It is important for parents to ensure the bunks are as safe as possible and that their kids understand that they need to behave a certain way when using the bunks to avoid getting hurt. Here are some safety tips.
Make sure that your children are aware that they should not jump on the beds, nor should they jump off the beds as a game.
Adhere to weight limit.
When you purchase the bunk bed, the manual will tell you the weight limit for the top and bottom bunk. If you are buying a bunk for teenagers, make sure that they are not over the weight limit. The weight limit is also important for parents that lay with their children at night.
Guardrails are an important addition to the top bunk, especially if your child is prone to rolling over during the night. You need to make sure that the guardrail is more than 12cm above the top of the mattress so that it is effective in protecting the child from rolling off the edge.
Top bunk age limit.
It is recommended that you do not let a child below the age of 6 sleep on the top bunk of a bunk bed. It is also not wise to leave a child below this age in the room unattended as they will not understand the safety risks of the bunk beds and may end up hurting themselves.