Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bunk Beds - Truly an experience !

There’s really nothing better than bunk beds for maximizing space in a small bedroom. Kids are active and like to climb, so having their bed is several feet off the floor is definitely "cool".

Beside the "cool factor" of bunk beds, there are several practical benefits to choosing one for your child's bedroom.

First, quality bunk beds can last your child from age three on through college. Since most bunk beds can be down-stacked into two twin beds, your child can begin enjoying his/her new room even if they are still not old enough to manage climbing up to the top bunk.

Second, the space-saving features of bunk beds are unparalleled. You can sleep two in the same amount of space that you would normally be able to put a twin bed. With today's homes and their small bedrooms, this is a huge benefit.

Third, as long as you buy a quality bunk bed, you will have no trouble selling it at a later date if you decide your child is ready for something else.

There are also now ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) safety standards that most manufacturers abide by that go a long way to ensuring the safety of bunk beds.

What this means for the consumer is that any bed purchased from a manufacturer that follows the ASTM guidelines will have sturdily secured guard rails and the positioning of the guard rails is such that little heads are too big to get caught between them, thus avoiding strangulation, and little hands and feet are too small to get wedged between them, thus avoiding broken bones. Also, there is always enough guard rail available to prevent mishaps such as my fall from the top bunk.

So, if you're looking for a bunk bed that you can feel your child will be safe on, be sure to check if the bed is ASTM safety certified.

So are your children ready to move up from toddler beds to bunk beds? Are you looking for a way to make your child want to sleep in his or her own bedroom instead of yours?

Bunk beds are almost a right of passage for kids and no other kind of sleeping arrangement provides the level of fun your child will experience with bunk beds

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