TWIN VS FULL ― WHICH SHOULD YOU TAKE?
From the moment they enter the world, life happens and kids begin to grow in spurts. If you have ever bought clothes for toddlers, then you are familiar with the nuances of growing pangs. When choosing the best bed for your growing child, it often comes down to a decision between a twin bed or full size bed. Not sure which size is right for your tyke, here is a breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages for either option.
FULL SIZE BEDS
Just as you would buy clothes at least a size larger for your toddler, the same goes for children’s beds in our experience. There is a higher price tag, but consider it an investment in the future, which will ultimately saves you money. It is only a matter of time until toddlers turned teens outgrow their twin size beds. Upsizing to a full size bed is almost inevitable.
If you are the type who likes to read to their child before tucking them in at night, a full size bed would make for a more comfortable fit as well. At the same token, a larger bed can make a room feel smaller. The balance between play area and furniture space is at your discretion and definitely worth taking into consideration. Provided you have the floor space, full size beds are a solid choice, which will serve your kid well into their teens.
Tip: To make up for the lost space occupied by the full size bed, select a design that features storage components.
TWIN SIZE BEDS
The more practical of the two options, twin sized beds are easily adaptable to most any living space no matter the configuration. When space is an issue, twin sized beds also give you options. If the room is small, twin beds make efficient use of less space. On the other hand, larger rooms can be more comfortably shared by opting for two twin beds.
Although twin beds are generally 25% shorter in length, twin beds can suit the needs of your child from as early as four years old to as old as eighteen. The unpredictable nature of growth spurts however, makes twin beds a potentially short term bet. It is also the more cost-effective and more logical follow-up to a toddler bed.
Tip: Twin bunk beds maximize space while accommodating to two. If play space is prioritized over furniture space, this is a viable option.