For many children it is an absolute dream – a loft bed. But there are many loft beds. Some are space-saving by integrating a workstation under the bed, others create their own little play world in the room, and still others offer another place to sleep.
In our checklist, you will learn how to find the right loft bed for your child and what you should look for when buying. In our product recommendations we have compiled various loft beds for you. You are sure to find what you are looking for.
- From about 6 years of age, children can correctly estimate height and they are only really aware of the danger of falling down.
- However, since each child develops individually, this age is only a rough guide.
- Ultimately, you as parents can best assess whether your child is mature enough for a loft bed.
- A mini loft bed is only up to three ladder rungs high and is even suitable for children as young as 3 years old due to its low height. There is enough space under the bed for a small play corner.
- A midi loft bed is between 130 and 160 cm high and has a larger play space under the bed.
- A maxi loft bed has a height of 170 -200 cm and offers enough space under the lying surface to place a closet, a desk or even a sofa. This variant is suitable only from school age, but is also very popular among teenagers.
- The younger your child is, the more you should pay attention to high fall protection. The higher the fall protection, the lower the risk of your child turning too far to the side while sleeping and falling out of their bed.
- There are even extra surrounds available as an extension to the regular bed surround. Often, the bed can also be attached to the wall.
- Pay urgent attention to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- If the bed is to be kept beyond infancy, it is advisable to choose a loft bed that can be subsequently converted into a regular bed.
- Many manufacturers offer this option, turning the loft bed into a plain youth bed or guest bed.
- Also pay attention to what mattress you want to use for the bed.
- If the mattress is very high, the distance between the lying surface and the border will be too low.
- Ideal is a distance of at least 20 cm between the upper edge of the parapet and the mattress.
- Since the loft bed naturally invites you to play, it is essential that the bed has rounded edges, closed tube ends and screw covers.
- This is the only way to ensure that your child doesn’t accidentally injure themselves while playing.
- The ladder should definitely be firmly connected to the bed frame and equipped with the widest possible steps. An additional handrail gives extra stability when climbing the sleeping area.
- For safety reasons, the access opening should not exceed a width of 40 cm.
- The distance between the wall and the bed should be as small as possible so that your child cannot get stuck.
- The distance between the ceiling and the loft bed should be at least 70 cm to prevent your child from hitting his or her head when sitting up.
- Most loft beds have a load capacity limit between 80 and 100 kg. This is absolutely sufficient stability for children.
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FAQ About Loft Beds
As a rule, children are old enough to sleep in a loft bed from the age of 6.
Very low loft beds with a maximum of three steps are quite suitable for toddlers.
Building a loft bed is not easy, because the safety of the child and thus the necessary stability is paramount. In our product recommendations, you are sure to find the right bed without having to deal with the construction.
Children can usually sleep in a loft bed from the age of 6.
The mattress should not be too high for a loft bed, so that your child does not fall over the edge of the bed while sleeping. Approximately 20 cm should be the border higher than the mattress.
Loft beds are available in different heights. It is particularly exciting for older children from a height of about 170 cm.
There should be about 70 cm between the ceiling and the loft bed.
The ceiling should be 70 cm from the loft bed.
Roughly speaking, you can let your child sleep in the loft bed from the age of about 6 years. You should always take your child’s development into account when making this assessment.
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