No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

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So…. your usual budget has been majorly slashed since the arrival of the tiny person in your life and you’re constantly surrounded by adverts of what are must have/buys to ensure you give your offspring the best in everything at all times! Welcome to parenting life! One decision to make (alongside lots of other ones) are sleep systems and beds. What do you buy for your little one to sleep on and how does this adapt and change as your child develops and grows? We’re looking at sleep solutions post cot days and how you find that much sought after perfect night’s sleep for toddlers and kids.

Buying a new kids mattress can be slightly more complicated than you might think but with this article hopefully we can enlighten you to choices available.  Some considerations to make are: to research 

Is it well built enough to encourage healthy posture and support growing bones? 

Is it comfy enough to spend between ten and 14 hours a night on? 

If it’s for a top bunk, does it meet the legal requirements in terms of weight and thickness?

It’s a good idea to get your child to test it first in a showroom to get their seal of approval if they’re a bit older. These are just some of the things you need to consider but may give you some starting points.

You can buy cheap children’s mattresses online easily, but you can find that they can be often poorly constructed and lack depth when they arrive. It’s a good idea to visit an actual store so you can test out/feel the quality and know what you are purchasing. Another consideration are bed toppers to ensure an even cozier sleep for your child and these can be a great addition to the new bed.

Is memory foam or pocket springs better?

Good question! And it definitely depends on your personal preference.

The right mattress for you depends on your individual needs. When deciding on a mattress, here are a few important things to think about:

Heat.

 If your child is prone to overheating, memory foam could make this worse.

Movement.

 If your little one tends to move around a lot during the night, a pocket sprung mattress will be more accommodating to these extra wriggles.

Durability.

Memory foam mattresses are generally considered more durable than pocket sprung options. 

Support.

You’re likely to find memory foam more supportive. 

Feel.

Firm memory foam? Or bouncy springs? Which you prefer is entirely up to you and comes down to how you like to sleep, again testing out options is quite useful for an older child.

OK, I want to buy a sprung mattress for my child. Which one should I go for?

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SILENTNIGHT 1000 MIRAPOCKET CLASSIC VALUE KIDS MATTRESS

This mattress is foam and chemical free, vegan-friendly, and uses hypoallergenic and breathable fibers for extra breathability. These fibers are made from recyclable plastic bottles, so they’re nicely eco-friendly too. 

A good quality children’s mattress is a great investment and will be invaluable to them getting the quality sleep they need for healthy growth and development.

For allergy free sleep benefits the choice is important and will ensure the best purest sleep thus benefitting both parents and child. 

What should I look for in a bunk bed mattress?

Low-profile mattresses of 6 to 7 inches thick are typically best for bunk beds. This ensures the mattress is thick enough to support the sleeper, but not too tall for the bunk and its safety rails

What is the best double mattress for kids?

We would recommend

 BIRLEA BALANCE 800 MATTRESS (MEMORY FOAM COMFORT LAYER

With it’s non slip fabric, stability, 2cm memory foam layer and 800 pocket springs this mattress offers a practical and luxury experience for any little ones.

How important is a quality mattress for my child?

A good quality children’s mattress is a great investment and will be invaluable to them getting the quality sleep they need for healthy growth and development.

For allergy free sleep benefits the choice is important and will ensure the best purest sleep thus benefitting both parents and child. 

Do you have responsibly sourced organic mattresses for kids?

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So many people are now choosing to buy sustainable and organic mattresses and thinking of the environmental issues regarding responsible purchasing. Linthorpe offers plenty of options for those wanting to consider the environmental impact and one of these options is brand Harrison Spinks who create their mattresses with sustainability at the forefront of production. 

Another alternative is the perfect harmony of traditional mattress craftmanship and fresh, modern comfort with the Millbrook echo natural 1200 Pocket Mattress. Temperature control comes in the form of an Egyptian cotton cover, underlaid by layers of English cotton and natural wool. Chemical-free, these layers help to keep your body dry and at a constant temperature. With 20% more springs, users can enjoy 20% more flexible support and even better weight distribution. With children they need an exceptional level of support and this is the bed to go for to ensure they have the quality sleep you all deserve.

 

LisaLisa

Welcome to the Night Helper Blog. The Night Helper Blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands. We have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies, and of course blogging.

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