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How many hours of sleep do kids need?

A good night's sleep is essential for a child's development no matter what their age. From tiny babies through to their teenage years, sleep is essential to recover and recuperate before another busy day. Not only is it essential that kids need to recover after a busy day, sleep also sets the stage for continued growth throughout childhood and affects behaviour, growth, brain development and the balancing of emotions.  As every child is different it is impossible to say exactly how much sleep each child needs. However, typically the younger the child, the more sleep they require. It’s normal as a parent to doubt whether or not your child is getting the right amount of sleep each night, especially after talking to other parents in the playground, but it is important to remember that every child is different.  Here’s a guide to how much sleep your child should be getting each night, but remember it is just a guide. Babies Babies need the most sleep out of all ages, ranging between 14-17 hours per day. This sleep is spread throughout...

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The Nursery furniture you actually need
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The Nursery furniture you actually need

As new parents, it can be extremely overwhelming when you are trying to suss out exactly what you need when it comes to nursery furniture. As your baby grows so too does your shopping list as you add things to the list and listen to the endless recommendations from friends and family.  Planning a nursery often comes down to available space. Even though babies are small they often require a lot of products and take up a lot of space, so there’s no point buying items that take up lots of space but you don’t use regularly. Here are our top furniture essentials to consider when your baby is on the way: Cot Potentially the most obvious item in a nursery, a cot is an essential piece. Whether you’re putting your baby down for a nap, let them have some quiet time or tucking them in for the night, your cot will get plenty of use. It can be a little overwhelming assessing everything from safety through to the little features but it is important to make sure you choose a cot you...

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Everything you need to know about Parisot beds
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Everything you need to know about Parisot beds

With over 80 years of experience designing and developing kids beds, you can be sure that any Parisot beds will not only guarantee a quality product but that it will be manufactured to the highest of standards. Founded in 1936, the French brand Parisot has grown to become an industry leader of producing children’s beds, ensuring each bed is designed to include fun alongside functional kids beds.  Parisot aims to design furniture that is highly versatile and adaptable to any child, yet also innovative and stylish. They have a wide range of durable mid sleepers, high sleepers and bunk beds with a wide range of colours and design features to choose from. Parisot’s selection of elegant French design brings a distinctive touch of style to any kid’s bedroom.  Parisot mid sleepers To maximise the space in any child's bedroom then you may want to consider investing in a Parisot mid sleeper to maximise floor space and available storage. Mid sleepers incorporate essential storage and furniture to reduce the need for additional items in your kids bedrooms. These clever mid sleeper solutions from Parisot...

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How to update your kids bedroom for winter
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How to update your kids bedroom for winter

As the nights start to get shorter, we’re getting settled down for the evening earlier and the temperature begins to drop, it is time to think about making your kids' bedroom for winter. Just as we’ve all mastered the art of staying cool on hot summer nights, there are many ways you can make your kids bed winter ready.  Here’s our top tips to make a snug and cosy bedroom perfect for your little one this winter.  Get a winter duvet A winter duvet can make such a difference to ensure that your kids remain during the warm and don’t stir. A summer tog rating on their duvet could be too low for the colder weather so it is often worth investing in a high tog rating duvet and vacuum pack your spring/summer duvet away for the next 6 months.  If your little one is warm and cosy in bed, the chance that they’ll stir and get out of bed is a lot less. That means you’ll be able to enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet too. 

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The ultimate girly bedroom guide
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The ultimate girly bedroom

Creating the ultimate girly bedroom isn’t as difficult as you might think. If you’re unsure of how to decorate your daughter’s bedroom, we have put together our 5 top tips to create the ultimate girly bedroom. It’s time to get planning and get creative!  Pick a theme Whether your child is obsessed with unicorns, LOL Dolls, pink in general or even the new craze of Tiktok, you can find the perfect way to incorporate their passion into their bedroom. Have a search online and you will be able to find the perfect bedding and accessories to make a feature in their brand new girly bedroom.  Work with your kids to pick a theme that you both love. It’s important to remember that this theme needs to last them a few years otherwise you’ll be redecorating on a regular basis.  Keep things neutral If you invest in sleek and neutral bedroom furniture and wall colours you can bring in colours and designs through soft furnishings such as duvet covers, throws, cushions and curtains.  A sleek...

