Written by Paisley Tedder

7 children’s beds we love, plus tips on choosing

Investing in a new bed for your little one? Check out our picks of the best children’s beds on the market right now…

Peppa Pig kids bedroom with small bed, butting and storage, goodhomesmagazine.com

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Deciding on children’s beds can be tricky. Not only do they need to be comfortable enough to keep them in it all night (fingers crossed), but they also needs to look appealing, too. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites to share with you, and asked for some expert advice on finding the best bed for your little one…

Wig Wam X Bed Frame, £249.99, Bensons for Beds

Sleepmasters Wig Wam X Bed Frame canopy style, goodhomesmagazine.com

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What’s more exciting than the idea of camping out under the stars? This tepee style bed is suitable for those aged 5 and up and is bound to excite little ones. It’s constructed from solid wood so perfectly safe, and is guaranteed to be not only a fun place to sleep, but also somewhere great to play.

Ciara European single bunk bed with shelves, £789.99, Wayfair

Wayfair wooden children's beds bunk with shelving, goodhomesmagazine.com

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This gorgeous bunk bed model will fit seamlessly into your child’s bedroom and even comes with additional shelving built in. We love the easy stair access to the top bunk, complete with handrail, much safer for little ones than the ladders that come with most bunk beds. There is also additional storage under the stairs for keeping toys, games and more.

Peppa Pig toddler bed frame with storage, £149, dreams.co.uk

Peppa Pig kids bedroom with small children's bed, butting and storage, goodhomesmagazine.com

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What toddler doesn’t love Peppa Pig? The perfect first bed for those transitioning from cot to ‘big kid bed’, complete with protective side panels to ensure little ones are unlikely to fall out of bed. We also love the zip locked under bed storage which is perfect for storing all their bits.

Hip Hop 3 in 1 bed frame, £459.99, Bensons for Beds

Wooden children's beds in loft room with sloping ceilings, goodhomesmagazine.com

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This modern, wooden bed frame is perfect for kids and even comes with a pull out second single bed. This is ideal for sleepovers, and also means the bed can be turned into a king size if needed! The simple design works with every colour scheme and would be fitting for a boy or girl.

Kenny Mid Sleeper Bed Frame, £549, Dreams

High children's beds with ladder and storage below, goodhomesmagazine.com

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Ticking all of our boxes for study space, storage and most importantly, sleeping is this gorgeous offering from Dreams. The pull-out desk, cupboards and shelves means there is plenty of areas to place their bits, with a fun, safe steps up to the high bunk. It’s ideal for children aged 6 and up.

Large healthy growth kids bed, from £199, Silent Night

Silent Night bright yellow bedroom with children;'s bed, shelving and rugs, goodhomesmagazine.com

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The healthy growth range from Silent Night offers a selection of options for parents to choose from. Pick from the maxi-store, storage beds, or wooden frames, all available with maximum comfort and plenty of space to look after little ones things.

Kylie metal day bed with pull out, £249, Dreams

Dreams Kylie White Metal children's beds in pink bedroom with soft rug, goodhomesmagazine.com

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We love the unique swirl metal design on this gorgeous offering from Dreams. It’s also perfect for sleepovers as comes with a pull out guest bed, however this easily tucks away and is unnoticeable when the bed is a single, meaning there is still plenty of space for storage and toys in the bedroom itself.

Still unsure which children’s bed to go for? Sleep expert Hannah Shore answers your questions…

We chatted to Silent Night’s sleep expert, Hannah Shore to find out exactly what we need to be considering when we pick out a new bed for our child…

What should we look for in children’s beds?

“Everyone is looking for the cleanest, safest and freshest sleeping environment for their child. At Silent Night all of our mattresses in the Healthy Growth collection are foam free and naturally flame retardant without the use of chemical treatments.

“It’s also important to look for sustainable fibres, and all of these mattresses in our collection are made from recycled plastic bottles. Not only does this help the environment, but also proves an extra-breathable sleep layer for your child.

“We’d also recommend a waterproof protection mattress in case your child has an accident during the night.”

Which beds are best when transitioning a little one from a cot to a bed?

“You need to ensure that it will support your child as they grow, springs within the mattress will allow for that extra support as your child gets bigger. Springs also increase the durability of the mattress.

“Also, choose a bed that you find comfortable yourself, there may be points throughout your child’s development where you need to be in their bed, too, so it’s important everyone is comfortable!”

Which designs are the most popular this year?

“Cabin beds and high sleepers are great for kids bedrooms as they help to create more space. When choosing mattresses for cabin beds and high sleepers make sure they are 15cm deep or less. This will put the top of the mattress 15cm below the safety bar ensuring your child will not roll out of bed during the night.

“Storage is also a key driver for bed designs in kids bedrooms, we can never have enough storage space for all of their toys. Silent Night’s maxi store divan is an innovative and affordable storage solution, designed to maximise the space underneath your child’s bed. There’s enough storage space for 126,000 building blocks, 233 children’s shoe boxes or 269 jigsaws! And it’s all neatly hidden away behind a simple piece of fabric with a press stud fitting which neatly fits to the divan.”

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