The area for rest and sleep is one of the most important details in the sleeping room, especially if it refers to the children's room.
It is here that the child must regain his strength after an active day or play activity.
Each age has its own characteristics, therefore, the bed is necessary in accordance with certain age characteristics.
How to choose a crib?
A bed for a child, regardless of the age norm, has common characteristics that are suitable for any gender:
- natural materials for manufacturing - it is better to give preference to wood (sanded wood), if the bed has a covering, then the funds must have all the necessary quality certificates;
- the absence of sharp corners - will allow you to fence the child from injury;
- stability - the presence of wheels or a pendulum is relevant only in the first months of life, after which the bed should be firmly fixed.
All other requirements are considered depending on the age of the child. The main requirements when choosing a crib, we consider below.
Varieties of single beds
As a rule, the very first beds imply use for 3-4 years. They have special protective bumpers that protect the baby from a possible fall. Also for safety purposes a protective bumper is used.
The classic version implies a rectangular-shaped bed with four legs on the base. As for differences, it is directly related to the overall size of the piece of furniture.
In some cases, parents purchase an adult single bed, this is due to savings in cash. Modern types of beds have an unusual design based on the interests and hobbies of children.
There are models that include drawers, which are mainly used for storing baby clothes or toys. There are beds that are equipped on one side with a changing table. This is a more compact option than purchasing a separate dresser for changing.
No less popular option is considered a rocking bed. When choosing, you should consider several features and rules:
- the presence of a smooth swing for quiet motion sickness;
- lack of extraneous sounds (squeaks, noise);
- locking mechanism (mandatory).
Some models imply the presence of an automatic mode of motion sickness.
Another good option is the bed arena. This variety is suitable for the smallest. This model is not very stable, so when you first try to stand on legs, you should install additional mounts or change the type of bed.
If you want to provide your child with a place to sleep for a long time, purchase a bed - a transformer. This popular model, despite the high cost, will significantly save your budget in the future, as it will last almost until adolescence.
They are convenient for babies, as they are equipped with high sidewalls, which are then easily removed, and the bed turns into a cozy sleeping place for an older child.
The changing table included in the kit is also useful as a desk or pedestal for storing things. Models for older children include the possibility of arranging a working area or additional sleeping space.
Models of modern cots will debunk your view that bunk samples are designed for two children. For owners of small apartments, this option will be an unusual and convenient solution for one child. Will consider the most popular options for bunk beds.
Bed - attic with a working area - the best choice for a one-room dwelling. This model solves two problems at once: a cozy bed and an ergonomic work area for study. Designers have developed a model with a fully enclosed space, providing a personal corner to your baby.
A wardrobe connected to a sleeping place will serve not only as a place to store things, but also as a bed rest. The staircase to the second tier can be made functional by arranging the steps - drawers. Thus the staircase will become a kind of chest of drawers.
Sofa - bed - the most convenient option for small packages. At night, this model can be used as a bed, in the afternoon to equip a sofa for games and rest.
Model selection according to age
Often parents are tormented by the question of how to choose a crib that is suitable for the child’s age. Let's try to figure out which models to prefer.
For newborns an excellent option is a cradle, designed for the fact that the baby needs to be rocked. They are supplied with wheels, rocking chairs or hanging mechanisms. The only flaw in these models is that the baby grows out of the crib very quickly.
It makes sense to buy a cot for 3-4 years of age, complete with an additional unit, which can be used as a cradle.
A model up to the age of three must have protective sides. It is important to provide such a detail in it: having begun to walk confidently, the baby should independently get out of it. To do this, just remove a few rails. In instances from 3 to 5 years, it is worth to abandon the high sidewalls altogether.
For children of school and school age, the bed must meet the following characteristics: it is made of durable materials, it must have a comfortable and high-quality mattress, it should be stably positioned. The main thing that she liked the owner. The choice of fancy shapes and a variety of colors is allowed.
Teenagers best fit stylish and comfortable furniture, almost no different from adult models. The choice can be entrusted to the child himself or to make it together.
Below are presented in the photo of cots presented a variety of models.
Remember that a full healthy sleep - the key to good health and well-being of your child. Choosing a children's bed, do not forget to take into account the wishes of the older child and make the greasy place as comfortable as possible.