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View Poll Results: What size bed(s) do you have?
King 111 36.27%
Queen with side-car crib 22 7.19%
Queen with other side-car 19 6.21%
Queen 95 31.05%
Other - please explain 59 19.28%
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#1 of 101 Old 04-11-2007, 02:16 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We have a queen with sidecar crib. DD is getting mobile and our bed(s) are very high. I feel like we should upgrade to King and use the crib for naps... wondering what arrangements everything else does?

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We've got a queen with a single pushed up next to us. This is my favorite arrangement by far. There's lots of space and room to shuffle around. DD starts off on the single, so she doesn't usually wake up when we crawl into bed since it's a different mattress. There's also enough room for DS to crawl in if he wants.

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We have a full size for me and dh with a twin sidecar for ds.

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we have a queen size that the 3 of us share just fine (for now anyways)
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queen and a sidecar crib
there are four of us sleeping there, plus my very obese cat.

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King and it is not nearly big enough!!

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We have a queen that we are using right now and it is nice and cozy. We also have a waveless king waterbed that is not in the house right now (not enough rooms) but we will use that when we move.
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We have a king-size bed, but right now it's only DH and me in it (baby on the way). It feels huge now, so I'm hoping it will still feel roomy enough when we've got a little one in it, too. We bought it specifically because we were thinking of doing the family bed thing when we got married.

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We have a queen and it can get a little tight.
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We have a queen with a sidecar crib, but the crib isn't used. It's mainly there so I know dd won't roll off the bed. I've tried having dd sleep in the sidecar crib but she likes to be cuddled up next to me. I'm okay with that.

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We traded our queen for the IL's spare King when I was pregnant (it was nice for my cocoon of pillows) and have kept it. If the IL's knew we were using it for co-sleeping they might ask for it back though

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Very much an "OTHER"

Initially it was a queen with arms reach sidecar. Then all three in the queen. Then when dd got a bit bigger it was a queen (on the floor) and a twin mattress pushed together.

Eventually that turned into the current arrangement which is a queen on the floor pushed against an IKEA toddler bed (dd saw it and wouldn't let go!). The toddler bed is on a frame so it is perhaps three-four inches "higher" than the queen mattress which means dd loves rolling off and jumping back up...usually at 3am.

In June it will be a queen with a toddler bed plus the arms reach sidecar! Yoicks!

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We have a queen with a twin pushed up next to it. We bought the queen when I was pregnant with Anneke. I wish that we had gotten a king, then, but we have enough room now. We'll see how things go with the new baby. We might end up moving Anneke's twin bed to the foot of our bed, but we'll see.
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queen, for me and the babe

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We love the King ... so much room. But they aren't so flexible like the Queen & Single arrangement.
We're moving so we'll change it up. Maybe?
I like the idea of bebe having his own bed next to the queen for when he wants his own ... he's happy sleeping cuddled up right next to us
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I have a full. (Just dd and I.) I just took the mattress and boxspring off the frame until she was out of my bed for most of the night and was taller and could climb in/out better on her own. She still needs help getting up about 75% of the time, but I don't worry about her falling out anymore. She's older and more aware of her environment, so I think she's MAYBE fallen out of the bed once since I put it back on the frame...several months ago.
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I voted "other." We have two queen mattresses side-by-side on the floor. It takes up virtually our whole "spare" bedroom. This is for me, DH, DS1 and DS2 (on the way, expected in May). I am still squashed in the middle of my guys who want to use me as a pillow. I usually extract myself in the middle of the night and find a nice big empty spot and go back to sleep there.

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We're queen with a sidecar... but dd doesn't sleep there! She sleeps cozied up to mommy (and I'm in a bad mood now so I want my space....) or cozied up to daddy (I know, gasp.)

I prefer daddy....

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We have a king now. We bought it about 2 weeks ago because it doesn't look like ds will be ready to sleep in his own bed all night long for some time. It worked out great because we needed a new "guest" bed so they have the old queen size. We used to side-car the crib to the queen but it wasn't used much and after dd started moving around we took it down as we took the bed off the frame and put it on the ground.

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King w/a twin Xlong next to it!

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We have a queen with her three sided toddler bed up next to it. Its a regular convertable crib without the sliding rail. Thats where DD starts out her night then ends in the morning between us..
She used to be full time in our bed till she started needing her own space(she is a kicker!! )

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Carlin and I have spent 4 years in an RV. with walls on 3.5 sides of the bed which is slightly narrower than a 'full'. I intended to make him a bunkbed over the foot of my bed but the materials didn't work out. and when we rented a room this winter we slept together in a twin for about a month, until I found a toddler bed and L-shaped it to my twin. it feels like we are sleeping together and I'm right there for any middle of the night crisis. I can reach out an hold his hand or rub his foot...

I can't imagine having him in his own room. How would you know if they threw up or anything??
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I can't imagine having him in his own room. How would you know if they threw up or anything??
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I totally agree, the times my kids have gotten sick, sure it sucked as well all had to relocated, but the first time, my daughter threw up, then just laid down and went back to sleep, if I hadn't been there, how long would she have slept in it? :shudder:

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My kid and I sleep together on a twin mattress. She's just seven weeks old, so for now, it works.
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We had a queen for years, and we never had a sidecar. However, when I had a DH we also had an extra bed for him, so I was basically sleeping in the queen with a baby or two and he slept elsewhere. When DD2 was born, we had 2 queen sized beds in the bedroom, and DD1 started out in Daddy's bed and joined me at some point during the night. When DS was a baby, his dad played "musical beds" and sometimes slept with us (in the queen), sometimes on the couch, and sometimes with one of the girls in their room.

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We have a queen with a side-car crib, not that dd sleeps in the crib.... She likes to sleep right next to me. Ok most nights, tough when I want to stretch out, but I get over it. She is so cuddleable!
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we have a King with a side carred crib- works well when our 5 yr old climbs into bed with us and sleeps side ways and the 18 mo old is in the side car crib
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we have a full and it was just a full until dd was 2.5 in october and then i finally put her crib together that's been in it's box since before birth...

so now we have a full with a sidecrib...

we plan on getting a king, hopefully, $$ pending, this summer since there will be an addition late summer
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We have a king and a side cared crib it is nice but I think we may end up putting a twin where the crib is we will see.

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King. It's usually all 4 of us plus a cat in the bed so even the king is starting to get crowded!

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