Guide: Choose the right bed!
Tips on how to find the right children's bed
How long should the kid's bed be?
A good place to start is to find out how big the bed needs to be, because yes, this will affect how long your child can stay in bed. The two most common sizes for a junior bed are 70x160 cm and 90x200 cm.
Junior bed 70x160 cm
The 70x160cm junior bed is a great choice for children that are growing out of the cot, becuase the space in the bed are not too overwhelming and a a little bit frightening for some kids, because they are not used to having so much space in the bed. It is also an excellent size for smaller rooms because it does not take up much floor space.
Even though the bed is only 70x160 cm it is large enough for an average-sized 8-year-old to use and when they get to that age it might also be time to decorate the room for a pre-teen anyway.
The small junior bed does also come in many wunderful colors which you'll find in the IDA-MARIE collection.
Junior bed 90x200 cm
The bed size 90x200 cm is quite practical because your child will have lots of room to grow while also allowing you to lie down comfortably next to your child when it is time for bedtime readings. The big size bed does also give you plenty of options for changing the bed to a high bed or bunk bed in the future and for storing a pull-out bed underneath.
So if you know that your child might want a higher bed later on the 90x200 cm size bed might be a good option for you because it will leave you with the best options for rebuilding. All beds from Hoppekids have been tested support up to 100 kg.
Would you like to change the bed later on?
This question might be difficult to answer because who can tell the future? We cannot, but our experience tells us that if you are thinking about rebuilding the bed to e.g. a halfhigh, bunk bed, high bed or other models it will be worth your while to choose a series or model that support this from the beginning.
Modular bed systems are cleverly designed for the modules to be exchanged or removed without you having to exchange the entire bed. Not only is it easy for you to change your mind, but it is also more sustainable because most of the resources are spent producing the ‘sleeping area’ on a bed rather than e.g. the high legs.
Are you thinking about a high bed for your child, but you are worried that the bed might be too high right now. Then fear not, as many of our beds are available in divisible versions, so they can be made higher and lower when the time is right. For example, the half-high bed can be made higher by adding a mid or high bed module. Conversely, you can always make the bed lower or go back to a junior bed again if your child gets tired of a high bed or if younger siblings are taking over the bed.
If you choose one of the beds from the BASIC collection you get a good selection of standard possibilities while the PREMIUM collection offers an almost infinite number of beds, extensions and accessories.
How high should the kids bed be?
Once you have decided whether the bed should be divisible/modular, you can consider how high the bed should be. Tall beds are great for creating more space - even in the smallest rooms. The beds can help free up space for other furniture, but they're also perfect if you love building caves.
At Hoppekids, there are 3 kinds of high beds - Halhhigh beds, midhigh beds, and highbeds which you can learn more about below.
The halfhigh bed
The halfhigh bed is the lowest of the three high beds. The ladder has 2 small steps, which is why this bed is great for younger children, who would like a bed with a little height. The height under the bed is 69-72cm - depending on whether it is a BASIC or PREMIUM bed. The approximately 70cm gives you that extra space in the bedroom where you can add storage or make a cozy cave. But you can also choose to use the bed as a bunk bed. Where you place an extra mattress on the floor, so younger children can acess the bed.
The benefits of the halfhigh bed is that it's available in several size: 70x160, 70x190, 90x200, and 120x200cm.
And also ff you are looking for a high bed with a slide, it is also the halfhigh bed you should choose. Becuase you can easily add (and remove) a slide to the halfhigh bed, turning the children's room into a playground. See all our highbeds with slide here.
For the halfhigh beds, there are a lot of different curtains that can help personalize the bed and create a style that matches your child and their interests. But they are also great hiding toys under the bed.
The midhigh bed
The midhigh bed is - as the name might imply - the bed that height-wise is between the halfhigh and the highbed. The ladder for the bed has 3 steps and it is therefore great for kids, who are comfortable with a high bed. The height under the bed is 108cm - both in the BASIC and PREMIUM version of the midhigh bed.
The extra height under the bed makes it perfect for placing a play kitchen under, but it also makes a big difference - especially for older children.The few extra centimeters might be the difference between whether the space beneath the bed is a hideout or an extra room in the room. By using the midhigh module, you get space for furniture like a desk or a children’s set of chairs and a table. This gives you better options for furnishing and for using your imagination beneath the bed.
The midhigh bed is available in the sizes 70x160, 90x200, and 120x200cm and it's a good alternative if you are looking for a high bed that's not too high.
High bed / high sleeper
The last of the high beds is the high bed. The ladder for the bed has 4 steps and it is therefore great for the bigger child, who can easily climb the 4 steps into bed. The height under the bed is 135-143 cm - depending on whether it is a PREMIUM or BASIC bed.
All the highbeds are available in the size 90x200 cm. The high bed is perfect for children from the age of 8 upwards, as it offers countless possibilities for using the space under the bed. With the Hoppekids high bed, you can fit both a desk and a lounge module under the bed. The lounge module for the high bed can be used as a sofa during the day and if you have overnight guests, it can be folded out as a bed.
Most of the high beds from Hoppekids are made to be modular and in a timeless design. This means that the beds can always be made smaller so they can be used by smaller siblings or if the room needs two beds instead of one, without the design going out of fashion.
When can children sleep in a high bed?
Our experience has shown that children as young as 4-5 years old can use a half-high bed, but we recommend that you look at your child and evaluate their motor skills before buying a high bed. A good tip is that if your child doesn't feel comfortable sleeping up in bed at first, you can put the mattress under the bed and turn it into a little den - then they can easily decide when they're ready to take the plunge.
