Sleep is essential to children’s growth and development, which makes finding the right mattress for them an important choice. A high quality mattress can also last 10 to 20 years, taking your child from toddlerhood through the teenage years.
Memory foam, latex and innerspring mattress can all be great options for children. As you decide which one is best for your child, check mattress ratings to see how these beds hold up to reviews. You can also speak with the sales staff at mattress stores.
There are a couple things to remember as you shop.
If you are buying for a crib or toddler’s bed, make sure you buy a mattress that fits perfectly. A mattress that is too small for the frame can create gaps where a baby or toddler can get stuck.
After your baby graduates from a crib, you may want to look at the long term and buy a twin or queen mattress for your child instead of a smaller size that she will out grow again.
Look for a mattress that will be comfortable for your child and provide adequate support as they grow. You may want to consider a memory foam or latex mattress as they will conform more closely to your child’s body and sleeping position.
Investing in an organic mattress is a good idea for children to protect them from allergens and reactions to chemicals used during manufacturing. Look for a 100-percent natural latex mattress made from the sap of rubber trees, a mattress that uses organic, naturally fire retardant wool or plant-based memory foam.