It’s easy to buy a mattress for yourself, but buying a child mattress can be difficult, because they may not know what they like and dislike.

It’s pretty easy to buy a mattress for yourself, but buying a child mattress can be very difficult. When you’re buying for yourself, you know what you like. When it comes to your child, however, it can be a bit more difficult because they don’t have very much experience with mattresses, and sometimes children have trouble conveying their likes and dislikes. Luckily, we can help.

Just consider these three factors when looking at child mattresses:

  • Size – First and foremost, you should consider the size. How big is your child’s room? If it’s fairly small, you’ll like want to stick to a twin or full to save on space. If you have two kids, what about bunk beds? There are also trundle beds, day beds, and futons – all types of sleeping surfaces that can help save on space. Before you head to the store to make your final mattress purchase, always make sure to get an accurate measurement of the area where the bed will be housed. This ensures you won’t have any unexpected surprises or problems once you get it home.
  • Materials – Mattresses can come in a variety of materials and fabrics. Latex, for example, can offer a comfortable yet hypoallergenic sleep surface. It’s perfect for children with allergies, and it helps stave off bacteria, mildew, and mold. Memory foam mattresses can offer a more customized form of comfort, as they mold to your child’s body shape and provide the perfect amount of support. If you’re focused on having an eco-friendly household, there are even green mattresses you can consider!
  • Sleep position – Take a minute to think: what position does your child sleep in? Believe it or not, there are actually different types of mattresses for each sleeping position! If they’re a back or stomach sleeper, a firmer mattress is typically best. If they sleep on their side, a softer, plusher mattress is the winner. For kids who are combo sleepers or for those who toss and turn, you’ll want to look at child mattresses with a medium level of firmness.

Parklane Mattresses has everything you need to find the perfect mattress for your child. Stop by one of our Retail Showrooms and browse our child mattresses today.