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#1 of 5 Old 07-13-2014, 04:34 AM - Thread Starter
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Floor Bed?

We're moving to a new apartment and I am not sure what kind of bed we should get. I have an available double mattress ready, but no bed frame. Now I'm thinking to skip the bed frame altogether and just lay the mattress on the floor for now. I'm just not sure if a double would be big enough for 3 of us (3 year old, me, newborn). The bedroom is quite small and won't fit anything bigger than a queen. I don't move much in my sleep, but my dd does. She usually occupies 3/4 of the bed.

The floor is hardwood so would I need to put a rug underneath? Should I get a bigger mattress, or a single to put next to the one I already have? I'd love to hear the experiences of others who sleep on the floor with kids.

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I don't think you need a bigger bed. My ex and I co-slept with dd using a full size mattress on the floor for three years and it was very comfortable for all of us. We just had to adjust how much we sprawled out and we're fine. After the divorce I bought co-slept for another year regularly then for the last part of the night for a few years and that also worked for us comfortably. I would not get a rug, just lift the bed and clean under it. A rug or slippers next to the bed may be good for cold mornings though.

I would avoid putting another mattress next to the bed because if it gets pushed away and the baby falls in the crack she could suffocate. Another mattress on the opposite side of the room is a great way to transition a child to their own bed but that's not something I suggest doing with so many transitions going on.
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I also coslept in a double with my husband and first child until he was almost 2. It was tight at the end, but I think you can sleep one adult and two little kids in a double very comfortably.
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I agree the double should be fine for one adult and two small children. My dh and I have shared a double with a child for a long time and when he's gone to work I often ended up in the double with all three of the kids. It was small and you cuddle a lot but hey it's co sleeping!

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I must agree with them. I think double is good enough for the three of you. And putting a rug underneath would be a good idea too.

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