A lot of choices await when you decide to buy a bunk bed for kids, but there are two main things to keep in mind: the child’s needs, and the child’s personality; or in other words, the safety of the bed and the bed’s style. Considering style first, there are myriad creative shapes that a childrens bunk bed can take. For little girls, for example, a bed can be patterned after a dollhouse or a castle for a fairy princess. These are often adorned in pinks, purples, and glitter; and designed with delightful nooks and crannies that a little girl will love to use for storing and displaying her toys and treasures.
The options for a little boy’s bunk bed are no less creative, designed to capture the imagination. Beds resembling race cars or doubling as forts will make bedtime fun. Fort beds are especially tantalizing for young outdoor enthusiasts with a lower bunk tent that not only have screened windows but also a roll-up flap to complete the fun. Some beds even feature a slide to descend instead of using the ladder. Imagine how much easier it would be to get your kids out of bed when they can start their day with a slide!
While the creative options abound regarding style, each good bunk bed for kids has things in common. Safety is always a main concern for parents. Falling off of the top bunk is always a danger when children partake in rough play or indulge in a bout of jumping on the mattress. Teaching the child safety first is of utmost importance. Also of great importance is choosing a top bunk with a sturdy barrier to prevent a child’s rolling off during restless slumber. Also teach the importance of a slow and careful descent down the ladder.
The shapes of bunk beds are varied, from the basic to the futon, from beds with triple bunks to L-shaped beds. Even teenagers are not too old for a bunk and in this particular case a futon bed is a perfect choice, serving as a lounging spot during the day and a place for friends to sleep at night.
Bunk beds in general are excellent at saving space. Once you decide to purchase one, it should be easy to find a style that suits your child’s needs and personality.