With buying bunk beds, you will always have injuries to consider. Even, if you are buying bunk beds with stairs. Most people don’t like buying these beds, just because of the injuries that it can cause. However, there are some ways that you can prevent injuries from occurring, or to reduce the risk of getting injuries from children sleeping on bunk beds. Here are how you can reduce the risk of bunk bed injuries:
Putting the bed in a corner
We don’t always think of keeping the one sleeping on top safe. By putting the bed in a corner, two of the four sides will be protected against a wall. This will ensure that the chances of falling off the bed are less. And, if he can’t fall off the bed, he will not have a chance of getting seriously hurt.
If you can’t put the bed in a corner, you might want to put up panels on two or three of the sides, to prevent the person sleeping on top from falling off the bed.
The stairs should be secure
When a young child is sleeping on the top bed, you should really make sure that the stairs are secure to the bed. Don’t place the stairs on the bed that isn’t secure and that can move while the child is climbing the stairs.
Most accidents are happening from children trying to climb the stairs and that slips and falls. This can cause some serious injury, especially if the stairs are falling on top of the child. And, don’t place the stairs to the bed that doesn’t come with the bed. This is making the risk so much higher.
It is not a toy
It is important to teach your children that they should not play on the bunk bed, or any other bed. When they are playing on the top bed, the chances that one can fall and get hurt is really good. And, then it will be too late to tell them that they shouldn’t have played on the beds.
The more educated they will be about the dangers of the bed, the less chance you will have to get injured children on the beds. You should make sure that the bed is safe and if it’s possible, have at least two walls against the bed. Placing the bed in a corner is best. With these safety tips, you will be able to buy and use a bunk bed without any problems or injuries.