I'm a fan of loft beds (top bunk with no bottom bunk) to allow the space underneath to be used. Six of my children (and myself) have them, with the second youngest receiving hers for her 3rd birthday - though hers is only 135cm, the others are 165cm high.
My baby is only 2yo and she isn't allowed in her sisters beds. Occasionally she decides she want to - likely because they've encouraged her - but we all have to be stern with her and she stops.
However, since heat rises and it is quite hot at the moment, Miss16 has been sleeping on a foam mattress on her bedroom floor, as it is too hot in her bed.
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22-02-2011 19:58 #21Senior Member
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22-02-2011 21:22 #24
I boys have been in a bunk since 3.5 and 2. DS1 up top, DS2 down the bottom.
The rule is they only go up top to sleep and they abide by that.
The top rail goes all the way around apart from the gap where the ladder joins.
DS1 who is now 5 has been able to go up and down the ladder during the night to use the loo since he started sleeping up there.
25-01-2012 18:02 #25
DS has had a bunk bed since he was 4.5 and as you know, that kid never stops moving. But we've never had an issue with his bed. I'm planning on getting rid of his old bunk soon and getting him one of those cute ikea ones with the star canopies. When he's grown out of it I'll get him a double and DD1 can have it
21-01-2013 17:36 #26
My youngest girls have a set of bunks and they are 5 and 4. Turning 5 and 6 this year. Have been in bunks for around 6 months now.
28-01-2013 16:45 #27Senior Member
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Kids & bunk beds
I just got some that are only 1.2 m high - low lying bunks
28-01-2013 17:34 #28
Kids & bunk beds
You mentioned a trundle, which we have. We have a king single King Koil Overnighter. It's fantastic. You can pull out the trundle (which is a proper innerspring mattress, not foam like the other ones I had seen) and put up the legs to make it as tall as the bed. So it can actually be used as a double bed for guests.
Being a king single it will suit him when he is a big tall teenager
09-09-2016 22:02 #29
We recently got mr 5.5 a double/single bunk.
He knows he sleeps on the bottom only (which is easy because he likes someone laying with him putting him to sleep hence the double)
He's only allowed up the top if reading a book or quiet activity by himself ..... because he lives being up there.
He's not allowed up if there's people over.
He's stuck to these rules well so far.
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