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Home Safety: Kids and Bunk Beds

Secure your kids' safety while sleeping with the help of these tips


Bunk beds are excellent space savers for any home. However, if you have little children sleeping on it, you must consider some safety measures in order to prevent accidents or possible injuries. Let these tips guide you.

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Keep these tips in mind:
  • Place the bunk bed in the corner of the room, so that there's a wall on one side. This can lessen the chances of your child falling out of the bed.
  • Attach universal guardrails on all sides of the bed. Leave at least 9 inches of space between the guardrail, the head rail and the foot board, so that your child won’t feel uncomfortable. Learn how to create your own guard rail here.  
  • The surface mattress has to be at least 5 inches below the guard rail. Meanwhile, the space between the bottom of the guardrail and the bed should not be greater than 3 1/2 inches.
  • The ladder should be firmly secured to the bed frame. It is also important to tell your kids that the ladder should be the only means of "entering and exiting," to prevent any injuries from jumping. 
  • Do not hang hooks, belts, and jump ropes on the bed. Your child might get caught accidentally, as they climb the ladder.
  • Children under 5 years old should not sleep on the top bunk, especially if they tend to move a lot when they sleep. 

Photo by Pat Martires.

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