Choosing a good bunk bed with trundle is important, especially if you have two or three kids that are going to be sharing a room. Bunk beds are great if the children are older, and a trundle bed with drawers will give you a safe place where your little one can sleep. Here are some things to look for when buying a bunk bed with trundle:
Quality – A good quality bunk bed will be made with solid materials, usually good quality wood. Avoid anything that is made with particle board or another kind of prefabricated wood, as it just won’t be strong enough to bear up under the weight of active kids bouncing around.
Weight Limits – There will be a weight limit on how much your bunk bed can handle, and you have to include the weight of the mattress in that limit. Make sure that the bunk bed you are getting is strong enough to handle not only your kids’ current weight, but their weight a few years from now.
Strong Construction – The joints of the bed should all fit snugly together, and your bed should be designed with plenty of supports. If a bed doesn’t have enough supports, it will be much more likely that your active kids will break something. With strong joints and lots of support for the beds and the railings, you will be able to rest easy in the knowledge that the bed won’t break.
Trundle Storage – Buying a trundle bed separate will not work, as there needs to be a nifty little space for the trundle bed to be stored during the day. The trundle bed should be stored away nicely, with none of the frame extending from its cubbyhole in the bed. That will ensure that there are no accidents as the kids play around.
Railings – A railing is essential for the child on the top bunk, as it is only the railing that will protect them from falling off the bed in their sleep. A sturdy railing should even be able to hold up under horseplay, though it is best to teach your kids not to be too rowdy when on their bed.
Ladder – The ladder will enable your kids to climb to the top bunk safely, and it much be securely attached to your bed – preferably screwed in so that your kids won’t knock it over and fall off as they are trying to climb into bed.