• Sleep Like a Baby: why sleep is so important for children

    Sleep Like a Baby: why sleep is so important for children

    23 June 2020

    Mammoth, the experts behind the sleep technologies in our Bhealthy Kids, share why quality of sleep is so important during childhood. We all know that sleep is important. It can affect our mood, energy levels, memory and our general wellbeing. But when it comes to children, getting adequate rest and recovery time is even more…

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  • At what age should my child sleep in their own bed?

    15 May 2019

    For many families who advocate early independence, children go from cot to bed seamlessly.   For others, getting their child to settle at night can be a difficult and drawn out transition, with lots of tears and tantrums along the way.    While there is no written rule at which age children should stop climbing into bed…

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  • Happy family laughing together in bed

    The ultimate duvet day

    14 February 2019

    There’s nothing quite like spending a cosy day in bed, wrapped up in snug pyjamas, with a good film, and a delicious snack. After a busy week of work and performing the humdrum chores that life throws at you, it really does help to have a day to yourself – which is why we’ve scoured…

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    Are bunk beds safe for your children?

    17 December 2018

    Kids love bunk beds as they’re fun to sleep in and are great for sleepovers, whereas we love them as they’re a convenient way to make the most of the space in for smaller bedrooms. But are bunk beds safe for children to sleep in? The answer is yes absolutely, if you buy the bed…

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  • How children can be affected by a house move

    17 September 2018

    Moving to a new house can be a stressful time for everyone. As parents, you’ll be coordinating all manner of things and keeping your fingers crossed everything runs smoothly. But when it comes to the kids, they’ll be uprooted to new surroundings, will move away from their friends and potentially have to change school. It…

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  • Style School: School’s out for summer

    13 August 2018

    School’s out for summer! For many parents, this phrase probably brings with it equal measures of fear and excitement. The kids are off for six weeks, normal life will be turned upside down, but there’s plenty of fun to be had too! It’s important that the kids have a fun space to play in the…

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  • Wednesbury Store Event

    24 April 2018

    On Saturday 21st April, Bensons for Beds’ newly-reopened Wednesbury store played host to a very special afternoon. Arriving in her gigantic storytelling skirt, Teletubbies actress Nikky Smedley settled down to share her favourite bedtime stories with an excited audience. The wonderful world of reading Most parents will agree that getting our children to pick up…

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  • Family bedroom ideas | Bensons for Beds blog

    Family Bedroom Ideas

    17 July 2017

    Family life moves fast. One day you’re moving in together, then your first baby comes along. Just when things settle down, the kids decide to fly the nest, leaving you pondering what to do with their bedrooms. Luckily, Bensons for Beds’ senior visual merchandiser Jess Rotherforth is on hand with styling tips to help your…

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  • How To Stop Sleepwalking In Its Tracks

    20 February 2017

    What is sleepwalking? Sleepwalking is part of a group of sleep disorders known as parasomnias, which cover any abnormal sleep behaviour, emotion or dream that happens at night, and is more likely to occur in the first third of the night, when we transition from one sleep stage – such as deep sleep – to…

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  • What’s keeping children awake?

    17 February 2017

    According to our latest sleep survey, 55% of parents said their children were likely to watch TV in the hour before bedtime, 28% said they’d be on social media and 24% that their child would be using a laptop, tablet or playing on their phone during this time. But what effect is all this screen-time…

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  • Toddler Sleep Training: What You Need to Know

    8 February 2017

    As they get older, your child’s sleep needs change. So what got your baby off like a dream may not work quite as well, matched with your little one’s new-found independent spirit. But if your toddler won’t sleep, don’t despair; some simple changes to their napping or bedtime routine can get them back on track….

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  • ExaTop Sleep Tips for Exam Time

    7 Exam Sleep Tips

    23 May 2016

    If you’ve got the dreaded pre-exam insomnia, you may be tempted to get some extra cramming in, right? Wrong. It might feel like the last thing you should be doing, but getting enough sleep in the run-up to an exam is vital. As the big day approaches, try these exam sleep tips to keep your…

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