Post # 1
Just curious, one of my coworkers was discussing getting her preteen son a new bed, as she felt he was too old for a twin bed at 12. This surprised me a bit, as I slept in a twin bed all the way through college and I never thought anything about it.
What do you think? How old is too old for a twin size bed?
Post # 3
I slept in a twin bed until I was 17 then I pushed 2 twins together into a makeshift king lol. My parents didn’t actually buy me a full bed until I was 19 I believe. I would only buy a bigger bed if the kid was large and didn’t fit!
Post # 4
I slept in a twin until I moved out and was sleeping with another person. Around 18.
Post # 5
my parents hadn’t upgraded their bed, I probably would have been in a twin bed until I moved out at 22. Unless the kid is too big for a twin bed there’s really no need to upgrade.
Post # 6
My FI and I are 23 going on 24 we still sleep in our twin beds next to each other…
We’re saving sharing a bed for marriage (mostly for money reasons) because something has to be different when you get married besides your legal status right? As far as too old goes though my grandparents slept in side by side twin beds until the day they died.
Post # 7
@kerensa: I got a 3/4 mattress when I was about 12. It was super old cause when I was 12 I don’t think they still made 3/4 mattresses. And my bed frame was a double, so it didn’t quite fit and all my sheets were too big. lol. My oldest son has a full size because he’s 6 feet tall. The girls have their own twins. And my youngest two (6 & 8 years old) still share a twin. But that is mostly because 1) I don’t have any more room! and 2) They won’t sleep alone anyway. I had bought them bunk beds a few years ago and they never ever used the top bunk.
Post # 8
Until you can afford to buy something bigger.
Post # 9
@kerensa: We had twin beds in our sorority house so I slept in one until I was 21.
Post # 10
@kerensa: I had a twin unil junior year in college.
Post # 11
i had a twin bed until i got married and moved out of my parents’ house and i was fine with it. i did look into getting something bigger, but i would have had to get rid of a couple pieces of furniture to fit a bigger bed in my room and i got tired of trying to figure out what to get rid of and how it would all fit (i had a lot of furniture in my room back home) and i eventually just gave up on the idea.
Post # 12
Older Bee here…
I slept in a single twin sized bed until I moved out / was married… Home – College Dorm etc
My kids did the same… slept in single twin sized beds until they moved out on their own… Home – College Dorm etc. as well
There is NOTHING WRONG with a single twin sized bed… unless you have a large / tall child and for them to sleep in it would be uncomfortable
A single twin sized bed is 75 inches long x 39 inches wide
A full sized double bed is 75 inches long x 54 inches wide
A queen sized double bed is 80 inches long x 60 inches wide
* There is a thing known as an XL Twin which is 80 inches long
75 inches long = 6 Foot 3 Inches Tall
80 inches long = 6 Foot 8 Inches Tall
My house(s) have always also had a Guest Room which had a Queen Sized Bed… if our kids came home for a visit (be it from college etc) they always had the choice of sleeping in their own rooms or the Guest Room. 9 Times out of 10, they wanted to crash in their own rooms.
I know there is a trend now where Parents buy their Teens Full Sized or larger beds… but it isn’t a MUST DO in my book.
Besides, the bigger the bed the more the expense… Bed costs more – Mattresses cost more – Sheets cost more – Bedding costs more, etc etc etc
And in some cases it is A LOT MORE !!
Hope this helps,
Post # 13
I’ve always had at least a full size.
Post # 14
I slept in a twin until college, whereupon I graduated to the dorm issued long-twin.
Post # 15
I’ll probably have a twin bed until I’m married. I didn’t even stop sharing a room with my younger sister until I was 17 (though that’s not something I recommend if you can help it).
Post # 16
Considering twin is the standard at college, I don’t think a full or queen is ever “necessary,” but I did get a full before college. I also didn’t go away for college though so I had that throughout college and law school. I think I got it sometime around 14ish.