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Help me figure this out. DH and I were going to ask for a king-sized bed for a gift from his parents but have changed our minds and want to avoid it if we can. We currently have a queen, but I'm not good with sleeping with another adult in the bed and it's feeling crowded with just the two of us already.<br><br>
I was reading about side car-ing beds and was thinking that maybe we could put a twin up against ours. The way some people described it was to turn them sideways with the twin at the end so the crack is around your shins, and that sounded pretty logical to me. I'm pretty sure that we'll have to put the boxsprings and mattresses on the floor to make this work height-wise though (which is not a big deal) but need to know a few things:<br><br>
How to you attach them so one is not sliding? Do you use some sort of straps underneath? I saw info on bungee-cords when side car is a crib, but I don't see how this would work with 2 mattresses on the floor- and neither mattress or boxspring have handles or anything to hook them to.<br><br>
How do sheets work out? I'm not as much concerned about bottom sheets as I am top sheets. Will a king sheet fit a twin and queen together??<br><br>
Thanks so much for any info or suggestions! I want to make sure we have lots of room. DD is almost 7 and in her own room, but I'm sure she'll be in more when the baby comes, so we have to have room for up to 4! Plus, I love piling up in bed on the weekends! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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We didn't bother with any kind of straps to keep the beds together; we had them pushed up against the wall by our heads and to the side so they stayed put pretty well. Once in awhile we would just push them back together if they started to drift.<br><br>
The only problem I forsee with a queen/twin is that a queen is 60x80 and a twin is 39x75, so there is a 5" difference there. If you get a twin extra long it would be 39x80 so that would work.<br><br>
So a twin x-long and a queen would be 80x99 and a king is normally 76x80 so it would be a bit bigger in length and width, but a king flat sheet is approx 108x102 so it should still fit.
 
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