Jared's nook, home, motherhood, beds, tips + tricks

My little man is turning 3 in about 6 weeks time + needless to say, he is really getting bigger each day! Proof is that he can easily occupy the entire bed when he tries + he can actually throw me out of it, too! I hardly have enough space to sleep on + we might be needing a bigger bed real soon as I planned for us to co-sleep for as long as we can! ;)

I think I might have to go for one of those family-sized or queen-sized mattresses this time around. There is simply not much space to move around if we ever pick another single or twin-size. + since Jared can easily navigate an actual bed {compared to the mattress-lying-on-the-floor-to-prevent-falls set-up that we have right now}, I guess I might have to look around for bed frames, as well! I will also have to look for a safety bed rail  {much like the one in the photo} + maybe I should check out stores like ParentGiving.com, that offers a wide variety of these sort of products. They have the best bed rails from top brands for seniors, as well as for children, too. Oh, + of course, I won’t forget to get a bed protector, while I am at it! Things can get messy, especially when the little man is sick, + I would love to guard my new bed from nasty throw ups!

Oh well, getting all these stuffs for our bedroom won’t come cheap, hopefully I can save up real soon for it + find a store that carries these items locally that also fits my budget!

By the way, here are a few tips I can think of when buying beds or mattress:

  • Always check for product warranty ~ if it was a good product, a mattress or a bed normally comes with a minimum 10-year product warranty
  • Find a size which you can use for longer periods of time ~ especially when buying beds + mattresses for children. It would be quite impractical to buy him one for each stage of his life + just imagine the amount of money you can save once you decide to buy one he can use for the next 10 to 15 years?
  • Buy in an actual mattress or bed shop ~ as they have a wide array of products to choose from compared to those furniture shops in department stores, they have the most competent sales staff who are highly-knowledgeable on bed matters. Plus, if you get lucky, you might event stumble upon a sale or a big discount! ;)
  • Guard your new investment ~ you will be spending a considerable amount of money on beds + mattress, so you might as well protect your investment + check out bed protectors, too!

Do you have any other tips on bed-shopping? I’d love to hear it, do share it in a comment below, right? Thanks! ;)

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is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.