The Kids Nightstands Guide
Make their bedtime routine more fun for them—and more organized for you. Having a place for your kids to store their favorite storybooks, toys and other nighttime essentials easily within reach will make everyone happy. Similarly to an adult bedroom, a kids nightstand is a key component to the furniture setup. That being said, there are a few factors you’ll want to consider in order to find the best bedside table for your little one. After all, if it’s the wrong height or distance from their bed, it won’t be very useful. Here’s what you should know.
Before You Buy
Ask yourself the following questions to be as prepared as possible when you start shopping:
What is the total height of the mattress they’ll need to reach their nightstand from? (This should include the bed frame, box spring, mattress pad, etc.)
How much space is available to each side of the bed?
How long are their arms?
How much storage space will you need?
Will their nightstand be used to hold a table lamp, or will you be placing a floor lamp next to it (if any lamp at all)?
After you’ve determined how much space is available, in addition to the height of their bed, you’ll be reading to start your search. Don’t know the exact measurements of the bed? That’s ok, too. A good rule of thumb is for the top of the mattress to line up with the top of the nightstand, give or take a couple of inches.
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