19 March 2009

Kids share a bed? How to stop them from fighting over the covers.

Linda, AKA minnemom, offers a great tip for kids who sleep in the same bed:

My little girls (ages 3 and 5) share a double bed. They were always kicking each other and fighting over the covers until I tried this: I put them sideways on the bed, stacked pillows between them, and gave them each their own comforter. Now they each have their own “bed” and don’t bother each other any more.

Related: Turning a guest room into a second kid's bedroom? Consider a full-size bed + bunk beds.

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My husband and I have had separate comforters for years. I don't think I could sleep in the same bed as someone else otherwise.

I have to do this for guests. I put mine sideways on a queen mattress each with their own sheets and blankets. Sometimes I'll put pillows in the middle. The younger one goes on the wall side so his brother will block him from falling out. They flop all over, but they don't fight over the blankets!

The funny thing (To me) is that I've been plotting to possibly set up my kids in exactly the same way when they're a bit older (currently 10 months and 3 years). I'm really pleased to have seen that someone has already done so at least one place else in my cyber universe, so I know I'm not crazy.

I'm pregnant with number 2...this will be a great hack for later in pregnancy when I break out the snoogle body pillow.

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