Choosing furniture for children can be fun, but problematic at the same time. You don’t want to make a bad decision and have your child sleep in something inappropriate for several years.

Safety is one consideration. Most children’s beds come with rails so that they can’t roll out. This is always the case with bunk beds and high sleepers where a fall would be very dangerous.

The mattress is another major factor that will affect your decision. A high quality mattress is as important for your children as it is for you. Sleep is vital for children as they are growing and developing all the time. A good mattress will prevent back pain and will ensure sound sleep.

It might also be the case that you need to get a hypoallergenic mattress as many children suffer from allergies that can affect their sleep. Many conventional mattresses harbour dust than can exacerbate this, so hypoallergenic options can make a big difference.

You should also think about the space available in your child’s bedroom. You will probably want to keep as much floor space free as possible, so consider the size of the bed and consider high sleepers which allow for other furniture underneath the bed, saving space elsewhere in the room.