Helpful Guides & Tips for Bunk Bed Mattresses
Bunk beds are a fantastic way of saving space if you have children sharing a bedroom, and can even offer a great space solution for a child who would benefit from a desk in their room to do their homework. When looking into purchasing bunk bed, you’ll likely search for furniture which fits the space you have available and looks the part too, but it’s also important to make sure you choose specific bunk bed mattresses for both comfort and safety.
Things to consider when buying bunk bed mattresses
A mattress should offer optimum comfort for children, to ensure they get a good night’s sleep. There is a wide range of choices to choose from on our website, including pocket sprung and aloe vera options, so take your time having a good browse through to ensure you get exactly what you want. It’s also important to bear in mind the requirements for bunk bed mattresses in terms of safety. Top things to look out for are:
• Mattresses should be no thicker than 16cm to fit within the bunk bed frame.
• The mattress must fit the bed securely, and the slats underneath should be no less than 7.5 cm apart.
For children, it is recommended to purchase a mattress with a firmer rating to support their growth. The most popular options include pocket sprung mattresses or standard sprung mattresses.
Bunk bed mattresses to suit your needs
On our website, you can filter by mattress depth to allow you to easily browse through our range of bunk bed mattresses which meet safety requirements (10-15cm). The mattresses all meet depth requirements to ensure they are below the safety rail, allowing you peace of mind that even the most restless sleeper will be safe and sound all night long.
We have mattresses from top brands including Silentnight, Dormeo, Kayflex and Birlea to choose from, with medium and medium to firm options perfect for growing children.
If you opt for a two-sided mattress, our team of experts recommend you flip and rotate your mattress every six weeks. This simply involves turning it over and moving it around, so the head end becomes the foot end. By doing so, this allows your child to enjoy both sleeping surfaces and get a fresh feel.
Why buy from us?
We only sell mattresses which are filled with 100% natural fillings and made to National Bed Federation standards, ensuring peerless British quality. Our single mattresses are suitable not only for bunk beds, but for single beds too, so as your children grow, or if you move house, the mattresses can easily be used for years to come.
Free next-day delivery
At Mattress Next Day, we offer free 24-hour delivery on all our mattresses over £150, ensuring a top-quality service for all customers. This allows you to know exactly what day your mattress will arrive, so you can plan and prepare accordingly, ready for a great night’s sleep straight away.
Safety guidelines for bunk beds
· Children under six years of age are not allowed to sleep in bunk beds
· The top safety barrier and the structure which connects to it cannot be greater than 75mm
· Children should not climb up bunk beds or use them as a climbing frame
· Only one child should use the top bunk at a time
· It is best to place bunk beds on a cushioned or carpeted floor in case of falls
· Items such as bags and belts should not be hung on the side of bunk beds due to strangulation risk
British Standards of Safety for bunk beds
Bunk beds sold in the UK must meet British Safety Standards. These regulations include:
- Bunk beds must be solid in construction
- Bunk beds cannot have sharp corners or edges
- The mattress must securely fit the bed frame
- Slats underneath the mattress cannot be closer than 7.5 cm apart
- The upper bunk must have guard rails protecting both sides. There also needs to be a 300mm gap for access
- Bunk beds must meet strict regulations about gaps in the construction, to stop children falling between rail and mattress, or getting stuck
- The ladder to the top bunk must be firmly fixed to the bed
- Ladder rungs should be a minimum of 3cm wide and 20cm apart