might be overwhelmed with the number of choices there are on the market. Bunk beds, loft beds, single beds, larger beds, which one should you choose? Well, it seems like a single bed might have the most advantages all around, and here is why. Below, we have listed the common situations where a single bed is a better option than a double, bunk, or any other bed.
One of the factors that you should consider first is how much space is available for the new bed in the kids’ room. Single beds are ideal for furnishing spaces that are not very big. They also offer a perfect compromise if you are looking to add some more storage, especially when you need to think about allowing enough room to get around the bed easily, access other furniture, and so on. A single bed’s size is typically 90 cm x 190 cm, and it should fit in every space.
A single bed tends to be the most cost-effective than any other bed that you can buy for your child’s bedroom. If you are deciding between a small single or a regular single, you should know that the mattress set to furnish a single bedroom will be cheaper than any other. Even though a small single will be a more affordable option, you might want to choose the regular single that will last you a lot longer, as your child grows.
Appropriate for an adult solo sleeper, single beds are also ideal for kids as they don’t take up too much space, yet are still large enough to accommodate them as they grow up. Besides, children don’t necessarily need to sleep on a larger bed, since even some novelty beds and bunk beds tend to come in the small single size. So you don’t have to worry that your kid doesn’t have enough space, a single bed is more than enough.
When making your final decision regarding your child’s bed, there are a couple more factors, other than price and space, that you should consider:
- Ask your child if they have a preference when it comes to a bedroom set.
- How long is your child going to be using the new bed? Should you invest in something that can withstand the test of time?
- Does your child need a special mattress? Like the one for kids with allergies, or one that helps with keeping the right posture and healthy sleeping?
Single beds really do have a lot of advantages when it comes to children’s needs. But no matter what kind of bed you choose for your kid’s bedroom, remember that it will last for about seven years before the mattress or the frame needs to be replaced. During that time, your child will spend about 20,000 hours on it, so it is most recommended that you spend some time on proper research before you rush to the nearest furniture store. Consider the space and money, but don’t forget about comfort and your child’s preference.