Posted in Sleep, Toddlers

Full or twin??

Cj

It’s time to move this baby into a big boy bed. My wife and I are currently in an on going debate about what type a bed our son should go into. We’ve both read it can’t be too big, because it maybe too intimidating and it can’t be to small because he’s about to go though a big growth spurt here soon. So, I would like to ask, which is more appropriate for a growing 3 year old? Full or twin?

  • B
    Feb 23

    What is he in now? Toddler bed or crib? Either way, I think either is fine.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 23

    Do you have another child? I’d go twin bed if you have another child that can use it next. If not I’d skip and head right to a twin! But that’s just me

  • Julie
    Feb 23

    We are almost there as well and plan to do a twin bed. We are frugal and don’t like spending the extra $$. Plus I feel like we don’t give our kids enough credit,,,I don’t think that the twin bed is that much more intimidating than a toddler bed!!

  • Andrea
    Feb 23

    I would agree that it probably depends on if you have or plan to have more kids. We moved our oldest to a toddler bed when he was about 2.4 years so that he was there well before our youngest was born 2 months later. It has worked really well and we had no trouble with the transition. Now at 4.2 years, we are looking to put him into a twin as he’s quickly outgrowing the toddler bed. I would say in another 3 months or so, he likely won’t fit very comfortably. He’s pretty average for height, so I’m thinking that 5 years is probably max use on a toddler bed. So if you are having another one and can get more use out of it, go for toddler. Otherwise, I wouldn’t waste the money on 1-2 years use at most.

  • Brigitte
    Feb 23

    We went with a full because we figured a full size bed would be comfortable for him all the way till his teen years.

  • Megan
    Feb 23

    We have our daughter in her toddler bed that was converted from her crib. Once she’s too big for that we are going to switch to a full bed. We want something that’ll last longer than a couple years. Mostly for comfort reasons. My parents gave me a queen when I was in high school, but my 17 year old sister and 18 year old brother are still on twins... I feel terrible for them. He’s 6’1” and she’s 5’7”. They just look crammed. So I’m trying to avoid that for my kids. My kids will get a full than most likely a queen later.

  • Diane
    Feb 23

    We have a full bed in my daughters room right now because sometimes i sleep in there with her.

  • Brigitte
    Feb 23

    ☝️I agree with Diane on this! The full size bed makes it easier to read books at night and cuddle with him if he has a bad dream.

  • Hope
    Feb 23

    I would have to agree with everyone who said full. Especially if you are looking into keeping this bed as he grows and becomes a teenager.

  • Destinee
    Feb 23

    I didn’t even know people got their kids full sized beds😳. I had a twin until I was an adult and the. Went to college and had a twin in the dorms there too. I think a twin is just fine unless you thing your child is going to be especially large

  • Joanna
    Feb 23

    Twin! My son has been in a twin since 2 and we really like the floor space in his room to play. He cuddles up against the wall and barely uses half the bed. Mattresses last about 10 years so we can see big he is and the room size is before high school. Full and queen box springs are hard to move.

  • Alexis
    Feb 23

    I mean I slept in a twin size bed till I was in my late teens and bought my own queen size so... On the other hand, I plan to put both my boys in a full or queen together within the next 6 months or so when the youngest transitions out of his crib. Currently the older one is in a toddler bed. They are 13 months apart and already share a room.

  • Aida
    Feb 23

    We put my son in a full bed, for two reasons, he moves a lot through out the night and could see him falling or bumping against things much more often in a toddler bed or twin. Second, as others mentioned, when I have to sleep with him due to illness, nightmares, etc., we want to be comfortable too. Now with number two on the way, I would like them to share a bed once old enough, then eventually their own rooms.

  • Lindsey
    Feb 24

    Get a twin so that way if he wants a bunk bed you won’t have to buy another mattress. But if you have a convertible crib a lot of them use a full mattress when going from a baby mattress.

  • K
    Feb 24

    We did a twin at 2 with our son. The foam bumpers that go under the sheets are awesome and foam mattress is great bc it doesn’t make a peep when you need to creep out😁.

  • Stacey
    Feb 25

    We are giving our 4 year old a full bed because we are upgrading our full to a queen (never had enough space before!). I think a full size is fine and you can snuggle with him too like others have said. Even my two year old sleeps in it by herself sometimes and with all of her stuff around her there is barely enough room for her! Once they get used it to it, it won’t seem too big.