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 and mattress. So Bunk Beds, High Sleepers, Mid Sleepers, Cabin Beds, Loft Beds, 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 mattresses. 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.
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.
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.
Available at a great price at the time of writing. This Luna White Wooden comes in a clean white finish. Fashionable and versatile to any and all color schemes and home décor. Perfect for any bedroom theme! The Luna White Wooden Bed 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 Mattress Included.
This traditional bed frame from Mack + Milo is the perfect bed for your little one. It will complement both traditional and contemporary bedrooms. The bed is sturdy and built to last. A mattress is included, and the solid wood frame comes in either a surf white or dove grey finish.
With its simple, timeless lines creating a beautiful focal point for your bedroom, This solid wood shaker style single bed from Noa and Nani makes a lovely addition to just about any bedroom. The stylish Dorset single bed, finished in white, will integrate with almost any interiors. Select between mattresses before adding to basket.
A classy sleigh bed from Brambly Cottage that you and your child will enjoy looking at. The bed frame is gorgeously finished with curved edges and a white silky stone look. This classic design fits both modern and traditional interiors exceptionally well and brings refinement to any child's bedroom. This kid's bed comes complete with a mattress.
Something different for our final pick! a twist on a standard single bed, a Teepee / Tent Bed. The price was just too good at the time of writing. Reviews are strong for this stylish wooden bed frame from Zipcode design. It's is an ideal choice for any bedroom. You will love it as much as your little one! It will hold a single mattress and is constructed of solid pine. This bed's minimal, contemporary design is ideal for adding your own decorations and accessories, meaning you can change its appearance as often as you want. There are different mattresses to chose from on checkout.
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.
You may want to consider a Cabin bed or a low sleeper as alternative beds if you are looking for some storage space. They make great beds for children who are a little older, and they all come with various types of storage options. Please be sure to double-check all bed sizes before purchase.
Important note…When deciding between our top picks, we considered the cost of each bed at the time of writing. We would not hesitate in recommending any of the beds. Prices could fluctuate a fair bit, so our number five choice could easily be our number one choice if the price was right.