Finding The Mattress For Your Infant

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Sleep is an essential part of every child’s development, and finding the perfect mattress can help to support his/her growth. Studies have shown that there is a relationship between adequate sleep, memory, immune system responsiveness and even school performance. Depending on your child's age, they will need between 10 and 14 hours sleep per night. For this reason, it's vital your child's mattress provides a comfortable and supportive night's sleep. It is important when shopping for the best mattress for your baby, toddler or child, to consider the quality of materials along with the mattress type and level of firmness. Ideally, you’ll want to buy a mattress that your child can grow with for several years. Your child's mattress should: Encourage healthy posture Support their changing size Provide a clean and healthy night's sleep THINGS TO CONSIDER Select the right size Choosing which mattress to buy will depend on your child’s age, size and the length of time you plan for your child to use the mattress. Cot bed 60 cm x 120 cm, toddler bed 70 cm x 140 cm, Single bed 90 cm x 190 cm, European single 90 cm x 200 cm Select the mattress type Whether you like it or not, picking the right mattress for an infant should follow the same rudimentary as if you were picking a mattress for yourself and that means selecting the right type of mattress. Since there are hosts to choose, it is left to your discretion to pick the right type. Some common types of kid’s mattresses in Nigeria include: Spring mattresses, foam mattresses and memory foam. Choose the right firmness For a child, a mattress is not only a place to sleep but also a place to play, climb and bounce on. With these levels of activities, firmness becomes essential. A firm mattress will aid the growth and development of a child by providing adequate support for their growing joints and bones, as well as ensuring proper spinal support. This is where foam mattresses excel! A lack of proper support has been known to lead to scoliosis. Durability: As we mentioned earlier, your kid’s mattress will be used for other activities asides sleep; they will be used as a trampoline, a battlefield, a dining table and occasionally, a slide, not to mention bedwetting. Over time the mattress will begin to tear and wear, which is why picking a highly durable mattress, is very important. Let’s face it, kids will pee or spill drinks on their mattresses, thus it is imperative when picking a mattress to pick one that is either waterproof or has a washable fabric. Kids need to sleep on a clean sleep surface for a healthy sleep life and over all general wellbeing. If your little one suffers from allergies it’s important to remember that anti-allergy mattress covers or bedding may be required. Some mattresses already have anti-allergy covers included but with any purchase of this nature it’s always best to read the fine print. If your chosen mattress does not have an anti-allergy cover you can easily pick one online. As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider when you are looking for the best mattress for your kids. You now have the tools and knowledge to decide which the best mattress is for them. From the different aspects to consider to the sizes and materials, it should have, there is a lot to take into consideration. Also check out:

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