Kids' Mattresses

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To give your child a good night's sleep, it's essential to choose the perfect bed. Just like adults, young children need a good night's sleep to help them recover, grow and learn. So finding the perfect crib is a must. Here's how.

Top-of-the-range bedding for your little one

You've chosen the wooden frame for your child's bed, making sure that the materials used are healthy and free from harmful substances. Now it's time to fill the frame with the very best for your child.

The mattress must be chosen with care. This is where your child will spend the night. There are different mattresses, depending on the technology used. Polyurethane foam mattresses hold the child's body well, but retain body moisture. It is therefore essential to ventilate the bedroom.

Pocket-sprung models offer maximum comfort, but if the child is too light (young), the springs won't be able to hold him properly. No interest for children.

The latex model is an optimal choice, as it is well ventilated and does not retain moisture. This material is characteristically hypoallergenic.

A memory foam mattress is still a good option if your back hurts. For your child, however, it's not at all suitable. The mattress will envelop the sleeper in an unpleasant way. The child will sweat and sleep badly.

Criteria not to be overlooked

You still need to choose the size and thickness of the mattress to give your baby the best. It's important that the dimensions perfectly match those of the frame. For a toddler bed, make sure there are no gaps between the frame and the mattress. This could cause injury. Before the age of 3, it's best to opt for children's models with their specific dimensions (60 x 120 cm or 70 x 140 cm). After this age, your child can have an "adult bed", a single 90 x 190 cm or 200 cm model. This model will follow him into adolescence. For optimum comfort, choose a mattress with a thickness of 16 to 20 cm. Not too thick, it allows little ones to climb into bed without difficulty. As for density, you'll need to choose according to your child's weight. Weighing less than 30 kg? Choose a density of between 25 and 40 kg/m3. From 30 to 60 kg, the density should be at least 35 kg/m.

A perfect bed

To complete your children's beds, it's also important not to forget the essentials: sheets, draw sheets, pillows, comforters? Choose materials that are characteristically soft and easy to clean (like cotton). Avoid polyester, which causes perspiration. You can have fun with your child by choosing a patterned set featuring his favorite heroes or animals. You can also mix and match complementary shades, such as dark blue for the fitted sheet and sky blue for the top sheet, or trendy pink with white. Choose soft, pastel shades to avoid irritating your child. Don't forget that accidents can happen with young children. Buy several sheets so you can change them easily and erase the problem.

Finally, if your child wants to think outside the box with a more original bed than the usual rectangular frame, you can offer him a cabin bed. Short on bedroom space? A model with built-in storage under the mattress will be ideal. He'll be able to store his sheets or toys there!