Our FAQs: Top 3 questions to consider when buying a kids bed

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Buying your child or grandchild a bed is a big investment that you want to get right. A bed is something your child will use every single day without realising the importance of what you are buying and the emotional and physical well-being it provides.

So what is the best option for buying a kid’s beds nowadays? Take a look at our three most commonly asked questions we hear from confused parents and grandparents on a weekly basis on our live chat.


Are mid-sleepers young children friendly?

For many primary school-aged children a mid sleeper bed is a great investment as it is so versatile to a child’s needs. They provide plenty of storage for toys and games but can also incorporate functional working areas such as desks, perfect for when they need to get their homework done or get a craft activity done in peace.

It’s the perfect solution to mixing sleeping, homework and playtime in your child’s bedroom and there are so many designs for both girls and boys. Plus, with mid sleeper beds, there are so many solutions for even the most awkward of bedroom shapes. They’re ideal to maximise the floor space in a bedroom, especially when you have two kids sharing one bedroom.


Will a high sleeper suit my child?Urban Birch High 1UBH1

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, however most children love the idea of sleeping in a high sleeper and can safely negotiate the ladder with ease.

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. With so much space underneath high sleeper beds can have anything from desks and wardrobes to sofa and pull out beds as additional features. There’s a lot of versatility with high sleepers which allows you to incorporate a lot of essential furniture and storage solutions without impacting on vital floor space.


290 midsleeper 050 purple short tunnelWill they grow out of a mid sleeper quickly?

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.

Mid-Sleepers provide a lot more space for your little ones to have adventures with their toys on the floor, which is really beneficial if the living space is tight.  A mid sleeper gives your kids room to grow which is hugely important as they grow up in the blink of an eye. Buy beds that will last them years even when they are rapidly growing. A mid sleeper can cater for so many needs of a child and can be amended and changed for use as needs are. A craft station can change into a homework spot, under the bed play area into a versatile storage space, you get the idea.


It might be worth considering investing in a mid or high sleeper to ensure that your kid’s bedroom can provide plenty of space. From functional desk spaces to plenty of storage solutions, think about how the bed will serve your kids moving forwards and as they grow up.

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