Sleep is important for a child's health and well-being. Sufficient sleep can even affect memory, the immune system and your kid’s performance at school. It is particularly important to choose a suitable mattress so that your child can optimally recover at night from the adventures of the day. You should choose a hypo-allergenic product that is free from chemicals and made from natural materials.
Finding the right mattress for your child is anything but easy. After all, children are all different and therefore have different sleeping needs and habits. When buying a mattress for your baby, toddler or child, you should consider the size, mattress type, as well as resilience and durability of this product.
The choice of which size to buy depends on the age and size of your child and how long your child is to use the mattress.
When buying a mattress for your baby or toddler, you need to make sure that you have the dimensions of their cot, crib or bed ready at hand. Baby and toddler mattresses have a standard size, but this can vary depending on the type of bed. In this segment, for example, Träumeland offers the "Little Angel" mattress in various sizes for cradles, bassinets, handcarts or bedside cots. An important property that you should pay attention to when buying a mattress is that it is provided with temperature-regulating materials or covers. Since babies cannot fully regulate their temperature themselves, these mattresses help to avoid dangerous heat accumulation. In addition to this, mattresses for babies and toddlers are often equipped with a moisture protection, which ensures that the core of the mattress always remains hygienically dry, even in the event of a small mishap at night.
Once you know what mattress size to look for, you need to consider what type of mattress is best for your child. Here there are several options: box-spring, cold foam, hybrid and eco/ organic mattresses.
Box-spring mattresses are a popular choice for all ages. On average, they have a longer service life than other types of mattresses and can easily withstand even very active children. In recent years, cold foam mattresses, such as the Alvi Klima Max Mattress for Bedside Cots, have become popular with young and old alike. They have heat-insulating properties, are particularly adaptable and, just like the box-spring mattresses, are characterised by a high durability. What makes a cold foam mattress so special is its structure: The cold foam core is often covered by one or more layers of foam material. This creates special air channels in the mattress, which provide excellent air circulation. This is particularly important for babies and toddlers and contributes to a comfortable sleeping environment.
In addition to box-spring and cold-foam mattresses, there are also hybrid mattresses that offer your child the stability of a box-spring mattress and the comfort of the cold-foam mattress.
So-called eco or organic mattresses are also becoming increasingly popular with parents. Some mattresses, especially cold foam and hybrid models, are characterised by the use of organic materials. Such an organic mattress can be free from chemicals, hypoallergenic, flame resistant and / or biodegradable and is particularly recommended for toddlers as it is said to be much safer for them.
The firmness of a mattress is a particularly important criterion for infants and young children. For safety reasons and for proper development, it is recommended for children under the age of 18 months to use a mattress that is as firm as possible, as it prevents your child from sinking in too deep. Once your child is older, the firmness of a mattress is more a question of personal preference, just like with adults.
Ideally, you should invest in a mattress that your child can use for several years. The mattress has to endure a lot, from romping around on the bed to small mishaps. Most mattresses can be used for about 10 years. However, the overall service life of a mattress also depends on the materials used. A removable and washable cover can ensure that your child can use the mattress for as long as possible. You can also ensure an even use by turning the mattress over and thus prevent it from being worn out on one side only. Investing in a high-quality mattress and buying a mattress protector or moisture protection, such as the Grünspecht Organic Bed Insert, will significantly extend the service life of your child's mattress.
True to our motto "Only the best for your child", we only offer the highest quality mattresses in our range. We attach particular importance to the fact that the mattresses provide your child with good support for their “soft” spine, as well as sufficient breathability, air circulation and that they are free from harmful substances. Do you have any questions about mattresses? We would be happy to advise you!
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