We often hear the same questions from our customers when thinking of buying of a loft bed, and yes, there are many things to be considered when buying one: At what age is a child ready to sleep in a loft bed? How long do the kids love the idea of sleeping in a loft bed? Is a loft bed a safe solution? Does the loft bed fit in a small space? Hopefully we are able to answer some of these questions below.
At what age is a child ready to sleep in a loft bed?
This is perhaps the most frequently asked question from us, and unfortunately there is no one right answer. The answer depends so much on the child’s own characteristics. When one child always sleeps peacefully and in the same position, the other can turn around throughout the night. The calm sleeper naturally can sleep in the loft bed earlier. Motoric skills also vary greatly between the children. Somebody climbs up the stairs agilely as early as the age of two, while the other one is afraid of climbing at the age of four.
Children’s own interest towards a loft bed seems to be awakening at the five years of age. We have seen quite a few 5-6 year olds who urge their parents for a loft bed 🙂 And at that age, even climbing is going well, so for 5-6-year-olds we dare to easily recommend a loft bed. For smaller ones, the situation must always be considered on a case-by-case basis. Our daughter started to sleep in a loft bed at the age of four with no problems at all.
How long do the kids love the idea of sleeping in a loft be?
To this question, tastes and preferences do influence greatly. Many 12-year-olds still love the loft bed, but maybe somewhere in the upper school, a loft bed may seem a bit childish. Our designer Otso Leppänen solved this problem by creating a loft bed that can be turned around, if needed, and can be made into a canopy bed. This feature gives the bed a much longer lifespan.
Our canopy bed is good for a small child as well, right after the crib. If you want a loft bed later, the child can start well from the canopy bed while waiting for the right moment to move to the loft bed. If necessary, an extra safety guard can be used. On the other hand, the design of the canopy bed pleases older children as well. So, if the child doesn’t like the loft bed anymore, you can just turn the bed around, order online an extra canopy and a new bed is ready. As a material, birch plywood is so durable that the bed can be turned around and, if necessary, re-assembled as many times as needed.
Is a loft bed a safe solution?
LumoKids loft beds are made of birch plywood, so the material is certainly durable and sturdy. We have seen so many people grasp the side and test the sturdiness. And everyone is happy with the result – the bed feels very strong and well made. Also, our loft bed is not the highest in the market. Standing height under the loft bed is about 120cm. This is a feature that many people appreciate for security. Many parents would be afraid to put a little one to sleep in a very high bed.
In addition, the beds have been tested according to the EU standard EN 1725: 1998.
Does the loft bed fit in a small space?
This question is easy to answer. The loft bed comes 160cm long, so the bed can fit into a very small space. And if you want a longer version later, you can extend your bed to full length with new, longer side panels.
Hopefully, you got answers to your questions. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +358 44 070 3248.
Ps. You can also read more about the Ketara loft bed in the Mutsimedia blog (in Finnish)