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 a guard rail; 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.
You can attach them to run down the length of the bed. 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. This is perfect for when your little ones grow up and want their own rooms!
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 the upper bunk and the bottom 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.
Save floor space with this modern Bunk Bed. It comes in white and grey acrylic or white and orange. It would look fantastic in any room. Once again, the construction is made from pinewood and is sturdy and robust. It also features a trundle bed that would be great for those unexpected sleepovers. It 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.
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.
The bottom line is that a bunk bed with guard rails on the top and the bottom of the bunk can provide safety for your young child and peace of mind for mums and dads. A bunk thats meets safety standards carries a lower risk of injury and, for many children, is a fun way to sleep.
Bunk beds offer the perfect solution for those with limited space or tight budgets while still being safe and comfortable.
Please note safety regulations and advise that the top bunk, loft bed or any high sleeper should never be used by a toddler. They are only suitable for children over the age of six.
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.