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    Ah I see.

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    I personally like the idea of bunks. we had them as kids - no rails! I would only get one's with high rails and the style with a double bed underneath, but as in when kids are 8 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyzaV View Post
    He put the baby monitor back in his room and get up to him if ever he needed, and his bunks have sides the whole way around so I found it safer than having him get down without a light on
    Is there any reason he needs to be in a bunk? It just strikes me as being unsafe to have a child in a bed they can't get themselves out of (that's not a cot)

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    I will never have bunk beds in my house after a colleagues friend lost her 9 year old son because his necklace (which he has been fold not to wear to bed but typical child did it anyway) got caught the ladder and he choked.

    I know that this was a rare and tragic accident but it still sends shivers down my spine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Is there any reason he needs to be in a bunk? It just strikes me as being unsafe to have a child in a bed they can't get themselves out of (that's not a cot)

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    Because he wanted to be, and we're not helicopter parents. It was fully enclosed, he only had day sleeps in it until we knew he'd be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louellyn View Post
    I will never have bunk beds in my house after a colleagues friend lost her 9 year old son because his necklace (which he has been fold not to wear to bed but typical child did it anyway) got caught the ladder and he choked.

    I know that this was a rare and tragic accident but it still sends shivers down my spine.
    Unfortunately these incidents are not as rare as you would think.
    Bunks are dangerous things.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your friends boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2girls1boyplus1 View Post
    They are recommendations though, not laws.. recommendations are there to provide information so people can know and understand the risks and base their personal decisions upon them.
    Yep and SIDS recommendations are just recommendations too.
    The real dangers of bunks are of choking and hanging. Seriously guys, it happens too often. My DH is an ED doc and he has seen it a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4underfour View Post
    Unfortunately these incidents are not as rare as you would think.
    Bunks are dangerous things.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your friends boy.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4underfour View Post
    Yep and SIDS recommendations are just recommendations too.
    The real dangers of bunks are of choking and hanging. Seriously guys, it happens too often. My DH is an ED doc and he has seen it a couple of times.
    I'm interested to see your stats on these deaths occuring too often. In particular, I would like to see the stats where a child has died in Australia (I'm not interested in US data as safety standards are likely different), through the result of a bunk bed accident where the bed has had: sufficient safety rails, a ladder, no gaps in the rails for entrapment, and has been assembled correctly.

    I really couldn't find any stats on this and would be interested to read it.

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    i got a 'low' bunk (ikea) for my 9yo.
    i have to admit i pulled out the old bed rail i used when he was a toddler and put it on as he has a tendancy to wiggle around in his sleep!

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    I consider it from 3yo, depending on the child in question.

    In my house, the 3yo has a normal (ground level bed) but sleeps in her 5yo sisters mid-height bed most nights, with her 5yo sister.

    My 9yo and 11yo have high beds, but have taken to camping on the floor (with mattresses from out of the caravan).

    My 13yo decided she didn't want a high bed anymore, so I've purchased her one with two rows of draws underneath - it is mid-thigh height.

    My 16yo still sleeps in her high bed every night.

    My 18 is sick of her high bed and planning on a low bed when she gets her own place.

    I sleep in my high bed every night.

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    We have very limited space in the house, so the high beds were supposed to offer more space, allowing the children to have desks and draws under their beds.

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