Single children's bed
The single crib becomes the main element of the nursery. How to choose a bed for your favorite child? First of all, you should pay attention to the convenience and width of the bed - these are the most important characteristics of any bed: let the child lie down on the bed before purchase. What other features of cots are there?
Single single beds for children are divided into the following types: classic models on 4 legs, with a lifting mechanism, with a drawer.
Classic wooden beds will be a good choice for the nursery. Wood is an environmentally friendly material that does not cause allergies and unpleasant symptoms in a child in the absence of toxic treatment. Beds with legs with a wide berth - the choice of practical parents for modern children.
A single bed with drawers will become a functional design with extra storage.Anything can be placed in the bottom drawers: textiles, toys or clothing; it will save space in the nursery. The only feature of this product will be its height: in a dream, a child can “fall” off the bed, so do not let small children sleep on such a high bed or choose a model with side stops on the sides.
A bed with a lifting mechanism allows you to save space in the room for games and activities for the child: put things, toys and textiles that are not used every day into the basement.
It is important that the lifting mechanism could not be used by a small or weak child, since it is very heavy in weight and dangerous for the child.
Beds of MDF and chipboard can be of various shapes and designs: have an extra table or cabinet, a chest of drawers in addition to the bed. Such furniture sets will be useful for a small-sized nursery, where it is important to use every centimeter of space wisely.
Chipboard and MDF - the leaders among the materials for the manufacture of beds for children. Among the advantages of this type of material is worth noting their relative cheapness and variety of models, shades and design of products.The disadvantages should be attributed to the fragility of the design, especially in the attachment points of accessories, possibly dangerous components in the composition of the substances that cover the elements of the future bed before assembly.
By the way, a bed made of MDF and chipboard can serve for years and be the most functional thing in a child’s room if the product is made from high-quality raw materials and professional craftsmen. When choosing a single bed from the above material is to learn about the brand, which is famous for quality products with a long service life.
Metal is used in the manufacture of baby beds as the basis: metal beds can often be associated with hospital beds, but you can create a stunning and cozy interior with a similar piece of furniture. Metal beds are durable, easy to clean and unpretentious in other aspects of maintenance. Of the shortcomings, it is worth noting the coldness of the material: if accidentally touched, the child may become cool or unpleasant, the only way out is to hide the metal structures under the textile elements (boards or pillows).
Wood is a noble and valuable material for the production of beds for grown children. The base may be solid pine, oak, beech, ash.
The standard sizes of a single bed are determined: the bed length is from 160 cm to 220 cm; width - from 60 cm to 90 cm and even hundreds.
The size of the bed is selected in accordance with the child’s height and an additional 10-15 cm increase, however, provided that the bed is purchased for growth, this rule often does not work. Do not forget that the bed with a mattress is a single whole, and it is important to pay attention to the sizes of both products.
General recommendation on the selection of beds for the child: choose a wide design to provide greater comfort for a teenager at any length of design.
Do it yourself
It is easy to create a bed for a child, armed with the necessary materials and ingenuity, then follow our recommendations:
- Think over the design of the future bed in advance: make the appropriate drawing with the exact dimensions - this will allow you to purchase only the necessary materials.
- The bed frame consists of linen (wood, chipboard, MDF), which is fastened with fastening fittings in the form of corners and screws.
- Another sheet of material (wood, plywood, chipboard, MDF) is laid on the finished base, this will be the bottom of the future structure.
- Next, the bed frame should be strengthened with additional boards to increase the strength of the structure.
- Attach the legs to the bottom of the product with screws using screws: do not stint on their quality and durability.
- It remains to decorate the frame, or cover it with paint, varnish, other material to create a complete model of a single bed.
This element is considered a must-have addition to each bed. Types of mattresses differ among themselves:
- Soft mattresses should be excluded for sleeping baby; they are used only by healthy adults for convenience, they do not carry any practical benefit.
- Mattresses of medium hardness will be a universal choice for a child from 2 years.
- Hard mattresses are often chosen for children of any age, in addition, sleep with a solid base mattress becomes stronger and calmer.
Design and color
The appearance of the bed for a child becomes one of the important criteria when choosing.
For girls fit beds made of natural wood or metal of white color: they are practical in care and concise in design.
For boys choose beds from a dark tree or colored models of blue, blue, brown, gray colors.
An interesting solution will be a white bed made of solid oak or beech for the girl's room: a convenient and practical model will make the sleep of a young lady comfortable. By the way, modern parents do not tie the child’s gender to the color of the bed, often they choose the natural colors of the beds: white, wood, wenge, birch.