How to choose a bed and mattress for your toddler
Selecting the bed size
The size of the bed frame and the size of the mattress are interconnected. One key thing to consider is that children will quickly outgrow the length of the bed frame. So the best option is to select a bed size that can sustain them for a long duration. At Badcock & More
, we have kids mattresses & bunkie boards in the following sizes queen, full, and twin. So the bigger consideration is whether the bed will be used for a single child or they'll be sharing. And we provide mattresses with enough space for either a single child or for more than one child sharing.
The type of mattress
type of mattress is a very important selection. We need to select a mattress that provides adequate support to the spine and the neck. Adequate support will allow uninhibited growth of the child's spine. So the mattress
you select needs to be firm enough to support the child and yet be comfortable enough for them to enjoy their sleep. For this same reason, you do not want to select a mattress that is so soft that they sink into it because this defeats the entire purpose of providing support to the spine. It is highly recommended to purchase mattresses with an innerspring system.
Spring mattresses, as opposed to pure form mattresses, provide the best support for the child’s bone structure and also provide comfort by following the contours of the toddler's body as they sleep. Badcock & More furniture stores sell innerspring Kids Mattresses Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Pompano Beach, Plantation, Hollywood, Lake Worth, Lake Park, Cutler Bay, Miami Gardens, & Florida City
. Our innerspring mattresses will provide the necessary support and comfort for your growing toddler.
To ensure that the mattress always lies on a flat and firm surface it is also advisable to place a bunkie board under the mattress. This will provide additional support. Badcock & More furniture stores
also sell Bunkie Boards online. When shopping for Bunkie Boards for sale ensure that you select the right size for your bed frame by confirming this measurement with a tape measure.
The mattress you select should have the option of either being waterproof or you'd have to buy at least a waterproof cover to protect it. This requirement is based on the age of your toddler. There's a lot of spillages that can occur on the mattress from natures call, spilled food, and the baby throwing up. This is another important decision because it will make your life a whole lot easier and reduce the work for you.
The amount of bounce
The mattresses select has to be child safe. A typical scenario is that children don't jump around on the mattresses. We need to ensure that the mattress does not have an excessive amount of bounce that throws them off the bed when they jump onto it. What we need is a mattress, not a trampoline.
Quality of the mattress and bed
Children are naturally inquisitive and energetic. So the bed and the mattress needs to be very sturdy or they will not survive the handling of your toddlers. The frame needs to be particularly strong to avoid sudden breakage. The fabric of the mattress needs to be strong enough to handle scratching and scraping by the kids.
Assess the materials of the mattress
If your child suffers from respiratory allergies then the material of the mattress becomes a key concern. It is advisable to select a fabric made of organic material such as cotton, wool, silk or latex. The description from a supplier should adequately inform you about the composition of the mattress. We hope that this article has been informative and will help in your decision-making process the next time you are shopping for a toddler’s mattress or bed. Badcock & More has a large portfolio of Kids Mattresses for sale in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Pompano Beach, Plantation, Hollywood, Lake Worth, Lake Park, Cutler Bay, Miami Gardens, & Florida City