Kids Sleep Guides

Nowadays it seems like there are guides to just about everything. However, when it comes to getting children to sleep, guides are needed to maintain parental sanity. Here you will find everything you need to know when it comes to kids and sleep. From guides on sleep hygiene to the best bed for growing bodies. Cuckooland are the slumber experts to help parents with information on a better nights sleep for your children.

Featured Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Kids Beds
A Guide to Four Poster Beds
The Ultimate Kids Bunk Bed Guide
The Ultimate Guide to Toddler Beds

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A Guide to Four Poster Beds
What Age Do Children Start Nursery?
How Safe is Co-Sleeping?
How to keep the Kids occupied during the Half Term Holiday.

Q&A - Frequently Asked Questions

Typically kids need between 10 and 12 hours of sleep each night. According to the sleep council, three to six year olds should have between ten and twelve hours sleep. Children aged between seven and eleven should have ten to eleven hours sleep. Teenagers need on average around eight to nine hours. For more information, take a look at our sleep science blog.

There are a various ways to help a child sleep through the night. Things like reducing screen time, keeping environment change to a minimum and having a good regular bedtime routine. Our Help your child sleep through the night blog contains more tips and advice.

The correct mattress for your child can vary depending on age and requirement. Cotbeds, toddler beds, singles and small doubles will all require different mattress sizes. Smaller children need a firmer mattress, whereas older child can choose comfort over design. There are a large range of mattresses available for children from open coil mattresses to memory foam. The ultimate guide to kids mattresses has further information on the best mattress for your child.

Studies suggest that parents who delay the cot-to-bed transition until toddlers are 3 years old find that children tend to settle better into their new environment. This information on a cross section of parents from five different countries and was headed by Ariel Williamson of Children’s Hospital Pennsylvania. To Read more on this study and making the cot to toddler bed transition, check out the ultimate guide to toddler beds.

According to research conducted  by the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Monash University in Melbourne, exercise plays a vital part when it comes to child sleep patterns. The research involved 519 children, comparing active children to those who had more sedentary lifestyles. The results concluded that children who participated in the more vigorous exercise fell asleep faster than those with a more sedentary lifestyle. More information is available on the Can exercise improve your child sleep? blog.

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A Guide to Four Poster Beds

If you were to ask me what I love most about my job as director of product procurement at Cuckooland (aside from travelling the world to source amazing kids beds, admiring the most picturesque view from my desk… and being able to take my dog, Barkley, to work, although I’m not sure the rest of the team appreciate his slobbering affections!)

What Age Do Children Start Nursery?

Children really do grow up fast. Like little caterpillars, expanding then pausing then expanding then pausing (we are the ones contracting!)… all the way up the wall markers until they’re towering above you. It only seemed like yesterday when I was navigating my sanity ship around the Cape of New-Born;

How Safe is Co-Sleeping?

There is nothing quite like being tucked up in bed with the kids. Something about the extra snuggles with our babies (no matter how old they are, they’re always our babies) is a highlight of our parenting journey. Personally, I love a good Sunday morning snuggle when the working week is done and activities are at a minimum.

How to keep the Kids occupied during the Half Term Holiday.

The February half term holiday sneaks up on me like a thief in the night. I’m so focused on getting through the drudgery of January that I fail to do that little “thing” called forward planning! We generally save our ‘family holiday away’ for the summer months, not sure about you, but February half term is usually a staycation for us.

The Ultimate Guide to L Shaped Beds

We have come a long way in the shared bedroom department. Gone are the days of basic bunk beds made of a simple structure, who’s sole job was to house two rambunctious children. The nightly arguments alone were enough to rattle the very foundations of a well-constructed bunk.

How to get more Sleep as a New Parent (the Battle for Sanity & Slumber).

The fight to get enough sleep isn’t over in a few days, it’s a long hard battle lasting months that every new parent will face. Sorry but it’s true, been there done that, big genuine hugs of compassion and sympathy but please don’t shoot the messenger.

nordic white kids bed

The Ultimate Guide to Day Beds

With Christmas fast approaching there’s that wonderful familiar festive buzz about my house, carting kids off to Christmas fairs, wreath making, present buying, then back to the kitchen with Michael Buble’s oh so lovely voice helping the mulled cider go down (a little too well).

Lifetime Childrens Treehouse Cabin Bed

The Ultimate Guide to Kids Cabin Beds

Whether you’re short on space and need a bedroom storage solution, or you just want to create a magical place for your youngster to sleep, our cabin beds could be the perfect solution.

The Ultimate Guide to Toddler Beds

Transitioning from a cot to a toddler bed is an exciting time for your child, providing both confidence and safety at bed time. Our toddler bed guide aims to support your decision in finding the best bed for your child, and you may also view our collection of toddler beds for more inspiration.

The Ultimate Guide to Kids Single Beds

Cuckooland has more than a hundred Single Kids Beds of all shapes, sizes and prices just waiting for you to discover.

The Ultimate Guide to Kids High Sleepers

High Sleeper Beds are raised up a little higher than traditional Bunk Beds, usually with a work or play area underneath with enough head room to keep your child free from early life concussion – they also have plenty of practical storage solutions too.

