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The 10 Best children's beds

Make bedtime less of a battle with our pick of the best beds your little ones will be desperate to settle down in for lights out

Kate Hilpern
Wednesday 13 November 2013 23:00 GMT

1. Joey JCB Digger Junior Bed

This colourful themed bed is a dream-come-true for little boys. Complete with bold and chunky features, and even a front bucket that doubles up as a useful toy box, parents will also be pleased that it requires no glue, screws or tools to put together.

£154, amazon

2. IKEA Ovre

You'll be hard pushed to find a littlun' who wouldn't be pleased as punch with this slatted base bed with canopy. It's durable and easy to assemble, not to mention great value for money.

£95, ikea

3. ASPACE Coco Bunk Bed

This sleek, urban take on the traditional bunk bed design comes in a striking combination of dark and white wood. It has handy built-in storage and the ladder can go at either end, although be warned you have to pay a whopping £65 for delivery.

£595, aspace

4. Stokke Sleepi

Not only does this cot create a nest like environment for your baby, but it has smooth action lockable wheels for rocking them to sleep or moving them from one room to another. It comes in a range of colours and converts into a toddler bed too.

£429, mothercare

5. GLTC Reece Cabin Bed

This has to be the funkiest kids' bed ever and the great thing is you don't even need a big bedroom to put it in. Featuring bookshelves, cupboard and further shelving, there's also a pull-out desk on castors and deep ladder steps that are kinder to feet. It's also available in white.

£540, gltc

6. John Lewis Anna Toddler Bedstead

It can be a nightmare persuading kids to move from a cot to their first grown-up bed, but you should be able to ease the transition with this smart, birch bed, complete with two side rails for added reassurance. It's easy to assemble and there's a dark finish available too.

£115, johnlewis

7. Cuckooland Kids' Tent Cabin Bed

If you can afford it, this is an awesome bed that would make the perfect centre piece in any kids' bedroom. The cloth side wall opens up as a canopy, but it can easily be taken down when they want to keep annoying siblings, or indeed mum and dad, out. The second slide-away bed is great for sleepovers.

£995, cuckooland

8. Next Sophie Bed

Girls of all ages will love this study, but pretty ivory painted bed with crystal effect handles. It goes with most other pieces of furniture, although if you do want to buy one of the matching pieces of Sophie furniture from Next at the same time, you'll get £50 off.

£180, next

9. KUKUU Bird & Berry Crib

Most cots look pretty similar, give or take the colour, but this contemporary design is a statement piece that will look great in any modern home. It's not cheap, but at least the price includes the mattress. All the wood is ethically sourced and is as durable as they come.

£489, loubilou

10. World's Apart DeVan Bed

Not only is this retro-styled camper van bed a great space saving option, thanks to the built-in desk area and seating area with storage underneath, but it's also really cool and will impress friends instantly. Also available in pink, it is so much more than just a bed.

£599, mothercare

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