Our kids’ mattresses, available in medium or firm comfort grades, are perfect for your child's first bed. Browse our range of the best mattresses for kids below.
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Sleep is an important part of your child's life, as it helps with growth, behaviour, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. With longer sleep times and frequent napping – compared to adults – it’s crucial that a child’s mattress provides ultimate comfort and support to ensure your little one is getting the best sleep they can.
There are several considerations to bear in mind when choosing a children’s mattress.
While every child is different, a firmer mattress might be beneficial and that’s because a growing child needs adequate support to ensure their spine is properly aligned throughout the night.
The firmness of the mattress you choose does depend on the sleeping position your child prefers. For example, if they tend to sleep on their front, you may need a medium mattress to help cushion their neck more effectively and prevent their back from arching.
If your child is prone to moving a lot at night, you may want to consider investing in a memory foam children’s mattress, as the dense material can work to contain restless limbs. Pocket sprung mattresses also provide reactive support and even bodyweight distribution.
You may also wish to consider enhancing your chosen mattress with a mattress protector. A growing child is more than likely to make marks on their mattress, whether it’s spilling a drink or night-time accidents. A removable mattress protector can help to safeguard against these little problems and is easy to wash and replace whenever you need to.
Another consideration you should bear in mind is the height and weight of your child, as this will affect the size of the mattress you choose. We have kids’ mattresses in a range of sizes, including cot, toddler and children's single mattress.
A children’s single mattress allows for plenty of growing, and is also small enough to make sure a child’s bedroom doesn’t feel too crowded by taking up valuable space that they could otherwise be playing in.
If your mattress is for a bunk bed, mid sleeper, high sleeper or cabin bed, there’s more to choosing a child's mattress than comfort and price. A big factor is the thickness of mattress, for which you’ll normally need a depth at a maximum of 15cm. This ensures the mattress stays below the side safety guards and keeps your little one secure all night long.
When choosing a children's mattress, make sure you check the length and width of the bed too. Most elevated bed mattresses need to be at single or euro single size to match the bed in question.
This is the same for when choosing a kids’ mattress for a bunk bed. Most bunk bed mattresses need to be single or euro single as well, so make sure to check the length and width of the bed frame.
For more information on children’s beds and mattresses, check out this handy guide.