Post # 1
We are moving and I would LOVE to buy this loft bed for my almost 6 yo daughter. Am I being ridiculous thinking about when she does get sick and needs to vomit where am I supposed to put a trash bin? Should I skip this and get a regular bed or a bunk bed for when she is sick she can at least sleep on bottom bunk and have trash bin next to her. I have anxiety about when she vomits I feel so bad and get filled with nervousness. I always help her don’t get grossed out at all. But it’s an overwhelming feeling I get when anyone is vomiting I feel so sorry for them. Any thoughts?
Post # 2
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
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
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 # 5
She does not get sick frequently. Well, she has tons of allergy issues and gets colds here and there. But last time she threw up was a few weeks ago it was a 24 hour virus and before that it was in Nov 2013. She is really good at aiming into a trash bin and I usually can hear her cough once and then when I run in she is ready for me with the trash bin (keep one in hand in her room in a corner, etc). I think the bed will actually help with her allergies (we are temporarily moving into an apartment that has carpets in the bedrooms unfortunately – they’re brand new but the less carpet the better I think. This bed would be up and away from carpeting. I can always put a tall plant stand or something like that with a trash bin when she is sick. She really loves this bed and it will help with space in the room. Thanks ladies!
Post # 6
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 # 7
This one is pretty low so it’s about waist high for me. I watched a video and it looks fairly simple to change the sheets (compared to other loft beds). If worse comes to worse I can use a step ladder LOL. Thank you! 🙂
Post # 8
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
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
- 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
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
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
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
hegetsme: No, I think a loft bed for 6 year old is just fine.
Post # 14
From the picture there is a shelf there on the side. Put a bucket or waste bin on there.
Post # 15
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.