2 things to know before you buy a cot bed mattress for kids

Posted on 07 August 2010


Buying a cot bed mattress for kids is like entering a candy store and having to pick one: they all look so good, yet only a few will actually become your favorites. And you do want the best when it comes to your child, so you will have to pick carefully. There are cot bed mattresses for children up to 2 years, 4 years of age or even ones that can be used for kids up to 10 years.

Even though, they do a great job in creating a comfortable mattress for children, a parent must also test the mattress before buying to avoid certain problems from occurring. What if the mattress if just bad for your children’s spine? Maybe it’s bad only for him and not for others. These sort of problems tend to happen because each child is different and because their back is not completely developed.

Except from this, there are also another 2 things that a parent needs to know about buying a baby cot mattress:

1. You must know the exact measurements of the bed your kid sleeps in. Why is that? Because you need to get a mattress fit for that bed and not one that is going to hang over the sides of the bed. Or maybe you will just get a smaller mattress, what then? Measuring the bed will save you from having to go back to the store and exchange the mattress. Many parents had to do this because they did not do a simple measurement. They just thought they can approximate the size and don’t need to actually take the dimensions. Clearly, they were wrong.

2. And that’s not the only thing that needs to be measured. Knowing if your current sheets will fit the next mattress is also important. This way, you will at least know that you must also buy new sheets for it. You can write them down as expenses and be prepared to buy new ones. You don’t want to get home and find out that you must go back to the store to get sheets.

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