Bunk beds??

Kimberly - posted on 07/30/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




My son is going to soon be outgrowing his toddler bed and I am not sure what kind of bed to get him. I'm thinking one that has two places to sleep so when he has sleepovers his friends can have a bed and not the floor. I'm not sure whether bunk beds or just a trundle would be better or just go straight to a double so I won't have to buy another one?? I'm iffy about the bunk beds because I'm afraid he will jump off of it? Anyone with experience have any suggestions?? I know this isn't the biggest dilemma but I don't want to waste my money.


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Ann - posted on 06/13/2011




We purchased a captans bed for my son and he loved it! The drawers were just the right size for his clothes at the time (@ 7 he has outgrown most of them). I love the fact that when we had a lot of kids over, we could push the bottem bunk under the top and the beds took up the same amount of room as a twin bed. I had the top bunk for when cousins spent the night. An added bonus if you have the space, push the bottem bunk across the room, hang a blanket down from the top bunk and have a special hide-away for camping out!

Belinda - posted on 07/31/2009




We had to put our daughters in bunk beds due to room space when we had twins. I hate them. They are hard to make. I can no longer sit on the bed and read, talk and pray to my daughters. My eldest who is just 9 is frightened to be in bed (top bunk) when she is sick. Safety wise not had a problem but I would never put my twin boys in them when older I could see problems with jumping off and broken limbs.

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If you really want to do the bunkbed thing get a set that you can take apart, that way you can just put the top bunk on when you think he will have a better understanding of safety (or also depending on how much he rolls in his sleep)

I believe the minimum age is 6 years old (for the top bunk) you could even just take off the stairs (if you get the right set) so that its harder for him to get into trouble until he is ready.

Sharon - posted on 07/30/2009




We did the bunkbeds. My boys were threatened within an inch of their lives if they were caught leaping off it, they were gonna get it! They've had bunk beds for 6 years now with no issues.

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