How to: Best know when your child is ready for a bigger bed
There is no “best” time to move your child from a single bed to a double bed. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see an increased number of double beds bought for young children nowadays, especially when you consider so much of a child’s time is now spent playing on tablets, communicating or doing homework on laptops or listening to music – and their bedroom is where most of this activity takes place.
Increasingly, parents are putting double beds in their children’s bedrooms and it isn’t hard to see why. A double bed gives your child space to spread out more – a place they can relax, whether for work, rest or play.
Many double beds now have storage options too, ideal for children who seem to just carry on accumulating so much clutter. With all of this in mind, we’d say that your little one is most likely ready for a double bed as soon as they reach an age where they are doing an increased amount of schoolwork and need a comfortable place to do some reading.
Not all children are the same though and some may feel that they’d like to stay in a single bed for as long as possible – they certainly are cosy! Another factor to consider is the space on offer in their bedroom. Larger bedrooms can of course accommodate a double bed with ease, but smaller bedrooms can be overwhelmed with a bed that takes up too much room.
A double bed also means maturity and can be a sign of the early stages of adulthood. Considering where your child is in terms of development can give you a further indicator of when they might be ready for a bigger bed.
Does your child want a double bed for their bedroom? Let us know when you think is best for your child to have a double bed on Twitter, or in the comments below.
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Feather & Black.
May 5th 2017