We got that bed for DS a few years ago with the same thought. Now, DS fell out of his normal bed every single night--so I was worried about the loft. But it hasn't happened once. There is a good side wall there--but yes, you do have to use their mattress--which is shorter than a regular mattress. Also--the bed can be flipped--so you can use it as a regular bed on the ground until the kids are ready to room together.
7/26/12 at 8:17am