As I said in a previous post, bunk beds can get pretty unsafe if you don’t follow some simple safety steps. Most accidents, according to statistics happen because kids don’t climb the ladder in order to get in the top bunk properly. But if you are not at a your age, there are other ways you can reach in the top bunk bed without the use of a ladder.
All new bunk beds for kids bought from the store come with a ladder, but the ones you may buy from your neighbor or at a flea market may not. But if you have one, use it in order to be safe. I know it’s not that cool, but it’s the right way.
Another way to get in the top bunk, but without using the ladder is by standing at the head of the bunk bed and placing one foot on the headboard. Now, hold tightly to one of highest points that you can reach. You have to pull yourself up and put the other foot on the headboard of the upper bunk; during this maneuver, swing the first foot over the side in order for it to get in the bunk.
One other method to get in the top bunk is position yourself on the side of the bunk bed, but near the headboard and to step on the bottom’s bunk mattress. Hold tight to the guardrails of the top bunk and pull yourself up using your arms force.
And one final way requires the help of another person that helps you by pushing you in the top bunk.
Now, remember, these are very risky method, do-not-try-at-home type! The safest way you can get in the upper bunk is by using a ladder. If your bunk bed doesn’t have one, go immediately to the store and buy one or build it yourself. Because you always have to be safe!