Bedding / January 15, 2019 / Amie Thibault
Many experts say that metal bunk beds are unsafe. This is because metal beds are not as sturdy and tend to wobble, dent and bend over the years due to weak joints. Essentially, a metal bunk bed may save you money but is not a good investment in the long run. Wood bunk beds are not without their problems. A good rule of thumb is the heavier the bed, the more likely it is to be sturdy and safe. Even with hardwood beds, screws and wing nuts can work loose over time. A properly designed bunk bed will have ample support braces to keep some of the pressure off of the bed's joints.
Although there is a difference in height, both bunk beds and a trundle bed have one upper bed and one lower bed. Can you and your children come to a reasonable acceptance of who will sleep on the top bed and who will sleep on the bottom? If you purchase either of these two types of beds for your children, you will obviously need to come to some sort of sleeping arrangements for them, and they will need to be comfortable with those arrangements. Show pictures of both kinds of beds to your children before you make any purchases, and see if you can all work together towards whatever sleeping arrangement works best for your family.
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