Children love bunk beds, mostly because of the climbing up and down and having a special place to play, hide and sleep in one. Of course, bunk beds are not only about fun, but there are also safety aspects to be taken into consideration. Here at Rafa-kids, we often receive messages from parents asking: why do we advise the F bunk bed for children +6 years old, and if it could be ok to use it for younger children too?
We always say that every child develops differently, and because our son was sleeping on the bunk bed at the age of 4, doesn’t mean it’s safe for every other child this age. Below I wrote a few things which will be good to think about before you will consider a bunk bed for your little one:
1 > An age of 6 years old is required by the safety regulations for bunk beds, so that’s why we advise it at Rafa-kids. 2 > Your child should easily climb in and out of bed alone, without the parent’s assistance. 3 > Does your child needs to go to the bathroom at night? Then it could be helpful to leave a soft light in the room. Try to assist them during the first nights, and be sure that the child feels comfortable with that. 4 > Are your kid’s restless sleepers? It’s necessary to check that the bed has side protections on both sides.
Please note that F bunk bed is much lower than many bunk beds on the market. Your child will sleep around 140cm above the floor. This way you can see your child when standing next to the bed and make the bed easily. Our bunk bed is very strong and easily holds 120kg required by law. Feel free to lay next to your child for a good night read and an extra hug. We have seen six kids jumping on our beds too, but don’t tell this to anyone!
Please keep these simple advice in mind when shopping around for a bunk bed, and make sure that your child is ready for it.
If you have any additional questions – please email us,
and we will be more than happy to help.