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#1 of 2 Old 06-04-2012, 08:09 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi, never posted here before, but wanted advice from you awesome mamas.  I've co-slept with my daughter since birth and she is 3.9 now.  We also have a 9 month old that we cosleep with and we're running out of space on our king bed and DH is not getting the sleep he needs and he works long hours.  


We are moving to a 2bdrm apt so finally have space for DD1 (not that that was why we coslept) and she's also excited to sleep on a bunk bed.  I'm wondering if getting a bunk bed is a good solution.  I will continue to cosleep with DD2, but eventually she will sleep on her own w/ her sister when the right time comes.


A friend who also coslept w/ her kids said her boys moved from her bed to a full size bed that also had a twin bunk bed on top.  I'm not sure if this is a common type of bunk bed that I can easily buy?  Do others' kids sleep together?  My friend's boys were 4.5 and 2.5 when they moved to their own bed and they're much older now and they still cosleep with each other and they're 10 & 8.  Just wondering if this is common and also want to hear what worked for other people. 


We live in NYC so space is very limited so I want to make the right decision before buying anything.  Thanks!

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Twin on top of a bunk is a pretty common bunkbed type. But your four year old is many years away from sleeping on the top. So the purchase would really be forward-thinking.


I'd go with at least a full bed because usually there is some bed sharing for awhile. For instance, you might find it easiest to sleep there with the nine month old and have your four year old sleep with DH. Or vice versa. When transitioning to co-sleeping a lot of kids need at least some shared sleep time for awhile.

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