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Loft bed: minimum age?

Do your kids have a loft bed? How old did they start to sleep in?
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

We went to look at some when in the UK for our grandson aged 5 1/2 and the salesman advised us not to get one- or if we did, to get one with a very well designed ladder, sloping not straight down. He said there were many accidents with young kids getting up at night to go to toilet and forgetting that they are 'up there'.
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Old 09.12.2011, 22:49
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

I was keen as there are many really cute ones out there and they can save so much space! I remember seeing one that looked like a princess castle and instead of having a bottom bunk, it was a play area enclosed with some beautiful drapes.

I ended up deciding against it for the exact reason Odile mentioned.
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Old 09.12.2011, 22:55
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

Depends on the kid, really. Mine really took a liking to her cousin's loft at age 4 which, in spite of my horror, worked out very well. She started out on the bottom and we found her in the top bunk every morning and she knew how to come down on her own, too. I'd say if the kid is really thrilled about the idea and you explain the force of gravity to them...why not? Kids are smarter than we give them credit for and we all experienced similar dangers when we were kids and managed to survive.
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

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We went to look at some when in the UK for our grandson aged 5 1/2 and the salesman advised us not to get one- or if we did, to get one with a very well designed ladder, sloping not straight down. He said there were many accidents with young kids getting up at night to go to toilet and forgetting that they are 'up there'.
Well, you only make that kind of mistake once. Seriously, have we become so soft on kids that we don't even allow them the fun of bunk beds because they might 'forget' they're in one and fall? I did that when I was in first year uni and still drunk. I fell at least 10 feet and managed to survive. And I only did that once. (especially since my rookie never, ever let me forget the incident. ). Kids fall, they have accidents. I'm still proud of a few of my own scars. When did parenting become such a chore at keeping your kids from experiencing any sort of injury? My husband and I wonder about this often.
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

I don't have any advice, just some fond memories to share.
My sister and I shared a bedroom when we were children and we had a bunk bed. It was our favourite piece of furniture, we played endlessly on it. I particularly remembered her 'circus shows': she would put on some music and strike various hilarious poses. I don't know what it is in bunk beds or loft beds that kids like so much. The memories still bring a smile to my face.
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

Just as long as you don't have a little sleepwalker.
I'd say not before the age of 8 to 10.
And even then, you need to be sure there is a sturdy border/railing and ladder with large steps.
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

Oh. Here get one of these! It has like a railing that is covered. Me like!

http://www.clei.it/prodotto.php?id=8


Or... If you don't need the two beds and just need a multi function room, you can get this one
http://www.clei.it/prodotto.php?id=14
The bed folds down over the desk.

The company is in Como, IT.
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

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I did that when I was in first year uni and still drunk. I fell at least 10 feet and managed to survive. And I only did that once. When did parenting become such a chore at keeping your kids from experiencing any sort of injury? My husband and I wonder about this often.
You sound Awesome with a capital A ! Chuck Poptart Norris, stand back !
Nobody is saying or impliying that parenting is a chore, how did you come up with that ?!? People obviously don't want kids to fall out of beds -
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

My grandson got a loft bed when he was 5 1/2. He loves it and there have been no mishaps. Depends on the kid, I think.
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Re: Loft bed: minimum age?

My folks got stackable bunkbeds when my older sis and I were younger.

The earliest I can remember them being stacked was probably after my older sis was 7 or 8 - she got the top because she was older.

I "remember" being about 4'ish, the beds were more or less side-by-side, with a little gap between. Of course we were playing the alligator game, jumping from bed to bed to try to keep from getting bitten by the alligators that were on the floor. I missed my jump and gashed my knee against the rails on that bed.

So, stacked up high or not, kids are going to be kids and accidents will happen, some of them involving trips to see if stitches are needed.
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