Jump to content
Bunk beds for teenagers...what do yours have?
8 replies to this topic
Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:44 PM
Can people who actually have teenagers in bunk beds suggest or point me in the right direction on what is good please thanks
Oh and do they complain??? Are girls better at bunking than boys?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:23 PM
I can't recommend any specific bunks but my 13 year old son is already 170cm tall and nearly 50kg so you would want to get some bunks with a pretty good weight rating for the top bunk. We bought captain's beds for our boys at the end of 2009 thinking they would last them for their teenage years but the ones we bought turn out to not really be suitable once the kids start getting heavier. The slats on both beds near the ladders have snapped because most of their weight goes onto the bed at that one point when they are climbing off the ladder onto the bed.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:34 PM
I'd recommend checking out eBay/ Gumtree/ second-hand shops for older style heavy pine bunks. I bought 2 sets of these for my kids: they're chunky, very solid heavy pine, weigh a ton and not at all rickety and seemingly unbreakable. I don't think you can buy new bunks made like that anymore. Mine cost $120 second-hand, they're gold.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:37 PM
One of my DD's has the bunk bed with the double bed on bottom and single bed on top.
I have seen some really cool ones with desks/drawers etc in them.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:12 PM
Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:56 PM.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:49 AM
We bought a Bunkers bunk bed secondhand for our sons when they were 5 and 7. Very solid slats and construction and lasts. I have boys and they liked sharing then, though they had had separate rooms. They decide to move back into separate rooms in early teens., so younger one got his own single. One son is now 5'10 (177cm) and is fine sleeping in the upper bunk - not too tall and there's no footboard. Younger one is 6'2 (188) and on occasions when he has to sleep in the lower bunk (e.g. family staying) finds it a bit limiting with a footboard on the bottom bunk.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:02 AM
As mentioned by pp you will need sturdy bunks for teens as they are essentially adults.
I would be looking at bunker lowline or corner style bunks in king single size to give them a bit more room in bed.
Bunkers are not cheap but have an excellent reputation.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:11 AM
Almost a teenager here (certainly acts like one) lol.
We bought a king single from forty winks and underneath it has a desk and shelf. It certainly was money well spent.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:36 AM
I had a Bunkers bed and it was very sturdy. Not as modern looking but excellent quality.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.
Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.
A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.
The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.
Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.
It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.
A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.
While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.
Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.
A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.
Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family"
When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.
Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.
Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?
Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.
If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.
When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.
Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?
Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.
There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.
Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.
Top 5 Articles
Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.
A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.
Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago
To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.
Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.
All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.
Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.
Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.
What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.
From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.
Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.
Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.
After children, 'me time' looks a little different.
A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.
It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time
This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.