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#1 of 45 Old 11-05-2006, 02:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We have a queen size bed. Its DH, our 4 year old son and myself.

He has always been a bed hog, but as he gets bigger its worse!
We are thinking of getting a king, but dont want to waste our money as our mattress is pretty new and spendy!

Any thoughts?
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well, we have a queen-- always have and when in a hotel with a king it was like: H e llllllllllll ooooooooooo over there. BUT we dont have the room.

would do it if we could have back then.
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A king is way, way, WAY better than a queen. Really.

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I agree, it is an amazing difference. I would absolutely recommend a king.
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IMO our king isn't even big enough for DH, the baby and me LOL I wish I had an extra bed for me to sleep on

ETA king is 18 inches wider than a queen

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No comparison! I fought it for a long time cuz I'm cheap with things like that but we did finally get a king sized bed about a month ago - day & night! Go for the king!

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Ooooohhhhhh yeeeeaaaaaahhh - KING, baby. And keep that queen handy to butt up next to the king because they only get bigger, taller, and in need of more space. And then someday when all of you are ready, you can gradually transition the entire queen bed, along w/ child, to the "big boy room" and still have enough bed real estate in your son's room to snuggle him to sleep comfortably.
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Much better!

But in the end, we kept our queen and bought a twin to put next to it for DH. Just a little less $$ for the moment.
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Best thing we ever bought!!! Now we're adding twin next to the king for #2
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We have a king size futon and I Looooooove it!! not sure I'd get any sleep if we had something smaller...

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It is SOOO worth it. We bought a brand new expensive queen mattress 2 months before dd1 was born. We ended up upgrading to a king very shortly after her birth. On a positive side though, we are now using both of our mattresses, dd2 and I are on the king, and DH and DD1 sleep on the queen. No complaining in our house that there isn't enough room.

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We have a queen, and have used a king a few times in hotels while traveling, and it is definitely noticably bigger! If you have the space and the money, I'd go for it.

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King is SOOOOO much better. Dd can sleep horizontal between us and it's fine. There's no turning back!

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It is SOOOOO much better! Both dh and dd are bed hogs and I'm no longer on the edge of the bed anymore

Also, if you have the room, you could use my idea and put the king and queen next to eachother. I really wanted to do this, but dh wouldn't let me.

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King is much better. Look into "Eastern Kings" (which are wider) and "California Kings" which are only a little wider, but much longer. We are so happy we got a king (eastern). Our room is tiny, so it is literally a bed-room, lol, but it was worth it. Now having said that, our dd still tends to budgy up to me (I have the boobs, ya know), so it kinda feels like I am in a twin with dd. My husbands loves it though.

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Go for the king! We got one in September and side-car it with our queen. I feel totally spoiled!

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love the king, i sleep in the middle, though usually wake up scrunched up to dh and Jenna has half the bed!!
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When you're able...upgrade to a King. lol

Although we've upgraded to a king and a twin. lol

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I cannot believe the difference between a Queen and a King.

We got a king when DD was around 20 months old and it was like heaven. That 18" made a HUGE difference. Now that the kids are 7 & 5 it is much more crowded, but the four of us in a queen is HORRIBLE. It's bizarre sleeping w/only DP though

 

 

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Although we've upgraded to a king and a twin. lol
we've upgraded to a king and a queen!!!

eta dont forget the waterproof mattress pad to protect your investment!

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i agree a king is sooooo much more comfortable!
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My husbands loves it though.
It was probably a typo, but I'm having such an off day it still made me smile.

We upgraded to a king and when it's a bad night for all (storm, colds, etc) I can sleep in the bed with all my dc and still actually sleep.
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We upgraded to a King even though our bedroom barely accomodates it and I would never go back to bed-sharing with a queen-sized bed.
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yes! yes! yes~!
definitely go for the king

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This thread is making me feel better!

Shortly after DD was born we moved into a new house and needed to buy a new bed. After much deliberation we decided to go with a king. I LOVE our bed. Love it. It is so comfy and roomy and delish! (Although, it doesn't feel all that roomy with a horizontal 16 month old in the middle).

However, I have had the worst case of buyers remorse about the bed. Beds cost serious $$$ and now that I SAHM money is a touchy issue for me. I think my stress about spending, combined with the feeling that we have been too decadent, has stopped me from seeing how much I really do love the bed, and appreciate the space. We travel often and have slept with DD in kings, queens and full beds. And I do like my bed!
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King beds are WONDERFUL!

But if your Queen is relatively new, you could always get a twin or full of the same kind with the same height, and put it up against it. My dad and stepmom had two beds pushed up against each other, and did quite well with the situation.
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we have a california King and a queen right up next to that. It's 4 of us and we all have room enough to roll!
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Totally worth it. Sell the queen(you say it's pretty new and good) and roll that money into a king. Or buy the king and put them side by side.

our 2 year old is a total bed hog. Sometimes even hte king feels squishy!

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One word...

YES

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we have a california King and a queen right up next to that. It's 4 of us and we all have room enough to roll!

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You must have a huge bedroom :


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