Factors to consider when buying a bed for your child

Buying a bed for a baby or young child simply means getting him or her something affordable and comfortable to sleep on. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • if you buy a bed from a foreign country, he advises, ensure that its measurements tally with those of mattresses available locally to avoid the cost of having a custom-made mattress.
  • Many parents buy a big bed so that their children can use it until they grow up. “That is a bad approach. Parents should consider a child’s age.
  • Children’s beds should be easy to clean and maintain. So a white bed on which it easy to spot dirt is a good choice because it becomes easy to clean and maintain it.

To many people, buying a bed for a baby or young child simply means getting him or her something affordable and comfortable to sleep on.  Indeed, to many parents convenience is the overriding factor. However as Mr Tony Mugita, the head of operations at FunKidz Ltd, a Nairobi-based company that specialises in children’s furniture, notes, buying a child’s bed is not as simple as it appears. Below are some factors to consider.

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