Feng Shui Pros and Cons of Bunk Beds
Day #208 of #365 Days of Feng Shui
Didn’t everyone have a bunk bed at some stage in their childhood?
I remember we had bunk beds.
I was always on the bottom with my older brother on the top bunk. I couldn’t wait to get old enough to get the top bunk. Top bunk status rules.
There’s a bit of Pros and Cons when it comes to bunk beds according to Feng Shui…
So let’s look at the not so great aspects first.
- Bunk beds aren’t believed to be good Feng Shui. Mainly because the child that sleeps on the bottom may have a sense of being oppressed by the child that sleeps on the top. And symbolically and energetically it increases a heirarchy system between the siblings.
- They can be really unsafe especially for the child sleeping on the top. The possibility of a fall at some stage going up and down the ladder is very high. And (god forbid) there is always the risk of a fall from restless sleep from the top bed. This can end in very severe and life threatening injuries.
- It can get quite hot and stale up on the top bunk, especially during the summer months. The child on the top bunk will always be a few degrees hotter due to heat rising and stale air.
- One wriggly child can disturb the other child and cause havoc when trying to settle two children at the same time (enough said).
But even though traditional Feng Shui doesn’t recommend them and there are health and safety issues with bunk beds; there are Pros to having them.
- Kids love them, despite all the cons.
- For our kids, 3 and 6 yrs, they love sharing a room and to be honest I don’t think they would sleep as well in separate rooms. They feel safe when the other one is there.
- The kid on the bottom will usually be the youngest and love the cave like atmosphere of being on the bottom. They are wrapped up in their womblike bed. Nice and safe and not too exposed.
- Space saving and great for smaller homes.
- The child on the top bunk usually has a boost of confidence when provided with the ‘trust’ of being ‘big’ enough to sleep on the top bunk.
- Wriggling children leads to giggling children. It can be very cute to hear your children giggling and wriggling.
Extra Tip – Our eldest didn’t feel quite safe on the top bunk when we first set up the beds. Though we bought a tent like dome which covers his bed which makes him feel safe and secure. And it’s like his own little secret private space.
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