Our family moved to a new house three months ago. Our sons, who are now 12 and 8, finally got their own rooms! I noticed that even though we all waited for this moment for a long time, the boys still have a strong need to spend time together in one room. I believe – sharing is caring.
I know that it’s not always easy to share space with siblings. It’s challenging, especially when their friends are coming over. How to get out of the room the annoying younger brother or sister when cool friends want to hang out? There are so many things you need to deal with when you live in one space with someone else, but as a long-term solution, I think room-sharing between siblings is something to be grateful for in life, rather than to try to avoid it.
In our new home, one of the most challenging moments for boys was to learn to fall asleep in their rooms – alone. The older Frank complained that he did not hear his younger brother sleeping noises, making it harder to fall asleep. How sweet, right? We decided to put the A75 bed under the F bunk bed and let them sleep together for the time being. It helped the transition a lot! The younger Robert sneaks into his brother’s room to play with his things or to hang out close to his brother as much as possible. They love to close the doors of the room not letting us enter. Wrestling, gaming and whatever boys’ shenanigans take place in there – I can only guess.
At this moment few of the most essential benefits of sharing a room I noticed are:
– It teaches understanding and patience. It makes you deal with another person’s needs, feelings, and character. You have to learn how to make it work. Communication skills are so essential in future adult life!
– Sharing of space often equals sharing stuff. Think clothes, toys, gadgets. The dynamic here is not easy, but once there, the brothers and sisters can become real mates.
– It makes kids feel safe and secure. Night talks are such a blast for siblings, listening to music together or reading a book, who does not like that?
-All in all, I believe that sharing a room is beneficial for kids up to their teen years. They grow up more empathic and understanding for others. If you doubt, I would surely suggest to give it a try.
The very beginning of Rafa-kids was finding a solution for accommodating two kids in one room. We studied the issue, sketched and brainstormed for a long time.
Our whole bed collection is designed to solve these problems in a right and playful way.
We have three beds for different children ages – R toddler bed, A teen bed in 3 sizes, and F bunk bed. You can always use them separately, but the unique feature of the collection is, that you can combine them when the kids need to share a room.
F bunk bed is a great space saver and combined with R toddler bed or A teen bed will give your kids a compact sleeping corner. If you look not only for a practical solution but quality and aesthetics are important too – welcome in the club! Rafa-kids beds solve the problem of kids sharing a room – but also look modern and beautiful.