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ivfbabymomma1 Mon 18-May-20 20:38:27

I was just wondering if there is any reason why a toddler can't have a double bed?

Background. My baby sleeps in his cot in his own room but second baby on the way and I want to give the baby his nursery at 6 months and move my son into the spare room and make him his own room & decorate it etc

In the spare room is a nice double bed and an expensive mattress and it seems
Daft to get rid of that for a toddler bed? (3 bedroom house so no where else to keep it)

But I will if it's safer but what do you think? It's a low double bed and quite small if that makes sense like it's a little wooden one not a bulky one!

Posting here for traffic!

Thank you!!

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Alice12070 Mon 18-May-20 20:46:47

I personally would just put the toddler in the double bed? As long as one side is against the wall and theres a guard on the other side of the bed I dont see a problem? I think toddler beds are a waste of money as they grow out them so quickly

TwoKidsStillStanding Mon 18-May-20 20:48:23

I think it’s safe, though you might want to consider bed guards if you’re worried about him falling out. It would certainly give more flexibility for situations like guests. But I suppose it depends on why you want the baby in the other bedroom and whether you need to retain a double bed.

Could you fit a cot in there as well as a double bed? Because the other option would be to put the baby in that room and then you have a bed for if you need to co-sleep. You keep your older child in the same bedroom for the time being.

Alternatively, you could get rid of the double and get something like a Hemnes day bed from Ikea, so you have a full size single most of the time but can make it into a double when you need to.

sleepismysuperpower1 Mon 18-May-20 20:49:09

there is a thread from a while ago on a similar topic, will link it below. The only thing I might do would be put him into a toddler sleeping sack like this, or put a toddler/ single duvet cover on the bed rather than a double as they can be quite big/heavy for LOs.
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/cots_and_beds_chat/917462-Any-Reason-Why-a-Toddler-Shouldn-39-t-Sleep-in

Drivingdownthe101 Mon 18-May-20 20:50:11

A double bed is fine, just put a bed guard on if you’re worried about rolling out?
Both mine went in full size singles at around 20 months. One never rolled out, one always did so she had a bed guard for a few months.

ivfbabymomma1 Mon 18-May-20 23:08:39

Hi all!

Thank you so much for your advice! I'm thinking it all through/googling your suggested products now!

Thank you!!

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JagerPlease Tue 19-May-20 13:12:31

I've just moved my 3 year old into a double, as it's then useable for guests, and a vague attempt to make my own bed less exciting so he might stay in his all night. The first bit works, the latter not so much.

Wynston Tue 19-May-20 13:19:39

Seen as my children have pretty much always slept in my double bed I cant see why a double bed would pose any risk?
I think it would be useful.....we play musical beds in our house so maybe im not the best for advice!

OneandTwenty Tue 19-May-20 13:20:31

the reason why most parents stick to a toddler or single bed is because it's much cheaper and many kids rooms are too small, not because it's necessarily safer.

Mypathtriedtokillme Tue 19-May-20 13:27:53

My 3 year old and 6 year old sleep in a double beds.
It’s more comfortable for giving them a cuddle, reading a bedtime story, if they are unwell you or your partner can comfort them in their own room and sleep in semi-comfort (well as comfortable as sleeping with a whirling dervish is)
We use a biggish foam rail under the fitted sheet.

MolotovMocktail Tue 19-May-20 14:26:14

The double bed is fine. You could get a larger fitted sheet then stuff pillows under it around the edges to stop him rolling off, we used to do this when travelling so we didn’t have to drag around a travel cot.

ivfbabymomma1 Tue 19-May-20 22:55:29

Hi all!

Thank you all very much! Double bed it is!!

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VicesReturning Wed 20-May-20 06:59:14

My son would have loved a double bed at that age!!! He loved to sprall out !!!! He went into a big single at age 17months, but if I'd already had a double he'd have has that!

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