I was considering the full size sheets and just tucking in the extra that way there are more color and print options for my kiddos to choose from. I'm afraid with the mattress pad it'll just end up being too much fabric to tuck under the mattress though. If it were just the sheets, it'd be a no brainer. I have 3 kids under age 8 though. Still the prime ages for the rare but possible overnight accidents and the pad will help absorb any accidents and keep it from getting to the mattress, at least most of it.
I found a 3/4 mattress pad from an online store with good reviews and a 30 day return policy as long as it's unused and unwashed. So I can try it out. May still go with regular full size sheets depending on how the pad fits. The same store actually sells sheet sets with elastic at the foot of the flat sheet so it hooks on the mattress like a fitted does. Sounds like that's your next thing to try, CampingMomma
I like the idea of sewing the top sheet to the bottom sheet. My kids love to wrap up in their sheets while they sleep like a cocoon, so I might keep them separated for their own sleeping comfort. Can always just close the curtain if I don't want to see their balled up mess of beds :-).
When/if I get the 3/4 I'll let you all know how they fit on the not quite a 3/4 sized bunk bed.
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