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At what age are bunk beds safe?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 6 years
Bunk beds are a fun and efficient way for children to share a bedroom. Unfortunately, serious injuries have been reported with their use.
Use newer beds which meet the cpsc 2000 safety standards. Guard rails should begin close to the bottom of the upper bunk and rise 5 " above the mattress. Safe use includes no jumping, pushing or horseplay on the beds and limiting the top to only one person.

In brief: 6 years
Bunk beds are a fun and efficient way for children to share a bedroom. Unfortunately, serious injuries have been reported with their use.
Use newer beds which meet the cpsc 2000 safety standards. Guard rails should begin close to the bottom of the upper bunk and rise 5 " above the mattress. Safe use includes no jumping, pushing or horseplay on the beds and limiting the top to only one person.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
In brief: 6 years
The typical answer is around 6 years old.
It has to do with safety. Many younger children find the top bunk suitable as a flying platform and have sustained broken bones and cuts when they hit the ceiling fan. Seems 6 years old is an age that a child begins to understand safety. If your children are younger, then be sure they cannot climb up to the top bunk. Removing the ladder helps...Sometimes.

In brief: 6 years
The typical answer is around 6 years old.
It has to do with safety. Many younger children find the top bunk suitable as a flying platform and have sustained broken bones and cuts when they hit the ceiling fan. Seems 6 years old is an age that a child begins to understand safety. If your children are younger, then be sure they cannot climb up to the top bunk. Removing the ladder helps...Sometimes.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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