Bedding / January 15, 2019 / Amie Thibault
Although there is a difference in height, both bunk beds and a trundle bed have one upper bed and one lower bed. Can you and your children come to a reasonable acceptance of who will sleep on the top bed and who will sleep on the bottom? If you purchase either of these two types of beds for your children, you will obviously need to come to some sort of sleeping arrangements for them, and they will need to be comfortable with those arrangements. Show pictures of both kinds of beds to your children before you make any purchases, and see if you can all work together towards whatever sleeping arrangement works best for your family.
The second stage is age two and beyond. Once the child is able to climb out of the crib, you need to start thinking of other types of beds. Again, safety is the most important consideration. You don't want the child to fall out of a bed so you will be looking for something close to the ground or you will want to use portable side rails. Toddler beds or cribs that convert into a crib bed usually come to mind. Crib beds are a little larger than toddler beds but both can be used up to about the age of five or six, depending on the size of your child.
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