1. Faced with the choice of furniture in the nursery, many parents are wondering about its safety. What you need to provide?
When choosing a setting for a nursery, pay attention to the fact that the corners of the furniture are rounded and that there are no rough edges and chips on flat surfaces. The paint should not smell and leave marks on the skin.
Fastenings, joints, heads of nails and screws must be securely hidden or “recessed” in the surface of the furniture so as not to cause bruises and abrasions.
2. When the family has two or more children, parents often choose bunk beds. What parameters should I pay attention to?
A two-level bed can be equipped with a vertical ladder or a more gentle climb with wide steps. Younger children will be more comfortable and safer to climb, holding the railing, on the steps, the distance between which is not very large.
The upper level of the bed must be equipped with sides, which will prevent a possible fall.
3. Is it possible to use a bunk bed for a boy and a girl?
Every child needs a personal space, so the choice of a bunk bed is well worth considering. With four and five year old kids, you can discuss possible solutions – they can already express their preferences.
Check with the children if they like your idea, and who among them would like to sleep on the first, and who on the second “floors”. If the decision does not cause disputes, you can buy a bunk bed, regardless of the sex of the children.
4. What is the optimal set of furniture for the children’s room?
At this age, a lot of furniture is not needed: it is enough to buy a crib, place a place to store things and a small play area. Changing table is better to buy “mobile”: it is installed on another low furniture (for example, a chest of drawers or a cabinet) and, if necessary, removed.
The playing area can be identified with a special mat or enclosed by a playpen.
For creative and school work, the older guys will need a desk or a desk with the ability to adjust the height and angle. Do not forget about the comfortable and ergonomic chair!
Own cabinet for storage of clothes and accessories will help to develop the independence of the child. It is better to choose a bed with a section for storing linen, so that the baby can clean the bed himself.
Be sure to provide enough storage space for toys. It can be shelves in the closet or a separate rack with containers with a lid.
5. How to choose the right bed for a child “for growth”?
The size of the bed depends not only on the age and individual characteristics of the baby, but also on the parameters of the room. The standard bed size for a child up to 9 years old is 80×160 cm. After 10 years, you can easily purchase a single bed measuring 90×200 cm – it will suit both a teenager and an adult.
A successful and economical purchase will be a transforming bed, the size of which will be adjusted according to the height of the child.