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Single Beds for Children

All our Kid’s Single Beds have one thing in common – quality build and innovative design to promote healthy development for a great price. It's something we take very seriously. We even visit the factories ourselves to guarantee it! And did you know, a well-designed bedroom is just one of the ways to encourage a sound night’s sleep, as you’ll see in our guide for a tantrum-free bedtime.

Like with our double and king-sized beds, we’ve searched high and low for single kids beds from the best designers in Europe, helping us to put together the unique range you see before you. Whether you’re inspired by the novelty of a Treehouse Bed or the elegant simplicity of our Nordic designs, our range has a single bed for every child.

 

What is the Difference between a Standard Kids Single Bed and a Single Adult Bed? 

The size difference between a standard kids bed and a single adult bed can vary depending on the specific types of beds being compared. We have provided a helpful guide below, detailing the differences of the most common dimensions:

Key Differences:

Width:

Toddler Bed: 70 cm (27.5 in)
Shorty Bed: 75 cm (30 in)
Small Single Bed: 75 cm (30 in)

Single Adult Bed: 90 cm (36 in)

The single adult is wider than the standard kids beds, providing a fair bit more space for the adult sleeper.

Length:

Toddler: 140 cm (55 in)
Shorty: 175 cm (69 in)
Small Single: 190 cm (75 in)

Single Adult: 190 cm (75 in)

So... the length of the single adult matches that of the small single but is significantly longer than the toddler and shorty ones. Are you surprised that they're the same length? 

Summary:

A toddler is much smaller in both width and length compared to a single adult, making it suitable for very young children. And far more practical in smaller rooms. 

A shorty bed is narrower and shorter than a single adult bed, ideal for younger children who have outgrown a toddler bed but are not ready for a full-sized bed. Ideal for when room space is still a challenge as your child grows. Plus they just look cooler and feel more protected sleeping in an appropriate sized cacoon. 

A childrens small single bed matches the length of a single adult but is narrower, providing a transition option for growing children.

A single adult is both wider and often used by children, teens, and adults, offering more space and comfort. However, the benefit and choice of styles and themes are very limited with a single adult. Choosing the right bed size depends on your child's age, growth, and room space - the decision really is as simple as ensuring they have a comfortable and suitable sleeping environment.

 

Top 3 FAQ's for Single Childrens Bed

There’s so much to explore in the world of single bed frames that we find our customers appreciate a few little pointers to start them off. We’ve included answers to our most common questions right here and penned the ultimate kids bed buying guide to cover pretty much everything else. And we're super proud of our ever-expanding collection of quality kids beds for all ages! For now, though let's begin with the most commonly asked questions about Children’s Single Beds:

  • What size mattress do I need for a Kids Single Bed?

  • You would select either a UK single bed mattress (190cm long by 90cm wide) or a European single bed mattress (200 cm long by 90 cm wide), each mattress is clearly matched to the correct bed frame on our product detail pages so you never need to worry and wonder which mattress fits which bed. For example, some of our quirkier designs, like our trundle beds, are built for a UK size single mattress (190 cm long) and some of our imported European bespoke beds take a slightly larger European size mattress. Still, if you’re ever in any doubt, give our super friendly bed team a ring, they'd be more than happy to help!

  • At what age can my toddler move into a Single Bed?

  • There are no hard and fast rules for moving your child into an adult-sized single bed type. Some children move from a cot to a toddler bed, then to an adult bed, while others go straight from a cot to a single size bed frame. It really depends on the child. Many parents find that 2 years old is a good time to start thinking about the transition, but our toddler beds and mattresses will be a great fit for most kids until they’re around 3 or 4.

  • Can a Childrens Single Bed help with storage?

  • Absolutely! Loft beds and mid-sleepers aren’t the only option for space-conscious parents. Many of our single beds come with storage drawers or shelving. Our trundle beds even allow you to fit a whole extra single into the room and tuck it away when it’s not needed.

Require more assistance?

If you have a question about any of our childrens single beds, our friendly team is here to help! Drop us an email at customerservice@cuckooland.com or call +44 (0) 1305 231231 to have a natter with resident kid bed guru Nathalie or her trusty trundles (err side kicks) about your needs. Alternatively, read our single kids bed guide for more information.


Single Bed Guides & Advice

The Ultimate Kids Single Bed Guide

Cuckooland has more than a hundred Single Beds for children in all shapes, sizes, types and prices just waiting for you to discover. The below comprehensive guide includes just a few beds from solid yet inexpensive designs to luxury and exclusive made to order models.

