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Old October 29th, 2004, 03:47 AM
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Do upper berths have railings?
Are 3 & 4 year-olds too young to sleep in upper berths?
We're cruising on Navigator of the Seas next week...feeling nervous too. It'll be our first cruise as a family.

Thanks so much for your help!
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Old October 29th, 2004, 08:11 AM
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Id be worried about it. What if in the middle of the night and they wake up, not knowing where they are, half asleep and try to climb out, especially if they have to go to the bathroom. Id hate for an injury to spoil your trip! They say kids under 6 (I believe) shouldnt sleep in a bunk bed because of falls. Ive never seen the berths as we get a balcony room with a pull out sofa. Last year for our ~2 yr old I got a Bob the Builder inflatable sleeping bag and he slept on the floor without any problems. We just stood the sleeping bad against the wall during the day. Of course we had room to do this, and I dont know if you would with 2 kids in a smaller cabin.

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The ones we had didn't have a railing. I wouldn't do it with children that young.

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Old October 30th, 2004, 01:57 PM
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Thank you for your feedback! I'll have to re-think our sleeping arrangements then. I want to make sure our children are safe.

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Old October 30th, 2004, 09:39 PM
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We just had upper and lowers in our cabin and there were railings on the top bed. Still wouldn't put a little one in them (under say 4-5) but there were railings. We had an 8 year old with us and I slept in the top berth just to be on the safe side and it was quite comfortable. Closer to the AC and I like it cold in the room so it was perfect for me.
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Old November 1st, 2004, 01:14 PM
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eventhough they do have rails, i wouldn't put a toddler in an upper berth.
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Old November 1st, 2004, 02:10 PM
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the small sofa would probably be a good size for a toddler -- slide the coffee table up to it at night -- I would think your room steward could provide the linens to make it up each night
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Old November 1st, 2004, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for posting this thread. Sounds like I may have to sleep up top and put my 3 year old below -

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Old November 3rd, 2004, 12:27 PM
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I don't know if you can do this on that ship, but on a Carnival ship we were on, our cabin steward helped us take the mattress off the bunk and we put it on the floor, used up floor space but at least we didn't worry about our son falling out of bed at night!
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Old November 14th, 2004, 09:47 PM
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As I've posted earlier, our children have been cruising with us since they were each 14 months old. We've had them in upper berths since they were about 3 and there has never been a problem. We would point out the beds to them, before tucking them in, and have them sit up there for awhile before turning out the lights. That way they got used to it. Also, we always asked for extra pillows and put them around each child on an upper berth. Extra padding made us feel better and the children were quite comfy. And yes, there are railings on all upper berths (all we've seen). Boy Voyage.
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Old November 15th, 2004, 10:43 AM
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When my daughter was young and already had many cruises under her belt yet, she would still fall out of the cruise beds many times. (She never did this at home.) I think it's because the beds seem narrower than standard twin beds at home. Thus, my vote goes to having mom and dad sleep on the upper berth until your child is older.
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