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Bunk Bed Saftey Uk - From The Manufacturer
Children, ages two and four, share a room, and my two-year-old is ready to move out of her crib. Should I invest in bunk beds (and have my youngest one sleep on the bottom)? At what age are bunk beds safe?"
Your youngest may be ready to move into the bottom bunk of a bunk bed, but your oldest isn't quite old enough for the top. Despite the convenience (two beds for the space of one), the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission say that children under six years old should never be allowed to sleep on the upper bunk, with other experts extending that to eight or nine years old. The biggest risks to kids? Cuts, bruises, scrapes, and fractures from falling out of (or jumping from) the top bunk. Even older kids aren't immune to these risks. In fact, a recent study in the journal Pediatrics found that teenagers and young adults can sustain bunk-bed injuries like concussions and injuries, too. That's because bunk beds often can't hold up under adult-sized weights, and as a result, break, causing injuries.
If you do decide on bunk beds for your babes in the future, give the beds the once-over to make sure they follow safety guidelines. On the upper bunk, you'll want to close the space between the lower edge of the guardrail and the upper edge of the bed frame so that it's three-and-a-
Also, discourage your children from playing on the bunks (kamikaze kids love to jump from the top bunk). Install a nightlight so your child can find her way down the ladder and to the bathroom safely in the middle of the night. And be sure to remove obstacles from around the bottom of the bunk (for safer exits) and to take down ceiling fans and other ceiling fixtures that come near the top bunk.
The natural advice is always, always buy from a reputable supplier. It always pays to deal direct. Try www.limelightdirect.co.uk. They specialise and deliver thoughout the UK, within days.
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Page Updated Last on: Sep 18, 2010