Need furniture that ‘grows’ with your child? Ikea has the answer


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  • Saturday, 18 Jul 2020

To match a child's growth spurt, the length of the SLAKT bed frame can be easily extended while keeping to its width. Photos: Ikea

Children grow up ever so fast and parents will agree that meeting their physical needs is a constant process.

When it comes to the home, having furniture pieces that can adapt to the various growth phases of a child is kind to your wallet, as well as your living space.

Here is a list of Ikea home furnishing solutions that will help parents do just that:Recommended for ages zero to three, the SMAGORA cot can be placed at two different heights and paired with the SMAGORA changing table.Recommended for ages zero to three, the SMAGORA cot can be placed at two different heights and paired with the SMAGORA changing table.

One size does not fit all

Selecting the right furniture that is adjustable to the height and age of a child allows them to feel independent and secure in their space. For babies, it’s also important to choose a cot that ensures your infant sleeps safely and comfortably.

Recommended for ages zero to three, the SMAGORA cot can be placed at two different heights and paired with the SMAGORA changing table, a practical storage space within close reach. To maximise its use, this changing table can be easily transformed into a spacious shelf when a child gets older.The TROFAST storage combination with boxes helps children categorise and keep away their toys neatly.The TROFAST storage combination with boxes helps children categorise and keep away their toys neatly.

Giving everything its place

Storage space is ever so important during a child’s growing up years. By having a designated area for their belongings, kids will be able to keep their things organised, and their parents sane.

The TROFAST storage combination with boxes helps children categorise and keep away their toys neatly once playtime is over. The low storage also makes it easier for them to reach for and separate their things.

The TROFAST box also comes in various colours, allowing for a mix and match and customisation. To ensure children do not quickly outgrow their furniture, the STUVA/FOLJA storage combination offers both ready-made combinations and custom-made solutions, ensuring other pieces can be added on to expand storage space as they grow.The FLISAT children's table, suitable for ages zero to six, is a practical design for play, arts and crafts, as well as a study table.The FLISAT children's table, suitable for ages zero to six, is a practical design for play, arts and crafts, as well as a study table.

Multifunctional solutions

The FLISAT children's table, suitable for ages zero to six, is a practical design for play, arts and crafts, as well as a study table. It also becomes a useful storage location if completed with TROFAST storage boxes.With a wide choice of patterns and colours, you can play up the look of the SLAKT bed with various textiles and bedroom accessories.With a wide choice of patterns and colours, you can play up the look of the SLAKT bed with various textiles and bedroom accessories.

Room to grow

When the big day comes for your child to move out of the cot, it is best to invest in a bed that can keep up with a child as they continue to grow. To match every growth spurt, the length of the SLAKT bed frame can be easily extended while keeping to its width.

With practicality in mind, the SLAKT bed frame comes with underbed and storage, perfect for siblings who share a room, friends who are staying over, or when it is time for a bedtime story. With a wide choice of patterns and colours, you can play up the look of the bed with various textiles and bedroom accessories.

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