Big Family Sleeping Solutions That Work for Us

Most of you know that we have five kids (and that four of them are boys.) You may not know that we live in a small 1400-square-foot home with 3 tiny bedrooms.  We have relied on bunk beds to three of the four boys into one room comfortably, and now we are trying to decide what to do with our toddler once he graduates from co-sleeping with mom and dad.

One idea that we have pondered is to use a bunk bed in my daughter's room.  She is 13, but adores her 21-month-old brother.  We figured that she could take the top bunk, and he could have the bottom (giving her a bit of privacy).  When he gets scared or needs attention, however, she could easily climb down into the bottom full bed and snuggle with him.

I remember when bunk beds were pretty standard with just one single bed on top and one single on the bottom.  Since families have changed so much over the years, it's nice to see that beds have also.  Our small home has motivated us to check out all the sleeping options available to us, and since the kids are getting bigger every day, we are looking to maximize space for years the come.

Do I think my kids will feel a bit "cozy" as the years go on?  Yes.  For the most part, however, they are outside playing, or in the family room, and the bedrooms are strictly for sleeping, dressing, and toy storage.  The kids have already expressed to me that being close in proximity to one another has helped them develop close relationships, as well!

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