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Shifting the Sisters to a Bunk Bed for Kids

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Our two girls are growing bigger. We have to make a lot of re-arrangements in their bedroom. But the biggest would be the purchase of a bunk bed for kids.

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Happiness = a new bunk bed! Check out the decals on the wall. These are custom-made by Innove Grafx of Wilmar Enterprises, located at Narra Avenue, Bacolod City.
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Why the Shift to a Bunk Bed for Kids?

About two years ago, Achi Shawna had already asked for a bunk bed. She wanted her own personal space that her sister Shane could not mess up.

At that time, they were sharing a queen sized bed. At four years old, Shane is already sleeping with her sister in their own room. However, she wants someone beside her. It seems that she could not sleep without a warm body to hug or simply just to hold. A stuffed toy or pillow is not enough. It has to be human. So the bunk bed still was not feasible for both of them.

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Achi Shawna is on the top bunk while Shane occupies the lower bunk. It’s for safety reasons.

A year later, we used our old pull out bed. Now, they each have a single mattress to sleep on. While they are still near each other, they are already sleeping in separate beds. After almost a month of adjustment, it worked out fine. Shane no longer went back crying to our room in the middle of the night.

Now, we finally decided that it’s already a good time to get that bunk bed for kids.

Advantages of the Bunk Bed

So here are the reasons why we decided on getting a bunk for kids.

Space Saving.

The floor area of a whole single bed was freed up. That means more space to go around.

Personal Space

The bunk bed gives a feeling of personal space while sharing the bedroom with another individual. You can decorate your space and spend time in it when you need to. Since she is approaching adolescence, Achi Shawna needs this more.

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Shawna’s toys. They all call me Grandma. Problem is, this grandma can’t remember their names. Bad granny. hahaha

More Orderly Bedroom

The kids do try to make their bed and arrange their stuffed animals there. However, when morning comes, most of them are scattered on the floor. And since they are homeschooling, we stay at home most of the time and so their bedroom can get really messy. With this new sleeping arrangement, I am hopeful that things will be much better around here.

How Much is a Bunk Bed?

Of course, with a tight family budget, we prioritize our needs. Since this bed has become a need, we scouted for the best deals in order to get our money’s worth. We found a design that we like and we learned that it was going to be discounted in a few days for the Halloween sale. It black wrought iron bodice and wooden poles. I absolutely loved the homey style.

So we waited and came back to the Metro Store at Ayala Malls Capitol Central to make the purchase. We got this bed for P6,950, after a P1,000-discount. Plus, it’s three months on installment at 0 percent interest. A really good deal!

What is the Right Age for a Bunk Bed

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that children under the age of 6 not be allowed to sleep in the top bunk. But for me, I already declared that Shane can only sleep there when she turns 8 years old.

That’s because, Shane can get groggy at night. After peeing, she might not be able to successfully climb up the ladder in her sleepy state. I shudder at the thought of what might happen.

So the right age for a bunk bed for kids will still require parental wisdom. It’s up to you to decide if your child is ready or not at 6 years old. That’s the median age set by the AAP. I would still suggest that for safety reasons, you follow the minimum requirements recommended by pediatricians–not lower than that.

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This Disney princess blanket is called the “Disney falls.” It shrouds the mystical Cave of Unicorn Secrets a.k.a. lower bunk.

Shawna is now 10 and even before we bought the bunk bed, we already told Shane that she could only occupy the lower bunk. Of course, this did not settle with her easily. But I had to explain to her that this is for her safety. We promised that she can exchange with her sister from time to time when she turns 8 years old.

Actually, this bunk bed for kids can last them until they are teens. Our girls are pretty slim so I think this bed is durable enough for them.

Naming their Bunks

These girls are fond of naming their toys and stuff. That’s where their creativity is enhanced. Creative play is part and parcel of these girls’ childhood. And we encourage it.

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Shane in the lower bunk, which she calls “Cave of Unicorn Secrets.” Quite obvious, isn’t it?

So they also assigned names to their bunks. Since Achi Shawna is occupying the top bunk, she named her “Sky Garden.” Meanwhile, Shane’s area is a bit dark, so she named hers “Cave of Unicorn Secrets.” Witty, just like her. She just loves her unicorns!

They have decided to play around their bed. If they hang a blanket to cover the lower bunk, it would be called the Disney falls, after the Disney princess print on the blanket. Wow! Such vivid imagination.

And now, they are sleeping soundly in their new bunk bed.

Next project: A Customized Homeschooling Desk

Fixing the Bedroom for Girls

This is a major piece of furniture that we bought this year.

We are on our way to fixing the girls’ bedroom. So our next project is a customized homeschooling desk. Their current set up is not working anymore. We need a suitable desk for two growing homeschooling students.s

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Part of fixing the girls’ bedroom is purchasing this new bunk bed with wooden posts.

Sisters’ Cosplay Pictorial


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8 thoughts on “Shifting the Sisters to a Bunk Bed for Kids

  1. I still want to go for upper bunks for both to save more space. It will look a lot like a loft. Then on the floor area a study table and other cabinets for books and toys. I hope someday when Shane is ready to go up and down an upper bunk with ease, we can have a “loft” built.

    1. Hmmmm Maybe. Let’s see in the future, Papa. But we have to use this current bunk bed for at least 5 years to get our money’s worth haha

  2. My sister and I always wanted bunk beds but never wanted to share a room LOL. But there are so many reasons why you would go for bunk beds. I’m seriously considering having them in my spare room for guests.

    1. We are planning to shift our kids to bunk beds but possibly within the next 2 years. Both our sons are co-sleeping with us and since a lil one is on the way, we are slowly moving them on a separate bed but still beside ours. I have super clingy sons but hopefully they’ll understand.

  3. I’ve always wanted a loft bedroom, not for the kids but for myself, lol. Gianna has her own bedroom but she still sleeps with us in a separate foam. I’m hesitant in letting the kids sleep in a bunk bed though since they are super malikot when sleeping they might end up on the floor.😅

  4. Looks like my partner has his work cut out for him when it’s time to shift our 3 girls to bunk beds.😁
    Right now, my son has the upper bed and my two eldest daughters (ages 7 & 4) shares the lower bed (baby sleeps in our room). It’s no walk in the park every morning with all the stuff toys and pillows thrown all over and the sheets no longer in place. Although this is just a temporary set up since kuya would need a room of his own as he is nearing puberty already. And I do agree that a bunk bed is a great space saver esp. when you have small house:)

  5. When I was little, I always wished my parents would buy me and my sisters a bunk bed. Since there are six of us siblings, some of us would sleep in the living room in laid-out mattresses we set up every night. What a chore! Haha.

    We only got to buy a bunk bed last year … for our nephew who called dibs on the top bunk. What is it on the top bunk that fascinates the kids?

    1. hahaha I don’t know about the fascination with the top bunk. I think it’s scary and tiring to keep going up and down. But they seem to like it! haha

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