Bedding / January 15, 2019 / Amie Thibault
Both bunk beds and trundle beds have other space considerations. Can you accommodate the additional space needs of either of these two bedding options? Bunk beds will generally incorporate a ladder to the higher bunk on the end of the bunk bed structure. If not, there will be a ladder that comes out from the side of the bed. If a ladder is built into the bed frame, is there room for the child to climb the ladder? If the bed frame has a detached ladder which comes out from the side of the bed, do you have room for the ladder to slant out from the bed frame? On the opposite hand, a trundle bed needs enough room to be pulled out for use. Which extra space requirement works best with the room you have?
There are some pretty cool styles in toddler beds and they aren't expensive but you may not really need one. Choosing a bed that will work for the growing years and placing the mattress on the floor alone is an option that eliminates the need for these special toddler type beds. Once the child outgrows the toddler bed, you will want to consider a conventional bed - twin or full size, bunk, loft, futon, divan, trundle, etc. One or more of these can be used for the rest of this "growing child stage.
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