Tuesday, 16 July 2019


I found this cute blog about sleigh beds. Enjoy!

This week I’m looking for ideas for Munch’s new bedroom furniture. This will be her first ‘big bed’, as she has been sleeping in a toddler bed up until now. I already knew we wanted white furniture and after scouring online, I fell in love with the idea of a simplified white child’s sleigh bed.


I love House of Fraser and spied this ‘Adorable Tots Caprice Sleigh Bed‘, with trundle bed (great idea!), but it was a staggering R10000! Granted they assemble it for you and it includes the trundle bed and both mattresses, but still. I knew I could find a cheaper alternative without too much compromise.

There was no way I was forking out almost R10000 on a kids single bed. I have a whole room to decorate! So I scoured around and came across a nice example (including mattress) on sale for R2000, but not only was it sold out, the reviews weren’t great. There were comments talking about the quality of the finish on the bed. So my search continued. I found a near exact match from another store. - on offer for only R2500.

So in summary - you CAN get a gorgeous sleigh bed at an affordable price! Remember to look at the sleigh beds available at Bed King.

Article source: https://www.scottishfamilyliving.com/childs-sleigh-bed/

Children's beds: Best time to transition from cribs

The transition from the crib to a toddler bed can be a big change for the baby as well as the parents. While there is no need to introduce the toddler bed as soon as your baby turns 1, you may notice the growth spurt over the following months which would definitely create the need for a bigger bed. It is only fitting that you start looking right at the beginning. As every kid and their journey is different, there is no specific time as to when the kid should be transitioned to new bed, but a few guidelines and safety steps will help you in making the best choice for your child.

When should toddlers transition from the crib to a toddler bed?
There’s no specific rule as to when you switch your kid from the crib to the toddler bed, but when they are big enough to move around in their sleep, it is the right time to transfer them to a bed. To know better, here’s what you should observe to start looking for toddler beds

Does your child keep trying to escape their crib? If he or she keeps launching herself out of the crib, a toddler bed could keep them from falling off and hurting themselves.

Is the bedroom shared? If your toddler is your youngest kid and you’ve got a bigger kid who can sleep in a top bunk, then it might be a good time to think about bunk beds for both kids and and free up some space in their room.

Is a new baby on the way? Changing the place of sleep can be drastic for a young kid, but it can also be a way for them to embrace their position as the bigger sibling.

Is your kid toilet trained? If your toddler is fairly well trained and now you’re now hoping they’ll make night or morning visits to the toilet on her own, it’s time to shop for toddler beds.

What to Know Before Shopping for Toddler Beds
Before buying kids beds, here is what you should know

The common question while buying a toddler bed is ‘what size is the right size for a toddler bed’?. The bed dimensions for a toddler starts at about 78cm by 142cm.

At times, cribs can also be converted to beds by just removing the sides. A crib that comes with various parts can be easily built down to make toddler ..

While buying a bed for your kid, you can think ahead and plan for up to 6 years in advance. Since you know your kid will outgrow the bed size, you can buy one that will be big enough for them at 6 years or invest in a cheaper model right now and save for a bigger bed at a later stage.

Browse the kids beds range at Bed King here and find the perfect one for your not-so-little-anymore one.

Article source: https://bedssleepscience.tumblr.com/post/186327294881/childrens-beds-best-time-to-transition-from