The Ultimate Guide to Children's Bed Sizes

The Ultimate Guide to Children's Bed Sizes

When it comes time to choose a new bed for your children, you want to make sure that you get it right the first time. Here at Noa & Nani, we know better than anyone that when it comes to choosing a bed for yourself, it’s an easy process, but buying a bed for a child is a whole other challenge! After all, what’s the good in buying a new bed if your kids are just going to grow out of it in no time at all? This is why we have put together the ultimate guide to children’s bed sizes so that you can make an informed decision when buying your child’s next bed and choose the perfect option first time. Here you can explore a wide range of fun and comfortable children’s beds available and learn all there is to know about each style.

Types of Children’s Beds

At Noa & Nani, we are pleased to offer a huge selection of children beds, with frames and mattresses to suit a range of ages. Find out more about the types of children’s beds that we offer today and find out which is the best option for your kids.

Children’s Single Beds

A children’s single bed is the perfect size for young children and the ideal option if you’re looking for your child’s first ‘proper’ bed. Usually, they are smaller in size than an adult’s standard single bed and are also often lower to the floor. This is to make getting into bed easy for children and ensure there are no large heights for especially young children to fall from and injure themselves. In our range available, you can even shop children’s single beds that are stylishly constructed to sit on the actual floor with no gaps beneath the bed, ensuring your child has a safe and undisturbed night sleep. No monsters can hide under these beds!

Choose a children’s single bed for children up to 10 years of age from our wide collection today and discover options to suit every room and preference.

Teen Single Beds

Moving up from our range of children’s single beds, we have teen singles also available. If your child is blossoming into a teenager and young adult, you should choose a bed to reflect this so that your child feels more comfortable. A teen single bed is larger than a children’s size and is available in much more mature themes to reflect your child’s changing tastes. If your child is 12 years and older, consider moving away from bright colours, themes and shapes; they will be glad for a more mature change.

Bunk Beds

If you’re looking for beds for children that share a room, then, of course, a popular option is a bunk bed set. But there are several things that you should take into consideration when choosing a bunk bed. Firstly, consider your children’s ages and make sure that your kids aren’t too young for a bunk bed. At Noa & Nani, we do not recommend that any child under the age of six should be allowed to sleep on the top bunk, as it is not a safe height for restless sleepers. Please note, we also advise that children ages three and under should not be sleeping in a bunk bed at all.

If you think your children are the right ages for a bunk bed set, then explore double and triple bunk bed options available.

Mid-Sleepers & High-Sleepers

Suitable for children and pre-teens, mid and high sleepers are excellent space-saving solutions ideal for smaller bedrooms. Choosing a mid or high sleeper allows for more floor space beneath the bed, so you can set up extra storage space or even create little dens or nest spaces for your child to relax, read, and play.

At Noa & Nani, we offer both mid sleepers and high sleepers, the difference between the two being their heights. A mid sleeper’s average frame height usually falls between 115cm - 130cm, however with various designs and styles, the exact height depends. On the other hand, high sleepers tend to be much taller at around 175cm - 190cm average height, and so we recommend this option for older children and pre-teens only. High sleepers offer more flexibility for what may be placed below them; for example, small wardrobes and children’s desks are popular choices.

Cabin Beds

Like a mid-sleeper, cabin beds are ideal space-saving options and usually come fitted with extra features such as storage or a desk etc. Cabin beds are often single beds raised from the floor with either steps or ladders to reach the mattress but are typically the same height as mid-sleepers, making them suitable for children aged six and up. Plus, at Noa & Nani, you can also explore cabin beds fitted with slides which make getting up and out of bed each morning actually fun. Cabin beds are a stylish and fun option that children of all ages fall instantly in love with.

Themed Beds

Finally, we have themed children’s beds, which are exactly like how they sound. Beds in this collection are often designed to resemble the shapes of other objects, such as a race car or a house or animal, but the possibilities are endless. Themed beds are usually favoured by younger children and so this reflects the sizes in which they are available. Although some may believe that themed beds are a ‘gimmick option, they are actually great ways to inspire creativity in young children.

At Noa & Nani, you can explore a wide collection of themed beds with options to suit every little personality. Plus, you can explore themed beds or choose tent beds that offer removable options of theming that can grow and change with your child’s interests.

Choosing the Right Kid’s Bed

Now that you have a better understanding of the difference between all of the children’s beds that we have available at Noa & Nani, it’s time to choose the right option for your child. To help you, we have put together a few tips to keep in mind when making your decision.

Check Age Restrictions

Always check the age restrictions of any bed that you are considering. Despite the advice that we have offered in our guide, every design is different, and a manufacturer may advise a slightly different age restriction depending on its design. We recommend always taking the time to learn a bed’s age restrictions before purchasing!

Think About Your Child’s Growth

Before making any large purchases, take the time to consider your child’s growth. Think about whether they’re soon due a growth spurt and plan accordingly so that you don’t accidentally purchase a children’s bed that will soon become too small as they grow. Make the most out of your decision to choose a children’s bed that is going to be the most suitable for the longest amount of time.

Is Storage Important?

If your child’s bedroom is on the smaller side, then you should consider a bed that allows for maximum storage and floor space. By choosing a mid or high sleeper, or a cabin bed, you can make the most of under bed space by adding more storage or room for your children to play safely.

Get the Correct Measurements

Of course, you don’t need us to remind you to make sure that you have correctly measured your child’s room to ensure that your chosen bed will fit. But just in case it has slipped your mind, now is the time to get out the tape measure and double-check before you order! Now that you have all of our expert tips and advice on choosing the right bed for your child, you can have fun exploring our wide collection available online now. Shop children’s beds at Noa & Nani and find the perfect style and size for your kids today.

Article by Alex Tolofson