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The super «monster-free» mates bed for kids

As parents, you know sleeping is really important for kids (for their health and yours!), therefore you must pick the right bed.

We offer different types of beds for children, because the needs vary from one to another.  However, here`s a list of many reasons that make the mates bed a perfect choice for little ones:

Design Benefits

The bottom of the mates bed is full, therefore no need for a boxspring; you simply put the mattress and it makes it economic.

  • The mates bed is 14’’ high to allow younger kids to climb in by themselves when it`s sleeping time.
  • The mates bed shape is rather simple, for easy mix & match with other dressers & chests.
  • The corners of the mates bed are rounded for more safety.
  • The mates bed is available in many different colors to suit different tastes & needs.

Functionality Benefits

  • If your little one is in transition into this big bed, you simply lift the mattress and insert a security rail.
  • The twin size or full size mates beds don’t take up more space than any other kid’s beds.
  • The mates bed features integrated storage with 3 perfect drawers for clothes or just for small treasures found everywhere in the house like balls, blocks, action figures (ideal if you lack space for an additional chest).

Come on kids—let’s all participate!

How many times have I heard women complain that their partners and children don’t pick up after themselves? I am guilty of being one of them, but those days are over. You’d do better to save your breath and take action while the kids are still young.

Around the age of 3 or 4, kids want to help out and do things like grown-ups do. This is a chance of a lifetime! It’s the perfect time to instill good habits, teaching your kids to put things away properly. If the plan works, they’ll gradually learn about organization and may even develop a sense of responsibility (I know, it’s music to the ears!).

Drawer organizers

I’m not talking about a boot camp for tidying up, just simple little things your kids can do. I have two girls that I adore, but I have no desire to constantly pick up after them (though it’s a great way to get a cheap workout!). That’s why the drawers in their bathroom have plastic baskets: one for toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss; another for hair elastics and barrettes; and another for combs and hairbrushes. It has become a reflex for them to put everything back in the right basket (they began using the baskets before they could even talk).

Furniture and health : standards that make a difference

We understand that when you buy a bed for your child, their health and safety is your primary concern. Not only do you think about the strength of its design and construction, you also need to look at the materials used due to the possibility of emissions or the presence of heavy metals.
At South Shore Furniture, safety is our number one priority. To ensure the safety of our products, we adhere to rules and standards that are widely recognized in our field.

The infamous formaldehyde…

We often get asked if the smell of new furniture comes from the chemical formaldehyde. Not at all! You’ll sleep better in the knowledge that the American CARB standards are very strict on this subject, and all our suppliers must comply with them. Manufactured particle board products are tested by an accredited laboratory set up specifically for this purpose. In addition to external testing, we regularly check components and assembled furniture to ensure that formaldehyde emissions do not exceed these standards. Did you know that formaldehyde levels cannot be reduced to zero because the substance is naturally present in wood?
So what’s behind the smell? It comes from the dozens of wood species used to manufacture the boards.