Choosing the right bed and natural mattress is extremely important for a quality night’s sleep and towards the development of your child. Sleep is an essential rest time for the body to grow and rest especially for a young child, and it’s a fundamental process of renewal and refreshment of the body and the mind.
Everyone spends a third of their lives in bed, so why do we treat sleep like it’s an afterthought? It is important for the bed and mattress to be comfortable and fitted to your body type. When you choose a mattress for your child, you need to pay special attention to a few things.
A quality mattress is crucial for quality sleep and to support the healthy spine of your growing child. Today, as science and technology evolves, mattresses are brought to perfection in the manufacturing process. However, this does not mean every bed is good for you. For proper development of a small child, you need soft mattresses made of natural latex, to effectively support the child’s spine.
How do you choose the right bed? The bed should provide proper development of the spine. In today’s market, you will find different types of mattresses, such as latex, spring and memory foam mattresses.
- The ideal mattress should be 20cm longer than the sleeper’s height.
- The right height of the bed is measured like this: sit on the bed and set your leg where your knees are bent at an angle of 90 degrees.
In regards to mattresses for babies, there should not be any empty space between the edge of the crib and the mattress itself. The mattress should not be too hard, nor too soft. Otherwise, mattresses for babies are usually much thinner than those for adults because the baby is lightweight. As the child grows and develops, the mattress needs to be changed.
Pediatricians recommend taking a new mattress for your baby, not inherited. The reason for this is that old mattresses have moisture and aciculate bacteria over time. If you still decide to take a used mattress, each mattress should only have a life span of 8 to 10 years.
In recent years, the most in-demand mattresses are natural latex layered, which are anti-allergic and permanently elastic. If you or your child are prone to allergies, these mattresses are created just for you.