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When we moved we needed a new bed so just got a double...shortly after I really regretted not getting the king sized bed as my son was getting bigger and more mobile! lol<br><br>
So now we are looking at getting another bed. I could get the king size now but.... those super king sized beds are becoming more popular here (they are 6 foot across instead of the 5 foot a king size is!)... And I feel if we got a king I would then regret not getting the super king! lol...But they are expensive! And finding sheets, duvet, etc for them is hard (and even more expensive! lol)... So... Would buying two singles and putting them together work? (framless bed - no wheels) - Buying the sheets for them would be easier - we could get a super king fitted sheet to put them together of course but we would buy two singles of everything else. And surprinsgly buying two singles is cheaper than the super kings though they would make up the same sized bed! lol<br>
Also I could just buy a water proof cover for one single making changing the bed after accidents (as we practive EC) easier on me.<br><br>
Thoughts? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My guest bed is set up that way and I would think you would run into the problem of the gap - I do the same thing - I put the two twins together and cover with a pad and king sheet - you'll always feel the crack - they do sell a wedge to put in between the two beds - I haven't tried it though.<br>
Here's what the amazon.com website says about create-a-king (one brand I found) I think there's also amazon UK.....<br>
"Create a luxurious king size bed with the Create-A-King. Just slide two mattresses together, place the soft poly sheepskin along the middle, adjust the belt to fit the length of the mattresses, and tighten! You will instantly have the size and comfort of a king size bed made out of your existing twin mattresses. Easy to use and machine washable! Adjustable snap-shut belting assures mattresses will never separate during the night."<br><br>
Like I said - I've never tried it - but if you did get two twins - I'd try this!<br>
Good luck
 

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I'm a bit confused...is a king size in the US different than a king size in the UK? Because our king IS two single beds...the box springs are 2 single box springs and it's easily 6 ft across because DH and I can both lay across the bed with space to go at the end and we're both over 5ft tall. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">:<br><br>
Anyway, you can try the two twins with the pad in the middle the crack would freak me out
 

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I t should work just fine, but I would defenitly invest in that 'gap cover' The nice thing is when your kid(s) decide they want their own bed you have 2 twins you can then seperate. I also find it easier to have several different blankets than one large one as my dh is a covers hog and we co-sleep and I don't want him pulling them up over my dd. So we each sleep w/ our own twin blanket and dd stays safe (and warm up against me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I t should work just fine, but I would defenitly invest in that 'gap cover' <b>The nice thing is when your kid(s) decide they want their own bed you have 2 twins you can then seperate. I also find it easier to have several different blankets than one large one as my dh is a covers hog and we co-sleep and I don't want him pulling them up over my dd. So we each sleep w/ our own twin blanket and dd stays safe</b> (and warm up against me<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">)</div>
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My thoughts as well! hehe <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I will also look into that gap thing. I did wonder about that but its not too big a concern as I wouldnt ever have my children in the middle - if that make any difference. But we still want to be as safe as possible!<br><br>
And yeah...I guess the UK sized are different! lol Our king is only 5 foot across and the super king is 6 foot. I guess everything tends to be smaller here - or so it would seeem! lol
 

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We live in the US and our King (We have a King plus Queen combo) is 6 feet across. My understanding was that Super Kings were longer.
 

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Normal kings are longer than queens.<br><br>
I would not have a baby on a bed with a gap in it, no way! Over 1 year old, maybe. You could put two single bases together and a king mattress on top of that.
 
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