How Do You Choose A Mattress For Your Child?

Parents are often very demanding when it comes to choosing a mattress for their baby. They want the best for this vulnerable, just-born creature and therefore a good quality mattress, for a good night’s sleep.

Strangely enough, however, the choice of a good mattress becomes more difficult when the child goes to sleep in a cot. The choice is limited and the information is rarer. Perhaps because most manufacturers think those children from 3 years sleep through and the quality of the mattress seems less important? That is not true!

The choice of a children’s mattress is just as important as for a baby, your child will use it on average between 3 and 15 years. During this period it will be twice as large and considerably heavier, so it is essential that the mattress is of good quality.

Choose a children’s mattress that is firm and thick enough

A child uses his cot at least until he is 15 years old. Its weight can rise considerably during the teenage, so we recommend a mattress with a density between 25 kg / m3 and 28 kg / m3.

The correct thickness for a children’s mattress is between 16 and 20 cm. A thicker mattress does not add comfort and the mattress can protrude above the bed surround. A thinner mattress may be less comfortable and damage quickly.

Which mattress or for my baby

With head and shoulders the cold foam and latex mattresses stick out above the other available types. The disadvantages are that the mattress can feel warm, and the price. The fact that these types of mattresses may feel warm to the touch is less important for the baby, because it often lies in a sleeping bag, raising sleeping clothes, etc. There is therefore another material between mattress and baby which offers the possibility to ventilate.

Prefer mattresses made of breathable materials.

For babies, children or adults, the quality of the night’s sleep is always better on a natural fiber mattress. It is always healthier to sleep on a natural mattress than on petroleum derivatives. Experts carefully choose the materials for mattresses for their natural antibacterial and meandering properties.

Children’s mattresses from Mattress Austin stores are guaranteed to be non-chemically treated and certified.

The covers of all these mattresses are removable and can be washed in the machine for a healthy night’s rest (regular washing is more effective and natural than a chemical anti-mite treatment).