This bed is pretty awesome for the price. I originally wanted a wooden junior loft bed with drawers/storage underneath, but just couldn''t bring myself to pay for one of those when this one was so much cheaper. First off, my four-year-old loves it. He loves...
This bed is pretty awesome for the price. I originally wanted a wooden junior loft bed with drawers/storage underneath, but just couldn''t bring myself to pay for one of those when this one was so much cheaper.
First off, my four-year-old loves it. He loves being "tall like mommy and daddy" when he''s in his bed, and he spends a ton of time in his "clubhouse" underneath. We''ve put a bean bag, a clip-on lamp and a toybox under there, and it''s where he and my husband sit to read a book before bed every night. He can''t quite stand up underneath it, but there''s still plenty of room for him to play. My husband and I can both fit under there pretty comfortably, too.
The bed itself is good quality. I thought the silver might look cheap, but it actually looks really nice and doesn''t clash with the wooden furniture in his room. It seems sturdy enough and we haven''t had any issues with squeaking or any of the pieces loosening. The rungs of the ladder do seem a bit uncomfortable to me when I''m changing the sheets, but my son hasn''t had any complaints and doesn''t even seem to notice. The bed is recommended for ages six and up, but as long as your kid can safely climb a ladder and won''t flop himself over the rails and out of bed at night, there''s really no reason it can''t be used by younger children.
It wasn''t too difficult to put together (took about an hour), although my husband did mention that some of the steps in the instructions are in the wrong order. He noticed it right away and worked around it, so we didn''t have any issues with having to force pieces together like some other reviewers.
We bought a six-inch mattress to go with it from Amazon and it fit perfectly.
Zinus Sleep Master 6 Inch Spring Mattress, Twin
I originally wanted a bit thicker of a mattress, but the six-inch is recommended by the manufacturer and it ensures that there''s still plenty of safety railing available to keep him from falling out.
I do have a couple of minor complaints that weren''t even worth removing a star for. First of all, there''s a huge warning sticker stuck to the headboard, which is pretty ugly. Considering how hard the tiny letter stickers (the ones that label all the pieces for assembly) were to get off, though, I haven''t even attempted to remove it. Some Goo Gone would probably work if you really hate it and have a ton of patience. Secondly, due to the safety railings on the bed, it''s almost impossible to get it made up neatly - there are always bits of sheet and comforter sticking up everywhere. (That''s not so much a failure of this bed so much as loft beds in general, though, so no big deal.) My son cares about neither of these things; they''re purely cosmetic issues for me.
Overall, we''re super happy with this bed, especially for the price, and we love the extra space it gives him underneath. While I was originally a bit skeptical about buying a metal bed over a wooden one, it ended up being the perfect purchase (minus that pesky sticker!). Five stars!