Memory Foam for Kids: Priorities and Top Qualities

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Memory Foam for Kids: Priorities and Top Qualities

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some important facts to know about memory foam mattresses and their uses for children. While toddlers and very small kids usually should not sleep on a memory foam mattress, this material may quickly become ideal for them as they grow, and could even be the optimal choice for many parents through much of their child’s early life.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of memory foam mattresses to all our clients, including parents considering them for children. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over the themes to prioritize when you’re purchasing a mattress for your child, plus some of the qualities of memory foam that might make it ideal once they’ve grown enough to sleep on this material safely.

What to Prioritize in a Child Mattress

There are generally three factors you should be considering each time you’re looking to purchase a new mattress for your child as they grow:

  • Mattress size: Naturally, a growing teenager will not be comfortable in a toddler’s crib. This theme extends to mattresses, where a twin size bed will not fit a 16-year old child. As your children grow into adults, their mattress should also expand to accommodate them, and the same principles of safety apply to mattress height as well.
  • Mattress firmness: Firmness is somewhat linked to age — older children don’t need particularly soft mattresses to be comfortable, and in many cases should sleep on a medium firmness mattress to avoid back problems. Younger children may require more softness, however, and this is something parents should keep in mind when looking into the best mattress for their kids.
  • Mattress material: Memory foam is the most popular material for mattresses today, but it’s not always recommended for young children.

Memory Foam for Kids

For some children, though not all, memory foam might be the ideal mattress choice. For instance, if your child suffers from allergies, the fact that memory foam is 100% hypoallergenic will make it an ideal choice.

Memory foam is also great at reducing motion transfer, which makes it a good fit for many children who share bedrooms with their siblings. And perhaps most importantly, memory foam is able to adjust to the contours of your child’s body extremely well.

In addition, parents looking to limit mattress expenses will love memory foam. These materials are typically much cheaper than innerspring or hybrid mattresses.

Talk to Our Pros

If you have any further questions in this area, or if you have a unique child sleeping situation that requires some individual expertise, do not hesitate to talk to our mattress professionals. We’re here to help, and can discuss which product might be best for your child. We stock not only a wide range of memory foam mattresses, but also several other varieties that might be ideal for your child depending on his or her needs.

For more on memory foam mattresses for kids, or to learn about any of our mattresses, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.

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