Loft bed for 6yo. Am I being ridiculous?

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

Both my kids (now teenagers) had loft beds when they were younger.

In regards to being sick… I told them, if they couldn’t make it to their bathroom, to throw up on the bedding. It would be easier to clean (putting it through the washing machine) or, worst case scanario… throw it out.

Luckily, neither of them ever threw up in bed.


Post # 3
6455 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Does she get sick frequently? I can only think of 1 time as a child where I needed a large bowl/trash bin next to my bed so unless she gets sick fequently I don’t think it will be a problem.

Post # 4
2316 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a bed just like this when I was that age and absolutely loved it. I was really sad when I had to move to a grown up bed! it’s great for storage and it made me feel really special. I think you’re going to have vomiting wherever the bed is, and, at that height it will be easier for you to attend to her without having to strain your back leaning over. 


I say, go for it if she wants it. 

Post # 6
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well, if she doesn’t get sick often, I wouldn’t let that deter you. You could let her sleep on the couch or your bed if she was sick or maybe get a bin that fits in that holder thingy on the side? My bigger councern would be that it’s a pain in the rear to change sheets on those kinds of beds.

Post # 8
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had a really tall bunk bed that I shared with my sister.  We’d switch who got the top periodically and I really don’t remember getting sick being a problem.  I think this bed is awesome and you should go for it!

Post # 9
6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

The only thing I see as the problem is when she makes her bed or changes her sheets.  But you do tha so go for it 😀 

Post # 10
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Charleston, SC

It’s a cute bed! If she doesn’t get sick often I don’t see why it would be a problem. You can always give her a big bowl if she’s not feeling well; she can keep that in the bed with her and if she gets sick just grab it

Post # 11
4750 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had bunk beds when I was a kid, and slept on the top. It was never an issue. If she gets stick, put the mattress on the floor.

Post # 12
188 posts
Blushing bee

i had bunk beds when i was that age. my brother and i shared a room, and we had bunks until i was 13 and we moved. it was never an issue.

Post # 13
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

hegetsme:  No, I think a loft bed for 6 year old is just fine.

Post # 14
290 posts
Helper bee

From the picture there is a shelf there on the side. Put a bucket or waste bin on there.

Post # 15
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Size wise, it is fine for her.It is only 51″ high, quite a bit less than a bunk bed.

That little bump out on the side is a storage bin- perfect for storing a pot, bowl etc if she is sick.

Make sure you don’t spread your anxiety and nervousness about vomiting to her. Most kids of that age can vomit just fine on their own. It’s nice to have Mom nearby to help clean up but generally speaking no harm comes to someone from vomiting.

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