Bunk beds are ideal for siblings who share a bedroom. They are probably most parents number one choice of bed when space is limited in their children’s bedrooms. They also happen to be pretty handy for when your children’s friends come over.
However, most parents usually do have some reservations over bunk beds due to safety concerns, and we would advise them to read this bunk bed safety guide here. It is recommended that children under the age of six do not use the top bunk. It goes without saying that the top bunk nearly always has guard rails; however, the bottom bunk rarely has any guard rails.
We have selected our five favourite bunk beds with rails on top and bottom for parents who are seeking a little extra reassurance to protect their little ones from bumps in the night.
Before we begin with our top choices, you might want to consider an alternative option, a standard bunk, and a portable bed rail. Portable bed rails are very affordable, suitable for most beds, simple to install, and ideal for travel. A portable bed rail is suitable for children from 18 months plus. Make sure to check all sizes before purchase.
We like this pinewood Bunk Bed from WNM. It will look great in any kids bedroom. The frame is solid wood, and it has excellent reviews. At the time of writing, the bed was the cheapest of the bunch. More importantly, it has safety guard rails for the top bunk and the bottom. It also comes in a wide variety of colours to match any decor. Another great feature is that the bunk is detachable great for when your little ones grow up and want their own bedrooms!
This 3 ft Triple Bunk bed comes with two foam mattresses. The bunk is a detachable triple sleeper; the trundle bed fits nicely under the bottom bunk, and it is ideal for when a friend comes over to stay. The bunk has that classic bunk bed look that suits all bedrooms, and the frame is made from solid wood and is available in a choice of colours. The bunk bed comes with safety guard rails for both the bottom and top bunk.
This modern Bunk Bed comes in white and grey acrylic or white and orange and looks fantastic. Once again, the frame is made from pinewood and is sturdy and robust. The trundle bed is great for those unexpected sleepovers, comes with two handy storage drawers and three foam mattresses are included. Guard rails for the top bunk and bottom bunk will help stop bumps in the night.
Stylish bunk bed in grey from Arthauss Furniture. This bed is made from solid pine wood and has a premium feel. This bunk bed will look fantastic in your child's bedroom. Once again, there are safety guard rails for both the top and bottom bunk. Two large storage drawers fit underneath the bottom bunk and are great for storing bedding or games.
This bed has a classic look with a clean white finish that will look just stunning in any children's bedroom. The bed is made from solid birch and comes with a five-year manufacturer's warranty. This bunk bed has guard rails on both the top and bottom bunks. We like the fact that once your children have outgrown their bunk bed, there are optional conversion kits you can use to to convert it into two junior beds easily. Ideal if you plan on moving in the future or your children get to have their own bedrooms. It's bottom of the list due to the price at the time of writing; however, if you're looking for a quality bed and the price is not an issue, then this would be an ideal choice.
Important note. When deciding between our top picks, we considered the cost of each bed at the time of writing. However, we would not hesitate in recommending any of the beds. Prices can fluctuate a fair bit, so our number five choice could easily be our number one choice if the price were right. Please be sure to double-check all bed sizes before purchase.