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#1 anna76

Posted 17 January 2017 - 09:16 AM

Morning all,

So we'll be transitioning DS 2 soon into a single or king single bed.

What are the best quality beds out there?  Ones to avoid?

TIA

#2 Future-self

Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:46 AM

We went for a King Single so it will last DS all the way through to teenhood. In addition we rightly predicted that there would be times that an adult would be in that bed and the child would be in the main bedroom with me ;)

We went for a proper Sealy innerspring mattress for the same reasons. Because we wanted it to take DS through to teenhood we bought quite a contemporary bed that wouldn't become babyish. We also bought during Sale time which bought the costs down Majorly!

#3 anna76

Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:01 PM

Thanks FXElf.  A classic/contemporary design sounds like a winning idea!  As does a decent mattress.

#4 hoohoobump

Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:12 PM

View PostFuture-Xmas-elf, on 17 January 2017 - 10:46 AM, said:

We went for a King Single so it will last DS all the way through to teenhood. In addition we rightly predicted that there would be times that an adult would be in that bed and the child would be in the main bedroom with me ;)

We went for a proper Sealy innerspring mattress for the same reasons. Because we wanted it to take DS through to teenhood we bought quite a contemporary bed that wouldn't become babyish. We also bought during Sale time which bought the costs down Majorly!



Exactly the same here. Made sure it was comfortable for an adult to be in there too.

Plain timber contemporary style and 'fun' linen chosen by DS. And a few spare waterproof mattress protectors so that the mattress lasts a few years.

Edited by hoohoobump, 17 January 2017 - 08:13 PM.


#5 Tinned asparagus

Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:27 PM

Really like our IKEA bed and mattress. Have them for both DS1 and DS2.

http://www.ikea.com/...ucts/S49011511/

Previously had a low line padded faux leather bed for DS1 from Fantastic Furniture which was great, but the cat had a field day on the faux leather :rant: Similar to this but it was red.

https://www.fantasti...d/p/JERBSLSGL_1

I spend way too much time sitting on the end of the bed, so would recommend one without a foot ;)

#6 IkeaAddict

Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:39 PM

We got DS a classic, contemporary king single bed frame that we put a decent innerspring mattress on (the one we got is designed for kids, who are lighter but when he needs a new mattress when he is bigger we will get the appropriate one for his age/size). We didn't want an ensemble as we wanted to be able to store stuff under the bed. If they made the Ikea MALM Ottoman bed (http://www.ikea.com/...ducts/40249876/) in king single we would have got that, we have the queen size version for us and we love it!!!!

#7 BECZ

Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

We bought these, but in English oak (dark brown).  
We bought them as they match their other Boori furniture.  Just subbed the cots for beds and the toddler rails from their cots fit the single beds too.
https://encrypted-tb...x4ehHH3lAQL-Tic

#8 Lou-bags

Posted 18 January 2017 - 12:20 AM

We bought a red faux leather one from Fantastic furniture (almost identical to the one posted above).

I wanted something soft and low to the ground (put it together minus the legs) so that if DS1 rolled around or out of bed he wouldn't hurt himself. He was young, 17 months, and used to sleeping with me so having space to move around.

I wouldn't say it was a quality bed built to last, but it was cheap (about 150) and we weren't buying it with the intention of it lasting into his teens or anything. It's a great bed for our purpose.

Edited by Lou-bags o tinsel, 18 January 2017 - 12:24 AM.





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