Consider the classification
Many parents want to choose a universal bed suitable for all stages of the baby’s growth and that can be used for as long as possible. However, the desire to save will lead to inconvenience. Take care of the child’s comfort, taking into account the primary classification of beds by age groups:
- for babies up to 3 years;
- for children from 3 to 7 years old;
- for elementary school students;
- for teenagers
It will be easier to find your way in the online store catalog if you consider this gradation. Beds for the smallest are quite high, as it is easier to remove the babies from them. Furniture for toddlers (children aged 3–7 years) has sides. This design protects against falling asleep. For older boys and girls, you can choose a universal bed that lasts many years.
A two-tier structure will be needed if two children sleep in the same room. Such furniture is very compact because it is not necessary to install two separate items. The dimensions of children’s bunk beds are primarily standard (90×180 cm), and the furniture is designed for long-term use. Pay attention to the vertical distance between sleeping places. When the child sits, his head should not rest on the “roof.”
The indicators of European and Ukrainian products often coincide. The width of foreign-made furniture is often larger. Let’s consider the standard dimensions of a baby bed:
- Length (cm): 120 for the smallest age category, 140 for preschoolers, 160 for children up to about 12 years old, and 180 for teenagers. A long bed takes up more space, but there is room for growth. It is roomy and comfortable enough to stretch your arms and legs.
- Width: 60–80 cm. A small width is enough for a baby. In the future, the child will be more comfortable in a more spacious place, where he will have freedom of movement and will freely turn from side to side.
When choosing a bed for a baby, pay attention to the depth. Yes, 1 m is a safe and convenient parameter. An adult can easily lay and pick up the baby, and he will not fall to the floor. Usually, the depth is adjustable; for this, the movable side is lowered or raised.
Advantages of standard sizes
Beds of classic dimensions are simple designs that do not take up much space and are spacious enough for relaxation. Such furniture can be placed in the children’s or parents’ room. Various things will fit under the bed.
The second advantage is the price. If you want to buy children’s beds, the sizes of which are not standard, they will cost more. The need for other dimensions is determined by the room’s layout or interior features. But you have to pay more for such solutions than for products of classic sizes.
For ordinary bedroom furniture, it is easier to choose mattresses, bed linens, and blankets. You will not brainstorm and look for things of non-standard sizes. Most people are inclined to classic options. Even within the framework of generally accepted indicators, there are several options. Some immediately prefer a larger design, which will not have to be changed in three or four years when the child grows up. Others are not against updating the room arrangement by the needs of the baby, when the need arises. Whichever option you choose, remember comfort and safety.