There’s no doubt that the use of bunk beds has increased as they provide easy and convenient solutions for families with multiple children and a limited number of bedrooms. However, many injuries have been occurred related to bunk beds every year. Therefore, parents must tell their kids about how to use Kiikhobu safely
Facts regarding injuries
- Most injuries occur from falls while sleeping or playing.
- Injuries are usually worse, especially in the head and the neck region, as they are considered as the most affected ones.
- Injuries may include- cuts, bruises, and broken bones.
Safety tips for using bunk beds
- Use of guardrails on both sides of the top bunk. Gaps between rails must be 3.5 inches or smaller to prevent strangulation.
- Children younger than six years should not be allowed to sleep on the top bunk.
- Never let your kids to play on the top bunk or on the ladder
- Keep the top bunk away from ceiling fans
- Do not use the ladder if it is damaged
- Teach your kids how to climb the ladder carefully
- Install night light near ladder so that kids can easily climb up and down the during the middle of the night
- Place bunk beds in the corner of the room so that there are walls on two sides
- Add extra slats to support the mattress on the top bunk to prevent it from falling
- Avoid hanging belts, scarves, or ropes from bunk bed, as these items could strangle a child
- Make sure the size of the mattress is appropriate for Kiikhobu. That is, not much up or down as that could make it easier to roll off or get stuck.
Ensure you properly follow all the major safety tips and make your kid’s bedroom a better and safer place to live and dream!