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A Guide on Buying a Bed for Children

Is there anything more intimidating than decorating a kid’s bedroom?

Especially when you’re working with a small space, you may feel like the requirements are too challenging. After all, it’s not enough that the room is kid-friendly. It also has to be functional and unique in a way that it will capture your little one’s imagination.

The good news is there are brilliant ideas that are easy enough to implement without breaking the bank. These include chalkboard walls, swings that double as reading nooks, and barn door dividers.

Speaking of bedrooms, do you have a bed yet? Buying a bed for kids doesn’t have to be complicated. Here, we’ll discuss some tips that can help make mattress purchasing a breeze.

Choose Among Spring, Foam, and Hybrid

Whether you’re buying beds for children or infants, your options are spring, foam, and hybrid.

If you like spring mattresses, remember that the more coils, the better. That’s because these springs make the bed more supportive and durable. Now, if you prefer a foam mattress, you’ll have more varieties to choose from, but in general, they’re not as bouncy as spring mattresses.

As for hybrid mattresses, you can guess from the name that they have both foam and springs. If your kid likes to play “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed,” it won’t be a problem for a hybrid bed, but it can be a bit hot because of the memory foam.

Buying a Bed: Is Organic Better?

Beds for kids and adults will sometimes have that new mattress smell. That’s usually the case for non-organic foam mattresses, which could give off VOCs or volatile organic compounds.

The advantage of organic mattresses is they use natural materials such as cotton and wool. However, don’t be shocked if you see the prices. Organic beds can be expensive, but just think of them as an investment for your kid’s health and doing your part for the environment.

You can check out this mattress for kids guide for more information on natural and hypoallergenic beds.

Think Beyond Kids’ Beds

Of course, you also have to consider the perfect bed frame to go with your kid’s bed.

If you can find one that’s scratch-proof with lots of storage space, that’s great. However, don’t forget that your kid could have a sibling in the future. What that means is don’t get too invested in a particular style (e.g., princess or cowboy).

It’s best to go for a gender-neutral design and ensure the size allows your kid or their sibling to grow with it.

Bed You’re Ready to Go Shopping

Now that you know more about buying a bed for your little one, it would be fantastic if you scored one that you and your kid would love for years to come.

If you need more tips and advice on buying beds for children, do check our other posts. We also have bedroom-related articles you might find helpful. Feel free to browse our site to find the information you need.