Bunkbeds are fun, practical space savers that kids love! They are great for sleepovers, or siblings who share a room. As a child, was there anything better than sleeping over at a friend’s house with a bunk bed? Or going to camp with all those bunk beds? However, to ensure your child’s safety, parents should have precautions in effect and speak to their children about bunk bed rules.
Bunk Bed Facts
- Children under 6 are most likely to have a bunk bed related injury.
- The most common injuries are cuts, bumps, and bruises. Less common are broken bones, with the head and neck injured the most.
- Boys are injured more commonly than girls.
- Over 36,000 injuries occur from not safely using bunk beds.
Injury Prevention Checklist
- Step 1. Guardrails! Use guardrails on both sides of the top bunk (at least 5 inches high).
- Step 2. The foundation of the mattress must be strong and the correct size.
- Step 3. Keep children under 6 on the bottom bunk
- Step 4. Have a night light near the ladder for nighttime movement.
- Step 5. Remove dangerous objects from around the bed.
Our Bunk Beds have built in security measures that meets all CPSC and ASTM safety standards including side rails, movable ladder, and full wood slat system. See our collections here.
Always remember, the bunk bed is not for playing.
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