For the cave-builder, cuddle bunny, or someone who simply needs a bit more storage space. It’s not without reason that the half high bed is one of the most popular high beds, you can find. And with a height of 105-114 cm, it is still easy for you to reach the mattress when it is time to change the sheets.
One of the advantages of the half high bed is that the cave or playground underneath the bed is in child’s height – meaning this space is entirely your child’s space. In here, your child can find some peace from the surrounding world and immerse themselves in play or cozy relaxation.
Hoppekids half high bed
There are a lot of advantages to choosing a half high bed. Having to climb up and down from the bed can be really good for your child's motor development, as they learn to control their body better. Adapting challenging physical activities at home is important for your child to develop motor skills (Danish Health Authorities).
With a Hoppekids half high bed, you have the opportunity to use the space under the bed for everything from storage to cosy dens that you can decorate with cushions, fairy lights and more. You can also choose a play curtain for the half-high bed, so the area under the bed is covered from the rest of the room.
The great thing about most Hoppekids half-height beds is that they are modular. A modular bed means you can change the bed into bunk beds, house beds and loft beds, so that the bed can be used for several years and by several children.
Eco-labelled children's beds
All of the half high junior beds you can find at Hoppekids are rewarded with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is your guarantee that the bed complies with all EU standards for children's furniture and that it has been tested. In addition, the environment is taken into account when the products are purchased, produced and throughout their lifetime, as well as when the products are to be disposed of.
The surface of the products is treated with environmentally friendly and water-based lacquer, free from unnecessary chemicals and harmful substances. An eco-labelled bed is therefore perfectly safe to put in your children's room.
When can you use a half high bed?
When to choose a half high bed for your child or whether to have a high bed depends a lot on your child.
We recommend our half-high beds for children aged 4-5 - but some choose to take in the half high bed even earlier, which is of course also possible. Take a look at your child and use that to decide whether or not a half high bed is right for them.
To get used to the height of the bed, you may want to start by sleeping on a mattress under the bed. Then your child can play in the bed during the day and get used to the height. In no time at all, your child will be completely comfortable moving around in bed, and you can move the sleeping space up in the bed.
What mattress for a half high bed?
When choosing a mattress for your half high bed, you need to consider whether it is a BASIC or PREMIUM bed. If you have chosen a bed from the BASIC series, we recommend that the mattress is MAX. 9 cm high according to the safety standard and for PREMIUM series we recommend that the mattress is MAX. 12 cm high.
Once you've worked out how high you want the mattress to be, it's time to work out what type of mattress you want.
In Hoppekids line of mattresses for half-high beds, there are three different types: a classic foam mattress, cold foam mattress and our swan-labelled ECO mattresses. With a swan-labelled children's mattress, you get an hypoallergenic mattress that provides optimal comfort for your child. Read more about the different ones in our mattress guide.
Which half high bed to choose?
At Hoppekids you will find a selection of different half-high children's beds. We have beds in different colours and sizes, so you can find just the bed that suits your home.
If you choose a half-high bed from the BASIC series, you have the option of choosing from three different sizes: 70x160cm, 70x190cm and 90x200cm. In addition, it is also available in several colours if you want a colourful bed. However, you should be aware that not all BASIC beds are modular. So before you choose a half-high bed, you should consider whether you want to be able to change the bed at a later date.
If you choose a PREMIUM children's bed, you will get a Swan-labelled bed with a lifetime guarantee, which has higher bed sides and where there is the option of choosing a flexible slatted base, which provides better comfort for the bed. With a PREMIUM half-high bed, you have almost endless possibilities to change the bed later on. Here, only the 70x160cm bed will give you fewer options to build the bed higher.
The size of half-high beds
Our half-high bed are made in different sizes depending on the model. Our standard measurement is 90×200 cm which is available in every model. Some of the half-high models are also available in the sizes: 70×160 cm, 120×200 cm and 70×190 cm.
The half-high model has a height of 105 cm, which makes it the perfect height for smaller children so they can enjoy the view without feeling unsafe.
The half-high bed from Hoppekids gives you much more space. The space under the bed can be used for extra storage, but it can also be transformed into a cosy cave. Put in a mattress and lots of pillows and then you have a little cozy cave, for your little ones. You could also hang one of our curtains and turn it into a castle for princesses, the possibilities are many.
Our halfhigh bed is available with and without a slide. The slide is a fun element for the child, turning the bed into a playground. The slide can me placed in both sides og the bed, so it fits your home.