Childhood is a period of tremendous growth, and everything your child does during this time helps them develop towards adulthood. Sleep is no different, which is why you should put plenty of thought and care into how your child will be sleeping once they’re ready to have a bed of their own.
Making the right choice of bed and mattress will ensure that your little one enjoys years of proper rest, so they can wake up each morning ready to take on the day. If you haven’t the faintest idea where to begin, here’s what you need to consider.
The mattress you choose will depend mainly on the space of your child’s room and your budget. Remember that unlike a crib/cot mattress, a child’s mattress should be able to support them for at least the next five to eight years. If your child shares a room or has a small room, a single mattress is best, while those with more space can choose a double. If you’d like a bed that will grow with them, then an extra-long one will be a good choice. A good option here would be the Sleep Republic Kids Mattress in a King Single size with dimensions of 203 × 107 × 28 cm or a Double Mattress, with dimensions of 188 × 137 × 28 cm.
Materials And Support
The number of materials and types of support available for mattresses is staggering. A popular option for most parents is foam mattresses as they are a low cost. However, this option doesn’t provide enough support, so it’s a poor choice for kids’ long term. The best comfort layer option is natural latex which will withstand years of use. Most kids’ beds come with either innerspring, open or pocket coils. While open coils (bonnell spring) are cheaper, they don’t stand up well to all the jumping, kicking and playing kids do on their beds, and are less supportive of spinal development compared to pocket coils.
Now that you have your basic choices narrowed down, you’ll need to think of your child’s unique sleeping style and preferences. If they’re prone to allergies, you’ll want a hypoallergenic mattress, and it’s always recommended that you invest in a waterproof, mite-resistant mattress protector such as Sleep Republic’s Tencel mattress protector range. This will protect your child’s mattress and keep it functional for longer.
Ready to get shopping? Then check out the Sleep Republic Kids Mattress today.