Bunk bed for children
Great sleep is one of the main components of a child’s health and well-being. Properly chosen bed will be the basis for the formation of good habits. One of the types of beds, which is very popular recently, is a two-tier model. It will not only allow you to economically manage the space in the nursery, but also serve as a stylish piece of furniture.
Advantages and disadvantages
By type of design, all beds are divided into single and two-level. Of course, a bunk bed would be an excellent option if the family has two or more children. This model allows you to comfortably accommodate two kids and significantly saves space. The vacated space can be used for games or to organize a comfortable working area for children.
Of course, all children like these models of beds. After all, they are a place of games, allow fantasy to develop and increase creativity.In addition, 2-tier beds will serve as a good simulator for the development of fitness in children. If there is one child in the family, then such a bed would also be quite appropriate. The upper tier can be used for sleeping, and at the bottom you can easily organize the workspace.
In addition to the indisputable advantages of bunk beds, there are a large number of disadvantages. It is worth paying attention to the environmental and functional safety of the structure. Crib mounts must be firmly fixed, which will contribute to the protection against loosening. Sleeping room on the second tier should be protected by special bumpers that will not allow the child to fall in a dream. The standard height of such sides is thirty or thirty five centimeters. It is worth paying attention to the distance between the slats, you can not allow the child’s hands or feet to get stuck. However, too long distances can provoke a child to try to crawl through them.
Any two-level bed has an important aspect - the presence of the stairs. It must be reliable and secure. The steps of the ladder should be of such width that the main part of the child’s foot would fit on it.It is important to consider the distance between the beds from each other, and the distance of the upper tier to the ceiling. The baby should not feel discomfort. It is important to remember that the upper bed is not intended for children under six years old. It is forbidden to jump and play on the upper tier, this can cause various injuries. Climb to the second floor of the bed must be strictly on the stairs.
Another disadvantage of such a bed is that the air above is always drier. It can be stuffy for a child, and if you constantly ventilate the room, it can become cold below. It is quite difficult to fill the bed for a child on the second floor. Certain difficulties may arise for parents, for example, when changing clothes and wet cleaning the frame. Also, this model is slightly difficult to read and review images. The bed has a rather large weight and dimensions. Some experts in the field of psychology believe that the child sleeping below is under psychological pressure. He may experience anxiety and domination of the child who sleeps at the top.
Recommendations for selection
Currently, the furniture market is represented by a wide selection of different options for cots. Often the children's room is not the largest in the house.Parents are trying to beat the space by the presence of functional furniture. The bunk bed will serve as an excellent option in saving space in the children's room. Of course, such a model can be designed for one child, when there is a desk or dressing room downstairs. In the presence of such a bed, a children's room has its own unique and interesting appearance.
When choosing a bunk bed, it is important to consider several criteria:
- Such constructions are not recommended for children under three years of age.
- Be sure to have handrails on the second tier of the bed.
- The crib mattress should fit perfectly in size. It is worth looking at the orthopedic mattresses, which are perfect for the younger baby.
- If the room has air conditioning, then it is important for parents to make sure that the child does not blow it.
- Save on the bed, mattress and bedding can not be. Subsequently, this may adversely affect the health of the child.
- It is worth ordering furniture from a proven company that has been in the furniture market for a long time and has worked well.
Let us consider in more detail the two main criteria that are worth paying attention to when choosing a two-level bed.
- The design of the bed is another criterion when choosing a particular model. Of course, the main criterion is its safety. One of the structures of this type is the bed - attic, which is designed for one child. This is a great option for a small room. This design presents several versions of models. If there is a workplace at the bottom, the sleeping place is located on the top. Some of these models are supplemented with stable steps, in which manufacturers assemble drawers.
Another option would be beds, when there are various lockers and shelves downstairs to help organize a storage system for children's clothes and toys. Then all the remaining space in the room can be used for games. The advantage of this design is to save space and family budget. In such a bed there are already shelves for things and a desk and a writing place.
The second large group of models of bunk beds are options for two children.The classic option is the location of beds on top of each other. This is a great option if there are two children in the room. Another option would be known to us beds - attics with a working area below. Basically, the beds are decorated without excessive pomp and pomposity. An alternative variant of the classical arrangement of beds will be a model with beds spaced from each other to the right or left, but still parallel to each other. The free opening is intended for a steady ladder and a case for storage of children's things.
A large selection of models of beds available on the market for goods and with the presence of the cabinet. The most popular options when sleeping places are perpendicular to each other. There are models of beds that are located at the top, and under them are equipped with two separate tables for lessons. Bed - wall - a great solution for small apartments. Designers notice that this version of the furniture is great for quadrant children's rooms. In long and narrow rooms such furniture set will look bulky and inappropriate.
For the youngest users, experts have developed low bed models. In this case, under one of the beds can be just a couple of drawers for storing clothes or toys. An interesting solution will be the bed-wall.
Recently, models of two-level beds for three children have appeared on the furniture market. As a rule, it is a folding sofa that goes in addition to the bed of the lower tier. Beds can also be made for four children by special order. All beds of this type come with a ladder and sides. Look good options for bunk beds made of solid wood or wrought-iron beds.
