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I've been noticing a surprising trend with a lot of my friends with children: their little kids have double beds! Perhaps this is a strange situation to me because I had a twin bed until I left for college.

However, when questioned about the size of the beds, my friends all had great reasons for choosing double: it doubles as a guest bed, or it's easier to comfort a child who has a nightmare.

So, what do you readers think? Is a double bed too big for a child, or is it an easy way to have the best of both worlds without a guest room?