Kids Mattress Guide

Kids Mattress Guide
Sleep is crucial for a child’s health and wellbeing; their constant growing both mentally and physically largely depends on it. That’s why your child’s mattress must be a perfect choice to ensure a good night’s sleep every evening. We’ve put together the perfect guide for how to choose the best mattress for a child to ensure they’ll get the best nights sleep and be ready for all the fun and activities you have planned.

Why Is Your Child’s Mattress Important?

Your child’s mattress is essential to ensure a good night’s sleep. It is recommended that children get between 8 and 12 hours of sleep every night to improve their development, mood, and health. The mattress you choose for your child can be the main foundation of whether they get a good nights sleep or not, making it a significant decision you need to think about. Whilst asleep, children’s bones develop and grow, meaning that a firm mattress can be crucial to support this growth and provide the best posture to your child’s spine. Sleep is also crucial for your child’s brain development; good sleep improves their attention, memory, and, ultimately, their behaviour.

Do You Need A Mattress Made Specifically For A Child?

No, if you consider the critical factors of what a child needs in terms of their mattress, then it’s safe and suitable to buy a mattress that can be used for both children and adults. Keep in mind what style of bed your child has; for example, we stock single mattresses, cabin bed mattresses and double mattresses to pick the right mattress for your bed choice.

What Types Of Mattresses Can You Get For Your Child?

Memory Foam

Known for adapting to your body shape, memory foam is soft, comfortable and very relaxing. However, if the memory foam is too soft, it might not provide the best firmness for your child whilst they grow. A memory foam mattress is safe for a child’s mattress if it is made for children primarily to ensure there is a breathable foam that works best for them.

Open Coil

Standard sprung mattresses provide one strong base of the mattress to help support your children and spreads their weight equally as they move about during the night.

Pocket Sprung

Pocket sprung mattresses are made of springs wrapped in fabric and are very responsive to your child’s movement as they move during the night—ideal for fidgety children.

Reflex Foam

A cheaper and somewhat better alternative to memory foam for children, reflex foam, is made of solid foam that is perfect for growing children and reacting to their bones.


Latex mattresses are ideal for children with allergies. The breathable, hypoallergenic material will keep your child cooler during the night and help them have a comfortable sleep all round.

Best Mattress For Children

Taking into account your child’s individual needs is important when choosing the best mattress. Considering if they suffer from allergies, they’re prone to fidgeting or if they’re still young enough that wetting the bed are all things that are important before jumping in and buying a mattress for child’s bed.

Best Mattress For Young Children

Young children are still growing, which means they’ll need a firm, supportive mattress that can help ensure their bones grow correctly. However, with younger children who are still getting used to their bigger bed comes the risk of toilet mishaps at nighttime. For younger children, we would recommend a high-density foam mattress that is easy to clean. Our Noa & Nani single bed high-density foam mattress is the ideal choice. Made with reflex foam, this mattress will provide bounce-back support for children’s bones for ultimate comfort, but it has an easily removable cover that can be washed if any accidents happen. You can also invest in mattress covers to add an extra layer of protection to the mattress.

Best Mattress For Growing Children

If you’re most worried about providing your children with the best supportive mattress, then our single deluxe high-density foam mattress could be the best choice for your child’s single bed. Made with pocket springs and 25mm of Visco memory foam, this mattress is made to keep the spine aligned – ideal for children’s growing bones – whilst providing a firm orthopaedic level of support.

Best Mattress For Children Who Fidget

Like our deluxe high-density foam mattress, Reflex foam mattresses are ideal for children who fidget a lot. Children’s foam mattresses help lull your children into a deeper sleep, stopping them from fidgeting, and providing them with a better overall night’s sleep.

Best Mattress For Children With Allergies

If your child suffers from allergies or respiratory issues, it’s important to choose a hypoallergenic mattress to sleep on to help reduce any problems it may cause. Most of our single bed and double mattresses at Noa & Nani are hypoallergenic, making it much easier for you to choose from.

How Firm Should A Child’s Mattress Be?

Firmness may not always seem appealing for a mattress, but it can be crucial for a child. For children’s bones to grow, develop and be supported, they need a firm mattress to help the process along. A pocket sprung mattress is the ideal option in terms of firmness for a kid’s mattress. Lots of our mattress at Noa & Nani are higher density, meaning they’re more firm, ideal for your child’s bed.

How Often Should I Replace My Child’s Mattress?

Over time, mattresses begin to lose their shape, gaining unwanted lumps and bumps, and become uncomfortable. That’s why after so long you need to replace your mattress. A child’s mattress needs replacing too. Up to the age of 10-years-old, you should replace your child’s mattress every three years. From then, up to the age of 16-years-old, you should replace it every five years. This will ensure your child’s mattress stays supportive, firm and comfortable to help them get the best night’s sleep they need. Now you understand precisely what you’re looking to provide your child with the best mattress for their needs you can browse our complete range of mattresses available at Noa & Nani.

Article by Alex Tolofson