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The 9 Best Children’s Mattress – Guidebook

A good mattress is very important for the healthy development of your child’s spine and for a balanced sleep. For this purpose, you can choose from a wide variety of materials as well as various heights and depths . Of particular importance is the degree of hardness, because this determines not only the comfort of the mattress, but also its usefulness.

In our checklist, we will go into more detail about the most important features of the children’s mattress. After that, you can find the best children’s mattresses on the market in our product recommendations.

Checklist For Children Mattresses

Material
  • Breathable materials such as cold foam or foam are ideal for the children’s mattress.
  • In addition, you should pay attention to the GS mark (e.g. Öko Test) for the safety of your child. This guarantees that the mattress contains no harmful substances and therefore poses no danger to your child.
  • Wetness protection is very practical in case one or the other accident happens.
Size/Depth
  • The size of your child is crucial for choosing the optimal size of the mattress . As a rule of thumb, take the size of your child and add 20 cm of height.
  • For babies and toddlers, thin mattresses (about 10 cm) are sufficient, as their body weight is not yet that heavy.
Degree of hardness
  • The degree of firm ness of the mattress should be neither too high nor too low.
  • If the mattress is too soft, there is a risk of suffocation, especially for babies, as they can easily sink in.
  • A mattress that is too hard is harmful to the spine, because it puts strain on it and thus ensures improper development.
  • A medium thickness is optimal. This avoids the risk of suffocation and relieves the spine, so that optimal development can take place.

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We have compiled the best and most interesting children’s mattresses. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

Baby Mattresses 60×120 cm (up to approx. 3 years)

Children’s Mattresses 70×140 cm (up to approx. 6 years)

Children’s Mattresses 90×200 cm (from approx. 7 years)

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The Best Sellers Of Children’s Mattresses

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular children’s mattresses for you.

