What you need to know when purchasing a mattress for your child?


Selecting bedding for anyone in your family can be rather disconcerting, going on the myriad of choices available. Everyone has different ideas of what they like and what is good for them, firm being one of the desires. Children often seem to opt for a mattress that is plush and also soft, not a good combination of growing spines or bones. The days of mattresses which allow even a small body simply sink into them are now frowned upon, due to the damage that can be tracked back to soft mattresses in their young life.

So is choosing a mattress for your child really hard? It should not be. Children have an amazing capacity to do all sorts of things to a mattress, so when you choose, you should pick one that will stand up to the knocks and mishaps that come with children. This certainly does not mean that you need someone like a body builder to turn the mattress if it requires turning, but it should be of reasonable durability. Having one that is too heavy can lead to mishaps that are not welcomed, such as the child pulling the mattress on top of themselves.

Firmness goes for all mattresses in a house these days. Present back problems, as remarked above, have been traced back to a mattress that has too much give in it. Memory foam is one of the newest inventions in filling which keep the body in place and the spine in a natural position, but they are still firm.  There are a range of mattresses which combine plush with firmness, many of which are available online from sites such as anthony@bigbedding.com.au. These are extremely comfortable and also support your spine properly.

Many people still think of plush, firm mattresses as being too pricy, but how much more expensive is being in constant misery from a back pain, even when you are asleep?  And children do suffer from backaches, although it is easy to laugh it off and say they slept on the wrong side. So first take notice of if your child complains frequently of pain in any part of their back.

Next, what type of bed do they have? Many children may have a designer bed, which can be problematic to fit exactly. Cars, rockers, trains – children do love to have a theme bed. If you are buying a specially-made bed, check what measurements you give the maker, and ensure your choice of mattress is going to fit snugly without gaps. Even in the event of a seemingly perfectly fitted mattress, it is often possible to find toys, drink bottles and other assorted things such as clothes, behind or even underneath and below the mattress.

Mattresses can be both plush and firm on a child’s bed too. Search http://www.bigbedding.com.au for one that suits your needs. Sometimes having a plushness will give the child a message of reassurance if they are just adjusting to being in a bed and not a crib. Very soft mattresses can frighten a child when it ‘sinks’ in suddenly, so find one that is firm enough to provide security.

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