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Top Bunk - How Old Does Child Have to Be?

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ThreeistheNumber Wed 30-Sep-09 15:38:37

Am thinking of moving my two DDs in to the same room. Tried it when they were younger and it was a disaster but they are now 5 and nearly 3 so hopefully may settle better.
Does anyone know how old a child should be before they sleep in a top bunk?
Also any advice about bunks or siblings sharing in general would be appreciated!
It is basically bunk beds or we have to move house when DC3 arrives!

sweetkitty Wed 30-Sep-09 15:44:41

I think it all depends on the child TBH

DD1 was 4 and half, DD2 3 when they went into bunks.

We had RULES, no jumping on the beds, no swinging on the bars, one person at a time on the ladders, they have been fine so far, they love their bunks and love sharing even if we got a bigger house I think they would chose to share now (teenage years may prove me wrong)

DD2 falls asleep straight away, DD1 can read and sing for a bit without disturbing her

HecatesTwopenceworth Wed 30-Sep-09 15:44:52




general view seems to be from about 5 or 6.

TanteRose Wed 30-Sep-09 15:46:26

My two were 4.5 and 3 yrs too. Have rules and they will be fine

Fennel Wed 30-Sep-09 15:48:52

mine were all 3 ok from 4 on the top bunk. We had strict rules about jumping, and an alternative place for permitted bouncing. they were sensible enough. noone ever fell out.

ThreeistheNumber Wed 30-Sep-09 15:51:51

Thank you. I think they would be OK with rules as suggested. DD1 is very sensible but also a little timid. She might take a little time to get used to it. DD2 would be swinging from the top bunk if allowed. Just found a pink bunk bed so that make up for losing their own room!

ThingOne Wed 30-Sep-09 15:53:10

My DS2 is 3.4 and is not going near a top bunk for a long time. That's just him though wink.

sweetkitty Wed 30-Sep-09 16:01:17

DD2 was fine about losing her room, they both chose their own new duvet covers and we made a big thing about the little room being for babies and having a big girl room. She moved in with DD1 about 4 months before DD3 moved into the little room. Also made a big thing about her helping move all her toys across too. Oh they both chose a new plaque for the door too.

Often we go up and they are snuggled up in the one bed smile

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