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post #21 of 28
For those of you who have bunk beds and rambunctious dc's, are their injuries that go along with thiese? There is no way my boys would stay off the top. 2 &4 yo's. The 2yo could get up, but then I'm afraid their is only one way down.

They share a closet right now, but we have not quite got them in the same room together, yet. We have daybeds right now. Since the little one has never slept by himself we thought it would be good to have him near the ground, but we are currently pondering these.
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post #23 of 28
My boys share a room. They have a bunk bed, a big dresser (each have one side-- we might eventually get another dresser), and a bookshelf. The only toy in their room is the dollhouse-- the other toys are in baskets in their (walk-through) closet, except their train table and kitchen which are in our family room.
When I need inspiration, I go to the IKEA website, click on the room in consideration, and flip through the photos. For your situation, I'd mount cabinets on the wall above 2 yr. old level. I'd use baskets under the bed for 2 yr. old stuff so he can easily put his own stuff away.

Alternately, if the room is big enough, in our old house, we used this bookshelf (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00071356) as a room divider to separate the kids' room from our office. We have baskets that fit on it which are what we use for the kids' toys. You could use it to split the room and put baskets of the little one's toys on the bottom and the older one's stuff up high (which is what we did-- grownup books and office stuff up high, kid stuff down low).
post #24 of 28
We have a bunkbed in my childrens' room, although my DS, who just turned three, is too young for it. My older DD, now 6, sleeps in the bottom, and on the top, instead of a mattress, we bought a sheet of MDF, and had it cut to fit at the lumberyard (they did it for free, but some charge a dollar or two per cut.) On the "playloft," as we call it, goes all the dollhouse stuff, the playmobil, and the chokable items. Now that my DS is older, he goes up and plays with the little things, too, but it was a real life-saver when he was tiny and those things were such a hazard.
post #25 of 28
Our boys share. Ages 3 (this week WOW!) & 6. The bedroom they have is large but we are moving and have no idea what size room they will have. We ended up going the Ikea route. We bought them both one of these
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10123996

I also wanted these and my mom finally found them last week, the boys will be thrilled
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20116207

The 3 yr old's bed is low and the 6yr old has his up as a loft. I really like these beds because they are lower then a lot of bunk beds. I also (from experience with my sister in a bunk bed pushing my mattress up and rocking the bed and being generally annoying) prefer having the boys apart. My 6 yr old has all his legos underneath and the square bottom keeps them under control, well controlled under the bed When my little one is older his bed will be flipped and they will have more floor space. That may end up being a big bonus later. Not to mention each boy has his own space. It is a full twin but you cannot use a regular thick mattress in the loft position.

For clothing we got some of this system
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39850434
but just the blue drawers. (not the whole thing pictured) They work great.

I was also given a couple of these I use to sort of divide the room in half
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70115578
and it helps keep a little feeling of two rooms within the one room. We use that for random stuffed toys.

We also have a bookshelf my grandfather made.

Right now we keep the bedroom free of toys except the legos under the bed & books. Only my 6 yr old plays in there, it is his escape from his brother. I know things will change when we move.
post #26 of 28
Any ideas how to move my dd7 into dd14's room? Obviously, dd14 is less than thrilled, but dd7 currently sleeps on the sofa bed (spent several years with ds12, but it's not so realistic anymore). Dd14 is a slob (although she cleans up once a week or so), and does not want bunk beds. The room is small, and currently has a 4 door wardrobe which they share. There really isn't any room to divide it down the middle, which means no privacy at all. Help! Lisa
post #27 of 28
Things look a little different now but here is the kids room

In the closet there is a toy box that has pull out baskets with small toys. The big toys fit on top of the basket and their clothes hang above.

There is also a short dresser with a book shelf on top that has books and other odds and ends (mostly stuff the older one doesn't want the younger one to get to).

It gives them just enough floor space to play. The room is pretty small but it works!

The bunk beds were off craigslist. $200 for the solid oak set including mattresses, matress protectors, and sheets. It was a great deal!
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by kellid View Post
For those of you who have bunk beds and rambunctious dc's, are their injuries that go along with thiese? There is no way my boys would stay off the top. 2 &4 yo's. The 2yo could get up, but then I'm afraid their is only one way down.
My dc are 6 and 7 but my 3yo gets on them, too. My 3yo does ok, but I wouldn't let her sleep at top on her own. There has only been one injury from falling while swinging on them like monkeys.
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