Children’s Mattresses come in all sizes, however we have compiled a selection of kids mattresses based on the most popular sizes including 2ft 6 small single mattresses (75 x 190cm), and 3ft single children’s mattresses (90 x 190cm).
Kids are a joy to have in the family. It is important to take good care of kids to keep them happy. When kids are well rested, they are lively and they grow normally. Taking into consideration that their bones are in the formative stages, it is important for them to get proper support to ensure they develop nicely. Making sure there are no problems during this growth stage may also reduce the chances of back problems later in life. It is therefore important to have a good mattress to allow them enjoy a good night’s sleep. A restful sleep allows the children to be able to concentrate on learning both at home and in school.
There are a few considerations to take into account when shopping for kids mattresses.
The most important one is the type of mattress. There are many types of mattresses ranging from memory foam to springs with foam mattresses. A decision on the type of mattress should be determined by the age of the child. A toddler needs a mattress with a moderate level of firmness. A good medium density foam or memory foam mattress should be adequate. A child above seven years should get a medium to firm mattress because they are known to jump up and down the bed. This will prevent bed slatts getting damaged.
The thickness of the mattress is also a consideration that should be on top of the list. Toddlers should not be laid on a thick mattress to reduce the chances of the mattress sinking and interfering with their breathing. On the other hand, an older child should be given a thick mattress that can provide adequate padding. While going shopping it is a good idea to make a budget which will determine the mattress type you will purchase. If you fail to budget properly, you may end up purchasing a lower quality mattress than what you had planned for.
If you have a child with special needs, the mattress needs to be able to accommodate them. A child with allergy problems requires a mattress that is resistant to allergens such as dust mites. This allows your child to sleep with minimal interruption. Because a child is sometimes prone to wetting accidents, it is important to purchase a mattress with a water-proof cover. A top PVC layer is adequate for the purpose. Although the mattress may be water-proof, it should have some breathing pores on the sides. The pores have the important function of eliminating odors by keeping the mattress breathable.
Finally during the shopping trip make a point of confirming the origin of the mattress to avoid purchasing a mattress made from markets that have no regulation and use banned or toxic materials. It is safer to purchase a well known children’s mattress brand.