If you are wondering how to pick the perfect kids’ mattress, then you have landed on the right page. We understand that being a parent comes with its own set of challenges, but finding the right mattress for your kids shouldn’t be one.
Being Pakistan’s most trusted source for everything home, we proactively understand the needs and issues of our readers. Hence, we had shared some hacks to organise your children’s playroom and creative ideas for decorating a kid’s bedroom previously. This blog, however, focuses on how to pick the perfect kids’ mattress.
So, without further ado, let’s get snoozing!
How to Pick the Perfect Kids’ Mattress – Some Key Considerations
Just like adults, children also need a comfortable night’s sleep. This goes especially true for growing kids since they need a good amount of sleep to grow and spend the rest of the day learning and exploring new things. Also, according to several research-based findings, a child’s mental growth depends heavily on the amount of sleep they get.
Considering all this, picking the best mattress for your children to sleep and develop peacefully can play a crucial part in their healthy growth. That said, here’s a compilation of a few critical things you should pay attention to while picking the best type of mattress for kids:
- Your Child’s Age and Body Type
- Decide on Durability
- Lifestyle and Activity Level
- Look Out for Allergies and Medical Conditions
Your Child’s Age and Body Type
The first thing to consider while picking the best mattress for your children is their age and body type. As such, you can’t certainly buy a king size mattress for a child who is barely five. Whether you are picking a mattress for a preschooler or a teen, you must narrow your options for size and thickness. Remember, how old is your child and how long do you plan to use the mattress are some crucial questions to ask yourself while shortlisting your options.
Further, you also need to be mindful of whether your children are sharing a single bed or have separate single beds. In case your children are sharing the same bed, you should pick a full-size mattress. It can also accommodate children who will soon reach their teenage, and in that scenario, the mattress will easily last throughout their teen years.
Decide on Durability
Anyone with kids will whole-heartedly agree that kids and accidental spills go together. Their need to explore and curiosity can, sometimes, cost a fortune to parents. You cannot certainly stop them from exploring, but instead, support it.
So, when you are picking the best mattress for kids, make sure you go for something that can withstand a little rough use or at least some glasses of water. Go for something that can be maintained, cleaned, and washed easily. Regardless of what type of mattress you end up with, do not forget to buy a protector or slipcover for it.
Moreover, going for a spring mattress is a no-no if you have young children around. Your kids will love jumping on it and treating it as a bouncy castle, leaving the springs to break in no time.
Lifestyle and Activity Level
The next key consideration on how to pick the perfect kids’ mattress is looking at your children’s lifestyle and the level of their day-to-day activities. Here are a few things that can help you decide better:
To begin with, if you live in a warm region and do not have an air-conditioner in your children’s room, then going for an HR foam [also known as memory foam] is not a good idea. You should buy something that dissipates body heat. For that matter, going for a gel mattress is the safest choice since it dissipates body heat more effectively.
If your children are active throughout the day, they need a comfortable surface to lay their bodies to prepare for another day of activity. In such cases, you should buy something that provides comfort and aids recovery, such as an airbed. Further, if you only use organic products for your children, going for natural latex or cotton are a good choice. They give off no toxic fumes or odours.
Look Out for Allergies and Medical Conditions
In addition to what we have mentioned above, organic products are best for children with medical conditions or allergies. Most manufacturers also focus on using various allergy-resistant and antimicrobial material for parents who are in search of an organic product for their children.
Moreover, some children tend to have special medical conditions like asthma, sleep apnea, or any other condition that disturb a child’s sleep. Quite naturally, this sleep deprivation can affect the overall health of the child and worsen the symptoms as well.
So, this brings us to the end of our post on how to choose the right mattress for your kids. We hope that our guide has helped you narrow your options and pick the best mattress for toddlers, preteens or teens. Tell us what you look for in a mattress for your children at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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