Moving from a cot to a bed is a rite of passage and marks a real transition from babyhood to being a fully fledged, independent child. Here are our favourite beds that will get them excited about bed time and keep them snoozing for just that little bit longer. We can dream!
Tapping into the huge trend for rattan and wicker, this bed can work double time as a day bed/sofa too.
>> ‘Suzane’ Ratten Day Bed, £324, Maisons du Monde
The traditional metal bedstead is given a modern twist with a gorgeous hit of yellow. Available in several other colours.
>> New York Metal Bed, £199, Bobby Rabbit
Simple sleek and minimal, this bed will look good with any room scheme.
>> Kano Single Bed, Natural Pine, £149, Made.com
This super stylish teepee cabin gives kids a cosy, elevated feel and the ability to have a little private den of their own with a cleverly draped blanket.
>> Kids Teepee Cabin Bed by Wood, £319, Cuckooland
A stylish and simple bed with a lovely light feel. The bed is part of the Nidi range by Italian Designers Batistella and comes in a choice of over 15 colours. Available as a single or small double or double bed.
>> Nuk Children’s Bed by Nidi of Batistella, £435, Nubie
It’s expensive, but it’s oh so cute and will provides a gorgeous focal point for a kid’s room. There is also a dinosaur, a wildlife and a princess version of this bed.
>> Lifetime Funland 4 in 1 Combination Bed, £1245, Cuckooland
This vintage style bed that looks like an antique hand lathe turned piece, will give a lovely quirky vintage feel.
>> Alvardo European Single Bed Frame by Harriet Bee ‘Bobbin Bed’, £369.99, Wayfair
This sleek and modern reinterpretation of a classic bed will give a fresh contemporary feel to a room scheme.
> > Bonton Banquette Tub Bed Pink, £605, Smallable
The beds from this company are always outstanding quality. The combination of warm oak with white paint creates a lovely scandi feel.
>> White and Oak Rounded Single Children’s Day Bed by Oliver Furniture, £682, Scandiborn
These sustainably made beds are perfect for creating a chic and playful bedroom with delicious pops of colour and smooth curves. There is the option of buying a coordinating security bar so there’s not rolling out of bed.
Flexa Play Popsicle Simple Oak Bed With Low Headboard, £489, Smallable
The epitome of hand crafted, beautiful design, this bed will be a bedroom centrepiece and will become an heirloom piece handed down through generations. No wonder if scooped a Platinum Junior Design Award in 2019 for best Cot/Cot bed Design
>> Harrison Junior Bed and Daybed, €1,89o, Bunny & Clyde
The ultimate bed for football mad kids and as novelty beds go it isn’t too overbearing. Let’ hope it encourages them to hit the back of the net every night!
>> Reginald Single Bed, £109.99, Wayfair
The Classic Ikea Minnen bed is hugely popular for a reason. It’s sweet retro vibe, extendability and side panels that discourage rolling, not to mention the price make it a great all round buy. This season sees a new Turquoise version.
>> MINNEN Bed frame with slatted bed base, £75, Ikea
This great quality, classic white wooden bed will give a fresh, vintage feel and is neutral enough to fit into hundreds of room schemes.
>> Pottery Barn Kids ‘Catalina’ Bed Frame, £399, Exclusive to John Lewis & Partners and Pottery Barn
This brightly coloured bed has great storage shelving underneath and a secret spare bed for sleepover guest. We love the tactile handles and bespoke colour options.
>> Pablo Trundle Children’s Bed by Nidi, £1,225, Nubie
A sumptuous pink velvet covered Chesterfield bed that will create the most luxurious place to float off to the land of nod. We love the grand buttoned headboard and turned legs.
>> Poppy Children’s Bed, £499, Sueno
A sweet canopy top bed with a simple white wood frame. We like the idea of changing up the canopy from time to time for a quick room update…
>> Griffin Canopy Day Bed with Stardust Roof, £600, GLTC
A charming wooden bed with a throwback feel. We can imagine Anne of Green Gables sleeping in this.
>>Fargo Single Bed , £400, Little Folks Furniture
For anyone with delusions or royalty and a penchant for The Princess and the Pea, this is a great buy.
>> Holly Four Poster Bed By The Children’s Furniture Company, £499, Next
A cross between a Wendy house and a bed, this little bunk will fire imaginations and provide a super cute place to sleep
> Wood Kids House Cabin Bed with Optional Storage Drawers, £479, Cuckooland
MAIN IMAGE: Beds from a selection at La Redoute