Shorty Beds for Transitioning Toddlers

Shorty beds, so named for their shorter-than-usual length, are perfect for small spaces and are used everywhere from ordinary bedrooms to sleeping quarters on boats. Perhaps, not surprisingly, shorty beds were originally designed for children: this edition of the Odd Size Beds blog reveals the benefits of shorty beds when helping a child to effortlessly transition from a cot to their first 'grown-up' bed.

Good-quality sleep is essential for everyone but especially for children and young people. The transition from a cot to a bed can be a difficult one and shorty beds represent a comfortable stepping-stone in the process.

A standard single bed is often too big for a young child who is used to the comfortingly small dimensions of a cot. The unfamiliarity can be especially intimidating, which can cause serious sleep disturbances; as any parent will well know, such disturbances are more than likely to affect the whole household! In addition, the small body of a toddler in a big bed means that it takes much longer to warm up, reducing how inviting the bed is.

As well as providing comfort to a transitioning toddler, a shorty bed offers practical benefits. Children's bedrooms are usually a good deal smaller than those belonging to adults and generally contain more clutter too: a shorty bed, with its reduced size, helps to maximise the available space in such a room.

Odd Size Beds is a professional supplier of shorty beds and mattresses, which are available in a comprehensive selection of sizes to suit any room. We invite you to browse our website to discover the complete range. Need further information or some expert advice? Do not hesitate to contact our dedicated customer service team.

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