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to use this bed for 9yo ds....

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CocktailQueen Fri 17-Jun-16 09:05:26

Or is it too girly??

He's moving rooms and the bed is currently his sister's...

BikeRunSki Fri 17-Jun-16 09:06:37

It's fine, I'd use it. What shape is the cut out in the headboard?

BikeRunSki Fri 17-Jun-16 09:07:33

Oh it's a star. That's fine.

SouperSal Fri 17-Jun-16 09:09:40

What shape wouldn't have been fine, Bike?

lostindevon Fri 17-Jun-16 09:09:53

I don't think it's girly at all.

19lottie82 Fri 17-Jun-16 09:11:55

Does your DS like it?

CocktailQueen Fri 17-Jun-16 09:18:19

Yes, ds likes it. I just suddenly wondered if it was OK.

TBH he's just moved out of a single bed that had daisies on the headboard as we bought it for dd too, so a star won't faze him!!

Poor boy, doomed to second-hand bed frames...

Witchend Fri 17-Jun-16 09:45:43

I don't think ds would mind it. However why don't you get him a new one and keep that as his sisters. If he's always had second hand ones that would surely be fairer. (can you tell I'm a second child!)

Gruffalosgrandma Fri 17-Jun-16 10:01:04

You could always make it more "his" by letting him choose some really nice stickers to put on it. Lots to choose from on Amazon, etc.

CocktailQueen Fri 17-Jun-16 10:03:18

Because we've already bought his sister a new one!

We have bought him other new furniture for his new room - he's not entirely hard done by smile

And he has football and dino stickers to personalise his new room...

Tuiles Fri 17-Jun-16 10:05:00

I would update with paint or stickers it to make it new to him. It would even be possible to remove the round bedknobs to give it a more modern aesthetic.

steppemum Fri 17-Jun-16 10:11:21

I would paint the bed. Then it really becomes his.

SolomanDaisy Fri 17-Jun-16 10:14:30

It's just a plain wooden bed frame, what is girly about that? My DS had a white wooden bed with pink covers that he chose himself. His penis hasn't dropped off.

CocktailQueen Fri 17-Jun-16 11:14:08

I was wondering about the star cut-outs, Daisy

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 17-Jun-16 11:36:29

shock it was just shy of £500 before it was reduced to £325.

IMO , it is too childish , I'd buy similar for a younger child but when my DS was 9yo he was in one of those cabin bed styles with a desk underneath .

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 17-Jun-16 11:38:22

Oh, you already have the bed (ignore me, every other bugger does)

YY paint it, cover the bedends in pictures of his SuperHero type pictures that you can remove when he gets bored of them.

Andro Fri 17-Jun-16 12:25:23

DD is 9, she would think it's babyish - I dread to think what ds's opinion would have been at the same age.

FireTruckOhFireTruck Fri 17-Jun-16 17:38:54

It looks fine - perhaps re-paint to make it feel "new"

Magtheridon Fri 17-Jun-16 18:22:59

Why is your son getting second hand beds? but your daughter gets the new ones?
Surely you should work out a budget and get them both new ones if they're both getting 'new rooms' depending on the amount you have spare?

I don't think it looks like a bed for a 9 year old boy. it looks very.. young/toddler like. Maybe let him pick a colour to paint it in?

Notbigandnotclever Fri 17-Jun-16 18:35:26

I don't think it's girly but it does look childish tbh. I thought it was a toddler bed.

Also be careful of always giving your DS his sisters cast offs! Doesn't seem fair if she always gets the new things and he gets lumped with hers. I bought 2beds for that price when doing kids rooms.

tinyterrors Fri 17-Jun-16 19:50:03

It's fine for a boy but it's very childish, i thought it was a toddler bed. My 7 year old ds would say it's for a baby.

I'm with pp on asking why you buy your dd new beds but your ds only gets her old ones? I'm not against hand me downs for younger siblings but your ds currently has his sister's old bed and she got a new one, now she's getting another new bed so he's stuck with another of her old beds. If you can afford over £300 for a new bed it would be much fairer to buy two new cheaper beds, or tell your dd it's ds's turn for a new bed.

SavoyCabbage Fri 17-Jun-16 20:02:07

It's quite babyish but if I already had it I would probably use it. Or maybe I'd put it on eBay and get another one for him.

CocktailQueen Fri 17-Jun-16 23:22:51

OK, thanks. It's not actually babyish in the flesh, so to speak. It's a lovely, well made bed. DD is 12 and still likes the bed; doesn't think it's babyish.

Painting would be no good - the surface is really nice, and painting it would look crap.

DS isn't hard done by - I was joking earlier? hmm - the dc have roughly similar amounts spent on them, according to what they need.

DS has a new desk, for example, whereas dd's one was a Freecycle bargain!

DD is getting a new double bed as ds is moving into what was our spare room, so we still have a double bed for guests - dd will move out of her room then. Swings and roundabouts...

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