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Best mattress for your child

A good night’s sleep I sone of the many, very important factors of growing up. In fact, there are quite a few studies that say having the right amount of sleep can have an impact on your child’s immune system, memory, and overall behaviour.

That’s why it’s important to find a mattress that will give them the comfort and support they need when visiting the land of zzz.

So, how do you know which mattress is best for your child and what sort of things should you look for?


Choosing the correct amount of support or firmness is the most important thing to consider. This will do two things:

  1. help them get a better night sleep; and
  2. support their spine while it grows.

A well-supported child will sleep more soundly and fidget less. Then you should get a better night’s sleep too, because when they sleep better, you sleep better – well that’s the theory anyway! Try to find something that’s soft enough o be comfortable but not so soft they will sink down into it.

The support layers will be either pocket coils, inner springs, latex, or memory foam. Each one has its pros and cons but generally speaking, the support of spring systems last longer.

Then think about how your child sleeps. Most children seem to roll around, sleeping in every position possible, so it’s important that the mattress is able to accomodate that. Things like built-in side supports can help to prevent them falling off the bed.


Children’s internal temperatures can sometimes have a mind of their own. When you’re cold, they’r hot and vice versa. And during sleep is no different. That’s why it’s important to choose a fabric and foam that is breathable, allowing air to flow through and help regulate their temperature.


No matter what your budget, you want to know that you’ve bought the best that you can afford. So, look for mattresses with long guarantees of 10 years or more. This will tell you whether the materials used will stand the test of time. After all, you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on something that will need to be replaced every two years – especially if the mattress will be passed down from child to child. A good quality mattress is a great investment for your child’s growing body and should stand the test of time.


Children use a lot of energy throughout the day which is why it’s so important they get a good night’s rest. That’s why a mattress should support and cushion their growing bodies. And there’s nothing worse than laying on a bed and feeling the springs underneath your body. So, if you do choose a spring mattress, make sure its got the comfort of a good quality foam on top. Some springs have unique features that’s it’s always advisable to check mattress comparison online.

Having a comfortable, well-made mattress will help your child to relax into a sound night’s sleep, so they can wake up and hit the ground running – right after they’ve had breakfast of course.

Article provided by Chiropedic