Bunk Beds

  1. I was just wondering if any of your children sleep in bunk beds and if so how old were they when you put them in them.
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Due to small house and growing family, our son was 18 months old when he first slept on the bottom bunk, to get him used to it before new baby arrived four months later. The baby stayed in his crib in same room till HE was about 2, then the older child (now 4) moved up to the top bunk (ALL rails up, and one side against the wall!).
    Good luck! -- D
  4. by   Danamegg
    My sons got bunk beds when they were 6 and 3 years old respectively. The eldest one slept on the top bed and never had an accident. (Many moons ago!)
  5. by   kjseam
    Thanks guys. Anybody else? My son is 4 and it was time to move him from his toddler bed a long time ago but we just got around to it (lack of funds... I am sure some of you understand) so my husband goes to buy a twin bed and decided while he was there buying the bed that since my daughter is 2 and a half and is ready for a big girl bed as well that he would just get bunk beds. I checked the consumer product safety commision and the bed he got has all of the safety features that they suggested. I am just worried that my son(who is on top bunk) will get hurt. There is a guard rail all on both sides. I dont know if I am just worrying too much or not but it cant be seperated or returned. Am I just a worry wort?
  6. by   dianah
    Depends on your son. My oldest sleeps like a log, hardly turns over, falls asleep immediately when his head hits the pillow. My youngest, on the other hand, is a restless sleeper and takes a while to fall asleep. When we stayed at hotels/motels when kids were younger I always propped chairs and extra blankets for padding, at the side of the bed (his brother was on the other side), so he wouldn't fall out of bed. I also checked on him 2 - 3 times a night, often re-positioning him in bed when he'd maneuver himself over too close to the foot or edge of the bed. As I said, he's a restless sleeper. We put the lowest bunk as close to the floor as possible (even thought of padding the floor next to the bed), so if the youngest fell out, he wouldn't fall far. I didn't let him on the top bunk till he was 6 or 7, for the above reason(s).
    Don't know what else to tell you - go with your gut. Again, good luck! -- D
  7. by   Cynthiann
    I have a bunk bed given to me by some relatives for my 2 & 3 year old sons. To tell you the truth, they won't be using it for another 3 or 4 years at least. For awhile I was wondering when was the appropriate time to use it. What finalized my decision was when my cousin had to take her 2 yo son to the ER. He was playing on the bunk bed and fell face first into a wooden floor. Luckily all they had to do was sew the inside of his cheek together. At first she thought he might of bit his tounge off because there was so much blood. She told me the doctor said that's one of the most common injuries along with trampoline injuries.