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Choosing kids’ mattress? Get them involved in selecting it

As kids grow older, usually the parents have to get many things in place in order to make their room fully functional and grand. However, one of the basic things that need to be put in its proper place irrespective of the gender of the kid is a mattress. A mattress is a soft fabric cased material used for sleeping. However, mattresses are specially designed to provide the comfort and rest that one needs while sleeping. Researches have shown that people who sleep with mattress generally experience fewer signs of stress and less back pain while sleeping on new beds. Getting the right type of mattress for your kids requires careful planning as there are many factors to consider. The expenses involved in getting the right type of mattress for your kids could be extremely large in amount or proportion. Furthermore, the type of mattress in the kids’ room goes a long way to determine how beautiful, grand or welcoming the room is. A lot of parents are confused when it comes to taking a decision on the basic steps to follow in getting the ideal type of mattress for their kids. Sometimes, they just go to stores and get any trendy and modern looking mattress. At the end of the day, they end up in getting cold looking and uncomfortable mattresses for their kids’ room. It is of paramount importance that parents get the ideal type of mattress that suits their kids’ room and also provide for their safety and general well being.

The ideal type of mattress

Getting the ideal type of mattress for your kids’ room might involve getting the services of an interior designer who is an expert in such field. However, the color of the mattress should match with the color of the cotton and bed spread so as to get a uniform color design. Furthermore, the use of modern interior design ideas will help parents in achieving a fashionable, modern and trendy room for their kids. Some parents try to give their children the best in everything. From shoes, clothes, holidays, food and experiences etc. Of course, this is not one hundred percent possible. However, when they consider how paramount sleep is for the well being of children and that children sleep around 10 -12 hours daily, a good mattress for their kids should be of priority to them. When your toddler actually graduates from a cot to a bed, there is a range of options that might be bewildering. Should one buy a single or a toddler bed? An inner spring or latex mattress? Should it be placed on a slatted base? Etc. In getting the ideal type of mattress for your kids’ room, the kids should be allowed to make their choice this is basically because they are the ones to use the mattress and as such should be guided in making their choice. Many factors have to be considered before kids should be allowed to choose mattresses for themselves. However, kids might not really have an in-depth knowledge of interior design ideas and when left alone, they might just make a random choice that would not bring out the best in their room. It is a true fact that mattresses are bought for their usefulness. In recent times, however, the aesthetics of the mattress and how they fit perfectly in the kids’ room are almost important as the use. However, kids should be guided by their parents or experts in such or related field of interior design to ensure that they make the right choice. Furthermore, before kids are allowed to choose they should be provided with in-dept knowledge of the following:

Make up materials: The materials that the mattress is made up of are of paramount importance to the health of the kids as some mattress contain harmful chemicals which are detrimental to the health of kids. Some mattress contains harmful chemicals such as polyvinyl chloride. This chemical lets off emissions called carcinogens which is extremely detrimental to the health of humans.

Growth and comfort ability: Although kids are small now and will soon grow to older adults. The parents should enlighten the kids on the importance of choosing mattresses that are large enough that an adult can comfortably sleep on.

Texture: This is simply how the feel and appearance of the surface of the mattress looks like. If possible, kids should be allowed to lie enough on the surface of the mattress to get a sense of whether the mattress is really comfortable or not to their taste. However, kids should be asked non-leading questions like ‘how does this mattress feel to you? Etc.

By Alfred Stallion and

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