Kids’ mattresses are quite different from adult-size mattresses, and we’re not just talking about the smaller size (although we will address it). To get you started, here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you shop for mattresses for children.

Tip #1: Consider the Size

Babies need crib size mattresses, which you can continue to use if your crib transitions into a toddler bed. As your child gets older (and bigger), however, then you will eventually need a mattress for a larger bed. Twin beds are traditional, but you may choose to go with a bunk bed, loft bed or a full size bed that will last you a bit longer. Kids’ mattresses are available in all of these “big kid” bed sizes.

Tip #2: Understand the Materials

Many of today’s mattresses for children are made from fabric that is more breathable than what you find in an adult mattress. This means the mattress has better internal air circulation, so it can keep your child warm or cool depending on the environment. With breathable mattresses, you give your child a more comfortable sleep, which means better sleep through the night.

Tip #3: Look for Firmness

As adults, we don’t require a firm mattress because we’ve already done all of our growing. Kids, on the other hand, are growing and developing so much, and this makes a firm kids’ mattress especially important. It allows the child’s body to develop properly during sleep.

Choosing mattresses for your children takes a little consideration, but you don’t have to do it alone. Visit the Rooms4Kids furniture outlet at 629 W. Cermak Rd. in Chicago, and we will be happy to help you select the best mattresses.

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