As a parent, you may have the distinct impression your child can grow overnight – which makes it pretty difficult to keep up with making sure their clothes and shoes fit. But what about bed linen? Children’s sizing for things like sheets, duvets and pillows can seem a little complicated at first, so we’re taking a look at the most common standard UK sizes you’ll likely encounter when shopping for children’s beds and bedding. Bedding for cots and toddler beds For babies and toddlers, most cots have dimensions of 54 x 90cm or 60 x 120cm. “Cotbeds” or toddler beds can be bigger at 70 x 140c..
They might be little, but they have BIG personalities, and they’ve probably told you all about it! Any parent knows what it’s like to watch their little one blossom into their own tastes and preferences – and along with that comes the desire for a space that they can call their own. If you’re making over your child’s bedroom, why not take the opportunity to inject some of their unique personality into the décor? Divide the room into zones When planning a child’s bedroom décor, it might help to think in terms of separate zones throughout the room. One zone will naturally contain your chil..
Now that we’re all well into the winter season and Christmas is on its way, the kids will be home for the holidays and spending more time indoors. To tackle those chilly nights, you may need to make a few adjustments to your child’s bedroom. This is not just about making sure they’re physically warm enough but also that the room is a welcoming, cosy space for those short winter days. Here’s how a few clever touches can make all the difference. Upgrade your bedding When it’s frosty and windy outside, nothing beats a warm, snuggly bed. Younger children and toddlers can have different beddi..
Like many of us, your child can exhibit an allergic reaction to a variety of substances found in and around your home. Typical allergy symptoms include itching, sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. In many cases, these allergies will remain with your child until adulthood, though with a few simple changes you can significantly reduce the impact of allergies and help your child enjoy a happy, normal life. Bedding related allergies can cause other problems. According to Judith Owens, M.D., director of sleep medicine at Children's National Medical Centre, in Washington, the symptoms of sleep-..
This December you could win a playhouse of your choice from Little Lucy Willow. All you have to do is go to our instagram post from the 3rd December on @littlelucyillow and follow our account, like our post and tag three friends. This competition is for UK citizens only. The competition closes on 31st December at Midnight. We will let you know through a private DM if you have won at the beginning of January 2020. If you have not claimed the prize within 3 months we will do the draw again. Good luck! ..
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As parents, we know the feeling of putting off the inevitable. The task of buying a new bed for your child can often be stressful and time consuming, as you look to make the perfect choice to keep your little one as happy as possible. The process itself is tough enough but knowing when the perfect time is to change your kid’s bed is another matter entirely. At Little Lucy Willow, we are dedicated to bringing sleepless nights to you and your children so keep reading to find out just how you know it is time to upgrade. Growing Older One of the easiest ways to tell when it is time to change..
Finding the best bed for your child can often be an arduous task. There are so many shapes, sizes and styles to choose from; each having a different personality as well as an array of practical (or impractical!) elements. At Little Lucy Willow, we have a wide range of beds for children for all ages but, as your little ones grow, many parents approach the double bed debate. Double beds for children can be both a good and bad thing but as they start to get older, a double bed becomes a definite essential. You can save yourself a lot of stress, time and money in the long-run by upgrading to a ..
Finding a new bed for your child can often be a gruelling task that most of us may put off for as long as possible. Not only do you need to find a bed that is affordable and practical but one that you can be sure your child will be content or, ideally, happy with. Therefore, buying a cool kids bed is a sure-fire way to make sure everything goes smoothly and stress-free. The Archie Bed The Archie Bed is sleek and simple. It comes in a range of eight different colours, from Cool Grey to Seaside Blue, giving you the maximum choice possible to add the perfect colour to any room. Cool Grey is..
Moving your child from a small bed to a double bed can be an arduous task. There are so many choices and decisions to make, is it even worth it? It is an important investment and therefore making sure you get it right is vital. There are many questions to tackle but here at Little Lucy Willow we want to make sure you are clued up so you can make an informed decision when browsing our fabulous range of children’s beds. At What Age Can A Child Sleep In A Double Bed? There is no definite answer to the exact age that you should move your child from a smaller bed to a double bed. It can often..
When the time comes to upgrade your child’s bed to a double bed, the choice and pressure to get it right can often be overwhelming. It can be a big investment but is undoubtedly an important one nonetheless and at Little Lucy Willow, we want to make sure that the process is as easy and stress-free as possible for you. We offer a whole range of double beds designed with your children in mind, so let us explore some of our favourites for a number of different room styles and personalities. A Classical Feel Sometimes, less is more and this is especially true with more traditionally inspired..
Planning for the future is an inescapable truth we all must face. Sometimes this can mean saving money for unforeseeable events in the future whilst in other cases it might mean investing or spending on something that will make our lives easier in the long run. When it comes to children's beds, it is always better to plan for the future and that is why purchasing a double bed now can save you a lot of time and trouble later. We all know that children grow like bamboo and we constantly need to buy new clothes, shoes and other items that are constantly being made redundant as they grow older;..
It’s cold, it’s dark and it’s that time of year when your sleepover tally heads into overdrive. With this in mind, creating a child’s bedroom that is cosy, welcoming and can accommodate a mini guest or two at the drop of a hat will help you sail through the winter with ease. As a child, there is nothing quite like being invited to stay over at a friend’s home. Eager to discover new experiences and escape the beady eyes of parents for a night, exciting is an understatement! If you happen to be the hostess, it’s important to make your little guests feel safe and comfortable in a bedroom th..
Sleep is as essential as eating and drinking. It keeps you calm, your mind alert and recharges your body to enable you to get up and face each day. As adults we know how too little sleep can affect our productivity at work as well as our mood at home. Our children are no different, yet we may think nothing of it when bedtime is occasionally pushed back or naps are missed. In reality, such instances could impact all areas of your child’s life. What are the benefits of a good night’s sleep? Feeling alert! How groggy or on the ball your child appears on any given day..
Children are busy little creatures who often respond well to a little structure when it comes to activities. So why not give your child a helping hand by creating functional spaces in their very own bedroom? Zoning is a way of ensuring that no space is wasted and also helps hone your child’s organisational skills. But the best bit? You don’t need oodles of space to do it! Zone out A child’s life is usually compartmentalised into three main areas - sleep, work and play. With this in mind, their bedroom should naturally follow suit. Whatever size room your ch..
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