The vast majority of bunk beds have ladders, and many parents buy these for their children because they save both money and space in the bedrooms. Metal bunk beds with ladders are possibly the cheapest type of bunk beds you can get, and they’re the ideal choice as long as your children stay safe whilst using them.
One of the biggest issues with bunk beds is the safety aspect. While your child is clambering up the ladder back to his bed when it’s dark, a miscalculation of where they next step is could soon send him falling from the ladder. Of course, this is one of the main things that parents take into account when considering bunk beds for their children, and it’s the reason why you won’t find very young children sleeping in bunk beds.
Bunk beds with stairs are generally regarded are being much safer than those with ladders, and the reasons why are very understandable. While they will occupy more space if there are stairs attached to them, these type of bunk beds are considerably more safe.
Therefore, parents are left with the decision of whether they think it would benefit them to spend extra money and allow the beds to take up extra space or not. If you think your child is likely to fall from ladders, it’s highly recommended that you choose bunk beds with stairs instead.
Stairs are so much more sturdy and durable than ladders, and you’ll have peace of mind each night as your child goes to bed. Climbing stairs up to a bed is a very exciting thing for most young children to do, and this may encourage them to go to bed when you tell them to! Younger children are also able to sleep in bunk beds that have stairs, as the risk of danger is significantly reduced.