I need to buy new beds and mattresses for my children, and I want to get something that is comfortable and without toxic chemicals. They are 7 and 11, and they currently have a bunk bed set that we just use separated, not stacked. They both have a regular twin size mattress and box spring, but they are pretty old and really just not comfortable. My oldest has a hard time falling asleep at night and says his bed is so uncomfortable. And it really is! If I lay down with him in his bed, it is not a comfortable bed. I tried one of those egg crate toppers but it didn't help much. If I sleep in either of their beds I wake up just stiff and sore.
We are moving things around though, and I want to take this opportunity to just get new beds and mattresses for them. They currently share a room and have a nice size bedroom. We have three bedrooms and all are the same size, and are a nice size. I think all three of the bedrooms are about 16x16 feet. It is a very old house, so it used to not have closets, but they added closets later on.
So, I think it is reasonable for them to comfortably share a room and I like the fact that they are growing up sharing a room as brothers, learning roommate skills, how to get along, etc. But at the same time, I wonder if maybe my older son will need his own space soon as he gets into the teen years.
Then I also want to get them each a new bed, whether they share a room or not. Any ideas for a growing boy? Should I go ahead and get my oldest a nice double bed? He is growing so fast. I love the idea of loft beds where he could have a desk space underneath, but they seem so high. The main thing my oldest wants is a desk of his own in his room to do his own thing, have his computer, etc.
Any ideas? Thanks for sharing!