Traveling across the country in an RV can be one of the most exciting memory making events in ones lifetime. Having a child injured during a vacation by rolling out of bed at night can make memories you weren’t wanting to make. Tuck the worries to bed with the OrganizedObie Bunk Bed Safety Net. Handcrafted right here in the United States using double stitching and ultra strong nylon netting material, it will keep even the most restless of sleepers safe and sound.
Livestrong.org has an excellent article on what to do if a child falls out of a bed that is 3ft or higher off of the floor. It is called: “What Are the Danger Signs to Look for When Kids Fall Out of a Bed.” by Sharon Perkins. According to the article, the basics are these:
Children who have a head injury from a fall from the bed may lose consciousness. Passing out, even briefly, should be investigated by medical personnel. Call 911 if a child remains unconscious. Top bunk bed injuries are most serious, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital reports; skull fractures and concussion occur most often when children fall onto an uncarpeted surface. A child with an internal head injury may seem fine after the accident but may become progressively sleepy, unresponsive or lethargic. She may complain of a severe headache or cry for a prolonged period if she isn’t old enough to verbalize what’s bothering her. Any sign of altered mental status reqiures medical investigation.
Vital Sign Changes
A child with a head injury after falling out of bed may become pale or even blue and could present shallow, irregular breathing. Vomiting once is common after a fall, but vomiting three or more times may be a sign of head injury, so have the child checked by medical personnel.
A child who falls out of bed may break a bone; the clavicle is a common fracture, but arms and legs also can break in a fall. Inability to move an extremity, limping, complaining of pain when moving, swelling or abnormal position of the bone or the area around it may indicate fracture. Head injuries can cause a loss of coordination; a child may stagger, fall or be unable to walk in a straight line. If you suspect any type of neck or spinal injury, do not move the child; call 911 and wait for medical personnel.
Children who fall from the bed and have a head injury may have obvious visual changes. Their eyes may cross or roll or move rapidly from one side to another, a movement called nystagmus. One pupil may be more dilated than the other. Older children may complain of double vision or blurred vision, Dr. Sears notes. Ocular changes should be reviewed by a doctor.
Cuts and Bruises
A child who falls from the bed may be bleeding, especially if he fell onto an object on the floor. Check to see that the bleeding is controlled, stops easily and isn’t spurting from the wound. Wounds that are gaping may need stitches and should be evaluated by medical personnel. Check the child for bruising, which may be a sign of injury that might not otherwise be immediately apparent. A large bruise on the forehead looks scary, but even big bumps are rarely serious, Dr. Sears advises. Watch for behavior changes and apply ice to the bump.
Strength = Safety
Now that I have scared the daylights out of you, you will understand why we have made our Bunk Bed Safety Net so strong and durable. We too have kids, and if the Bunk Bed Safety Net does anything, it helps us sleep better at night.
We have designed it to be super easy to install. All you need is a screwdriver or a drill with a Phillips bit, a tape measure, and some masking tape and you are good to go. We pre-made burn holes into the netting so that when you screw the net to the base of the bed it will not tear or weaken the fabric. It’s like a pilot hole for fabric.
Low profile metal bars are then screwed to the ceiling or walls, depending on your preference.
This allows for our seatbelt style safety buckles to attach quickly and easily.
The webbing used for our straps is the same used in our warehouse pallet rack safety nets. If we can keep 1200 lbs skids safe, we should be able to handle the little cherubs quite nicely.
Check out how nice our safety net looks in the latest Thor Motor Coach:
We have an instructional video on how to install the OrganizedObie.com Bunk Bed Safety Net. https://youtu.be/V-FR2oGmCV0
Check them out: https://www.organizedobie.com/Bunk-Nets-a-D
So protect your chillins, protect your vacation and ease your mind with our Bunk Bed Safety Net. Even if you don’t get our net, please get something. You will thank me later.