When your little ones are already 18 or 36 months old, perhaps it is time to start thinking about the idea of replacing their cot by a toddle bed; this is an important transition which plays a significant big part in your little ones health as well as development. Moreover, providing your kids with an optimal bed can be the best way to avoid sharing your own bed or co- sleeping with your little one since this can create long term problems for both parents and children. In accordance with a report made by the ABC News, sleeping in the same bed with your kid diminishes the quality of sleep that they and you as a parent need, the results of this sleep deprivation is definitely detrimental to the whole family as yawing parents wake up in the morning and struggle in order to meet the challenges inherent in any busy day. And on the other hand, if your children do not have an adequate sleep, this may affect their physical and mental development as well.
Should you but a toddle or single bed for your kid? An innerspring mattress or latex made one? Should you place your little one’s bed on an ensemble or a slatted base? These are some of the questions you may wonder when purchasing the proper bed for your kids. And as we have already mentioned, this is a very important choice because it will allow you to give your kids a bed that supports their growing body and spine; so keep reading about the best tips and suggestions we have selected for you in order to accomplish such an interesting decision.
Explore all of the bed’s building material options and choose the proper one
Sales people, Internet research and even talking to your friends who are already parents will be good ways to get the best references from brands as well as find out the composition of the construction materials used in the bed you want to exceptionally perform over time. At FinishBuild we focus on choosing sturdy construction and so we can offer you great quality beds, that stand up to many years of bouncing and many other toddler wear and tear. Even though it might be an expensive choice, solid wood will surely endure better than cheaper bedding materials. In case you opt for a standard bed frame, one d the consideration you can keep in mind is that you might need to install bed rails or pillow- style bolsters on both sides to keep your child safe from rolling out and fall.
Considering the Size
Since not all of the beds are not created equal, when buying your kid’s bed you need to consider the weight and age of your child. The transition from cot to a regular bed should happen in a proper bed with the right mattress. Since most of the toddler beds max out at about 50 pounds, it will also be useful for you to check the manufacturer’s information, in order to check if the bed will be able to resist when you want to sit on with your little one to snuggle together.
Safety and Eye- Catching Appearance
It is very important that those gaps between the mattress and the frame of your kid’s bed fit snugly into the bed frame; otherwise they will represent an entrapment hazard for your little one. Furthermore, strive to choose attractive bed designs, that not only look beautiful but also have smooth edges so the best suggestion we can offer you is to look for a design with an even finish and rounded edges that will allow you to avoid unnecessary injuries; and remember that it is about your kid, so what can represent a traditional or conventional design for you (a bed crowned with a princess tiara or your little boy’s favorite cartoon), may be the lure your kid needs to successfully make the transition out of the crib. Another good tip is to opt of the Juvenile Products Manufactures Association (JPMA) certification seal on the packaging of your little one bed.
Your Kid Bed’s Mattress Needs to be replace
Depending on the size your child has reached and the quality you have chosen for your kid bed’s mattress, you will eventually need to replace it. For instance, good quality sprung can last as long as five years; however there is a general rule of thumb which stands that changing your kid’s bed every three years between the ages of 0 to 10 years, and every five years between the ages of 10 and 20, that you might want to take into consideration. In addition, it is important that you take cleanliness seriously when it comes to provide your kid with a healthy bedroom environment; today all new beds must be treated for dust mites before they are sold, so this should be an encouraging reason for you to avoid health problems with your kids. Prevent asthma and many other illnesses caused by the build- up of dust mites; air out the bed with no sheets on for at least two hours when you consider it is time to change the sheets, this is an ideal suggestion because it also allows you clean the room, this mean dusting and vacuuming it, remember that a clean and tidy bedroom is key in controlling the spread of dust mites.
Two years old is the average age for a child to leave the crib and get ready for a bed; of course this is a period of their lives where they are up and running the entire day; during this age of your kids’ lives there are also a lot “monkeys jumping on the bed” moments and so counting on a sturdy bed and a good quality mattress and box spring will be key in the growing process of your little ones. We are more than happy to invite you to visit our online store and find out all of the options on box springs, single bed frames and many other kids bedroom’s furniture, take them home and feel confident you are purchasing top quality pieces of furniture that provide excellent body support to your kids and attractive appealing that allow your little boo to rest comfortably…you dream it, we Build it!