Product Type: Ikea furniture
Newest Review: ... assembled the bed measures; Length: 165 cm Width: 75 cm The size of it is fairly decent when assembled and I can see this lasting a good... more
Lovely little girl bed
Ikea Kritter Bed with Guard Rail
Member Name: Whizz11
Ikea Kritter Bed with Guard Rail
Advantages: Nicely made, safe, low to ground, guard rail
My daughter has had this bed now for about 18 months and she loves it. When I knew I was pregnant with my second child we knew we had to decorate a room for my little girl and get her moved out of the cot which we were going to need soon into a room of her own and a proper big girls bed. She moved really well and although she loves hours of stories and cuddles, is great at staying in bed and I think a lot of that is to do with this special big girl bed we got. We looked in a few places and in terms of value for money you can't go wrong with Ikea.
This is an Ikea bed and to be honest there weren't many to choose from, I think this was the only one we liked but luckily my little girl liked it too, she went as far as laying in the bed in the Ikea store and wouldn't get out. The bed we got is white (I think it comes in a lurid blue colour too but as her room is white that was our only choice) and it is a single bed but a lot smaller than a regular single bed. The measurements below are taken from the Ikea website:
Length: 165 cm
Width: 75 cm
Footboard height: 47 cm
Headboard height: 67 cm
Free height under furniture: 22 cm
Mattress length: 160 cm
Mattress width: 70 cm
The bed is big enough for an adult to lay next to a child though as I've done this on many a night although its a bit small length wise so you need to sort of position yourself at an angle if you want your legs to fit. There is a small headboard but in it are cut out images of little sheep. Its quite a cute design for a child's bed I think and makes you think of counting sheep when you go to sleep. At the end of the bed there is a raised little end too and this is nice as we pile up lots of stuffed animals against this section.
The bed comes with a safety rail which clamps onto the side of the bed by the head. It doesn't go the full length of the bed so if your little one wants to get out of bed themselves they can shuffle to the end of the bed to get out. I didn't mind this at all because the bed is so close to the ground that they will not really fall if they know how to get up and down off of things like sofas and chairs. I did like the peace of mind it gave though for when she was asleep at night. We have got rid of this safety rail now. I was a bit annoyed that when we removed in it took off some of the paintwork where it had been clamped but its not such a big deal. Be careful because when you buy the bed the safety rail comes in a separate box in a different part of the warehouse so you need to make sure you pick up all the boxes.
The bottom of the bed has wooden slats that are all attached by fabric like a normal bed and this just fits in the bottom. I would also recommend buying the Ikea mattress and bedding as well because when you try to buy bedding from other shops it doesn't really fit this bed very well as its a bit of a weird size from everything else we have found. I would say this bed will probably last my little girl another couple of years. It looks more expensive than it was and she will not outgrown it for a long time.
The bed cost £55 from Ikea and I have some lovely photos of it in my girls room if anyone wishes to see them.
Summary: Ikea Kritter bed
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