There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to the best mattress for kids, since sleeping preferences, body type, allergies, and acceptable bed prices vary so much in each family’s choices.
With an array of options to choose from (and a ton of marketing lingo to wade through), it can be hard to find the perfect mattress for your child’s needs.
How to shop
During the mattress selection process, keep a few things at the front of your mind.
What warranties mean
While most every mattress company offers some type of warranty, not all warranties are equal. For example, some cover any and all damage to your mattress, while others only cover manufacturing defects.
And while free trials are great, not every mattress company offers pickup or covers return shipping if you decide a mattress isn’t for you. Make sure you read the fine print of a mattress before purchasing.
Where it’s made
If a transparent manufacturing process is of interest to you, check the company website and see if there is information about where and how the mattress is made.
If a mattress says it is “assembled in the SA,” chances are that the materials are made someplace else before being imported to be put together locally.
What it’s made from
Look at the materials used in the mattress. Latex, polyurethane, and polyester are popular synthetic materials used in modern mattresses. More natural materials like cotton and wool tend to be less toxic.
Mattresses go on sale and have promotions all the time, so keep an eye on retailers like Bed King for their best bed prices.
Mattress care tips for the long haul
If you want to keep a mattress for as long as possible, there are things you can do to extend the durability of your purchase.
Invest in a waterproof mattress protector. Especially if the mattress is being slept on by a young child, a waterproof cover could be the difference between holding on to your investment into the teenage years or deciding to toss the mattress after a few nighttime accidents.
Add a mattress topper if you don’t want to splurge on a super-plush mattress for your child. Mattress toppers can be more easily replaced than a full mattress.
Make sure to hold on to any receipts and all of your warranty information at the time of your purchase. Ask questions about how to redeem the warranty when you buy so that you’re not surprised at a complicated refund or replacement process later on.
Making a mattress choice for your child will come down to affordability, safety, and durability. Luckily, there are tons of options based on what your priorities are.
Original article from https://www.healthline.com/