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How to move my child from a cot to a first bed?
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How to move my child from a cot to a first bed?

As kids grow up so fast it can be hard to know when you should move your toddler from their cot to a grown up first bed. Moving from a cot to a bed is a huge milestone for both you as a parent and the child. They will feel pride in their achievement and it will help them to gain a little more independence.  Knowing when to make the step up to a first bed is not always straightforward but you’ll begin to recognise the signs your child is making to consider moving up to their first bed.  It is important to remember that every child is different. What works for one child won’t for another so don’t compare one child with a sibling or friend.  We’ve put together the questions we hear the most from parents and hopefully we can answer a few of your questions.  Are they safe? It is important that when your child is in their cot they are safe and secure. Often when kids outgrow their cot they are able to...

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The benefits of Julian Bowen beds
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The benefits of Julian Bowen beds

At Kids Beds Online we love all of our Julian Bowen beds. Julian Bowen has an enviable reputation for designing and building high quality kids beds. Whether that’s traditional single beds, sleek bunk beds or space saving mid sleepers, they have a wide range of beds for every age.  The benefits of Julian Bowen beds are huge. As one of the biggest names in the industry, we know that investing in a Julian Bowen bed is a great investment in our kids bedrooms and meets our high safety standards. In fact, the brand has been given the award of the best UK  furniture wholesaler for three years in a row. So it’s not just our team at Kids Beds Online that love Julian Bowen beds.  30 years of high quality beds The brand Julian Bowen was founded in 1987 with a clear mission to deliver high quality furniture at the best possible prices throughout the UK. Julian Bowen is a leading supplier of quality furniture and has developed from a wholesaler for UK brands to a furniture brand in their own right. They...

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How to speed up the school run every morning

As the kids go back to school in the next few days for the first time since March, we are all out of our old routine. As any parent knows, getting your kids dressed, fed and out of the door on time can be a huge challenge. That’s why we’ve put together our top tips to help you speed up the school run every morning.  Set out breakfast This might not be the first thing you think of to get everyone out of the door on time, but setting out the breakfast table the night before saves so much time. There’s no arguing about who is sitting where, you can make sure the TV is off to avoid distractions and you don’t need to get anything out of the cupboards.  Take 5 minutes before you go to bed to set out breakfast. Lay out the cereal boxes, put bowls on everyone’s place mat and even put the tea bag in your favourite mug to get your morning brew as quickly as possible!  Get a good night’s sleep The key to waking up...

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How do you make a kids bedroom fun?
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How do you make a kids bedroom fun?

Bedrooms don’t have to be boring. There are lots of different things you can do to make your kids bedroom fun, exciting and become a place they enjoy spending time in. Plus, if you create a bedroom that they want to spend time in, you’re more likely to get them into bed on time each night. It’s a win win for you! Knowing where to start is often the hard part so we’ve put together 4 of our top ideas we know help to make your children’s bedroom fun and exciting.  Get them a bed they love Pick a bed they enjoy spending time in can often be half the battle with getting them into bed at nighttime. Whether it's an exciting midsleeper which they love the idea of sleeping at a height or a themed bed such as a racecar or princess playhouse that meets their interests, there is a bed out there for everyone.  Use colour Make use of colour to make their room exciting. You can keep to plain and neutral furniture and make...

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Everything you need to know about Stompa beds
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Everything you need to know about Stompa beds

Stompa beds are one of the UK’s leading children’s bed manufacturers and have a wide range of designs and solutions to work for almost any bedroom. They have developed bedroom furniture that include bunk beds, high sleepers, mid sleepers, single beds and cabin beds to create the ultimate luxury kids bedroom.  Manufacturing kids beds since 1960, Stompa have 60 years of industry experience and knowledge that they put into each and every bed they create. Their ethos has remained the same since they created the brand, they aim to make small rooms larger and to offer children’s beds and furniture with unique features. If you’re looking for the perfect bed for your child, you can rely on Stompa for quality and clever design that both parents and children enjoy.  Stompa Mid sleeper With a wide range of mid sleepers on offer, Stompa have thought of every bed and storage solution you could possibly need in your kids bedroom. From endless built in storage solutions to versatile ladders and stairs, their range of midsleepers are perfect for a child’s bedroom of any shape and...

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