Asked on Nov 27, 2012

What is the main thing you consider in choosing children's beds? Please share at least one. Let's talk about it.

DeniseTrent-Tonya SharpGail Salminen


I will be glad to know your answers to this question of mine. This will also help me to improve further my business. And also to provide you with quality and affordable children's beds.
Please share your thoughts and let me know if you have questions too. I will assist you all the way.
9 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Nov 27, 2012

    My girls are only here part for me it was cost balance. I made some simple frames from 2x 4 stock for their mattresses. The longer term plan is to build some fancier headboards. My older daughter wants speakers and a ipod dock in hers.

  • Jeanette S
    on Nov 27, 2012

    When my kids were small, I put twin beds in their rooms so they could have a friend spend the night later on. Now, I would probably build a bed myself...a simple frame with storage underneath and then attach a simple headboard...probably not a foot board...foot boards are toe catchers...ouch! I saw a bed made on TV that had a frame, then a floor and then a higher floor for the mattress...then slots underneath for baskets to slide into from each side...and a couple of spaces that went all the way through for skis etc. (for kids it would be baseball bats, balls, etc. Think about that.

  • Carroll A
    on Nov 27, 2012

    As a single parent when my daughter was little cost was first and living with small spaces everything had to do double duty. Her first bed was a trundle bed without the trundle so I could store roll away containers for toys under it. Her second bed was bunk beds so she could have sleep overs.

  • Gail Salminen
    on Nov 27, 2012

    Safety is a huge factor. If bunk beds are being considered, then the child who sleeps on the top bunk must be at least 6 years of age - too many entrapment/strangulation hazards for young children, and it must have sides all way around, and no corner posts that extend beyond the sides for the same reasons. The same has to be said for bed rails for young children for the same reasons.Next would be cost, space and functionality.

  • Beds Bed UK
    on Nov 28, 2012

    Hello guys. your inputs are very valuable. I will take note of these and definitely apply to improve our services further. @KMS Woodworks It's simple yet appropriate to your situation. Techie indeed for your older daughter. Thanks! @Jeanette S I liked the bed you described there. We would like to make one like that. Thank you. @Carroll A That is amazing trundle bed without the trundle. We have bunk beds. Thanks for your share. @Gail Salminen I strongly agree with you Gail about safety. Yes it is one of the main factors really. Thanks for the share Gail. You rock completely.

  • Eco-Strip
    on Nov 28, 2012

    Be careful about reusing old, antique beds. Lead paint was common until outlawed in 1978 for dwellings. Test the paint with LeadCheck swabs from hardware store. Lead dust from friction of painted surface with other surfaces is toxic and can cause irreversible nervous system and organ damage in kids, esp. < 6 yrs old.

  • Gail Salminen
    on Nov 28, 2012

    @Eco-Strip - you so right. Not only that but the standards for bunkbeds have changed over the years to minimize the entrapment and strangulation hazards. One other hidden hazard is dangling blind cords. Many a child, all over the world, has been the victim of strangulation from this hazard, whether in a bunkbed, regular bed or crib. Very important to keep them out of reach!

  • Trent-Tonya Sharp
    on Nov 29, 2012

    safety ofcourse. Storage is a plus most kids rooms are average or small size rooms so when my girls was growing up storage is what we looked for. Comfort another plus you want your little to get alot of rest so they will be in a good mood for the next day.

  • Denise
    on Aug 17, 2015

    Versatility. Is it a bed that can "grow" with the child? Can you take baby/child rails off to make an older childs bed? Does it storage built in, or attached or at least removable?

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