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Top 5 Benefits of Getting a New Mattress

Having a restful night’s sleep can work wonders for our body. Having a comfortable and supportive mattress is very important. Purchasing a new mattress is one of those important events that needs to happen every so often (approximately 6 to 8 years). Not many people consider the health benefits of a new mattress but if your mattress isn’t comfortable then you could be losing out on hours of sleep every night. There comes a time when despite all of your very best attempts to keep the mattress clean and in good condition, it needs to be changed. But a new mattress holds plenty of benefits:

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baby in a cot

Hire A Cot vs Travel Cot

Travelling with a baby can create breathtaking memories but it is a challenging experience as well. This is mainly because you more than likely will need some items to ensure that your baby is safe and comfortable. One of the important items that you will need while on a trip with your baby is a cot.

You can decide to hire a cot at the hotel or purchase a travel cot that you can use for future trips. Hiring a cot is, in the majority of situations, a better option if your hotel offers such a service. But why should you prefer to rent a baby cot as opposed to carrying a portable one with you?


1. You can save some money

If you don’t travel often, buying a travel cot is not a good idea, as you’ll rarely use it. Hiring a baby cot should be the cheaper and more effective way to keep your baby comfortable at the hotel. You’ll also pay less for your extra luggage if you’re not carrying a cot with you.


2. The safety of your child is guaranteed

As you may expect, reputable hotels use high-quality equipment. In that light, you can rest assured that your child’s safety has been well taken care of.

On the other hand, buying a travel cot with the same or better safety features as those of a high-quality cot from a good hotel will more than likely cost a fortune.

When buying travel cots, therefore, most parents may prefer to purchase the ones that are cost-effective. While that seems like a good idea at first, such cots don’t necessarily guarantee the safety of your child.

baby cot next to double bed

3. Your child will sleep comfortably

If your child is not comfortable when sleeping, they will become disturbed and so will you. The last thing you want to do is spend half of your night trying to get your child to sleep after a long, tiresome day. As such, you should use a cot that makes it easy for your child to sleep comfortably throughout the night.

In that regard, hiring a high-quality cot from a hotel is your best option. Such a cot will be well-designed and use a high-quality mattress to ensure the comfort of your baby.


4. Peace of mind

If offered the privilege to travel with your personal items only and have everything else provided at the hotel, you most likely will gladly accept such an offer. In that regard, don’t you think hiring a cot at a hotel is a good idea as well? You will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having less luggage to carry around.


5. You won’t need some extra storage space after the trip

If you don’t travel a lot, buying a travel cot is not the best idea, taking into consideration that the cot will remain unused most of the time. What’s even more worrying is that you will need some extra space to store the cot when it’s not in use.

If therefore, you feel like you don’t have extra storage space in your house, you should opt to hire a cot at the hotel. This will save you the hassle of having to figure out where you should store the cot once you’re back at home.


In summary,

Hiring a cot for your baby at a hotel while on a trip is a good idea, especially if you don’t travel frequently. But before making the decision to hire you should do some research that involves reading online reviews and recommendations.

While pictures posted on a hotel website are deceiving, that may not be the case with reviews and recommendations from customers who’ve been there.

Here at Bed Hire, we are Europe’s leading folding bed hire company. We provide some of the top hotels in the UK with folding beds and you with a good night’s sleep. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, get in touch today on 0208 933 8888 or pop us an email at

Temporary Need A Bed? Here’s The Solution…

Beautiful brunette girl lies in bed in a mask for sleep.

Rent A Bed?


There are times when you may temporarily need some extra sleeping space. Buying beds or cots when such situations happen would not make sense if you only require them for a short time. The most practical and convenient thing to do would be to hire a bed. In this article, you will learn more about why hiring beds is a great idea, as well as situations where hiring is better than buying. Let’s get into it.

If you’re in a situation where you are wondering whether or not you should rent a bed, here are some reasons why you may want to hire one.

No Extra Storage Space Required


When buying big items that are not likely to be used often it can be hard to find the extra space for storage.

Even if you’re using folding beds, you’ll still need quite a substantial amount of storage space, especially when dealing with several of them. Rather than buying the beds, hiring would be a great alternative as you can just send them back after use.

It’s Convenient


Imagine you owned a hotel and needed several beds to accommodate your extra guests during peak season. Buying new beds for such a purpose would seem ridiculous as you’d need to put in a lot more effort into making the right purchase. 

The process would involve a lot of time just purchasing the beds, as well as worrying about storage during less busy periods. In such a case, using a bed hire service would be much more convenient.

High-quality Sleeping Option


Buying a bed outright can be a big financial commitment. You have to spend time making sure you are purchasing a good quality product. Whereas, we guarantee that all our beds available to hire are high-quality and better options in the short term.

Young woman sleeping in bed at night. Sleeping time



Most of the companies that offer bed hire services use beds that have a fold away option for ease of transport and storage. This means you don’t have to assemble and disassemble the beds after receiving them and when sending them back.

Folding beds offer versatility that may not be possible with other types of beds. Also, you can use a folding bed as an ottoman or a chair, depending on what works for you.

Peace Of Mind


The greatest benefit of hiring guest beds is the peace of mind that comes with doing so. You don’t have to worry about what you’ll do with the beds or where you’ll store them when they are not in use. You can rest assured that you won’t have any trouble reclaiming the space in your home once your guests are gone. 


When Can I Hire A Bed?


1. When travelling


Renting a cot is a great idea if you are planning on travelling with an infant, as I’m sure you’ll have a lot more to carry. 

2. Renovation


If you’re renovating your house and don’t want to keep moving your beds from one room to another, you can rent folding beds instead. They are easy to store, transport, and will make the renovation process less of a headache. 

3. When you have visitors


Accommodating visitors is never an easy thing, especially when you’re short on sleeping space. You can make such occasions easy to deal with by renting folding beds. You don’t have to break your back just to ensure that your visitors are sleeping comfortably. 

4. Sleepovers


If you have a child, it’s more than likely that they will want their friends to stay over. In such a case, you can rent a folding bed during the summer holidays when sleepovers are likely to happen, to make sure your child’s friends sleep comfortably. You could also rent a fold-able mattress for your child so they can take it with them when heading out for a sleepover as well.


The above information should come in handy for anyone who is wondering why hiring beds is a good idea. If you simply need a short term solution for extra sleeping space, using a bed hire service is the best way to go. Not only will you get the peace of mind that you so much deserve, but you will also save some money that you can use for other purposes. Here at Bed Hire, we have some of the best fold-able beds available to hire. So, if you are considering hiring a bed, give us a call on 0208 933 8888 or visit our contact page for more information.