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What age for this bed?
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:33 AM
Depends on the child. If they're a daredevil or not, if they're accident prone or not etc. I'd say 4-5 though.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:39 AM
Just remember these sorts of beds are a PITA to make - my 2 year old has a helicopter bed and tucking the sheets into the side is so damn hard because its built into a box IYKWIM - I can never get them pulled in tightly.
But love the design of that bed - awesome !
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:45 AM
I love idea of these beds but i wouldnt put my DS in one til he was about 5-6. He wakes during the night and comes into my bed. I wouldnt be ok with knowing he had to climb down while still half asleep.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:50 AM
These beds are also awful if a young child is sick. Trying to get up and carry them out of it in the middle of the night can be difficult.
As OP says making the bed is also something to consider.
Personally I would say 6years and over.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:51 AM
I have heard it said, I don't know where, but it is better for the child to be 7 or over be on a top bunk. I think it had something to do with awareness, spatial and night waking.
That being said, it would definitely depend on the child. I would not have my 4.5 year old on top bunk as she is a little clumsy, especially at night. She may be able to go into the top bunk at 7 but I it may be later given who she is. The 2.5 year old- I'm sure she is part monkey and would be fine in a year or two.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:53 AM
school aged I would say.
Pain to make the bed though and if your child is sick, you need another bed somewhere else because that would be a crap one to keep going to a million times in the night.
A friend had a similar one. They sold it on Gumtree after 6 months and replaced it with a regular bed. Her daughter was 7 yo when that happened.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:02 PM
Never, it would be a back breaker for me.
But for people with healthy backs, I'd say a child 7+, I'd want a pretty responsible child for that with the extra bonus of being able to properly make the bed.
I decided to have simple and cheap furniture for dd until she is at an age when she has greater needs (ie not just toy storage) and can have an input into the style (as it will take her through her teenage years).
She's almost ready so she might be getting a bedroom setting for her 9th birthday. But not like the one above though even though it looks nice.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:08 PM
Knowing how much my just turned 6yo DS moves around in bed (often ending up on the floor) I would say at least 7+
Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:13 AM
We got one like that at six. With a fitted sheet and a quilt it's easy to change.
But don't get one with drawers in the stairs - imagine trying to safely come down the stairs if one drawer was open. And imagine a child carefully always closing every drawer...
Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:21 AM
While it looks cool I can see lots of drawbacks to that bed. Not only the making- normal bunks are annoying, but being in a box up high like that would be a mess!
The drawers on the steps look worrying too! What is a drawer was accidently left open a bit, child comes down in the night and trips. I could see broken ankles and legs quite easily.
But to answer the original question- I would have a 6-7 year old in a top bunk, depending on the child.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:59 AM
I don't think I'd ever consider a bed like that. I think the novelty would wear off very quickly.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:06 AM
My 9 year old has a similar one - slightly lower than the one you're looking at. http://www.harveynorman.com.au/oxford-sing...orkstation.html
Not entering into the age thing, but they are a pain to make (DS does his own), not great if they're unwell and you're trying to reach them and REALLY not good if you have ceiling fans in the room!
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:44 AM
My best friend got one for her DH(shift work) and it was a PITA to assemble, disassemble, clean, make etc Not to mention you need high ceilings as it is quite tall.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:45 AM
My daughter was looking at a bed like this for her 6 year old, but it would be very hard to handle a sick child in this bed and my grandson is a sleep walker and would certainly fall down those steps half asleep. They may be good for a couple of years, but then you have to transition to a bigger bed to accommodate a teenager. Not worth the money IMO.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:50 AM
My parents got me a bed like that when I was 7 (not quite that high, though). I started sleepwalking 6 months later, and fell out of it!
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:45 PM
I think by the time they are old enough they'd be too big for it to be worth buying.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:49 PM
My DS climbed in this last week while we were bed shopping. He is 5.5 and we felt it was to high. Awesome Bec though its got everything!
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:58 PM
Around 7. It would be a PITA to make, plus it looks like it would be very enclosed and hence very hot up there. We live in Tassie and DD1 (when she was on the top) and now DD2 moan all the time they are too hot on the top bunk and routinely do the nuddie sleep or with no bedding. My 7 year old has just graduated to the top bunk, her 3.5 yr old sister on the bottom. I absolutely detest making it.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:01 PM
Although the suitable minimum age to use a bunk bed can vary greatly depending on a child's maturity and development, using the upper bed or a raised bed is generally not recommended for children under nine years old and definitely not recommended for children under six years old.
from Product safety Australia
Personally I dont like it.
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