A few months ago we stopped by Ikea on our way back from vacation. The nearest Ikea is about an hour and a half away from where we live, so we have to hit it when we can. At the time, the girls really needed new beds and we decided to pop in and see what they had available. Of course, the girls fell in love with the bunk beds, and I must admit, with the small size of their room, this would have been a really great option. The best part was that they had a number of the bunk beds on sale!
Lil’ Pea is currently 3 1/2 and the only thing that I kept envisioning was her falling off of the top bunk, and us rushing off to the hospital. Call me crazy, paranoid, or overprotective, but it seemed like a risk that I just wasn’t willing to take. We opted for two twin beds that were just what we were looking for and they were under $100 a piece! However, now that we have them in, I’m reconsidering our original idea. The room is just too small, and there’s not much room to play, or even walk around for that matter.
So I’m asking all of you for your advice. Do you currently own kids bunk beds? At what age do you think kids are ready for bunk beds? Have you considered purchasing bunk beds and have the same reservations as I am? Am I being crazy here?