How old is too old for twin bed?

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: How old is too old for a twin bed?
    10 years : (7 votes)
    2 %
    11 years : (1 votes)
    0 %
    12 years : (3 votes)
    1 %
    13-15 years : (19 votes)
    6 %
    16-18 years : (19 votes)
    6 %
    over 18 (excluding college dorm rooms) : (91 votes)
    29 %
    you are never too old for the cozy comfort of a twin size : (177 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    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
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I slept in a twin until I moved out and was sleeping with another person. Around 18.

    Post # 5
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    3553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My Fiance 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
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee

    @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
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Until you can afford to buy something bigger.

    Post # 9
    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @kerensa:  We had twin beds in our sorority house so I slept in one until I was 21. 

    Post # 10
    3136 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    @kerensa:  I had a twin unil junior year in college. 

    Post # 11
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
    8382 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve always had at least a full size.

    Post # 14
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    I slept in a twin until college, whereupon I graduated to the dorm issued long-twin.

    Post # 15
    4893 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    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
    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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.

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