Mid sleeper beds are perfect for saving space in children’s bedrooms. These beds are great because they are multifunctional. Not only will they give your child a good night’s sleep, but they also give you extra storage space in their room underneath the raised bed. This is important for any child’s bedroom, especially when the space is tight. In addition, mid sleeper beds are perfect for mums and dad’s who feel their child isn’t quite ready for a bunk bed or a high sleeper bed yet.
There are many choices when it comes to buying a mid sleeper, and without some guidance, you can easily get overwhelmed.
So what are the options when it comes to buying a new children’s bed? Well, there are many different styles on offer that cater to all tastes and budgets, so these tips should help you decide which will be the best bed for your child and you!
Let your children have some input when it comes to choosing their new bed. Then, when they’re involved in making a decision, they feel a sense of pride in their room and hopefully go that extra mile and keep it tidy!
Also, choosing a children’s mid sleeper bed that matches your child’s personality (and age!) will help them feel much more comfortable in their bedroom.
Mid sleeper options come with slides, play tents, or even ones that look like a treehouse that are just perfect for younger children.
On the other side of the spectrum, more sophisticated beds come with a study area or have storage options like a storage drawer, shelf or cupboard that are fantastic for older children.
Of course, you will also need a bed that matches your home’s interior, so from natural wood to a metal mid sleeper, make sure to find a bed that complements your home and childrens existing furniture.
The size of the bedroom has a significant impact on your choice of bed. If you have a smaller bedroom with minimal storage space, you could consider a mid sleeper that comes with integrated storage.
If the bedroom is large enough, a classic mid sleeper is a great choice. The space underneath can be used as you please. A Sofa bed in this space is a good choice for sleepovers.
Make sure to measure the distance from the floor to the ceiling before you commit to any purchase.
Of course, the cost will influence which bed you purchase; however, the amount of storage space and customisation options can impact costs.
You should be able to buy an entry-level mid sleeper kids’ bed for under £100, but don’t underestimate the add-ons such as play tents, slides and mattresses as these quickly push up the price.
Buying a kid’s mid sleeper bed with storage and add ons can be cost-effective in the long run. As children grow and their room needs change, be sure to think carefully about what your children need from a new bed.
Ease of assembly
If you have some basic knowledge of putting together flat-packed furniture, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue; however, if not, consider paying the extra for professional assembly if they offer it.
It will save you a lot of time and hassle (and even tears on some occasions!). Either way, you will usually need a friend or family member to help, but it shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours.
Choose a children’s bed made from natural materials such as solid wood or metal solid pine is common. Also, look out for features like solid slats, which will offer your child better support and comfort.
You should buy a mattress that fits your new mid sleeper perfectly. Unfortunately, most mid sleepers don’t come with a mattress; however, they can usually be purchased at check out.
If you opt to buy a mattress from elsewhere, make sure to measure the frame, as some vary slightly. More often than not, a standard single bed mattress will suffice. However, this may increase the cost of your purchase.
Hybrid mattress, Pocket-sprung or a Memory Foam mattress are common choices. However, spending a little extra on a decent mattress will help ensure years of happy nights of sleep!
Check their instructions on how to clean them. Most beds can usually be wiped down with a damp cloth. If the bed comes with a play tent or slide, you will need to remove these from time to time and wash them separately.
Ensure that each product meets UK safety requirements and has been built correctly. For example, most manufacturers recommend that these beds are only suitable for children over six. The sleeping area should always have a guard rail to prevent falls.
We hope these buying tips will help you find the perfect bed for your little ones.