How To Use Mirrors To Open Up Smaller Spaces

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Bunk bed shopping - 10 point safety checklist to protect your children

Written by S.A. Smith

Every year thousands of children are admitted to hospital emergency rooms due to incidents involving bunk beds involving improper use, manufacturing, or set up. If your follow our 10 point safety checklist, bunk beds can still be a great bedding solution for your children:

Reputable manufacturer

Look for manufacturers that are established, and have a long history of manufacturing bunk beds. A good manufacturer will also stand behind their product by providing a lifetime warranty.

ASTM and CPSC guidelines

Askrepparttar retailer if it meetsrepparttar 100087 voluntary safety guidelines ofrepparttar 100088 American Standards of Testing and Materials andrepparttar 100089 minimum safety standards ofrepparttar 100090 Consumer Product Safety Commission. If it does, you'll know thatrepparttar 100091 bed meets all current and reasonable safety standards.

Strong frame construction

Examine and testrepparttar 100092 durability and strength ofrepparttar 100093 bunk bed frame. It should easily hold a parents weight - climb on it and wigglerepparttar 100094 frame a bit. A good bunk bed with remain firmly grounded without movement or noise.

Only rounded edges

Checkrepparttar 100095 entire bed construction for smoothness of materials and fasteners. There should be no sharp edges or protruding points anywhere inrepparttar 100096 construction.

Measurerepparttar 100097 safety rails

Safety rails should run on both sides ofrepparttar 100098 top bunk, andrepparttar 100099 lower rail should be no higher than 3 1/2 inches aboverepparttar 100100 top ofrepparttar 100101 mattress height - any higher and your children could slip underneath it. Also make surerepparttar 100102 top rail is at least 5 inches aboverepparttar 100103 mattress top to prevent your child from rolling overrepparttar 100104 safety rails.

Ensure proper mattress fit

Strangulation deaths have occurred inrepparttar 100105 US when children fall through openings betweenrepparttar 100106 mattress andrepparttar 100107 frame duringrepparttar 100108 night. Make surerepparttar 100109 mattress opening snugly fitsrepparttar 100110 mattress without a lot adjustment room. Ifrepparttar 100111 mattress has a gap greater than 3 inches from any side ofrepparttar 100112 mattress torepparttar 100113 bed frame, headboard or footboard - it does not fit properly.

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