Top 5 At A Glance
There are many children’s beds out there, and single beds come in all shapes and sizes. A single bed usually refers to the actual size of the bed. So a Bunk Bed, High Sleeper, Mid Sleeper, Cabin Bed, Loft Bed, trundle bed etc. These types of kids’ beds can all be considered single beds.
For this guide, we will only concentrate on traditional standard kids single beds with mattress (3ft Single). These regular childrens single beds are found in most households; they are usually made of wood or sometimes metal. These basic bed frames can suit most budgets and are often used as a guest bed for sleepovers but are most commonly found in a child’s room.
There are no hard rules about what age a child needs to be to use a single bed. Most parents will transition their children from cot to bed between 18 months and three years of age. However, some parents may feel more comfortable with their child in a Cot Bed or Toddler bed, to begin with as these tend to be lower to the ground and have side rails, and are considered the perfect transitioning bed.
A themed bed would also be good for a young child as little ones may prefer a princess or superhero themed bed.
Read our guide to the best toddler beds with a mattress bundle if you feel they are better suited for your little one.
If your child moves straight to a single bed, you can fasten a separate guardrail to prevent them from falling out. Ensure the rails are correctly installed, and there’s no gap between the mattress and the rail
Our Top Picks – Kids Beds with a Single Size Mattress:
Amelia Pine Bed Frame with Sprung Mattress (15 cm), 3ft Single.
Strictly Beds and Bunks make hard-wearing furniture and childrens beds at a great price, and this kids bed with a children’s mattress is no exception.
The side rails are 19mm thick and come with a 30mm Base slat support rail; this is screwed on and not glued, unlike many cheaper beds. The corner posts are 60mm thick. The bed is made from solid pine and built to last. Manufactured in the UK and is also suitable for adults.
Single Bed Including Quilted Pocket 3 ft Sprung Mattress.
This traditional kids bed frame from the Home Treats Store is the perfect bed for your little one. It is very affordable and will complement both traditional and contemporary bedrooms. The bed is made from solid wood, and it is sturdy and built to last. A kids single mattress (3ft) is included.
Single Kid’s Bed ‘Dorset’ In White
With its simple, timeless lines creating a beautiful focal point for your bedroom, This solid wood shaker style kids single bed from Noa and Nani makes a lovely addition to just about any bedroom. The stylish Dorset single bed is finished in white, and this lovely piece of bedroom furniture will integrate with almost any interiors. Select between kids’ mattresses before adding to basket.
Happy Beds Luna White Children’s single bed
This Luna White Wooden single bed frame comes in a clean white finish. Fashionable and versatile to any and all colour schemes and home décor. Perfect for any child’s bedroom theme! The Luna White Wooden Bed frame has a simple yet stylish design that contains a high slatted headboard that would make any kid’s bedroom look stunning. It comes with a 3ft Single (90 x 190 cm) Spring children’s Mattress.
Denver White Solid Pine Wooden Bed
A standard single bed wooden bed frame in a classic shaker design from Happy Beds. It’s is an ideal choice for any child’s bedroom. You will love it as much as your little one! It will hold a single mattress and is constructed of solid wood. This kids’ bed minimal, contemporary design is ideal for just about any bedroom. This kid’s bed comes complete with a mattress on checkout.
Conclusion – Buying kids single beds with mattress
There are thousands of beds for children out there, but you can’t go wrong with any of these traditional standard children’s beds. They are timeless and will remain so and are excellent value. They will last your child from a young age well into their teens and beyond.
Other beds to consider: You may want to consider a Cabin bed or a low sleeper or even high sleepers as alternative beds if you are looking for some storage space as they tend to come with a storage drawer or two. They make great beds for children who are a little older, and they all come with various types of storage options. A kids bunk bed is also great for siblings who share a room.