Choosing the right mattress firmness for your toddler or child

kids mattress firmness

Put a spring in their step with the most supportive kids mattress on the market

springs in Eco Kids mattresses

Nothing comes close to the parental win of getting your child to sleep through the night. Sanity and humour are once again restored. You high five your partner over your shared accomplishment. Woo! You’re really nailing this sleep thing, and the whole house is better for it. Ultimately your child is the real winner, though, or are they? What if their mattress is not supportive enough to actually give them the restorative, quality sleep they need?

Our Founder worked in the mattress industry for many years when his son outgrew his cot bed and was ready to graduate to a ‘big bed’. On a veritable quest for the right mattress for his growing boy, our Founder set off, searching the lands, to find a mattress for his little one that was:

  1. Environmentally-friendly
  2. Made from sustainable materials
  3. Free of harmful chemicals
  4. Comfortable and most importantly
  5. Supportive

He discovered that many designs for kids were simply adult mattresses in smaller sizes and were not built with the specific demands of a young body. So, he and his family decided there was nothing else for it – they were going to have to make one – and Eco Kids was born!

Drawing on years of experience in the mattress industry and dedicated research into new technologies and materials, Eco Kids’ mattresses are made of the highest quality safety standards and built to last. Read on to learn all about our findings on mattress firmness for toddlers and young children. Then, discover why we invented the Eco Kids Mattress.

Why mattress firmness matters

Experts agree that the firmness of your child’s mattress is an important factor in enabling your child to reap all the benefits of healthy and restorative slumber. Essentially, if they’re not well supported by a quality mattress, you can’t be sure that their growing body, and in particular their spine, is being kept well-aligned. This could present issues down the track. A good night’s sleep also:

  • Improves attention
  • Behaviour
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • And boosts overall mental and physical health

Insufficient sleep and your child could suffer from:

  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Depression

Understanding mattress firmness

Adult mattresses vary in their firmness depending on personal preferences. Mattresses for adults are available with the following firmness levels:

  1. Soft
  2. Medium Soft
  3. Medium
  4. Medium Firm and
  5. Firm

The information provided by Pediatric Chiropractors and other experts is that children and toddlers need a Medium Firm mattress to provide them with adequate support in this crucial growth phase.

Our Eco Kids Mattress, winner of BedBuyer’s Best Mattress For Kids 2021, is a perfectly balanced mattress with sufficient firmness in all the right places while still offering wonderfully soft cushioning to gently contour your child when sleeping.

Finding the perfect mattress firmness for toddlers and kids

Cotton and bamboo fabric

We’re thrilled with our recent win from BedBuyer. The Eco Kids Mattress beat out over 1500 other designs and has been awarded Best Kids Mattress 2021 for our commitment to natural, certified eco-friendly and non-toxic materials in our premium quality, supportive mattress. The Bed Buyer review team considers the Eco Kids Mattress the leading kids’ mattress on the market, suitable for ages two up to teens and young adults. (Blush!) We feel it’s pretty safe to say – our mattress has the firmness you’re looking for! Here’s an excerpt from their review:

“The Eco Kids Mattress presents beautifully and has a distinct ‘natural’ vibe. The top cover of the mattress contains natural bamboo and cotton fibres that form a breathable, hypoallergenic sleeping surface. This top cover sits over a combination of premium quality foams that are certified as eco-friendly and non-toxic. This comfort layer absorbs body weight very nicely and provides smooth pressure relief in all sleeping positions. Based on our testing, our team rated it as a medium-firm feel, which is our recommended firmness level for most children. More specifically, we assigned this mattress as a 7.5 / 10 firmness (with 10 being the firmest)”.

Insights on innerspring and foam

The perfectly balanced Medium Firm Eco Kids Mattress is achieved thanks to the state of the art spring support system. In discussing how firm a kids mattress should be, understanding foam or spring inner support systems is a must. But you needn’t take our word for it! Bed Buyer’s review had this insight:

“The Eco Kids Mattress uses a specially designed ‘Chiro Flex ES’ spring system. This support structure offers excellent spinal support and is also beautifully responsive to movement. This means that it will be easy for your kids to move around during sleep. One of the most impressive features of this mattress is its edge support, which is more solid than any other kids mattress that we have tested. This will not only prevent your child from rolling off the side, but it also forms a stable surface for you and kids to sit on for bedtime activities such as reading.”

Unfortunately, inferior foam and latex mattresses just don’t offer the same level of spinal and edge support as a specialised spring system. The tendency of latex to shape itself to your body over time also makes it unsuitable for children’s growing bodies. Both foam and latex mattresses can also create heat within the mattress, which many children find unpleasant.

A question of quality

With mattresses, as with many things, you do get what you pay for. And when it comes to your child, we believe that you can’t put a price on sleep and the many health benefits it provides. That’s why we created our beds with the finest quality, all-natural, environmentally friendly and certified toxin-free materials to help ensure they’ll sleep safe and sound all night long.

We’re so confident in the durability and quality of our mattresses that we offer a 10-year warranty with every Eco Kids Mattress. It’s also backed by our 100 Night Money Back Trial period giving you peace of mind that, should your child not find it incredibly comfortable and supportive, you can simply arrange to return it.

Order the award-winning Eco Kids Mattress today and rest easy knowing your child is sleeping on the leading mattress available with the perfect level of firmness for growing bodies. With so much hanging on a good night’s sleep (their mental and physical health, and your sanity, for starters), isn’t investing in a good quality mattress one of the easiest things you can do for your child?