The Thrill of Triple Bunk Beds

Ideally, your child’s bedroom offers an environment which stimulates his or her creativity and imagination, and has the ability to change over time. In achieving the latter, triple bunks beds are often helpful as they certainly reduce the square footage needed for three children to sleep.

Triple bunk beds are available with three twin-sized beds. Any other sized beds would need to be custom-made. When shopping for triple bunk beds, consider who the beds are for, your options and your budget.

Parents should be aware of the safety issues that accompany triple bunk beds. A child sleeping on the top bunk may be at least six feet in the air. Clearly, if your kids are terribly rambunctious, these beds may not be your best bet as monkey-play and bunk beds do not go together.

With regards to budget, when selecting a bunk bed, your budget needs to be high enough to ensure that the bed meets minimum safety standards put out by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Triple bunk beds are clearly a show-piece to any bedroom. They are not terribly common, and thus stand out. Kids love them since they are unique and exciting. However, parents must be sure not to let the excitement around these beds overshadow the potential safety risk, and as such, must choose a quality bed.

Sonya Weiss

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From the time she was a child, Sonya spun stories to entertain herself and her siblings. Once she graduated from high school, she put her writing aside and attended college where she studied Secondary Education, majoring in English. She's represented by literary agent Nicole Resciniti. 

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