A high sleeper, as the name suggests is an elevated bed with a lot of space underneath due to the height the bed is from the ground. With so much space underneath high beds are often designed with desks, wardrobes, sofa and pullout beds. There’s a lot of versatility with high sleepers, allowing you to incorporate a lot of essential furniture without impacting vital floor space.
The bed is situated at the top of the ladder so it is important to consider if your child will be able to safely negotiated the ladder both up and down, however most children love the idea of sleeping in a high sleeper or bunk bed.
When should I invest in a high sleeper?
Most manufacturers recommended age for both high sleeper beds is 6 years old. This is due to safety regulations and the design being accessed by either a ladder or steps, however it is always worth checking the individual product detail pages for specific safety guidelines.
You need to wait until your child is past the stage where falling out of a bed is a potential danger as a high sleeper is considerably higher than a standard bed. Also, if your child is prone...
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At Kids Beds Online we’re lucky enough to stock a range of incredible children’s bed brands who all offer an exceptional level of quality and design, but each has its own unique take on ideas. We often get asked ‘but which brand is best?’ However, there is no set answer. So we’re going to start comparing some of our favourite brands so you can create your own opinion on each brand.
The background: Parisot
With over 80 years of experience designing and developing kids beds, Parisot beds will not only guarantee a quality product but that will be manufactured to the highest of standards. Founded in 1936, the French brand Parisot has grown to become an industry leader in producing children’s beds, ensuring each bed is designed to include fun alongside functional kids beds.
The background: Stompa
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. 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...
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With over a year of chaos and constant disruption, we all deserve a rest and some relaxation time this summer. Relaxation for you and relaxation for your kids may have two completely different meanings, however, whatever you do, it doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. We’ve pulled together some of our simple summer holiday hacks for you to have a go at this year.
Whether you’re setting up camp in the back garden, travelling 5 miles away to the local camping hotspot or travelling across the country to pitch up, camping is a brilliant activity for all the family. Camping is a really affordable way to take the kids away during the summer holidays as pitches are reasonably priced and you can take everything you need with you.
If you don’t have a tent, look at hiring a glamping pod or borrowing a tent from a friend for the weekend. One thing is for sure though, you and your kids will cherish your beds when you get home after sleeping on the hard floor or lump travel mattresses. Summer holiday fun isn't always comfy!
Summer holiday couponing
With more people staying in the UK this summer in comparison to others,...
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Mid sleepers and high sleepers both offer sleeping solutions that are raised off the ground and are higher than your typical kid's bed.
A high sleeper, as the name suggests, is an elevated bed with a lot of space underneath due to the height the bed is from the ground. With so much space underneath high beds are often designed with desks, wardrobes, sofa and pull out beds. There’s a lot of versatility with high sleepers which allows you to incorporate a lot of essential furniture without impacting on vital floor space.
In comparison, a mid sleeper is typically mid-height between a traditional bed and a high sleeper. It typically has a shorter ladder or built-in steps to access the bed so is an ideal solution for younger children who may not be confident enough to safely use the ladders of a high sleeper. Mid sleepers are a popular solution thanks to their inbuilt storage solutions, pull out desks and play solutions depending on the needs of your child.
Storage: high sleepers v mid sleepers
Both options provide maximum storage solutions with multifunctional solutions that can be changed and adapted as your child grows up. You can shop for beds based on the...
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The summer months are the easiest time to update and transform your kid's bedroom. The lighter nights, warmer weather and sunny mood make transforming your kid's bedroom a bit easier, especially if you’re working hard to get it done after a long day at work.
When updating any kids bedroom it is beneficial to design and adapt a bedroom that allows your child to comfortably grow and work with their interests for the next few years. Consider passions they have, overall interests and practical solutions that will work as they grow. Will they need more storage? Where will they do their homework? Will your kids need to share rooms with siblings? All of these things are ideas to consider when revamping and upgrading their bedroom. Here’s our guide to a summer bedroom update to get you started:
Invest in the essentials
If you get the essential elements of any bedroom right then everything else will fit in perfectly. From the wardrobe to the bed, you must pick something that will last and can quite possibly be passed down to younger siblings as one child grows out of their needs. For example, a hard-wearing mid sleeper can last a child well into their...
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As we almost reach the halfway mark this year, we’re looking to see what your favourite bed choices are so far this year. Plus, some of them are our favourites too so we love talking about them and sharing ideas. In no particular order, lets see what your favourite beds are so far in 2021!
