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Kids Beds|Kids Trundle Beds

Updated on December 8, 2014
Kids Trundle Beds
Kids Trundle Beds

Kids Trundle Beds

Kids Trundle Beds are a great solution for kids who love to have sleepovers or slumber parties. More often than not, childrens' bedrooms are rather compact, and even those of a larger size are usually full of kids toys and 'must have' accessories. Accommodating one or more extra children can be a bit of a headache. This is why Kids trundle beds are an ideal solution.

Although trundle beds are less common than bunk beds for children, they are a practical alternative, especially if the ceiling height is low. Trundle beds are also more suitable for occasional use, such as sleepovers.

What are Trundle Beds?

Trundle beds are usually a pair of beds, with the lower bed sliding underneath the upper bed, on casters or rollers, for convenient storage. This is why Kids trundle beds are an ideal solution. Because the second mattress is stored under the child's existing bed, it is 'out of the way' when not in use. You can even get trundle bunk beds that are suitable if you have more than one child sharing a bedroom.

Whilst trundle beds do come in a variety of shapes and sizes, it is probably worth noting that the mattresses typically tend to be smaller, than a standard single bed. This is ideal for smaller children, but is unlikely to be suitable for growing teenagers. Also, if the trundle is to be used every day, it is worth giving some consideration to the bedding and how well it will stay on, as the trundle is moved back and forth.

Types Of Kids Trundle Beds

There are several different types of kids trundle beds that you can buy. However the most common ones are the "slide out," the "pop up" and the "lift up."

The "slide out" trundle bed is typically a single unit that simply fits under the mattress of the everyday bed and, as the name suggests, slides out as as when needed. This is usually fairly quick to assemble and probably something that the children could do easily enough themselves without risk of injury.

You will need to be careful when selecting the mattress for the trundle, as most are restricted on height. Therefore, a plush, deep-filled mattress, may not be suitable, as it will simply not be able to slide under the bed.

The "pop up" trundle bed is typically elevated to the height of the main mattress (see below). Due to moving parts and springs, this is not something that young children should be allowed to do on their own due to risk of injury.

The "lift up" trundle is similar to the "pop up" except that it requires manual intervention to physically lift the bed into place.

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