As the child gets older, you can build the bed higher, so that the half-high bed becomes a high bed, for example. Which will give more space in the bedroom. Typically, a child can use a high bed when they are around 7-8 years old, but as I said, it is very individual when a child is big enough for a high bed or if they want a high bed at all.
The best children bed for your child?
Another way of choosing a junior bed is based on how your child is. But because it can be difficult to decide what type of bed to choose. We've described a range of different types of children and given our take on which bed will be perfect for them.
For the grounded
If your child feels most comfortable near the ground the perfect choice would be a junior bed. There might not be a lot of room under the bed but you can fit either some spacious drawers or a pull-out bed. The house bed and and canopy beds can also be a good choice, as you get the benefits of a regular junior bed. In addition, you get the opportunity to decorate the bed with textiles or other ornaments to make it a little cosier.
Besides, you can always purchase a heightening module for the bed if your child suddenly feels like climbing.
For the cave dweller
Is the dream scenario to play hide-and-seek, build pillow forts and snuggle up? Then we suggest a halfhigh, midhigh or bunk bed. If you add a curtain and place a mattress on the floor below the bed you will always know where Junior is: in the bed- cave, possibly planning to steal cookies or reading fairytales for the teddies.
For those who share and have guests
For shared rooms and for children who often have overnight guests the optimal choice would be a solution with two or more sleeping places in the same space as one. For instance, a bunk bed with a pull-out bed gives you three sleeping places without taking up extra room. A high bed with furniture below create a small ‘living room’ by day and with our lounge-module you can transform the ‘sofa’ to a guest bed.
For those with a high ceiling
If you are lucky to have a high ceiling, and are comfortable with your child crawling into bed, we suggest looking into our higher beds because they add valuable floor space to the room. The space under the bed can instead be used for storage, work space, a cozy cave or ’just’ extra floor space for the race cars and princess castles. Another clever way to free up floor space is to invest in storage with a good height or solid shelves.
For those without much room
It requires a super parent to decorate a small bedroom. In a small room you have to be extra careful in your choice in furniture - and especially beds – because they quickly take up most of the space. We recommend a bed with a small mattress size which takes up less floor space or that you choose a higher bed which will give you extra space under the bed. For an added effect you can choose a bed with both a small mattress size AND height! - here the 70x190 cm half-high bed could be an excellent choise
Colourful childrens beds
Decorating a child's bedroom can be quite a challenge. Many typically go for a bed in neutral colors because it makes (re)decoration much easier. For others, however, a colorful bed is the number one dream because it can change the whole look of teh room. If your child dreams of a colorful bed we suggest that you look into the My Color collection or the IDA-MARIE collection.
in the IDA-MARIE series you'll find the most colours - this series is particularly suitable for children who come straight from the cot, this is because the beds are only 70x160cm. If you choose the My Color series, you will have slightly fewer colour options, but you will be able to convert the junior bed into a half-high bed. The My Color beds are only available in the size 90x200cm.
If you choose a colorful bed it could be a good idea to use neutral colors on the walls and other furniture as that can create a neat balance in the room. Another way of adding personality and atmosphere to a room is by decorating with pillows and textiles.
The great thing about textiles is that they make it easy to change the style of a room. It also means that parts of a room can work great as a hand-me-down to a smaller sibling. Our textile universes are hand-sewn and includes many different elements such as cute curtains, fun bean bags and soft pillows.
Beds for girls
Girl beds can be found in many different colours and shapes, with different themes. Some girls love princesses, others love unicorns, while a third might love dogs and cats. But no matter what girls like, there is the perfect kids bed for them. For the princess lover who has a penchant for pink, the princess theme might be the perfect match in combination with a pink bed from either the My Color or IDA-MARIE range. But it could also be the blue bed in combination with pink accessories it's only your imagination that sets the limit.
Beds for boys
Boys' beds usually have to be cool to suit a boy. But what is a cool boys' bed? Some would say it's a blue bed, some boys would say it's a dinosaur bed and others might say something completely different. At Hoppekids you can get many different boys beds. You can find both high beds, junior beds in different colors. You can also find curtains that can be hung on the bed in many different themes, which can make the white kids bed a little more boyish.
Hoppekids bed guide
Finding the right bed for your child and your home can be difficult. That's why we've tried to make it easier for you.
The Hoppekids bed guide gives you a quick overview of the differences between the different bed series, so you can make the right choice before buying a new junior bed.
As you have probably already seen, there are many different children's beds. And you can quickly get confused about which one to choose for your little one. Because how big should the bed be, how long should they have it, and should it be an option to make the bed higher later on.
We have therefore tried to gather the most important information from our different bed series, so that you can choose the bed series that best suits your needs.
So take a look at Hoppekids' bed guide and get an overview of which bed series you should choose.
Pssst.... if you find it hard to see the whole guide - it might help if the screen is turned horizontally.
|Prices from (EUR)||195,00 €||201,00 €||271,00 €||560,00 €|
|Recommended max. mattress height||9cm||9cm||12cm||12cm|
|Modular||No||Partial / depends on model||Yes||No|
|Max. load||60 kg.||100 kg.||100 kg.||100 kg.|
|Dimensions on legs||40x40 mm||52x52 mm||65x65 mm||The legs consist of selected headboards|
|Color||Available in multiple colours||White / Some models available in other colours||White||White|
|Halfhigh bed w. slide|