Sleeping needs are changing as your child grows. If he is between 18 months and 3 years – it’s a perfect time to move him from a cot to a bed. In the beginning, you can buy a single size mattress. Or think on a long-term and buy king – single or double sized mattress. It is obvious it will affect positively on your domestic economy. But perhaps the most important benefit is the comfort your child will have from a larger mattress. Especially for a child who often move during sleep.
The types of mattresses are almost identical as mattresses for adults. Choose between a latex, memory foam or innerspring mattress. These types stand out as best for little children. Children are fragile creatures who need a softer mattress. They are still growing and their need for best skeletal support is essential. You, as a parent need to do a good research before buying any mattress. Look for a mattress with the right body support. Now is not a time to save; give your child a chance for a good sleep.
Another aspect that has to be kept in mind is the existence of allergies and eczema. At least you want your child to stop his sleep because of coughing or sneezing. The number of children suffering from such diseases is increasing each day. You should invest in a natural latex mattress, which has hypoallergenic and antibacterial nature. It is resistant to mould and dust mite. For even greater protection – replace the bedding on a regular basis.
To protect your mattress from damage, it is a good idea to flip and rotate it regularly. It’s appropriate to flip it each week in the first month of use. Then, it should be flipped on every three months. You should not apply this on mattresses that are described as non-turn.