If your child is growing up and is getting a little cramped in a crib, you should consider buying a children's sofa bed with bumpers. This is a great option for toddlers. It has a huge number of advantages. It is very versatile and most of the models are affordable.
Features and Benefits
The main feature of this piece of furniture is that it is completely safe for a child, since this sofa bed has soft and rounded corners. At the same time, it is very comfortable for sleeping. This model has many advantages over a regular bed, since the classic version of the bed does not have sides in the set. A simple crib cannot be folded, so this piece of furniture will look very bulky.
The design of the sofa bed is very interesting and can be easily transformed into a play space. It can also be easily folded or unfolded, thereby modifying it and freeing up space in the room. Also, this unusual piece of furniture has protective sides, which are necessary in order to protect the child from falls. The sides are not located on all edges of the sofa, a small part remains open. This is necessary so that the baby can easily climb onto such a sofa.
Modern sofa beds meet all quality standards, as they are not traumatic. They are also made from materials that do not emit harmful toxins or other substances. The very construction of the sofa bed is very durable and stable, which determines the durability of this piece of furniture. At the same time, the berth is moderately soft and elastic. There are no dents on high-quality models, which can subsequently negatively affect the baby's spine, which is why a children's sofa bed with sides is an excellent solution for every child.
What are the sides for?
Bumpers provide not only the safety of your baby, but also its coziness and comfort. The main purpose of the soft sides is to protect the baby from hitting the wall of the bed. That is why all sofa beds are made exclusively with soft sides. Tossing and turning in a dream, your baby will not fall and bump against such a wall. Sofa beds have sides along three edges or along the entire perimeter of the model. The difference depends on the age for which this piece of furniture is purchased. For older babies, you can purchase an incompletely closed sofa bed, but for babies it is better to purchase closed models.
In ordinary cribs, the sides have bars or vertical railings. A soft sofa bed, on the other hand, does not have such fences. The board is made of soft materials and has a solid construction. Such a choice is an excellent protection of the baby from getting his arms and legs into the gap between the sides, which will help prevent dislocations.
In the cold season, soft sides additionally protect the baby from cold air currents or drafts. High, solid padded bumpers can also protect the baby from other influences. This way, bright lights and loud noises won't disturb your baby's sleep. In addition, the soft sides are much warmer than iron or wooden ones, which is why it is much more comfortable to sleep in such a sofa bed. The child will not wake up by touching the cold side, as sometimes happens when parents buy cold cribs for babies.
The most reliable are folding models with soft sides and sliding drawers. They allow a very functional use of space, since they have a lot of space for storing children's toys in drawers. There are also corner sofa beds for children. As a rule, such models are placed in a corner, which allows very economical use of the area of the children's room. They also had soft sides along the part of the perimeter, located along the walls, such models are more suitable for children from 6-7 years old.
There is also a small model of a children's sofa bed called a daybed. It is for one child only. As a rule, its dimensions are small, this design is very compact compared to previous models. Such models have the ability to unfold, creating as a result a freer bed for sleeping.
The most unusual and versatile option is a convertible sofa bed. Such models have a very comfortable design, they can be folded out, significantly expanding the size of the berth. This type of sofa bed is perfect for two children. As a rule, this design is made with removable sides, as soon as your child grows up, you can remove any side of the sofa that limits the free space of your baby.
The designers have also provided for a huge number of stylized sofa beds with bumpers. Such pieces of furniture are made in the style of your child's favorite cartoon characters or books. For babies, designers offer interesting models with images of Barbie in white and pink tones or with drawings of Disney princesses, as well as favorite children's ponies in white and purple tones. For boys, manufacturers have provided models of sofa beds with bumpers in the form of racing cars. The most popular type of stylized bedroom is the sofa bed house, it is suitable for both boys and girls.
How to choose
When choosing a children's sofa bed for a boy or a girl, you need to pay special attention to all the structural elements. Check how strong its bases are and find out what the filler is made of. It is better if the model has a high-quality folding mechanism.
This piece of furniture can have a wooden frame or a chipboard and MDF base. The most reliable is the frame made of wood. In addition, it is as safe and environmentally friendly as possible. It is important to pay attention to what the upholstery is made of, since it is imperative for the baby to purchase a sofa bed with upholstery made from natural fabrics. Although synthetics are more durable, they are less environmentally friendly.