Most Popular Kids Single Bed FAQ's: 

1. What age range is a single kids bed suitable for?

Single kids beds are typically suitable for children ranging from toddler age (around 2-3 years old) and up through adolescence. They provide ample space for children to sleep comfortably as they grow and can accommodate standard twin-sized mattresses.

2. What are the dimensions of a single kids bed?

A standard single kids bed typically measures around 190cm x 100cm long, which is the same size as a standard twin bed. Some variations may exist depending on the design and manufacturer, but they generally fall within these dimensions.

3. What materials are single kids beds commonly made from?

Single kids beds are commonly made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. Wooden beds are popular for their durability and classic appearance, while metal beds offer a sleek and modern look. Plastic beds are lightweight and often feature colorful designs that appeal to younger children.

4. Are single kids beds suitable for bunking or lofting?

Yes, single kids beds can be suitable for bunking or lofting to maximize space in a child's bedroom. Bunk beds feature two single beds stacked on top of each other, while loft beds elevate a single bed to create space underneath for a desk, play area, or storage. View our fabulous collection of kids bunk beds here.

5. How can I make a single kids bed fun and inviting for my child?

There are many ways to make a single kids bed fun and inviting for your child. Consider adding themed bedding with their favourite characters or colors, decorative pillows, and blankets to create a cozy sleep environment. You can also incorporate fun accessories such as canopies, bed tents, or decorative wall decals to personalise the space and make it feel special.

6. What safety precautions should I take with a single kids bed?

It's essential to ensure that a single kids bed is sturdy and securely assembled to prevent accidents or injuries. Use guardrails on elevated beds to prevent falls, and make sure the mattress fits snugly within the frame to prevent entrapment. Educate your child about safe sleeping habits, such as not jumping on the bed or roughhousing near the edges. Regularly inspect the bed for any signs of wear or damage and make repairs as needed to maintain a safe sleeping environment.

The Best Single Beds by Age

Whether you are setting out to buy your toddler their first new bed or revamping your teens room with a modern grey colour scheme, this more formal guide than usual from yours truly, offers a few tips when it comes to selecting the best single childrens bed based on your child’s age.

More Single Kids Bed FAQ's to help in your Decision Making: 

7. How do I choose the right mattress for a single kids bed?

When selecting a mattress for a single kids bed, consider factors such as comfort, support, and durability. Opt for a mattress that provides adequate support for your child's growing body and promotes healthy sleep posture. Look for materials that are hypoallergenic and breathable to ensure a comfortable and hygienic sleep environment. Additionally, consider the mattress size and thickness to ensure a proper fit within the bed frame and allow room for bedding.

8. Can I use a single kids bed for sleepovers or guests?

Yes, single kids beds are versatile and can be used for sleepovers or accommodating guests. Consider investing in a kids trundle bed or a pull-out mattress option that can be stored underneath the single bed frame and pulled out when needed. This provides an extra sleeping space without taking up additional floor space during the day.

9. How can I maximize storage space in a single kids bed?

To maximize storage space in a single kids bed, look for bed frames with built-in storage options such as drawers, shelves, or cubbies. Take a look at this absolutly incredible single kids bed with ample storage from Vox. These features provide convenient storage for toys, books, clothing, and other belongings, helping to keep the room organized and clutter-free. You can also use under-bed storage containers or bed risers to create additional storage space beneath the bed.

10. Are there any safety guidelines for choosing bedding for a single kids bed?

When choosing bedding for a single kids bed, it's essential to prioritize safety by selecting age-appropriate bedding that fits properly and is free from potential hazards. Avoid using pillows, blankets, or comforters for children under the age of 1 to reduce the risk of suffocation. Opt for fitted sheets, lightweight blankets, and breathable materials to create a safe and comfortable sleep environment for your child.

11. What should I consider when positioning a single kids bed in the room?

When positioning a single kids bed in the room, consider factors such as safety, accessibility, and comfort. Place the bed away from windows, heaters, or electrical outlets to prevent potential hazards. Ensure there is adequate space around the bed for easy access and movement. Consider the layout of the room and the location of other furniture to create a functional and visually appealing arrangement.

12. Can I personalize a single kids bed to reflect my child's interests and preferences?

Yes, you can personalize a single kids bed to reflect your child's interests and preferences. Consider decorating the bed frame with stickers, decals, or paint in their favorite colors or themes. You can also accessorize with themed bedding, decorative pillows, clip on lamps, and stuffed animals to create a personalized and inviting sleep space that reflects your child's personality and style

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