We all know how fast kids grow. You only turned your back to them for a moment – and they have already grown out of their clothes, their toys, their books, and even their beds. And though getting a couple of spare clothing pieces of a bigger size does not sound like a big of a deal, books are possible to prepare in advance and toys, well, just get them whatever they would crave in the shop; beds from this perspective are a whole new story.
They seem to be so big for such small creatures, and then they start crawling around in them, trying to stand up and escape, and the beds seem to get smaller and smaller every day… In any case, we sure want to protect our kids, but at the rate at which they grow, there is just no need to spend a fortune on a bed that will fit for several months.
There are many providers you can come to in your search for a perfect bed for your toddler. In your research, you would definitely find many various options to choose from, different in sizes, functionalities, prices, but today we will talk about an Ikea metal toddler bed. Because admit it, it is fairly hard to beat the price of $99 that comes with minimalistic design and quality of the global brand. Did we mention its style fits just right into almost any design you picked for the rest of the furniture?
We did our homework while preparing the article for you, and now is the moment to share our findings with you. Not only would it let you save your money and make the best choice for you, but also would plant a seed of reasonable consumption habit that will benefit you in the long-term.
Description of Ikea Minnen Extendable Bed, or what we found on their website
These are toddler extendable beds, which can be pulled out as the kid grows. When purchasing, you will find LÜROY slatted bed base packaged separately, but it is included in the price. In the numbers below you will find the maximum load, which stands for the maximum static weight applicable to this bed, whether you sit or lie on it. If settling for this bed, you will need to purchase the mattress separately.
The bed had a minimum length of 49 and 1/4“ and a maximum length of 76 and 3/4“; its width is 40 and 1/8“. Its footboard is 28 and 3/8“ in height, while the headboard is 36 and 1/4“. Height under furniture for this bed is 9“. The maximum load (see explanation above) is 220 lbs. The mattress for this bed is 38 and 1/4“ long and 74 and 3/4“ wide.
What do we think about the beds for toddlers Ikea makes
We found ourselves almost in love particularly with Ikea Minnen Extendable Bed with this bed, and you probably will feel it in our review. If it would seem to you biased and doubtful, please feel free to check the reviews of the customers who had purchased this extendable toddler bed. We are quite confident you would find a similar reaction there too.
We will go slow and steady and explain the main reasons why it is one of the best minnen beds.
- Size: The size of the Ikea Minnen Bed is perfect for a toddler or a child since it is an extendable kids bed and can be easily adjusted according to the growth of your kid.
- Price: This twin bed with great design is quite affordable, coming at the price of $99 only. Sounds like a great deal, does it not?
- Safety: The bed is safer and easier for children to crawl around and climb in and out than many other beds thanks to its low rise. Your little champ will freely enjoy the sense of independence while remaining safe and sound.
- Functionality: The railings on the top and foot of the bed may look like a cute designer decision, but they also prevent your child from falling out of the bed.
- Style: With all its functionality, the bed is made in a truly simple yet cute design that blends in just right with any other style you choose for your bedroom.
With this bed, some customers reported, a two-year-old kid can easily climb in and out on his or her own safely, without having to hop on or jump up to get on it. And we find it to be a great thing because as a parent you have enough troubles on your mind, and the last thing you need (and very likely want) is a necessity to worry about your child falling while climbing on the bed. And this is a very common concern.
What mattress should you use with Ikea Minnen Extendable Bed
Specifically for the Minnen Extendable Bed there is an Ikea extendable mattress, but it is sold separately. We found several different options you would be able to choose from:
- PLUTTEN Foam Mattress for Extendable Bed for $55
- VIMSIG Foam Mattress for Extendable Bed for $75
- INNERLIG Spring Mattress for Extendable Bed for $100
As you can see, among the Ikea children’s mattress you can find the one Ikea toddler bed mattress fitting your requirements and budget. Another strategy can be to buy several mattresses according to which size the bed is extended at the moment. For instance, in its fully extended twin size length you can use a twin mattress without a single doubt.
These twin mattresses can be from Ikea, or any other brand you like. Some parents enjoy extending the bed fully from the very beginning and put in a twin mattress, and forget about the problem of regulating the bed size and changing the mattress. Just do it once – and watch your child “growing into” the size of the bed.
Another case when you may want to consider extending the bed in the very beginning to its maximum is the bedroom style. You read it right, sometimes a certain layout of the room, or maybe the same bed of an older child – there are few things as frustrating as having that little corner almost filled by a furniture piece or having to cope with the asymmetry created by two beds standing side by side and having a different length.
The good news is, you can have either option, which is pretty cool.
A good alternative to the Ikea mattresses can be the Linespa 5″ Gel Memory Twin Mattress. This mattress is also only 5″ high, so it does not add much to the height of the bed. If comfiness with such thickness is your concern, do not fret – the filling surely compensates for the gauge. We can also suggest trying to lay down on it yourself before having your children sleeping on it and trying for yourself how comfortable their sleep would be. (Another way around is to ask the kid if the mattress is comfortable, sometimes they do communicate back 🙂 ).
The Assembly of the Ikea Minnen Bed
You will not be surprised if we tell you that it is pretty easy to put this Ikea extendable toddler bed together, will you? Well, firstly, it is a part of the whole Ikea culture and core values, and secondly, how hard putting a toddler bed together can be?
Talking numbers, the average time that it should take is 15 minutes and can be easily performed by one person. But if you would prefer to do the activity with a company, it will be nice entertainment for 2 and more people too.
The principles are quite straightforward, the details are not so numerous. You sure will do great! (And extendable bed frame is a no-brainer.)
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