New Year… New You… New Kids Mattress

Welcoming in a New Year is often the catalyst for making a change or two, let’s face it, there’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to make those well meaning, positively life changing resolutions, you know, the ones that we all promise to keep but more often than not fail at miserably!

The 10 Best Themes for Kids Bedrooms

Lets face it, we like to think there’s still a little bit of kid in all of us. Especially true when we decide to give our baba’s bedroom a makeover!

Vox Nest Kids Cabin Bed in Larch Effect & Graphite

Room Design Inspiration for Siblings Sharing a Room

Last week I addressed the topic of whether there is a recommended age that siblings should stop sharing a bedroom, if you missed this article you can find it by following the link above.

At what age should Children/Siblings stop sharing a Bedroom?

Child rearing throws up all sorts of questions for us parents, a detailed handbook would have been seriously useful… unfortunately children don’t come with one attached! So we end up having to grapple with the what, why, where and how on a daily basis and are often left with questions that we simply don’t have answers for.

Cam Cam Copenhagen Baby Nest

Our Research Has Found The Perfect Christmas Lullaby

Our recent study this summer researched classic lullabies to find the perfect formula for a lullaby and reveal a list of those modern day songs likely to send children off to sleep.

The Ultimate Guide to Triple Bunk Beds

Triple Bunk Beds are well known as space saving, super practical beds that are thrice as much fun as single beds for siblings or kids who love sleepovers.

Can exercise improve your Child's Sleep?

I’m a keen runner, my PB for a half marathon is under 2 hours, which I thought was pretty good until my husband told me that his dad had run a marathon in under 3 hours when he was in his forties!

New Cuckooland Research Reveals Modern Day Lullabies

With the help of data sourced from Spotify, we analysed over 4,500 songs from lullaby playlists to calculate the ‘perfect’ formula for a lullaby. We then matched this formula against songs in the charts to create our Top Ten Modern Lullabies playlist.

Childhood AGEnda

New research shows the age at which we as parents feel it appropriate for children to assert their independence. Find survey results and expert advice below.

Suszi Saunders Scandi Room

Creating a modern Scandi inspired kids room with Interiors Instagrammer, Suszi Saunders

Suszi Saunders, an Interiors Instagrammer living in London, is no stranger to dark interiors. From dark walls to patterned wallpapers, this is one home which isn’t afraid to be bold.

Choosing Your Childs First Bed

Choosing your child’s first bed is an exciting time for both parents and toddlers. However, there are lots of things to consider which can make it quite a daunting prospect for some parents.

Samantha Faiers Jungle Safari Room for Baby Paul Treehouse Bed

Recreate Samantha Faiers Jungle-Safari Room for Baby Paul!

The Mummy Diaries star, Samantha Faiers has created Baby Paul a stunning jungle-safari bedroom featuring the Treehouse Bunk Bed by our favourite artisan designer Mathy by Bols.

The Ultimate Guide to the SnuzPod

The SnuzPod is designed with parents and babies in mind, providing the sound peace of mind every parent looks for when planning for a newborn.

7 Benefits of Choosing a Toddler Bed

Being there for your baby, day and night is what characterises the first phase of parenthood. You want them at your side, wherever you go, feeding and cuddling them and laughing into those precious eyes (let’s forget the sleep-deprived pressure pot blow outs for now!).

The 10 Most Amazing Kids Beds Ever

Recognising the importance (and dealing with the dilemma) of choosing the perfect kids bed, Cuckooland has compiled a list of the 10 most amazing, unique, incredible, fabulous, inspiring, and mould-breaking beds in the known universe from some of the freshest, brightest designers and manufacturers ever to sketch a design or tighten a bolt.

Cuckooland’s Ultimate Kids Mattress Guide

Sleep is an essential part of every child’s development, and finding the perfect mattress can help to support this growth. Our complete guide to kids mattresses shares our best advice on finding the perfect mattress for your child.

The Ultimate Guide to Kids Beds for Every Age

As a parent, it sometimes feels like you blink and your precious little angel has grown another inch in height. Children seem to shoot up from tiny tots to disgruntled teens in no time at all!

7 Steps to a Nurturing Nursery

We talk a lot about kids’ rooms here at Cuckooland; which is no surprise considering kids’ beds and bedroom furniture are our specialities!

Gender Neutral Nursery Trend 2019

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No matter how many hours, days and nights your little bundle of joy spends curled up in your arms, every new arrival needs his or her own room.

Samantha Faiers Treehouse Bunk Bed

The Ultimate Guide to Kids Bunk Beds

How many different types of bunk beds are out there? What size mattress will you need? How old does a child need to be for a bunk bed? We answer all these questions and more in our ultimate guide!

The Best Bunk Beds for Creative Sleepovers

How many different types of bunk beds are out there? What size mattress will you need? How old does a child need to be for a bunk bed? We answer all these questions and more in our ultimate guide!

Kids Beds Brands We Love

East Coast Nursery
Flair Furniture
Flexa Furniture
Fun Furniture
Kids Avenue
Julian Bowen
Kalon Studios
Lifetime Kids
Kid Kraft
Little Folks Furniture
Mathy By Bols
Oeuf NYC
Oliver Furniture
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