We're planning on moving DS into a bed in a couple of months. For a number of reasons we have pretty much decided to get a 'shorty' bed- don't really want a toddler bed but don't have room for a full size single. However, we haven't been able to find many to choose between. Argos do a short divan (Homebase seem to stock the exact same one) or an extending bed from either Ikea or Aspace.
Aspace's Tobermory extending bed is my fave on appearance alone but haven't been able to see one in real life. Is it really worth the extra cost? Does anyone have any of these they'd recommend, or are there any others I've not found yet?
We looked at the ikea extendy bed for our ds its good quality and reasonably priced. in the end we went for the non extendy version but its still a good size he is 5 but will last him till hes at least 10. hth
I got one from Asda direct (the anti dust mite one - £159), it seems very similar to the Argos one. It has sliding storage underneath, which is quite a large space. I'd say it's sturdy enough for a child. I slept on it (I'm 5 ft 3) and it was ok, it didn't feel very solid, but I think that's because of the hollow base for storage. My daughter has slept on it for a couple of months now and sleeps well so it must be comfortable for her.
A few of the big name catalogues like very and woolworths stock similar designs with matching headboards too.
If you google verona and ebay, you will see that they do some short captain beds too.
We have three Thuka beds. Started off as bunks, then turned into two high sleepers with desks etc. Bought a shorty midsleeper with desk, drawers etc, and am about to buy another bed to create bunks instead. Very flexible for changing needs, and the spare bits simply get stored in the garage, DH is about to go in there to hunt out the bunk bits, last used about three years ago!
Thanks for all the advice. Will look again at the ikea beds- i was concerned whether they were sturdy enough. Also definitely going to look into these Thuka beds, though I was hoping to get a white bed and they don't do the shorty beds in white. I may be persuaded... No comments on aspace beds?