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Just dropped our kid off today, and as the last arrival in a forced triple, he got the top bunk. He's never slept in a bunk bed before (and neither have I, so I have no experience to bring to the situation). He seems fine with it, but I'm worried. He's never fallen out of bed that I can remember, but then he's had a full sized bed since he was pretty young, and he is a restless sleeper--he tosses and turns a lot and often winds up in an odd position.
I assumed that I was being a worrywart, and Googled "bunk bed safety" to reassure myself. Bad idea. Turns out there are tens of thousands of bunk bed injuries every year, and they're not all little kids--in fact there's a spike among 18-to-21 year olds. All the articles about this emphasize the importance of guard rails, yet the bunk beds at my son's school do not have this feature.
I don't want to put unnecessary fears in his head or make a fuss about nothing. But I don't want to get a call some night that he's in the emergency room with a broken arm or concussion and find myself wishing I had done something about it.
What are other parents' experience/opinions about this?