Kids Bed Buying Tips

The time may be right for you to start looking at getting a new bed for your kids bedroom. Choosing the right bed for your child which will fulfill their needs can go a long way to making sure you get value for your money. We’ve put together an explanation of what’s what when it comes to selecting beds and bunk beds.

Bed size:
You probably want to firstly consider the size of bed that will work best for you. Single beds (91 x 188cm mattress size) are great for smaller bedrooms and also perfect for kids who have just moved out of their cot. Don’t worry, you will still be able to cuddle up with your little one until they fall asleep. Three quarter beds (107 x 188cm mattress size) obviously take up a bit more space and are great for kids that are a bit bigger and like to sprawl out and perhaps have sleepovers with friends joining them.

Bed frames with slats:
Considering the right type of bed base will influence which type of mattress that can be used and how the bed will be used. If selecting a bed with slats then a foam mattress without springs must be selected. Springs don’t work on slatted bases as the spring support may not line up with a corresponding slat and the mattress warranty will therefore be null and void.
The following beds at CLM have slats: Spot Tipi Beds, Calvin Bed, Kai Toddler Bed

Bed frames with solid bases:
If a bed is selected with a solid base then any mattress can be used. This could also be ideal when selecting a bunk bed which has a solid base at the top as this creates a neater view from below. Solid bed bases don’t allow for as much mattress breathability as a slatted base so consider airing your mattress out every now and then.
The following beds at CLM have solid bases: Loki, Niko Castle, Dillon, Kendall, Flant & Mungo, Spot Bunk, Young Users Bunks (x 3), New Joy Beds

Storage bed

Storage Beds:
Most bedrooms are in extra need of storage. Our storage under-beds make the most of your space in the bedroom, giving you extra room for storage as well as a comfortable night’s sleep. Some of our under-beds have dual functionality as either storage drawer or additional pull out bed.
Most beds at CLM have the option of adding an under bed.

Day beds:
Transform a day bed from a sofa by day into a bed during the night. These are ideal in teen bedrooms where friends are often hanging out with each other.
Check out the 3 CLM daybeds here

Bunk beds:
Ideal for children’s rooms, bunk beds are practical and a good solution for when you can’t fit two single beds in the bedroom. Many of our bunk beds have the additional option of an under bed for sleepovers. Our bunk beds are available in standard SA single and 3/4 mattress sizes or extra length European sizes.
View our bunk beds

Loft Bunk Bed

Loft beds:
Loft beds are versatile and functional. You can use the space under the bed as a work-space, extra room for storage or to create a comfy seating area. Some loft beds come with built in desks.
Here’s our selection of loft beds

The right mattress size:
Ensure you check the size of your bed when choosing your mattress, as some require a small single size (80cm x 180cm), some are standard SA single (91 x 188cm) and some are extra length (90 x 200cm). Some of our beds include mattresses-its all in the name.

Mattress Protectors:
Mattress protectors keep your mattress in a good condition for longer. Simply pop them in the wash every now and then to remove any dust mites or allergens.

And there you have it. No more wondering about what’s what when it comes to beds and bunks.

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