Right now, my two girls (Lily, 3.5 years, and Celine, 2 years) have their own bedrooms and both sleep in regular beds. Celine’s is just a twin mattress on the floor, while Lily’s bed is our pre-children queen bed on a frame. Eventually we will need to buy furniture for their rooms.
It seems logical to try to put them in a room together—Lily’s bedroom is certainly big enough for two, and it would open up Celine’s very small bedroom to be a play area. And as far as beds, my husband wants to fulfill his lifelong dream for bunkbeds through his children. He immediately sees the fun side of bunking, like making a fort with the bedsheets.
But I see:
- Fall hazards
- Arguments over who gets which bunk
- An even longer bedtime routine if both are not ready for bed at the same time (Celine still naps)
- Pain in butt to make/change the top bed
I ask you, Jersey Moms, what’s your experience with bunkbeds and shared bedrooms?
This is an original post for Jersey Moms Blog by Darla, a New Jersey mom.
Photo credit given to BunkBedspedia.