DD1 will be 4 in September & DD2 will be 18 mos in August, when we move into a new home (fingers crossed-dealing with inspections this week on our current home & new home). We are discussing sleeping arrangements in the new house because co sleeping hasn't gone as well this time around, I always wanted them to eventually share a room & it seems like moving into a new house could be a good time for a change.
DD1 is currently in a full size platform bed that is unfinished wood. I am thinking of moving her to a twin loft/bunk, & then putting the full size bed underneath for DD2. Then I can still lay down & nurse her at bedtime & during the night.
I was contemplating this from This End Up, in unfinished wood. We grew up with their furniture & my 3 brothers & I each still have pieces 20 years later that look perfect.
My thoughts are that if it doesn't work out now, DD1 can have a play space under the twin loft/bunk, we can move the full size bed into the 3rd bedroom for when DD2 is ready to sleep alone & she can come back into our bed. And we can try it again when they are older. But is the climbing factor going to be trouble either way?
Is 4 too young to be on a top bunk? Will DD2 be obsessed with climbing up there? Is it too much of a danger for other kids like my nieces & nephews? Two of my brothers had the twin over twin bunks when they were super young & never had an issue.
Thoughts, feedback, experiences???