How to Choose a Mattress For a Child

*This post is a sponsored post. I received compensation to post. I chose the topic and edited it appropriately to make sure I was keeping the idea of relevant content here.


I can remember buying our first “crib” mattress. I was about 8 months pregnant with C. It was black Friday and therefore like 4 a.m. in the morning. My mother and I were out at a local department store and I caught the eye of a sale. I knew what I was looking for in a mattress this time around. I wanted it to be a certain size, a certain firmness, and a certain type of material. I found and purchased a mattress that day and we still have it, using it occasionally when one of the kids has a nightmare or wants to have a “sleepover” in the other’s room.

With a child in a crib, one in a toddler bed, and another in a queen bed for which we already had a mattress, we have yet to purchase another one for our children. That decision though is coming. I know that there are many things to think about and so I am excited to have Lauren Santucci guest blogging on the site to share some things to think about when choosing a child’s mattress.

Every parent would agree that a child’s rest is crucial to their health, but how many consider this when purchasing their child’s first “big kid” mattress? Most parents don’t consider the mattress as much as they do the bedding and bed frame, but there are many benefits to also putting some thought into the right mattress for your child. A good quality matter will allow your child to achieve the deep, restful rest that improves their health, memory and attention span. So you do you choose this mattress that allows both you and your child to be happy? Support, materials and growth are necessary factors to consider when shopping.

While babies and toddlers require a firm sleeping surface to prevent many health risks, older children need a sleeping surface that keeps their spine in line. For proper posture while sleeping a plusher surface is an excellent choice. Mattresses that provide this support include pocket coiled mattresses and latex mattresses.

There is a broad range of choices when choosing a mattress these days. Not only is the construction itself important but so are the materials the mattress consists of. Some materials let of toxins for several years after you buy the mattress. These can cause allergic reactions in your children.

Several mattresses, especially those made of natural latex, are hypoallergenic. The Stearns and Foster mattress Golden Elegance collection is a great choice for those with allergies. Their luxurious natural latex is hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant.

Another important consideration is how the mattress will be used in the future. There is no need to buy a child sized mattress. A twin, full or even queen sized mattress is fine for children of any size. The most important factor is how long you will keep the mattress and if you will need a new bed in the future to accommodate new room décor.

So when you are ready to buy your child’s first mattress, ensure that you consider several options to ensure your child’s health and well-being.

What things did you consider when buying your child’s mattress?

by: Lauren Santucci

*This post is a sponsored post. I received compensation to post. I chose the topic and edited it appropriately to make sure I was keeping the idea of relevant content here.


About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. If I wanted to buy mattress for my child, I would consider a firm but nice mattress as a soft mattress or pillow top may not be good for that age.

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