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Best Bunk Beds for Little Kids

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Thinking of getting bunk beds? Read about the best bunk beds for little kids…they come with great storage and stairs instead of a ladder!

Best Bunk Beds for Little Kids
With a third child on the way, we made the decision to put my older two kids (three years and one-and-a-half years) into a room together on bunk beds.

We purchased the Bedz King Twin Over Twin Stairway Bunk Bed from Amazon.

After using the bunk beds for the past two weeks, we are so happy with our choice. My kids love them, they look gorgeous, and they have built-in storage areas– these are definitely among the best bunk beds for little kids.

Best Bunk Beds for Little Kids

What sold us on this particular set of bunk beds was the fact that it has stairs, rather than the traditional ladder.

Obviously, my kids are way too young to do the whole ladder thing. But these stairs? They can totally handle them.

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There are railings for them to hold onto, plus a strip of grip tape on each stair (that blackish line you see on each stair).

“Well, I have a masters degree in engineering,” he said. “So I wouldn’t say it was difficult. It took four hours of labor, though.”

Neither of my kids are afraid to climb up to the top bunk. It did take my daughter a few nights to agree to sleep up there, but now she does it every night. Getting my son into his bottom bunk is another story…for a later date.

There are three options for under the bottom bunk: no drawer (just open space), a trundle bed drawer, or two storage drawers.

We chose a trundle bed drawer so that we have the option to use it with a trundle bed in the future, but for now, we can still fill it up with stuff and use it as one big regular drawer. If you choose no drawer, you knock at least $100 off the price.

Check out this storage on the side of the stairs! I was able to cram about 15 stuffed animals into the smaller storage space and I stowed some pirate ships and dollhouses in the bottom space. Definitely a bonus to getting this bed!

Bunk bed storage

What You Need to Know

-Comes in four colors: white, honey, cappuccino, and espresso

-Three options for under the bottom bunk: no bottom drawer (takes about $100 off the price), trundle bed drawer, or two under-the-bed storage drawers

-Stairs have three pull-out drawers.

-Stairs can go on either side of the bed, right or left.

-Two more storage areas on side of stairs.

-Anti-slip pads (grip tape) on each stair to minimize slips and falls.

-Requires a screwdriver to build; my husband advises a drill or a screw gun.

-If you have a thicker rug directly next to the bottom drawers, they will not pull out (we will have to move our rug or just store stuff that we don’t need to access every day).

-Bunk bed can be separated to use as two single beds.

Best Bunk Beds for Little Kids

This brand of bunk beds also makes a twin over full set if you’re looking for a larger bed on the bottom.

If you have any more questions about the Bedz King Twin Over Twin Stairway Bunk Beds that I didn’t answer in the post, leave them in the Comments section below and I’d be happy to answer them.

Update: As of November 2016, we are still loving this set of bunk beds. It survived being dismantled, packed, and rebuilt when we moved from New Jersey to Virginia. We have now added a bed into the pull-out trundle bed drawer. It’s so convenient when people are sleeping over!

If you are thinking about purchasing this set of bunk beds, bookmark or pin this post so you can return and be sure you are purchasing from the retailer with the best price.

For your convenience, I will be updating it weekly with the best price for the Bedz King Twin Over Twin Stairway Bunk Beds, because the prices occasionally change.

I have found the bunk beds at Amazon, Walmart, Wayfair, and other online furniture stores.




As of January 11, 2017, the best prices on the beds are as follows:

Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed (Espresso color): $625. In Cappuccino color, the bed is $649. In White color, the bed is $675. In Honey color, the bed is $609.11.

Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed with Drawers (Espresso color): $625. In Cappuccino color, the bed with drawers is $786. In White color, the bed with drawers is $812. In Honey color, the bed with drawers is $695.

Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed with Trundle (Espresso color): $625. In Cappuccino color, the bed with trundle is $786. In White color, the bed with trundle is $812. In Honey color, the bed with trundle is $695.

Several of the varieties seem to be out of stock, but if there are also twin over full size bunk beds available and even full over full, with the staircases.

Read 7 Things to Consider Before Getting Bunk Beds.

 

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11 thoughts on “Best Bunk Beds for Little Kids

  1. Hello! I’m thinking about buying these beds for my twin 3.5 year old girls. Are the stairs very high? They look quite tall in the pics I’ve seen? Also I had read in a few posts that the quality of the bed is such that it might not withstand being taken apart and put back together. Do you think it’s good quality? Would it survive being taken apart and reassembled if need be (we may be moving in the next year)? It looks great. Would love any feedback. Thanks!!

    1. Lisette, here is my husband’s answer…

      The steps are individually tall, but also individually very deep. They have grip tape and are narrow enough that even our 2 year old can reach both sides to hold on. This combination seems to help with stability of little feet.

      The wood is solid, but it’s also very soft. I wouldn’t be surprised if we will need to use larger screws or glue tooth picks into a few screw holes to get grip after moving the bed.

  2. what thickness mattress can you use? Do u have to use those flimsy foam bunk bed mattress or can u put a real twin mattress in both top and bottom?

    1. Jaime, it says “Maximum recommended mattress thickness is 9 inches.” I’m not sure if that would mean you can’t use a regular mattress. We got the smaller foam ones because they are cheaper.

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