Sofas made of natural upholstery will provide good heat and moisture exchange, thereby making the baby's sleep more restful and sound. Thus, cotton, jacquard, tapestry, for example velor and other mixed fabrics are perfect for upholstery of a sofa bed with sides. Try to go for sturdier upholstery options as your child will often use their sofa bed as a playground.
When choosing upholstery, it is important to consider its appearance. For girls, it is better to choose a sofa bed with sides upholstered in light fabrics of gentle tones. You can give preference to upholstery with drawings of animals, flowers or other beautiful patterns. If for girls furniture in pastel colors is better, then for boys it is better to prefer a sofa bed with brighter upholstery. It can be blue and green or red.
Safety and functionality characteristics
The safety of the baby will help to ensure the four-sided sides, it is better to choose such a model for a baby aged from one to five years. Some models feature very functional boards that can be removed if desired. In this case, when your baby grows up, it will not be necessary to buy a new crib, it will be enough to remove one soft board from the sofa bed. This will give your child more freedom of movement.
The child's safety must also be ensured from an orthopedic point of view. The filling of the stock should be made of materials of medium hardness. A fairly firm mattress allows you to protect your baby's spine from curvature, and also perfectly distributes the baby's weight during sleep. The latest features are the sofa beds with independent springs. They have the ability to adapt to the child's body and ensure a comfortable sleep.
In order to ensure a beautiful and presentable appearance of the sofa bed, it is necessary to properly care for it. Since a child uses this piece of furniture, he will surely stain his sofa or plant a stain on it. That is why it is necessary to clean the upholstery of such a piece of furniture with specialized products designed to clean the upholstery of furniture. They are sold both in hardware stores and in regular furniture stores.
The spots that appear must be carefully washed, then distribute the product and leave it until it is completely absorbed, and then wash it off with a sponge dipped in clean water. It is strictly forbidden to use hard sponges with metal bristles, such a brush can easily damage the upholstery. A vacuum cleaner is perfect for daily dusting of your sofa bed.
Rating of the best
At the present time, many furniture manufacturers make sofa beds with side bolsters; there are models of both Russian and foreign production on the market. Models of such pieces of furniture from a manufacturer called BamBini Divanno look very elegant. This brand offers a huge number of stylish varieties of baby sofa beds. They produce both conventional sliding models and trendy stylistic upholstered sofas, as well as two-tier designs and spacious models with one tier and two berths. Prices for such products range from 8,000 to 30,000 rubles, depending on the specific model.
According to experts, the rating of the best manufacturers also includes children's furniture brands Winnie the Pooh, Exotic, M-style, Fortuna, Ivushka and Mebel-Holding. These are high-quality Russian furniture manufacturers that offer a wide selection of a wide variety of sofa models. The children's model of the sofa-bed with sides "Alice" from the Mebel-Arts brand, as well as the sofa "Sonya" from the M-style brand are very well known. The latter brand also produces interesting stylistic models in the form of cars, tanks, rockets and trains for boys. A universal model is Teremok from the Mebel-Holding brand, which looks like a house.
These products have a very diverse cost, which depends on the type of folding mechanism, as well as on the appearance and size of the structure. Products with a conventional sliding mechanism and an uncomplicated design have a cost within 1000 rubles, but design models in the form of cars, houses, etc. are much more expensive. Manufacturers also indicate a higher price on models whose frame is completely made of wood. Try not to skimp on children's sofa beds, then they will become a guarantee of the safety of your baby and will serve you for many years.
Interesting solutions in interior design
If you have a child over the age of five, you need to take his opinion into account when buying this piece of furniture. When choosing a bed for a girl's nursery, designed in the Provence style, you can give preference to baby cots in pale pink, light yellow, beige or pale blue shades. Perfectly white sofa beds with sides look very nice, but they will require special care. You can buy a sofa for a girl, made in the form of a house, boat or even a fabulous carriage. The baby will be very happy with such a stylish design solution.
For the boy, you can purchase a sofa bed in a nautical style. It can be in the shape of a ship with blue upholstery and stripes, the interior of the room can be supplemented with other nautical elements. For a boy, you can also purchase a children's sofa bed with sides in the form of a car or a train. Models depicting automotive-themed upholstery, rockets or ships are very popular. Very versatile sofa-beds with upholstery depicting birds, animals or cartoon characters. Such models look very bright and stylish in any children's room.