Growing up a child is a pretty demanding and challenging thing to do. Parents must provide everything that child needs to grow up in a healthy and responsible person – and that isn’t always as simple as it seems. With about 3000 hours a year, we spend sleeping, it is essential that our children spend this time on a mattress that’s both comfortable and good for their bodies. Choosing the right and suitable mattress for a child isn’t that easy sometimes. It is highly important to do it right to provide the high quality sleep to your child, and that way ensure healthy and normal growth. Here are five questions to ask your salesman when buying a mattress for your child.
1.The size of the mattress. The size of the mattress includes its height and length. The height of the core is important since the higher base means more comfortable mattress since your shoulders and hips can comfortably immerse into a mattress and the lumbar part is better supported. For example, the most comfortable mattress is 6 and more inches high – while the middle height is 5 inches and the thinnest are 4 inches and less. You should choose the one you can afford and think about the place where you’ll store it. The length of the mattress should be at least 4 inches longer and wider that your body is (your body height and shoulders width). Of course, the important thing is to choose the suitable bed for the mattress’ length.
2.The hardness of the mattress. The appropriate mattress should be chosen based on your weight. For example, persons with lower weight should choose softer mattresses, while individuals with heavier people should decide for harder mattresses.
3.Antibacterial mattress. Allergies and material sensibilities are often seen at kids. There are mattresses made from antiallergenic and antibacterial materials which prevent mites and other bacteria’s or microorganisms to develop on its surface or its inside. Antiallergenic protection helps to solve allergies and thereby prevent asthma or bronchitis.
4.Mattress warranty. You should know how much you want to use the mattress, too. Check out the years of warranty for the mattress you are considering to buy. For instance, if the warranty is for one or two years, it means that its lifetime will probably be short. Instead, try to look mattresses with five and more years of warranty.
5.The quality of sleep. If your child is from the people who have a hard time to fall asleep of a tumble in bed all night – consider buying the mattresses which have some advanced features which may help. For example, some mattresses have additional elastic features, which enable them to adjust to the shape of the body of a sleeper. For example, there is memory foam, latex, and many other materials, which will help in this case.
Although it might seem the complicated thing to do, buying a mattress for your child will be a lot easier with these questions. It will ensure that you get the right information and in return, you will get an excellent mattress for your child!
About the Author: Lisa Reed is an interior designer, DIYer, and promoter of quality sleeping. With years of experience in sleep ergonomics and biomechanics, she writes about latest trends in the mattress industry for Somtex Sleep Lab.