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7 Safety Tips for Children’s Bunk Beds

children's bunk beds

What child doesn't love a bunk bed? Children’s bunk beds are the perfect space saving solution if your children have to share a room, or even for those who like to have sleepovers with their friends. Besides the obvious sleeping purpose, kids love to play and study on them and they are also great for storage. We all know kids can get carried away when they're having fun, so here are some precautions to ensure they enjoy a safe play.

 

Children's Bunk Beds Safety Tips

 

1. Ensure the bunk bed is situated in a corner of the room so that it is protected by a wall, preventing children from falling out of it. A bunk bed will need two walls for support.

 

2. Bunk bed ladders can cause a danger to young children, especially if the room is dark. So set up a nightlight by the ladder on the staircase for during the night in case your child needs to get down. This will prevent them hurting themselves.

 

3. Bits of toys and books on the floor will cause a tripping hazard and will also hurt your child's feet if accidentally landed on, so make sure the area around the bunk bed is clear in case of any falls or mishaps.

 

4. It is imperative that no leads, wires, cords or anything long are tied around the top of the bunk bed. This includes wires from devices such as consoles and tablets. A child can quickly become entangled in these.

 

5. It is dangerous for more than one child to be up on the top bunk at the same time. Bunk beds were only designed for one child on the top bunk so do not let more than one child up there. It is also advised that children aged under six should not sleep on the top bunk.

 

6. Teach your child that it is dangerous to jump from the top bunk to the floor. Children may well build confidence once they have had their bunk bed for a while and try to jump from the top, but it is not safe. Instead, teach them to use the ladders provided.

 

7. Explain to your children that it's not safe to play under the bunk bed unless it has been made this way by manufacturers.

Do you have any safety tips to share with us?