4 Types of Kids’ Beds and How to Choose the Right One

When it comes to kids, there’s often a love-hate relationship with sleep. Kids hate being told to go to bed, while parents can’t wait for kids to finally drift off to sleep so they can have some peace and quiet.

However, the beds you choose for your kids can make a big difference in how well they sleep and how they handle the bedtime routine. This article will define and describe four types of beds for kids so that you can make the best choice for your little one’s needs, wants, and sleep habits.

Trundle Beds

A trundle bed is a bed on wheels that can be stored away under a larger bed on top of it. This is a space-saving bed that is often used in kids’ bedrooms to maximize floor space. Trundle beds are also ideal for children who enjoy sleepovers, or if siblings occasionally enjoy sleeping in the same room.

Trundle beds usually have thinner mattresses than other types of beds, so they might not be the best option for sleeping on every night. However, you have multiple options available for the upper mattress, which is usually more supportive for daily use. Trundle beds are sometimes considered to be safer than bunk beds because the top bed isn’t so high off the ground.

Bunk Beds

There’s just something fun and magical about sleeping on a bunk bed, which is why so many kids prefer this style of bed. Bunk beds feature a bottom bed and a top bed with a ladder to climb to the top for sleeping.

Bunk beds work well if your children need to share a bedroom because of limited space in the house or if they enjoy hosting friends for overnight sleepovers. These beds can be twin-size or full-size, depending on the model. For safety purposes, parents should make sure that kids who sleep on top bunks don’t roll around or move excessively in their sleep; however, sturdy guardrails should also be in place.

Loft Beds for Kids

Another fun type of bed for kids is the loft bed, which is elevated off the ground with a ladder to access it in a similar way as you would the top bunk of a bunk bed. Lofted beds for kids are great if you want added storage under the bed or to give the bed a cozier feel since it’s higher off the ground.

Under a loft bed, you can store bedtime story books, games, stuffed animals, and craft supplies. It can feel like a child’s own personal sanctuary up top, plus it really adds an element of fun to any child’s bedroom.

Traditional Beds

Traditional beds also work well for kids because they are simple, low to the ground and affordable. Kids often sleep in twin-size or full-size beds once they have graduated to big-kid beds from the crib. Many traditional beds offer under-bed drawer storage without the need to elevate the bed. These beds also come in creative styles like rustic, glam, country, contemporary and traditional.

If you’re looking to save money on future bed costs, you might want to choose a traditional bed to minimize the number of beds your child goes through in the years to come. This is a grown-up style of bed that can last longer as kids go through different stages of life and have different preferences.

Regardless of which type of kids’ bed you and your child prefer, The Brick can help you find the perfect bed for many restful nights of sleep. We carry many different types of kids’ beds to suit every style and budget, and we’d love to show you some of our most popular models. We also sell kids’ bedroom sets that include a bed, nightstand, and dresser to make furniture matching simple and easy.

Stop by The Brick location nearest you to see our amazing collection in-person and to let your kids try them out!