Thoughts on kids sharing a bedroom?

When it comes to kids sharing a room, do you do bunk beds or separate beds? The kid’s ages are 9 & 14 boys. My one year has his own room, and my 11 girl has her own room. The older kids are my soon to be stepkids, and they just recently got involved in cs, and I need to have their rooms together before they get here. The separate beds will be loft beds, I have one for the 11-year-old, and my 1-year-old is still in his crib.


My boys share and have bunk beds. It works fine for us.

Bunk beds are a great option. You can do the twin over full so the 14 yr old can have the bigger bed.

If you’re able to ask the kids they might have a preference! My sister and I had bunk beds until I was probably 14 and then we got separate beds

My 7yr old and 10mo old sons share a room and I’m due any day with my baby girl and she will have her own room

My older girls are 8 and 9 and they have bunk beds. Our 11 month old has her own room. We have a 4th bedroom but it’s a toy room at this point. They wanted and still like sharing a room.

Who is sharing rooms with who?

I would ask them what they want. When I was younger I remember my sister and I had bunk beds for a period of time and then my parents split the bunk beds but they were still in the same room.

I have 2 boys, 4 and 6 yrs. They both have their own beds. A twin mattress on boxspring. I had them on a frame but they kept jumping to get on em and I got complaints of noise since I live in an upstairs apt. I have had bunk beds for them in the past but they love having separate beds more so than the bunk bed. I think separate beds are better, I preferred it more as a kid myself.

They can’t discriminate with the living situation as long as they have there own bed and boys and girls are separated


When I was younger my sister and I shared a room. We had both separate beds and bunk beds. The bunk beds were fine until we got a little older and one of us stayed up longer than the other so my parents switched us to separate beds. Personally it’s all about preference, I was a light sleeper but my sister wasn’t. I’d ask what they’d prefer if you can

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Maybe ask the children they may have a preference and brownie points for step mum xx

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We have a 3 bedroom trailer we have 4 girls and 2 boys we couldn’t fit 2 bunk beds in one room so we custom built a quadruple bunk bed for the girls boys have normal bunk

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For dss regulations any child over 4 can’t share a room with one of opposite sex. We went through something similar for a year. Now I have a trundle bed since they are older. As they get older they don’t like climbing to a top bunk. Lol or that’s what the 6 year old told me anyway. Lol I’d probably get their preference and see what they choose and then make a decision from there. You want to make the transition as easy for them as possible. Good luck. You can message me anytime if you just want an ear to listen. It’s tough.


I have trundle beds for my room sharers, takes up less space when put away

I have my baby boy has his own room my 11 year old girl has her own room and my 15 year old and 8 year old girls share a room but that was by choice my oldest wanted to share a room with her little sister and it works out great for them

My boys share and my girls share. My boys are 5 and 15 they have separate beds but are asking for bunk beds to have more space. My girls are 11 and 13 they have a loft bed and are asking to separate

So I would say depends on the size of the room and the kids. So when my boys were younger bunk beds gave them more space in the room to play. They got older and wanted the beds separated so we did that and it was a lot less space , but they didn’t need play space. Wishing you all the best while combining your families.

My 7yo and 3yo share a room.

My 3 kids have all shared a room since babies. They’re now 13, 11 and 9. I tried seperating them but they’d still end up in the same room every night. Even now? It’s not unusual to find all 3 crammed into one bed. :joy::joy: