Thickness, material, density? There are numerous criteria that need to be considered when purchasing a mattress for your child or baby.
Choosing the right mattress size for children and babies is important. Your child will grow very quickly in the first few years and you certainly don’t want to have to buy a new mattress every year. For babies and young children, we would recommend mattresses in the 60 x 120 cm or 70 x 140 cm dimensions.
Then, as your child grows, we would recommend that you buy a slightly larger mattress. Generally, we would recommend a 90 x 190 cm or equivalent mattress for children over 6 years old. You will then be able to keep this mattress until adulthood.
Firmness is a very important aspect to consider when choosing a mattress for your baby or child. Make sure that you buy a firm mattress. Foam mattresses or natural latex mattresses should be well-suited. For older children, a medium-firm mattress is perfect.
Breathability is very important, especially for the hygiene of the mattress. The cover must also be breathable to allow for good air circulation. This ventilation keeps the mattress healthy and in good condition.
Breathability also affects the sleeping climate of the mattress and prevents the formation of mould. Slatted frames can also aid in keeping the sleeping surface well-ventilated.
When choosing a mattress for your baby or child, we recommend that you favour anti-allergenic materials that are free from harmful substances such as dichlorobenzene, nitrosamines, or formaldehyde. This will allow for easier breathing and avoid the risk of allergies.
We also recommend that you look for a mattress that has been certified as not containing any dangerous chemicals.