that would help I think - but I still wouldn't for dd (she climbs too much as it is)
ATEOTD only you know your two year old - does the fact that your are asking mean you are not sure or that you are asking for confirmation of the decision you have made? (said in the nicest possible non-confrontational or offensive way)
I have no idea what he will be like in a bed - we're putting him in a normal single for the first time in two weeks, with bed rails, whilst on holiday. It might not work out at all, but we need new furniture for him now as his is being passed down the line would like to get him settled in a bed before new baby is born, as even though it won't be going straight into his cot we don't want him even associating it really.
He's only just two, he's good climber as well etc etc but he's a fantastic sleeper. In all honesty 60cm doesn't seem to high to me until I noticed the warning on it. Especially as other beds such as divans are usually this high (granted you probably wouldn't stick a two year old in a nice divan!)
Will probably have to consider it after the holiday, just cannot fight a normal heighted bed we like at all.
My reasoning is that I have a divan of that height and dd has trouble getting into it (she has to claw her way up holding on to covers etc) and I wouldn't like to see her getting out during the night. Having said that all beds seem to be quite high ATM (trendy I guess?)
DS has an extending childs bed from IKEA (metal bedstead) which is quite low (20/30 cms ish) however I don't particularly like it and I got it simply as a cheap and easy option to fill a need because I couldn't find something I liked.
yes but the mattress you buy isn't that much either - it is still cheaper than the one you are looking at - if you could stand it for around 3 years then ds would be about big enough for just about any bed you liked and so you could have the pick of any bed out there
I would, with a bed guard and cushions like you suggest. It's not much higher than a standard bed, TBH.
Dses both have the cheapest sprung mattresses on their argos beds, and although they're too soft for my liking, dh loves them. He reckons they're comfier than our orthopaedic mattress, but he's always liked spongy beds whereas I prefer something just short of rock-hard. Dses have no complaints, but then again I've never actually asked them about it.
Securlurking, we have exactly the same one for ds. he went into it when he was 3. he's not really tall. we just put a bed guard on it to start with. he's fallen off it twice in the last year (without the bed guard) but we just picked him up without him even waking up and no bruises at all the next morning. hth.