Children grow so fast and in order to do so, they need plenty of sleep. It is, therefore, vital that you find the perfect sleeping solution for your kids. Now your toddler has outgrown their cot, you may be considering buying bunk beds to help minimise space.
Can toddlers sleep in a bunk bed?
No child under the age of 6 is allowed to sleep in the top bunk of a bunk bed. However, once your toddler is big enough, there is no reason why they can’t move into the bottom bunk.
Are there different types of bunk beds?
There are various models of bunk beds for kids so you can find the ideal bed for your family and home.
- Standard Bunks The traditional style with one bed on top of another connected by a ladder remains a popular choice. Not only do they save space, but they are also very reasonably priced.
- Storage Bunks These bunk beds for kids are great when siblings are sharing a room. The extra storage provided means that there is extra space to keep all their belongings.
- Double Bunks These may help persuade an older child to share with their younger sibling. A single top bunk and a double bunk bed are great when you want to have guests to stay over. Plus, they are perfect for sleepovers.
- Trundle Bunk Beds These come with a pull out bed and are another great sleepover option. Rather than having a lower double bunk that may take up valuable space, this option means the extra bed can be pushed underneath the bunk beds when not needed.
- Low Bunk Beds A popular choice, these will give you peace of mind if both your children are younger. Within this range, you will find some amazing designs that will have your children begging to go to bed in the evening.
- L Shaped Bunk Beds These beds are great if a bedroom has a little more space. The bottom bunk sits at a 90° angle to the top bunk. This means the child on the lower bunk will feel as though they have more space. These beds normally come with extra storage too which is always useful.
When purchasing bunk beds, you must always consider safety. Follow the assembly instructions carefully. Make sure your children understand that it isn’t a climbing frame and shouldn’t be treated like one. Finally, only let one child on the top bunk at a time.