Your child spends approximately 12 hours a day in close contact with his/her mattress – either sleeping or resting on the bed, or even just playing on the bed. It is, therefore, vital that you choose the right mattress for your child. His or her whole development – from brain functions and bone growth to hormone development – depends on the quality of sleep that he/she gets. If the childdoes not get a good night’s sleep due to being uncomfortable on the mattress, it could have a serious impact on their development.
How Do I Choose A Mattress For My Child?
There are many different kinds of mattresses on the market that would be suitable for your child – depending on your budget and the type of child that you have. When considering the mattress, you need to consider the following:
- Posture: New research shows that a plush bed for a small child will not affect the spine’s development adversely as the body is naturally curvy.
- Off-Gassing: Some materials and fabrics give off subtlegasses when they are new. You need to choose a mattress that doesn’t give off gasses or store the mattress until the off-gassing period has passed.
- Allergies: Your child may have allergies to certain materials. Make sure that you are aware of these allergies before choosing your mattress. Mattresses may also trap dust and mites, which cause allergic reactions in children. When you choose a mattress, make sure that your mattress is the safest possible brand in terms of allergy issues.
There are also a number of support types to consider. These can include:
- Innerspring open coil
- Innerspring pocket coil
- Memory foam (this includes latex foam and futon).
The mattress also has a variety of comfort levels to consider. When you look at a mattress for your child,all the above considerations will determine the comfort level of the mattress that you decide to buy.
If you have any questions, our friendly staff here at Beds Glasgow will be able to give you advice and guidance on which mattress to choose. Contact us via this website or come in and have a chat with one of our consultants.