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Bunk Bed Safety Measures For Kids

It is difficult to find an individual who does not like to sleep, especially children when they are done with all their play. In today’s world of modernization it is very difficult to adapt all the necessary things in a small space. When children are there, it is more difficult as it is necessary to be very creative in choosing things for children.

When one thinks of resting what could be a better option than a bed and a bunk bed for children who like to sleep on that. On the contrary, it helps save space as a bunk bed is a type of bed in which one bed frame is superimposed on the other. There are various types of these available on the market depending on the type of material used. Children love their beds when they are most attractive and extraordinary. These beds are very popular as they save a lot of space and also feature attractive designs. A wide range of these beds are on the market as they vary in shape, size, color, style and accessories.

One must be very careful when choosing a baby bed as children are prone to accidents and their safety is very important. It is very important that there are no “sharp edges” on the beds. It shouldn’t have suspension points. This means that it should not have such places where clothes and ropes get caught. Also, there should be no holes or gaps that could trap the baby’s head, legs or arms as this can lead to the fall and injury of children. The bunk bed should have accessories such as railings as they prevent children from sliding off empty spaces or falling out of bed while sleeping. Make sure that the release mechanism of a railing is strong enough and does not unlock easily. For safety, the recommended bunk height is 1500 mm at the top of the upper mattress. This height is fine for protecting your children from injury. Use a height indicator to choose the height of a mattress.

Make sure to place the child under the age of nine on the bottom of the bed, as children in this age group tend to fall easily and have a high injury rate. After that age there is a decline in berth-related injuries.

While choosing the material of a bunk bed, you can get confused between wooden beds and metal beds. Wooden beds are generally easier to make to safety modifications. The price of wooden beds is cheaper than that of metal beds. They can be easily repaired, painted, stripped or stretched to give a completely new look. In contrast, metal bunk beds consist of metal tubulars and are usually painted with a glossy red, white, blue or black paint. When the time comes to assemble a metal bed, the most common problem is that the hardware doesn’t align.

So be sure to consider all the above safety measures while selecting a bunk bed for your baby.

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