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The Importance Of Choosing A Good Mattress For Growing Kids

04/12/2013 | Child Health, Room to Grow, Sleep | by Catherine Godiva

As adults, we’re all guilty of not committing enough time to research when choosing a mattress – often we’ll buy a cheaper option and make do with an uncomfortable night’s sleep but this needs to stop and needn’t cost the earth.

Choosing the right mattress for your growing child is vital, the correct level of support is important during growth spurts and will also aid a peaceful night’s sleep which will benefit the whole family.

Best mattress for kids – Which type?

It’s important to understand how to choose a mattress for your child. Whether it’s an open coil or a pocket sprung mattress, this is the option that will provide maximum support for your child at night, leading to a good, comfortable night’s sleep.

Where possible, look for a mattress that is made in the UK as it will comply with UK health and safety regulations, giving you added peace of mind.  Many online kids’ furniture outlets will have a range of mattresses available with a one year guarantee.

What style of bed is best for my child?

The mattress and support it provides, is much more important for your child than the style of bed itself so it’s always a good idea to select a mattress first and then choose a bed that it will fit.

When you’re ready to start looking for a bed, the most sensible thing to do is measure the available space you have and select a bed to compliment the room. Bunk beds are a fantastic option to accommodate for growing families, cabin beds are also great way to make the most of space in a bedroom.

Top tip:

When purchasing a new mattress, it’s always a good idea to invest in a mattress protector at the same time, this will make your mattress last longer and help to maintain its waterproof qualities. A good quality mattress protector offers the added advantage of acting as an anti-allergy barrier, protecting your family from dust mites, a major cause of asthma and hay fever.

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