- The material of manufacture. Most parents in the process of selecting furniture in the room of their child pay attention to the furniture and what it is made of. The best option is children's furniture from solid wood. It can be made of oak or birch. Furniture is not often made of pine because the tree is a resinous one. Such materials are significantly superior in quality to particleboard and MDF. Of course, from natural materials the bed will cost more. Metallic ieThe iron bed is as good as a wooden bed, but it is much more expensive. Children's room and bedroom is the place where it is best to use natural and environmentally friendly materials.
Sizes of furniture
When self-manufacturing such a bed or buying it in the store, it is important to follow a number of rules. The height from the floor to the lower tier should be comfortable for an adult. The same is true of the height between the two tiers; an adult should fit there freely. The height of the ceiling in the nursery is another important aspect when choosing such a model of a bed.
The size of the bunk bed is influenced by the shape and availability of additional elements. It can be shelves, various drawers, storage space. Also, some models of beds have a built-in desk. As a rule, a bunk bed has a standard height from a meter of fifty centimeters to a meter of eighty centimeters. Choosing the height of the bed, you should focus on the height of the ceilings in the nursery.
For the convenience of the baby, the bed should correspond to his age and height.Therefore, this bed may be low, depending on the model and age of the child. Width of a berth varies from 80 and to 150 centimeters. For the safety of the child must be present bumpers and fencing.
The lower tier of the bed can also be equipped with a side, for example, removable. The bed, which is made of chipboard is two times heavier than a similar model, made of solid wood. However, the cost of such a bed is five or even ten times less than a wooden one.
For young children, it can be low in height or even very low.
Types of cots
The baby may be afraid to sleep in the upper tier of the bed. But children of primary school age will be gladly accommodated on such an attic bed, resembling a “bus” or “ship”. Crib bus will be not only a place to sleep, but also active games. Such models have many options. Some of them resemble the classic versions of school buses, while others look like fantasy animated cars.
Before buying, parents should carefully inspect the selected model of the machine for the presence of decorative elements,that can hurt the baby. Some of these models have a non-standard size and choose a mattress for them will be a little difficult. The main thing in such a bed - reliable bumpers and comfortable stairs.
An excellent option to save space will be a two-level bed with drawers for storage. As a rule, they are located under the lower berth. A good option for a lack of free space will be a bed with a working area, which is located below. With this design, parents can not clutter up the space of the room and leave enough space for the child to play. An interesting solution is a sliding bunk or three-tier bed. All tiers in such a model are approximately at the same level, and the top one reaches a height of one meter. This is a great bed option for three.
For children of different sexes it is worth choosing concise options in neutral colors. Do not forget about the general concept of the room, where all the textures and colors should intersect with each other. Such models are often found in the work area.
Every year children's toys and household items are becoming more and more creative, thanks to the efforts of designers and manufacturers of children's goods.A bed resembling a house can radically change the whole interior of a children's room. This bed looks very original and fabulous, it can be located both in the room of the boy and the girl.
For a young princess, parents can choose a model that resembles a magic castle, inside of which there is a huge number of shelves. And for active ladies, models with a rope ladder and a rope will be quite appropriate. Bed - house for little boys can be painted with characters of your favorite cartoons. For boys from seven years old, the option of a bed will be appropriate - a house with a marine theme or in the form of a castle. This bed will serve as a center of attention and fun games for the company of babies who came to visit.
In the presence of a compact home, some families choose a two-level bed for the child and the parents. Basically, these beds furniture companies make to order. A bed for parents at the bottom can be a full double bed. On the upper tier is a one-and-a-half bed for their child. Naturally, the double bed upstairs will not fit.There are also two-level beds with a built-in sofa downstairs.
Happy parents of twins or twins will be able to find a bed in two floors for newborns. This bed takes up little space and in it children will not interfere with each other. However, the disadvantage of this model is that it will not last long. As soon as the children start to sit down or get up in bed, they will need to be replaced with another model. A modular bunk bed with a wardrobe and work space will optimize the space of the room for the needs of children. There is a huge selection of bunk beds for children. The design of such beds can be designed for individual orders based on the wishes of parents.
What to look for when choosing
Such a bed design is not considered the safest among all existing. One of the key points in choosing a bed for children is practicality and reliability, as well as ease of use, functionality and aesthetics. It should carefully look at the height of the sides on the upper tier. In a dream, the child in no case should not roll or climb through them.Their height should be at least thirty centimeters. You can not lose sight of the distance between the tiers.
The staircase should be solid, comfortable and ideally have wide handrails. More safe and less traumatic is a ladder that is installed at a slight angle. An important component is the material from which the bed is made. An excellent material will be beech or oak. If parents are looking for an economical option, then you can choose a model of pine. Better not to buy a metal bed. In addition to the severity and trauma, it will bring a lot of unnecessary trouble to parents and their children. For kids from 2-3 years old it is worth looking at low models of such beds.
Many buyers purchased similar models of beds in order to save free space. Such beds, in their opinion, are an excellent solution for compact rooms. Saving space, you can organize a bed, work area and storage space, leaving free space for games. Design and color options can be selected individually for each interior.