There are literally thousands of kids beds on the market today. So not only will you have to navigate through the myriad of options, but you’ll also have to choose a bed that matches your child’s personality and interests!
There is no doubt that good sleep is crucial for a child’s health and brain development. Getting a bed that your child loves will create a bedroom with individual style and flair. Hopefully, this will that will act as ‘encouragement’ at bedtime and contribute to a healthier sleep.
Kids beds today range from minimalist styles to more practical designs (e.g. with storage). And of course, there are the heavily themed kids beds such as cars and teepees. So no matter what your child’s preference is, Australia has a kids bed to suit any special interest.
It is important to note the safety considerations when buying a kids bed, particularly a bunk bed. Bunk beds are not suitable for children under the age of 9 years old, as the greatest risk of injury in a bunk bed occurs up until this age. It is also paramount that you select a bunk bed that complies with the mandatory safety standard based on the Australian Standard for Bunk Beds AS/NZS 4220 outlined by the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission).
When buying a kids bed, you will also need to purchase a mattress for the bed. Kids beds in-store will typically use a (cheap) ‘display’ mattress, so we would recommend browsing our list of Australia’s Best Kids Mattresses in 2021 to assist in your selection. It is also worth noting that many bunk beds (especially the top bunk) will need a mattress with a low height (such as the Eco Kids Mattress which is 21cm high).
So the question remains, what are the best kids beds in 2021? Bedbuyer’s expert team of health professionals and sleep scientists give you their top picks!
Australia’s Best Kids Beds
- Stratford Kids Bed
- Helena Teepee Bed
- Darcy Kids Bed
- Alexis Trundle Bed
- Astro Triple Bunk Bed
- Mocka House Bed
- Dani Kids Bed
- Naptime Kids Bed
- Cornelia Triple Bunk Bed
- Scoops Bunk Bed
Please note: the following products are only available to purchase online (not available to view or purchase in-store). Furthermore, the following products do not include a mattress. To see Bedbuyer’s list of Australia’s Best Kids Mattresses in 2020, click here.
The Stratford Bed is a stylish and practical kids bed that is made from rubber wood mixed with MDF (medium-density fibreboard). This bed will fit a standard single mattress, and comes with 3 convenient storage compartments.
The storage compartment doors can be installed either left or right side, making it easier to store toys and games inside. The inside compartments also come with 2 dividers to really help with bedroom organisation. It has a weight capacity of 90kgs so should suit kids of all shapes and sizes.
The Helena Teepee Bed is the perfect spot for a cozy nap or playtime fun. This kids bed is a safe and practical option that sits low to the ground, giving you extra peace of mind. The neutral solid timber frame will suit most kid’s bedroom decor and is available in neutral timber or white.
The Helena Teepee Bed will suit an Australia standard single mattress. This bed is stylish, durable, and suited for long term use. A great bed for toddlers or young children!
The Darcy Kids Bed makes a definite statement! This gorgeous fabric bed will accommodate a standard single mattress and comes in a modern grey colour trimmed with white piping. This modern, sophisticated style will last even as your child grows and their decor tastes develop.
In addition to its stylish looks, this bed is also strong and sturdy. It is made with a solid pine frame giving it a robust foundation. Wooden slats and plastic legs also provide good stability. Aside from use in a kid’s bedroom, the Darcy bed would also suit as a spare bed in a guest bedroom.
The Alexis Trundle Bed offers the versatility of a second bed underneath. This second bed slides out easily from underneath and is perfect for sleepovers or guests. After use, the bed slides neatly back underneath, and is the ultimate ‘space saver’ kids bed.
This highly practical bed is made of solid pine timber, making it a durable piece of bedroom furniture. It comes in a choice of white or grey and will blend nicely with any bedroom style or colour theme.
The Astro Triple Bunk Bed has a contemporary style that will match any kids bedroom decor. It has a double-decker design with a larger lower bunk, perfect for fast growing kids. Furthermore, includes full-length guardrails, a sturdy ladder, and meets the mandatory Australian AS/NZS 4220 safety standard for bunk beds.
The bed frame and slats are made from sturdy and durable solid pine. It is also eco-friendly and contains no harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde. This is the perfect bunk bed that it is safe, stylish, and will grow timelessly with your kids.
The Mocka House Bed is gorgeously styled with a distinct ‘Scandi vibe’. This floor bed will make bedtime full of fun, and will become a featured piece of furniture in any kids bedroom.
The simple wooden frame comes in the shape of a house, and even has a chimney! Kids will feel safe and secure knowing that they are ‘protected’ in their own little castle. Parents will also feel safe knowing that their child can’t fall out of bed!
The Dani Kids Bed is a gorgeous fabric bed that comes in trendy, dusty pink colour. The fabric feels soft and luxurious and is trimmed with white piping for an extra touch of class. It can be ordered in either single or king single size.
This kids bed is also strong and robust, and will offer enough support for kids small and large. As you can see, this bed has a circular bed head and will quickly become a stand-out in any child’s bedroom.
The Naptime Kids Bed is a great value, good quality kids bed that has a simple yet modern design. Made from solid timber, it is sturdy, attractive, and easy to assemble. It is Australian made and would fit in with any kid’s bedroom decor style.
This upholstered bed comes with a choice of soft-touch linen-mix fabric options. The bed can be assembled within minutes and forms a great kids bed for those kids who want a simple, minimalist style to their bedroom.
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The Cornelia Triple Bunk Bed comes with a sophisticated, modern design that has plenty of sleeping space. Perfect for larger families (and sleepovers), this versatile bunk bed comes with with storage drawers to help keep the bedroom clean and tidy.
This kids bed has a practical configuration with a single top bunk bed and a double bed below. It is ideal for both young kids and teenagers or for those who share a room. We will accommodate a standard single mattress on the top and a standard double mattress below. It also meets the mandatory Australian Standard for Bunk Beds AS/NZS 4220.
The Scoops Bunk Bed is possibly the coolest bunk bed on the market. Your kids can experience the thrill of hiding out in their very own ice cream truck and will help get the kids to bed in no time! This bunk bed has been assessed by Furntech-AFRDI and complies with the requirements of this safety standard.
This bunk bed will fit a single mattress on each level. It features 3 shelves at the front of the bunk, perfect for toys, book, and games. It also features a sturdy ladder so a view from the top of the ice cream truck is easily accessible!
So there you have it! If you have any questions about purchasing a kids bed, please comment below or don’t hesitate to contact us. Bedbuyer is more than happy to help. To see Bedbuyer’s list of Australia’s Best Kids Mattresses in 2021, click here.
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