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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

    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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  • Keep Your Family Healthy Through Winter

    8 January 2016

    When Winter bites and temperatures fall, it’s common to suffer a drop in family health and well-being too. We all try our hardest to keep our loved ones feeling well but mittens can be lost, warming soups can be forgotten and sometimes it isn’t always easy so here at Bensons for Beds, we want to…

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  • Festive Folding

    22 December 2015

    With darker nights, frosty mornings and that unmistakable scent of pine in the air, the festive season is officially upon us. Amongst the carolling and Christmas shopping, we usually have a to-do list as long as our arm when it gets to December, and this time around is looking to be no different. At the…

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  • Bensons for Beds | Teen sleeping guide

    Teens And Sleep

    25 November 2015

    When it comes to teenagers, a love of late nights and an allergy to early mornings are about as common as those sulky demands for lifts. But how do you know if their eccentric bedtime habits are just typical teen behaviour, or a sign of sleep problems? Our sleep for teens guide explains what to…

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