Though they’re bound to insist it’s toys and games, the most important thing in a child’s bedroom is the bed itself. Granted, it’ll never be as fun as games or puzzles, but making sure a child has a quality mattress is key to ensuring healthy growth and development.
Often times, children receive hand-me-down mattresses from siblings or other family members. However the fact that somebody else has chosen to replace it should tell you that it wasn’t good enough then and won’t be good enough now. Unless it’s a brand-new mattress that turned out to be completely wrong for the person who bought it, a bed that’s too worn and not supportive enough for an adult will be too worn and not supportive enough for a child. Even if these second-hand mattresses were once top-of-the-line models in their day, that quality isn’t restored when ownership is transferred. Even if you are one of those people who can say, “I used to be able to sleep anywhere when I was a kid,” it doesn’t mean you couldn’t have gotten much better sleep on a quality surface.
One benefit of a quality, comfortable new bed for children is that a comfortable mattress can help make bedtime something that’s enjoyed instead of detested. This can be even more true if the frame holding the mattress is something fun like castles, cars, or another interesting theme. Meanwhile, captain’s beds with drawers can be useful for kids who have more things than places to put them. A teen’s bed needs to have enough room for growth, making full-sized beds increasingly popular. Even if you’re only adding a foam topper to a bed, giving kids the most comfortable and supportive sleeping surface is important to their health and happiness.