30 Mar Crib to Twin Mattress: Choosing Ideal SLC Twin Option
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on signs it’s time to upgrade your child from an infant crib to a twin mattress. This is a standard transition for most kids as they grow, but parents want to be sure they’re performing it at the right time for several reasons.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’ve proudly assisted numerous parents with selection of a twin mattress or any of our other quality mattress options and materials, and we’ll do the same for you. Today’s part two of our series will go over one more situation to consider in terms of this sort of upgrade, plus some tips on making this transition and how to find the ideal twin mattress for your child.
In addition to the signs we went over in part one that it’s time to upgrade, one unique scenario may arise: Your child is actually asking for this change. This one is interesting because, while the child is often correct and it’s indeed time to upgrade, there are also times where they aren’t.
See, some kids just want to get out of the crib. They’re adventurous and don’t like being cooped up in it. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re actually ready for this – they might not be big enough yet, or they may still have behavioral or sleep issues that warrant remaining in the crib for another few weeks or months. While their own desires are definitely important and should be considered, they’re not the only factor you have to think about.
Basic Transition Tips
If you’ve noted the signs we went over earlier in the series and decided to make this transition, the first major area to keep an eye on is safety. The new bed will include some child-proofing needs – some parents consider guard-rails for the first few months, for instance. Also be sure to remove any hazards or dangers in the room or sleep area.
Another big theme to look into is bed height. Remember that your child is still pretty short, and to prevent injuries or fall risks, it’s ideal to get a bed that’s pretty low to the ground.
Finally, keep routine high in mind during this period. Encourage your child to nap in their new bed so they become comfortable in it, plus keep their previous bedtime and morning routines the same.
Finding an Ideal Twin Mattress
There are numerous mattress brands and materials out there, and you have lots of choices for your child here. In addition to height, which we went over above, a primary theme to look at here is overall support – your child should be both comfortable and supported by their new mattress, as sleep quality is vital for kids in this age range. Options like memory foam or pillow-top mattresses tend to do well, though this will vary between kids.
For more on finding the ideal twin mattress for your child, or to learn about any of our new mattresses or mattress services, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.