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    king single at 2y 8m (with a trundle). he went straight from cot (sides up) into the bed as we didn’t see the point of transitioning to a toddler bed then having to do another transition down the track. no guard rail here, he’s only rolled out once and that was recently.

    advantage of a trundle is we used to use it to lay next to him
    to go to sleep and as he gets
    bigger there’s ability to have a friend stay over in his room. we figure a king single should last him til he’s 12-13 hopefully. the other great thing about having a king single is that he’s wet the bed a few times at night and rather than having to change the bed in the middle of the night, we just pull out the trundle and he sleeps on that and we can deal with the mess the next day. would also work with spew/gastro etc.

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    Thanks ladies, I think we will be going bed shopping. I don’t expect it to fix her sleep but at least we can lay down rather than sit in the chair beside her cot.

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    fwiw we used a foam single mattress next to ds’ cot so we could lay down and try and get a bit of sleep on nights where we had work the next day. helped him sleep a bit better and we felt more rested too.

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    If her room is big enough to leave some floor space for play or to fit a desk when she's older, get a double!

    My eldest 2 have bunk beds, and they still end up sleeping in one bed most nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    If her room is big enough to leave some floor space for play or to fit a desk when she's older, get a double!

    My eldest 2 have bunk beds, and they still end up sleeping in one bed most nights.
    Yep there will be room.

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    King single for the boy, I moved him into that ~19 months he wasn't sleeping well in the cot he had, and would get upset if he couldn't get out which is a problem at night since I have no natural hearing.
    I rarely lay in his bed with him I sit with him until he's asleep on the floor next to his bed.

    Though one small thing I have done is put a step next to his bed to make it easier for him to get in on his own.

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    If you guys are tall I would recommend king single as they are longer than double. We have king singles and I still lie down with my kids at night and there’s loads of room. They are 11, 9, 6. These beds will last them a long time and all have a trundle as well.

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    Default Toddler bed

    Definitely recommend king singles, they’re not just good for parents lying beside, but also for when the kids get older and have s friends sleeping over, they can top and tail or siblings sleeping in. Kids also tend to sit on their beds when their friends are over and the king singles we bought the kids when they were toddlers are so robust and still going strong and as the PP said, they’re nice and long.

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    We went king singles and I wish I had gone a double. I usually lay curled up at bottom of bed though rather than next to them.

    I moved DD2 up I think before she was even 1 because she was such a terrible sleeper. I had nothing to lose. DD2 I moved her to a new room (I was pregnant with DD2) and onto a mattress on the floor at about 18 months.

    Not matter what age you move them you will still go through the phase of them working out they can get out of bed

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    We moved ds1 into a regular single bed....He used to want us to lay with him to go to sleep... We got sick of being squashed so then upgraded to a trio bunk (double on bottom single on top) that can separate into a double bed and a single bed also.

    He doesn't have much floor space though. But we've managed to squeeze a desk in for him.

    Ds2 went into a regular single. He is happy to go to bed on his own most nights.


 

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