The race car of dreams
Start up your engines and get ready to speed off to the land of nod! The striking scorpion racer bed is the bed of dreams for most
little race car lovers and so far this year it is no exception. Bringing a huge amount of excitement and imagination to bedtime every night, we’ve been told by parents over and over how much their kids love getting into bed each night.
You don’t have to be 17 years old to drive this beauty with realistic features, this bed will provide hours of fun and a place of security for the nights sleep ahead, your little one will be racing to get to bed.
Thuka Modern high sleeper beds
Thuka beds have a brilliant range of high sleepers that are perfect for children through to teenagers. With sleek designs that can adapt as your child grows and...
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Spare bedrooms don’t have to be bland and boring, you can tailor them to fit in with the over decor of your home or create a dedicated vibe your guests enjoy. A well-designed spare bedroom will make friends, family, grandchildren and everyone else in between to feel welcome, even if they are far from home. You can design a spare bedroom however you want to, whether it's full of vibrant colours, sleek furnishings or an exciting girly dolls house themed bed, your spare room can become a place people can’t wait to spend time in.
Multifunctional daybed vibes
The name might suggest a bed designed for lounging around all day but in fact, a day bed is a French-inspired design that encases the mattress on three sides, making it the perfect hybrid of a sofa and a bed. They make the perfect addition to a spare bedroom as they appear at first as a sofa but the incorporated head and foot ends create a hybrid structure between a sofa and a standard bed. If you’re looking for multifunctional furniture for your home then look no further!
You’ll find daybeds to be the ultimate in-home office or spare bedroom beds. They often take...
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The CoZee Bedside Crib has been designed to help you develop that special bond with your little one from day one and can also be used as a standalone crib as they grow.
You can make a sleek statement in your bedroom (or even nursery as they grow) with CoZee’s stylish and sleek bedside cribs. As a brand that knows first-hand what it is like to have your world turned upside down when your little bundle of joy arrives, they go above and beyond to create nursery furniture that includes everything you could imagine. With a passion to create and design the perfect product for you and your precious little ones, you can sleep comfortably knowing that their safety and design is at the heart of everything they produce.
Simple and versatile
Its innovative 30 seconds open and fold mechanism also allows you to use the crib on the move, making the CoZee® Bedside Crib your baby’s home away from home in seconds. With years of hands on experience helping expectant parents to create the ultimate baby set up with the help of their stunning cribs wherever you are. They strive to know that they take care of the big things, so...
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Now that lockdown restrictions have begun to ease for most of the UK and you can now enter other people’s homes, sleepovers are making an appearance again, whether it's a mammoth cousin sleepover or a best friend pamper party. Sleepovers are always an exciting idea for a child, no matter whether they are 5 or 15, the idea of having someone over to stay doesn’t lose its magic as a child.
Sleepovers can often be noisy, bubbly and potentially full of hyper kids if you’ve treated them to a bag of sweets or two. So, it is important that you can keep the kids in their bedroom with the perfect sleepover set up so you can still enjoy your evening in front of the TV. We’ve got a range of sleepover ready bedroom pieces that will enable cousins, friends or even friends of the soft toy variety to a sleepover.
High sleepers & Mid sleepers
As high sleepers and mid sleepers provide both a sleep space and vital storage solutions they take up a lot less space so theirbedroom will offer a more flexible solution and often provide that essential spare bed too! These types of beds often come with a solution...
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With a wide range of mid sleepers on offer, we have thought of every bed and storage solution you could possibly need in your kid's bedroom. From endless built-in storage solutions to versatile ladders and stairs, their range of mid sleepers is perfect for a child’s bedroom of any shape and size. Plus, our range of mid sleepers is perfect for kids as they grow up into their teenage years.
So, what’s the difference between a mid sleeper and a high sleeper?
Mid sleepers and high sleepers both offer sleeping solutions that are raised off the ground and are higher than your typical kid's bed. They both offer an expansive amount of usable space underneath which can provide essential, especially when working with smaller floor space. A high sleeper, as the name suggests, is an elevated bed with a lot of space underneath due to the height the bed is from the ground. The bed is situated at the top of the ladder so it is important to consider if your child will be able to safely negotiate the ladder both up and down.
In comparison, a mid sleeper is typically mid-height between a traditional bed and a high sleeper. It typically...
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