How To Choose The Best Mattress For Your Kids

Parents want the best for their kids. This includes buying the best mattress based on the age of the child. If you want to buy a great mattress for your kids, it’s important to take some factors into consideration first. This article presents some vital considerations that may influence the mattress buying decision for you and your partner. Don’t reach out for your credit card before you read the tips below.


Current Age of Your Child

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The present age of the child is the most important consideration because it influences your mindset at the time. If your child is still an infant, you may want to buy a crib mattress first. If, however, your child is ready to try sleeping on his or her own, you may want to buy a bigger mattress that can be suitable for your child’s height and weight. The mattress should remain suitable for the child as he grows.

The mattress needs to be long and wide enough so that your child can use it for a long time. That is, unless you move to a bigger house with bigger rooms. That may require buying much bigger mattresses after you’ve relocated.

Sensitivity to Allergens 

Some children have allergies to industrial products. So, you need to factor that when shopping around for a new mattress. You may want to check out the organic mattresses available in the market. An organic mattress is made from “all natural” components such as cotton and wool. You must be sure what your child is allergic to so that you find an appropriate mattress.

Check If Your Child is a Bedwetter

Smiling little girl lies on n orthopedic mattress in a furniture store.A child who is a bedwetter can be difficult to shop for. This is because you’ll need to find a mattress that is moisture resistant. Usually, children who are bedwetters use diapers. However, spills can happen, especially if your child is a sound sleeper. You should ask the mattress store staff, in a brick and mortar store or online, if they’ve got any mattresses designed specifically for bedwetters. You can check out BedAdvisor for mattresses designed for different conditions and situations, including the ones for special individuals.

Amount of Space for the Mattress

The size of the mattress you’ll buy will also be based on the amount of space the bed frame has, and the size of the room itself. Is there going to be just one child occupying the room till he or she becomes a teenager? Or, will the room be shared by more than one child? Will they be occupying a double-decker bed? Is there space for a closet as well? How big is your child probably going to be in 5 or 10 years?

Once you answer these questions, you probably have a clearer idea of what size of mattress you are in the market for.

Desired Firmness of the Mattress

The mattress you buy will need to be firm enough to withstand the weight of your child through the years. At the same time, it should be comfortable, especially when it’s brand new. Your child should feel at ease lying down on it. If you want proof of comfort, you should try lying down on the mattress just to check what it feels like.

Since the best way to check if the mattress will give your child a good night’s sleep is for the child to lie down on it, you may bring your child to a store to lie down on candidate mattresses. Alternatively, you can ask for a trial period for the child to sleep on your preferred mattress. This is necessary to ensure that your child will love using the new mattress. If there are any complaints, your child can voice those concerns.

Your Budget For a Brand-New Mattress

Money isn’t everything and that’s true. However, money is an important part of the buying process because you may not have enough funds for that great new mattress that you want. You can expect to spend between $300 to $500 for an inexpensive low-end mattress. On the other hand, a high-end Twin mattress can cost up to $1,000. A memory foam will cost much more.

The good news is that a well-made, good quality mattress will last a long time, assuming that your child will continue to fit in the space with no feet hanging over the end. When used with care, a high-end mattress can last for 10 to 15 years.

Final Takeaway

Before buying a new mattress for your kids, keep in mind the age and height of the child. Take into account any sensitivity to allergens and whether your kid is a bedwetter. Check the amount of space available for the mattress and select one with the perfect firmness. Don’t forget to keep your budget in mind. However, though children are expensive to shop for, you definitely don’t want to scrimp on the cost of a new mattress for them. A child who is able to get sufficient deep sleep will be livelier and more energetic. Such a child will be more fun to be with through the years. So do choose great new mattresses for your kids so that their nights are comfortable and restful.

Erin Emanuel