There are some benefits to buying a bunk bed, as opposed to two single beds. First, bunk beds take up much less space in a bedroom, and the leftover space can be used for other furniture. Some bedrooms don’t even have space for two beds, and the only solution would be to have a bunk bed. Second, children love bunk beds because they are fun, and they feel like they are not alone during the night. Separate beds can be isolating, and some children are more afraid at night as a result. They will also distract each other less, because they cannot see each other. As a result, they will get a better night’s sleep. Third, if adults are sleeping on the beds, there is more privacy. Therefore, a male to female adult combination would feel more comfortable sleeping in the bunk beds. This is perfect for siblings, relatives, or friends who may be traveling living together.
As stated before, bunk beds can be a lot of fun for children. Some are even made in the form of a castle or roller coaster, and siblings can feel as if they are playing in a castle or on a roller coaster as they go to sleep at night. It is a great way to encourage them to get to bed and puts a positive spin on sleeping. On a more serious note, make sure the bunk bed meets the safety requirements of the American Standards of Testing and Materials and the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Safety is very important when buying bunk beds or any other furniture for children. Next, lay on the bed and check to see that it is strong and well constructed. If it supports your weight, it will support your child’s weight. Try out the ladder, and make sure it is also sturdy. Also, the mattress should fit the frame well and not have any space for limbs or fingers to fall through. The bed should have strong rails to ensure the child can’t roll off the bed. Check these out as well. Finally, make sure the store you are buying from is well known and has a good reputation. If it is, you can feel more confident you are buying a safe and long-lasting bunk bed.