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Is it really bad to have a child's bed against an outside wall?

post #1 of 31
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My ds's bed is against the outside wall and Im worried that is bad for him because I've seen in a few places people say it shouldn't be placed there. Im guessing that's because it is the coldest side of the room? /coldest wall of the room?

Anyone know anything about this?
post #2 of 31
I don't know.
My dd's bed is against an outside wall and there haven't been ill effects that I've noticed.
Te wall can be a bit cooler but it isn't terrible.
post #3 of 31
My beds were always against the outside wall. The room itself was nice and warm but it sometimes felt nice to put my hand against the cold wall as I was falling asleep. I liked it.

Maybe it's a feng shui thing? I know that there are a LOT of rules about where to put children's beds. Not at the top of the stairs, not in alcoves, not over a garage or empty space, not on the opposite end of the house as the parents... I never heard the outside wall one though.
post #4 of 31
I dunno some of my kids are on the 'outside' wall... I never gave it much thought.
post #5 of 31
I can certainly understand not doing it because the walls can get so cold...I know ds's walls get quite chilly in the winter.

That being said, we have no choice but to have his there or block the doors to his room-we've never had an issue with it. His bed is plenty warm, as is he.
post #6 of 31
My kids share a small room, so someone HAS to be against an outside wall. Of course, the heating vent is right there between the wall and his bed, so it can't be that cold.
post #7 of 31
no idea as my son's bed is on an outside wall.....has to be as both inside walls have a closet door or a window that is in the way. my daughter on the other had has her bed up against an inside wall, but the "head" of the bed is on an outside wall....in the corner. gosh i hope that made sense!

here's what hers looks like. dd's bed

i don't have any photos of my son's room as he's ENTIRELY too messy! LOL! and he'll be getting his room redone here one of these days.
post #8 of 31
I can't think that it would be that bad, unless you live in -30 country and/or have a house that is not insulated.

If, however, you live in a place that has earthquakes, I would not have a bed under a window if possible. Maybe if you had an old (unreinforced) brick house in earthquake country, I also might hesitate, if there were a better option.

Can't think of any other reason on this one.
post #9 of 31
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here's what hers looks like. dd's bed
So pretty!
post #10 of 31
Ds's bed is against an outside wall. Never thought much about it. The wall is a little cooler in the winter, but it doesn't bother ds.
post #11 of 31
DS has a double bed in a corner, so both the head and one side are on outside walls. Which are uninsulated. In Central Ontario. Yeah, the walls are cold, but he dresses warm and has blankets....he seems fine!
post #12 of 31
All my kids have been against outside walls. We are in an apartment and the girls' room has 2 outside walls, and the baby's room has 1, but because his door is in the middle I could't really put his crib anywhere else.
post #13 of 31
Huh. I've never heard that before. No problems here with several beds against exterior walls. Maybe it's some bit of advice left over from before houses were insulated?
post #14 of 31
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here's what hers looks like. dd's bed
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Very pretty, do you mind sharing the name of the color you used for the walls?
post #15 of 31
I don't have the kids beds on outside wall right now because they'd freeze. At night, I pull baby's bed into the middle of her room away from the window and outside walls. This house has no insulation I swear. In our new house they can put their beds where ever they want, because we're building it and gosh darn it we'll splurge and put in some of that fancy insulation.

Our bedroom is even worse:
post #16 of 31
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Huh. I've never heard that before. No problems here with several beds against exterior walls. Maybe it's some bit of advice left over from before houses were insulated?
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My house is way too tiny to NOT have all the beds against outside walls and/or near or under windows.

From bluey's post, it sounds like, if your house is truly unsafe for beds against outside walls, you'd know it! There woudln't be any wondering if it's OK or not. So if you have any doubts about whether it's OK to put the beds there or not, then it must be fine!
post #17 of 31
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Huh. I've never heard that before. No problems here with several beds against exterior walls. Maybe it's some bit of advice left over from before houses were insulated?
Of course, I don't live up north (it's going to be 82 degrees here tomorrow!), but this would be my guess. We've got our bed against an outside wall, and ds sleeps on that side. I'm always the cold one!
post #18 of 31
I live up north : in a house with no insulation, and all of our beds are against exterior walls. There's no where else to put them. I think if you can avoid it, great, if not, dress warmly.
post #19 of 31
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So pretty!
thank you! she spends HOURS in there on that bed! she's such a preteen! lol!
post #20 of 31
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Very pretty, do you mind sharing the name of the color you used for the walls?
thank you! you know, i can't remember the name of it! i posted somewhere else on these boards about this. we got rid of the paint can and i can't believe i didn't write the name of the color down! i do know that it's valspar paint, but i THINK "Isle Royale" on the olympic paint chips. beyond that, i'm clueless. sorry.
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