A child in the process of growing up becomes an almost independent person. He needs a separate room, and also needs a comfortable and cozy place to sleep. You should choose a bed according to the size of your child, so that during the rest his body is properly formed.
Sizes of a teenage bed
Children of any age spend in bed about 10 hours a day, so when choosing a place to sleep, you must consider the size. Basically, the standard of a teenage bed is considered to be 180x90 cm. Since your child has already grown up and has his own opinion, you should listen to his preferences.
Consider the main options for choosing a teenage bed.
- Matching the growth of the child. The size of the berth should be 20 centimeters larger than the length of the body.
- Correct orthopedic foundation.
- Strength - the bed must withstand heavy loads.
- Interesting design, suitable for age and hobbies.
- Safe materials, best natural wood.
Modern manufacturers will surprise you with the most sophisticated designs. There are beds with various decorative inserts, with built-in drawers. Today, even the most demanding consumer will always find a suitable option.
Standard beds, which are produced in the size of 170x80 cm, parents usually do not consider it necessary to buy, because the teenager is growing rapidly. Most often they buy products measuring 200x90 cm, there are enough such models for a long time, and even an adult can sleep on them.
When choosing a place to sleep for a child who is older than 11 years, several requirements should be considered. The material from which the furniture is made must be environmentally friendly, and not contain harmful substances. We also recommend that there are no sharp corners. Even at the age of 14, a child can be injured, drowsy, getting up from bed at night.
You can purchase a bed, which is also suitable for an adult. Standard lengths are 190 cm. There is a wide selection of universal sofas on the market that will look good in the interior of a children's room.
If your child is taller than 180 cm, then you can make such a bed to order. The width of the furniture does not matter, it may not be very large - about 80 cm. It is also possible to meet exceptions on sale, where the width will be up to 125 cm.
Your children in the process of growing up will need functional additions. For example, drawers where you can hide bedding, interesting books and other important little things. Standard boxes are produced in the size of 40x70 cm. But it is possible to order those that will fit the size of your bed model.
There are families in which there is more than one child, and they enter adolescence. The best option for a family is a bunk bed. When buying this option, you can significantly save on space in the nursery, while increasing the space for classes and games. Such models are absolutely safe for children.
To climb to the second floor, the child will need to climb a specially assigned ladder. Such stairs can be in the form of drawers or ordinary, hinged. The beds themselves come in different sizes, it all depends on the shape, the number of shelves and built-in drawers. There are also models with built-in tables, desks, at which children can do homework.
Determining the height of the upper berth is due to the height above the head of the child, which will be located below. Everyone should be comfortable. The standard height is considered to be 1.8 m. However, one should not forget about the size of the ceilings in the children's room so that such a bed fits. Most often, such berths are with a size of 200x90 cm.
There are some cases when bunk beds are made from one berth. On the ground floor there is the opportunity to place a table, cabinets or a "Swedish" wall.
There are also sliding bed models. This option is ideal for parents who do not want to buy new furniture for children every 3 years. There are products in the shape of a circle, their design allows you to increase the length to 210 cm. The width does not change, and is 70 cm.
Subtleties of choice
If you want the furniture to serve you for many years, you should take into account not only the size of the berth, but also choose the right mattress and type of base. Your child’s healthy sleep depends on the base of the bed (the mount at the frame, which is the support for the mattress).
There are several types of bases:
- rack and pinion;
- orthopedic (made of lamellas).
A solid base is one that is made of solid wood or plywood.
If the mattress lies on such a structure, then this leads to rapid deformation in those places where the child often sleeps. Also, this design is not entirely hygienic, teens sweat during sleep, and whole wood does not allow moisture to be removed.
The rack base structure includes a frame and rails that form a grid. For the manufacture of using plastic, wood or metal.
If the crossbars are made of plastic, then they are considered more reliable and durable, however, while sufficient air permeability is not provided. But wooden or metal structures are the most hygienic, however, they will not last long, because the slats bend and break with time.
The most suitable type of base is orthopedic. The design is made of birch or beech wood. Special slats (lamellas) are made so that they bend evenly and at the same time completely repeat the bending of the spine.
Choosing a mattress for a teenage bed is no less important than other criteria. The correct position of the spine during sleep is the key to health and emotional stability. Starting from 11 years old, the spine is already almost formed, so it is important not to bend it.
The mattress is required to choose medium hardness.
For standard bed sizes, see the following video.