The safety of bunk bed must be your first concern when you are buying one. There are many children who need to be hospitalized because of injuries related to bunk bed. And often times, it is because the bunk beds are either badly put together or designed. To help you find the safest bunk beds for toddlers, below are things you need to keep in mind when you shop around.
We know Mandatory Standards is obvious. Still, we need to mention it because it is very important. Make sure that the bunk bed you are going to buy meet mandatory standards, because these standards include aspects such as design and construction and thus, safety. All products that met the standards will have a label or sticker to show it.
Never overlook these two, Ladders and Guard Rails. Guard rails are important. A safe bunk bed will have its guard rails fixed to all four sides of the upper bunk. Also, don’t think that a wall can replace a guard rail. It can’t. Even worse, your children can become trapped in-between the bed and the wall. So, choose only a bunk bed with guard rails on all of its four sides.
As for the ladder, it needs to be child-friendly. A good ladder allows your child to get up and down without adult assistance. Another thing you want in a ladder is that it can be folded or removed easily, to avoid a small child from climbing up.