When Should I Replace My Child’s Mattress?

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Getting your child to bed at a reasonable hour is so much more than having some time to yourself before you retire for the day. Babies, toddlers, young children and teenagers all need a certain amount of sleep per night to aid development amongst other things. In addition to promoting growth, sleep prevents vascular damage, aids weight management, boosts immunity, reduces the risk of injury and increases a child’s attention span, all factors that mean a happy, healthy childhood.

Here at Really Spruce, we are particularly proud of our range of stunning children’s beds and bedroom furniture, we also provide the accessories that children need to have a great night’s sleep, every night. Our mattress selection is extensive and high quality, but one question that many parents have is when replacement is required. There is much media coverage relating to the replacement of adult mattresses, with most people now knowing that mattresses should be replaced every 8 years, but does the same rule apply to your child’s mattress? In this blog post, we aim to answer just that so you have all you need for your child to achieve the best night’s sleep and reap all the rewards mentioned above.

Is it time for mattress replacement?

Unlike with adult mattresses, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to replacing your child’s mattress, that is as long as the mattress isn’t over 10 years old. Looking out for the signs that say it’s time to replace is instead recommended to ensure your mattress is supporting your child’s growing body, providing a comfortable base, and keeping allergies and other health problems at bay.

If your child’s mattress is stained or dirty, and marks can’t be remedied with a hot, soapy wash or steam cleaning, sourcing a more sanitary mattress for your child to sleep on may be the answer. Don’t just rely on visual cues to determine the condition of your child’s mattress. Lingering odours are another tell-tale sign that your existing mattress isn’t in the best condition. As well as smell, use touch to rate the firmness of the mattress. Babies and toddlers need firm mattresses not just for comfort but for safety. For owners of memory foam mattresses, permanent imprints and grooves mean that it should be replaced, whilst coil spring mattresses must be checked regularly to ensure springs don’t poke through the surface. Your mattress will also require replacement when your baby or toddler outgrows their cot or toddler bed.

Buying a new mattress for your child

With the sheer choice of children’s mattresses available, buying a new one can be daunting. Choosing the best and safest mattress will of course be your main priority. We supply a comprehensive collection of mattresses made from the highest quality materials so your child’s bed can be as comfortable and safe as possible. Our foam products are easy to clean, great value for money, lightweight and supportive, whilst our mattress covers provide an extra layer of washable protection against dust mites, bacteria and fungi.

Browse our mattress range today and buy your child’s next mattress with confidence.