A children’s bed with drawers and a side, called a dolphin, is an excellent option for creating a separate, comfortable and safe sleeping place for an older child. It is low, practical, beautiful, endowed with additional functionality and is very popular with children.
Design features of the dolphin bed
The dolphin children’s bed with drawers has increased functionality, allowing you to comfortably relax, store bed linen, clothes or toys, while its side protects the child from falling and guarantees him a calm and good sleep.
Thus, you can safely transfer the child from the playpen to a more adult crib as soon as he grows up a little and ceases to be a baby. This usually happens around the age of 2 years. It is noteworthy that the sleeping place is located low, so that the baby will be able to climb up and down from the bed, and if he decides to jump off it, he will not hurt himself.
There is a dolphin on the side of the crib, which is very popular with children. This design makes the bed a harmonious detail of the interior of the children’s room and at the same time its decoration.
The side itself is a reliable protection of the child from night falls, which is especially important if the child spins a lot in his sleep. Even the most active baby will not go anywhere from the crib, and this is the best solution to the main problem, which often becomes a headache for parents of hyperactive children.
In addition, the side can be useful during the day when the child is playing. It provides good fall protection if the baby has played too much and sat close to the edge of the bed.
Drawers are endowed with a roll-out mechanism — rails and wheels, which makes the process of using them as comfortable as possible. The depth of the drawers allows you to store quite a lot of textiles and baby toys in them.
With such boxes, you can teach your child to be neat from early childhood, showing you how to fold toys or clothes and remove them from the floor and other surfaces.
How to choose a children’s dolphin bed with drawers?
When buying a similar model of a bed for a nursery, you need to pay attention to the material of manufacture. It is best if it is wood coated with water-based varnish. The mattress should also be as environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic as possible. And be sure to orthopedic — every caring parent should remember about its benefits for a fragile children’s spine.
Also monitor the quality and reliability of the sliding mechanisms on the bed drawers. It is better that the surfaces of the wheels are rubberized, which will reduce the risk of damage to the floor when the drawers are constantly opened / closed.
In addition to the mechanism on wheels, there is an option with skids that are located above floor level and do not prevent opening if the bed is on a carpet. This option is no less convenient than the wheels.
Depending on the age of the child, his height and the size of the room, you can buy a dolphin bed of one size or another. For a two-year-old baby, a bed 1.4 m long and 70 cm wide will suffice. But if your child is older or you want to immediately buy a bed «for growth», you can take a closer look at the model with a length of 2.3 m and a width of 85 cm.
And, of course, in the process of choosing a bed, you need to take into account the gender of the child, his tastes and the design of the children’s room. Today, dolphin beds are presented in a wide range of colors, and the surface texture of the main body parts can be glossy or matte. Accordingly, you can always choose a model that is suitable for coloring and design, which will certainly appeal to your baby and harmoniously blend into the decor of his room.