BUNK BED OR NOT?
The advantages of a buying a bunk bed:
1. Two beds. Each of your girls or boys will still have their own bed to sleep on, giving them their own space.
2. More space. Bunked beds means more room in any bedroom. It allows you to actually store toys in their bedroom.
3. If someone has an accident or gets sick in the middle of the night you don’t have to wake them both up to change the sheets (like you would if they shared a bed).
4. When the time comes, the bunk beds can be separated into two twin beds.
5. They can be a ton of fun for little kids to play on.
The disadvantages of buying a bunk bed:
1. Safety concerns: Kids can fall off the ladder when climbing up or down. They could fall off the bottom or top bunk if they aren’t being careful enough. They can crack their head or body part on the wood or metal rails. If the bunks don’t have a ton of space between them, the bottom child could crack their head on the bottom of the top bunk. Also, will the slats or boards support your bouncing child enough so that the mattress doesn’t fall through? Will the bunk bed be stable enough? It is recommended that the top bunk only be used by children aged six or older. .
2. Making the beds. Not as easy when you can barely reach the top bunk, or have to climb on top of the bed to make it.
3. The child on top can likely reach the ceiling, light, ceiling fan, curtains or whatever else might be higher up in their room.
4. In the middle of the night whoever is on top can’t see the ladder very well and can have problems getting down by themselves, as they have a sleepy and tired body.
5. Tucking the child on top in may not be very easy if the bunk bed is very high. Or giving them their goodnight hugs and kisses.
We figure that the advantages of buying a bunk bed outweigh the disadvantages and every parent is determined to find as safe and as comfortable a bunk as possible for their family .