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When we think of bunk beds we think about children. Kids have a high risk of injuring on bunk beds though bunk beds are quite convenient for use as it saves a lot of space in the house. Kids also love to sleep on them as they find them very attractive and feel that the bed is their world as they play, study and sleep on it. Whatever it is, whether children love to sleep or play on it their safety comes first.
Bunk beds are actually a compatible bedding system where two or at times more beds are stacked on top of each other. These beds are also separated by support posts. These beds actually allow two sleepers to have their own separate sleeping space so that they will enjoy a peaceful sleep. It also saves a lot of space. Such bedding system has become very common especially in those houses where there is a little space and members are many. You will also find this system of bedding in hostels and military training camps of children. queen size bed measurements
It is a must that one should install a ladder on the side of the bunk beds as this allow the occupants to climb with ease on the bed and have a safe way to get in and out of the top of the bed. Make sure that the ladder is securely mounted to the side of the frame of the bed. In case if the ladder is not attached to the bed make sure that you will attach it permanently as it is a question of the safety of the kids who will be using it all the time. In case if the ladder cannot be attached to the bed frame permanently make arrangements that the ladder is attached to the frame of the top bunk and it remains stabilized on the floor. Also make sure that the ladders are easily accessible to the child in such a way that it is not disturbing the person’s sleep that sleeps on the bottom bunk.
Structure of the bed frame cannot be overlooked. Always look for such a bed frame that is made up of a solid, sturdy material, such as wood or steel. Also make sure that the beds are placed at a leveled and on a flat surface. There are some bed frames that bracket to the wall thus provides additional support in regards to safety. It is important that the bed is able to support both weight as well as movement without bending or breaking. Also consider that the slats supporting the sleeper are made of the same material to the frame and are attached to the frame as it provides additional stability to the levels of the bed.
The weight carrying capacity plays a vital role in the safety of the bed. Always look for such a bed which is able to support a moving weight up to 200 lbs. In case if there is only one kid sleeping on the bunk bed make sure that the kid is sleeping at the bottom and the lighter of the two sleeper is sleeping on the top of the bed, also look that there is not more than a child sleeping on the top of the bed. So keep these facts in mind to ensure the safety of your child.