How often should you replace a kid’s mattress?

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How frequently does a kid’s mattress need replacing?

Some things have set deadlines at which they wear out. Food is strictly to be consumed before the used by date, for example. But is there a ‘correct’ time to replace a kid’s mattress? The answer is: “Yes, but it depends”.

There are many factors that go into deciding the right time to replace your kid’s mattress. If the mattress isn’t comfortable or is causing allergies in your child, that mattress should be replaced right away. If your child grows too large or something goes wrong with the mattress, it needs to be replaced in a timely fashion. And then, finally, even if everything goes right with the mattress for years on end, there’s still a right time to get a new one.

In this article, we’ll go into depth on all of those topics. By the time you finish reading, you’ll know exactly when it is time to replace a kid’s mattress.

Our team at Eco Kids specialise in kid’s mattresses. Read our in-depth guide, and learn everything you ever wanted to know about mattresses for children.

It is important to replace a kid’s mattress quickly if it is the wrong one

If you get a good kid’s mattress that your child likes, it could be years before a replacement is necessary. If, however, there is a problem with the mattress, then you should replace it as soon as possible. Problematic mattresses might be:

  • Uncomfortable
  • The wrong size for your room
  • A bad match with your bed base
  • The cause of an allergic reaction

At Eco Kids we offer a money back guarantee on our mattresses, valid within the first 100 nights. Try our mattress and, if it turns out not to be the right one, you will have lost nothing by returning it.

Replacing a kid’s mattress when a child grows too large

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Kid’s mattresses are, by their nature, designed to accomodate the size and weight of a child. Some cheaper kid’s mattresses are only suitable for children. They might be very small, or have insufficient padding for larger bodies.

At Eco Kids, our mattresses are designed to accomodate both smaller and larger bodies. From small children up to people weighing up to 120 kgs (roughly what a 6’4″ professional wrestler weighs). Additionally, our mattresses are constructed so that a parent can sit or lay on the mattress with a child. For shorter periods of time, like story time or overnight comforting, the mattress can support a combined weight of up to 150kgs.

Another issue might be the dimensions of a mattress. As kids grow older, sometimes they’re unsatisfied with a single mattress; after a growth spurt extremities might well be hanging off the end of the bed! A solution for minimising mattress replacements is to invest in a larger mattress. At Eco Kids, we sell mattresses in several kid-friendly sizes, including:

  • Single
  • King single
  • Long single
  • Double

You might need to replace a kid’s mattress after there has been a terrible accident

Accidents happen. If your mattress sustains damage that is not covered by warranty, it might be necessary to replace it. If the mattress has a smell that won’t go away, for example, or if it has been burned to a crisp, it might be time to shop for something new.

There are, thankfully, ways of avoiding many kinds of damage to your mattress and preserving it. Mattress protectors, for example, can take the hit for things like bed wettings and drink spills. And with a bamboo mattress protector, the additional layer can be just as breathable, anti-allergenic and soft to the touch as the one it is protecting.

Replacing a kid’s mattress after it has been thoroughly worn out

Eventually, even the best and strongest things are defeated by time. With the passing of the years, mighty cliff faces crumble into the sea. There’s no escaping entropy; the laws of thermodynamics make fools of us all. This is also true of your kid’s mattress; it isn’t going to last forever.

The important thing is to find a mattress that has long and generous warranty. That way, you’re assured of a kid’s mattress that will last for the better part of your offspring’s childhood. At Eco Kids, we’re proud to offer a ten year warranty on our mattress, although there’s every chance the mattress will keep working beautifully years longer than that.

Now you have the inside word about replacing a kid’s mattress, find out all the other things you could ever possibly want to know about kid’s mattresses with our comprehensive guide.