Bunk beds persist in their popularity. Children love them because there are few things more exciting than an elevated perch, and parents are grateful for a piece of furniture that can save space. And if you have children you know how much space a little body requires. And a growing body needs even more.
We don't know exactly who invented bunk beds, or when they were first invented, but we do know that they have evolved over time. Now we have bunk beds for all kinds of needs, in different heights, and in many different configurations. Sometimes the same bunk bed can be configured in more than one way.
Because bunk beds can seem so much fun, it is very important to discuss safety rules with children. It is also very important to buy bunk beds that comply with CPSC safety standards. It is also very important that children younger than five not be allowed on bunk beds.