i have just allowed DS to sleep in the top bunk...he is 8.
It does somewhat depend on the child, but, there is so much to take into consideration and all it takes is one "silly moment" and they can be seriously hurt.
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17-06-2012 20:49 #11Senior Member
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17-06-2012 20:49 #12
We actually already have bunk beds. Beds that can be separate or can be bunks. I'm not sure what I was thinking when we bought them in the first place, because I hate bunk beds.
The thing that concerns me about DS1 is not him falling out (which is what DH thinks I"m worried about) but he can't use the sheets and blankets properly - we have to go in and fix them up at least once every night - and I don't want to see them hanging over the bed and him falling out because of the sheets. If that makes sense.
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17-06-2012 21:04 #14
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17-06-2012 21:08 #15
Accordingly to DD's "loft" style bunk bed (with a desk underneath) it's age 12.
DD is not quite 7.
There have been absolutely no accidents on it... but she only ever fell out of her bed once as a toddler too. It has railings so she couldn't fall out anyway, more like "fall down," the ladder part. But all has been well.
We got it simply to give her more room - it has a few cupboards and a desk under it so it saves room... giving her more floor space for play.
TBH, I think the recommendations are there for a reason, but individual children need to be taken into consideration. DD would be fine in a top bunk, I believe.
17-06-2012 21:11 #16
I know of at least six children under 5 who sleep on the top bunk they simply have a railing so I guess it's up to the individual
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17-06-2012 21:22 #19
My son still has a scar from when mil put him at 6 years old on a top bunk with no rails. He got a decent cut (glued) and a slight concussion. Thats where the 'your paranoid he will be right attitude gets you!'
I think around 8 as long as he isn't small for his age and always with safety bars. Bunks are great when used correctly!
17-06-2012 21:33 #20
My DS was in a loft style bed at 4 years. We lived in a one bedroom house.... he need somewhere to sleep so i put his bed up and over mine.
There were never any issues.
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