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#1 of 8 Old 06-04-2012, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Our little guy spends about half the night in bed with us. We have a full-sized bed, and it is feeling crowded. We don't really have room for a king-sized bed in our room. Would a queen make a big enough difference that it would be worth getting a new mattress?

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Queen mattresses are only 6" wider and 5" longer than a full bed.  So, no, I don't think it would be substantially better.  If you had access to one for a super good price, it would probably be worth looking into though.

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Yes, a queen would make a big difference in how much room you feel like you have.

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I definitely think a queen would make a huge difference.  I noticed the difference when my husband and I switched from a full to a queen and we didn't even have a kid in there with us at the time.


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We three sleep comfortably in a queen at home. I love spending the night at DP's parents' house an hour away, but I dread the full sized bed in DP's old bedroom. Though last time we pushed it up against the wall and I felt that helped--I could scoot up against the wall and had more room with risking falling out.

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You could try a set of bed rails first. We have left ours on even though the mattress is on the floor because it means we can sleep right up to the edge of the bed, no wasted space. The ones we have adjust to fit a single, double and queen size bed so you could still use them if you decided to get a new mattress.

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Yes I feel like it does make a big difference.

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So it sounds like a queen is not actually all that much bigger than a full-sized bed, but that it somehow feels bigger.

We have a bed rail on one side of the bed, and that helps a lot. It is a good suggestion to consider getting one for the other side of the bed too.

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