Choosing a good bunk bed with trundle is important, especially if you have two or three kids that are going to be sharing a location. Children’s bunk beds are great if the children are older, and a trundle will bed with trundle 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 any scenario that is made with particle board or a different type of prefabricated wood, as it just won’t be strong enough to bear up under the weight of active kids moving around.
Weight Limits — There will be a weight limit on how much your bunk bed can handle, and you have to add weight of the mattress in that limit. Make sure that the bunk bed you are getting is strong enough to handle not only your children’s 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 neat 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.
Railings — A railing is essential for the child with 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.
Scale — The scale will enable your kids to climb to the top bunk safely, and it much be strongly attached to your bed — preferably screwed in so that your kids won’t affect it over and fall off as they looking to climb into bed.