As I mentioned in an earlier post E recently transitioned from cotbed to bed. Her actual cot bed made for a shambles of a bed. There was no ridge so everytime she moved the mattress slid around. One night she moved so much it slid right off which was no good.
We were visiting friends who live by IKEA so decided to pick her up a brand new one. As we hadn’t been expecting to have to buy a new bed we didn’t have a huge budget so we opted for the Kritter bed (which you can buy here)
IKEA beds are different sizing to most so we also needed a new mattress, mattress protector and sheets. All in I believe we spent £135* which isn’t bad and the bed will probably last E until she is 5 or 6.
There wasn’t many reviews of the bed when I looked so I thought I better write one incase a future mamma has no sleep over two nights and suddenly needs an affordable bed.
The bed is ACE. It’s white with cute little sheep on the head board. It has a slatted base and is really really solid. I would say it’s big too, it’s not a single but it’s not a piddly toddler size bed either. It’s super easy to build too.
It comes with a bed guard which is kind of tightened onto the ALL IMPORTANT RIDGE ( just incase you are reading East Coast furniture people ) and can be taken off when we needed. We opted to pop it on so it would gently stop E rolling out. What I love is that it’s not offensive to the eye. Have you seen bed guards?! They are ugly.
E absolutely loves it too. She has slept through every single night since we’ve got it – a win for everyone.
What I will note is that it’s a little higher off the ground than what I would have liked (I’m over protective) but it isn’t too high, E can get up and down easily. I did intially panic that she would roll out and hurt herself from the drop but the bumper stops that.
Over all, it’s another IKEA winner in our eyes. Affordable without compromising on quality!
* It could have been even cheaper but we opted for one the more expensive mattresses at £60. I’ve checked and IKEA sell mattresses to fit this bed starting at £25.