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Old 07-15-2011, 01:39 PM   #1
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what size bed for older children?

We have a toddler bed in his room now, which has never been used. I am looking to upgrade his bed for when he actually does decide to sleep in it. His current bed is too small for a 4 year old...esp. one that has been used to cosleeping in a king sized bed.

what size did you go with and why? twin or full/queen?

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Old 07-15-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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Twins for all of mine. Makes it easier to find cute bedding for them.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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twin! My DD's crib converted into a full and it was just a pain, I sent it with her dad when he moved and bought a twin for our house.

Cheaper and way easier to find cute bedding Plus if kids ever have to share a room it's much easier- our two girls will be sharing a room so I just put everyone in twin size
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Twin. Her room is pretty small - there wouldn't be much room to play with a full in it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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We will be converting to a full soon. Ideally in a year we would like the boys to sleep together on the full. If we were buying a new bed, I'd probably go twin though. I never need bigger than a twin until I started sharing a bed with DH.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:25 PM   #6
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My boys have twins - and honestly i slept in a twin size until i got married (twin growing up then twin in dorms and furnished apps in college).... i don't understand the whole "larger bed" idea unless you frequently sleep WITH your child (i have a friend who does this) and then in that case i understand the larger beds. Even as teenagers i do not intend to get my children bigger beds..... twins were good enough for me, they are good enough for them too!
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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Re: what size bed for older children?

When we moved ODD out of the toddler bed, she went into a twin. When we moved DS out of the toddler bed, he got ODD's twin and she got a full because my grandparents gifted DH and I with a new bed, so she played pass the bed. When we moved and were ready to move YDD into a regular bed, the girls got bunk beds, so now all the kids are in twins. Works best in this house, anyway, as the full would've left very little room in the girls' bedroom.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:56 PM   #8
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We won't be getting bigger beds when they are teenagers either
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My sister and I both grew up with full sized beds, and my parents would use one or the other to out out of town guests. My sister and I would sleep together. It was also nice when friends came to sleep over.

DS is in a full bed because it's what we had at the time. DD is in a twin, and I much prefer the full. It makes it easier to snuggle and read stories, plus I have an extra bed for the times I have more than just my parents visiting - like my sister.
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All 3 girls have twins. Mine don't "need" a larger size so that is why we chose twin. Also, everything costs less for a twin. It also gives them more space in their rooms and when they go to college, they don't feel that their bed is tiny in their dorm room.
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