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1 ZINUS 5 Inch Youth Memory Foam Mattress / Kids’ Room & Bunk Bed Mattress, Twin ZINUS 5 Inch Youth Memory Foam Mattress / Kids’ Room & Bunk Bed Mattress, Twin
2 Linenspa 6 Inch Innerspring Twin Mattress with Foam Layer - Firm Feel - CertiPUR-US Certified - Mattress in a Box Linenspa 6 Inch Innerspring Twin Mattress with Foam Layer - Firm Feel - CertiPUR-US Certified...
3 Modway Mila 6” Twin Mattress - Firm 6 Inch Twin Mattress - 10-Year Warranty ,White Modway Mila 6” Twin Mattress - Firm 6 Inch Twin Mattress - 10-Year Warranty ,White
4 EGO White 6 Inch Twin Memory Foam Mattress, Cooling Gel Green Tea Mattress Bed in a Box, CertiPUR-US Certified, Kids Mattress for Bunk Bed, 38'×75', Medium Firm EGO White 6 Inch Twin Memory Foam Mattress, Cooling Gel Green Tea Mattress Bed in a Box, CertiPUR-US...
5 Hygge Hush 38'x26' Pack n Play Mattress, Folding Playard Mattresses Memory Foam, Pack and Play Mattress Firmness Featuring Soft Removable Washable Outer Cover Hygge Hush 38"x26" Pack n Play Mattress, Folding Playard Mattresses Memory Foam, Pack and Play...
6 LINENSPA 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress ,twin, Medium Firm LINENSPA 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress ,twin, Medium Firm
7 Twin Mattress, 6 Inch Memory Foam Mattress in a Box for Kids with Breathable Bamboo Cover, Medium Firm Green Tea Gel Mattress for Bunk Bed, Trundle Bed, CertiPUR-US Certified, Made in USA Twin Mattress, 6 Inch Memory Foam Mattress in a Box for Kids with Breathable Bamboo Cover, Medium...
8 Cushy Form Floor Mattress - Foldable 4 Inch Foam Camping Bed w/Case for Adults & Kids - Folding Portable Bed for Travel, Van, Guest - Fold Up Pad - College Dorm Room Essentials for Girls and Guys Cushy Form Floor Mattress - Foldable 4 Inch Foam Camping Bed w/Case for Adults & Kids - Folding...
9 Waterproof Pack and Play Mattress Topper 38' x 26' Foldable Style, Breathable Soft Bamboo Portable Trifold Playard Mattress Topper, Baby Foam Playpen Mattresses for Boys Girls Waterproof Pack and Play Mattress Topper 38" x 26" Foldable Style, Breathable Soft Bamboo Portable...
10 Zinus 6 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified / Bed-in-a-Box / Pressure Relieving, Twin, White Zinus 6 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified / Bed-in-a-Box / Pressure...
11 Lucid 6 Inch Twin Mattress - Firm Gel Memory Foam Mattress Twin— Bamboo Charcoal Mattress in a Box—CertiPur Certified Lucid 6 Inch Twin Mattress - Firm Gel Memory Foam Mattress Twin— Bamboo Charcoal Mattress in a...
12 Twin Mattress in a Box, 8 inch Mattresses for Kids Bed Single Size Daybed Individual Bunk, Memory Foam Medium Firm Twin Mattress in a Box, 8 inch Mattresses for Kids Bed Single Size Daybed Individual Bunk, Memory...
13 Delta Children Twinkle Galaxy Dual Sided Crib and Toddler Mattress - Premium Sustainably Sourced Fiber Core - Waterproof - GREENGUARD Gold Certified (Non-Toxic) - 7 Year Warranty - Made in USA Delta Children Twinkle Galaxy Dual Sided Crib and Toddler Mattress - Premium Sustainably Sourced...
14 Zinus 6 Inch Foam and Spring Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified Foams / Mattress-in-a-Box, Narrow Twin, off white Zinus 6 Inch Foam and Spring Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified Foams / Mattress-in-a-Box, Narrow...
15 LINENSPA 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress – Full Mattress – Bed in a Box – Medium Firm Mattress LINENSPA 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress – Full Mattress – Bed in a Box –...
16 Home Life 3260Twin Mattress, Twin Home Life 3260Twin Mattress, Twin
17 Milliard Toddler Nap Mat Bed Tri Folding Mattress with Washable Cover (24 inches x 57 inches x 3 inches) Milliard Toddler Nap Mat Bed Tri Folding Mattress with Washable Cover (24 inches x 57 inches x 3...
18 EnerPlex Kids Inflatable Travel Bed with High Speed Pump, Portable Air Mattress for Kids on The Go, Blow up Toddler Travel Bed with Sides – Built-in Safety Bumper - Pink EnerPlex Kids Inflatable Travel Bed with High Speed Pump, Portable Air Mattress for Kids on The Go,...
19 Dinosaur Japanese Floor Futon Mattress for Boys Girls, Thicken Tatami Mat Sleeping Pad Foldable Bed Roll Up Mattress Floor Lounger Bed Couches and Sofas for Kids Twin Size Dinosaur Japanese Floor Futon Mattress for Boys Girls, Thicken Tatami Mat Sleeping Pad Foldable Bed...
20 Milliard 2-Inch Ventilated Memory Foam Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress Topper with Removable Waterproof 65-Percent Cotton Non-Slip Cover - 52' x 27' x 2' Milliard 2-Inch Ventilated Memory Foam Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress Topper with Removable...

Current Offers Of Children Mattresses

You can find the best current offers on children’s mattresses in this list.

FAQ About Kids Mattresses

What to look for in a good kids mattress?

The optimal size of the mattress is 20 cm plus the body height. You should also pay attention to the degree of hardness (optimally medium) and the test seal (e.g. Stiftung Warentest). In terms of material, foam or cold foam are ideal as well as breathable.

Children’s mattress: What size?

When choosing the right size of a mattress, the age of the child is crucial:
– 60×120 cm and 70×140 cm: At the age of 0 to 3 years
– 70×140 cm and 70×160 cm: At the age of 4 to 7 years
– 90×200 cm and above: From 8 years and depending on the height of the body.

How high should a children’s mattress be?

For babies and toddlers, a height of about 10 cm is sufficient, as they hardly sink in with their relatively low body weight. For children over 4 years, the height should be increased due to the increasing body weight.

Why a children’s mattress?

One is especially important because the child’s spine is not yet fully developed. Accordingly, your child needs a mattress that yields in specific places, this provides a children’s mattress.

How hard should a children’s mattress be?

The children’s mattress should be neither too hard nor too soft, i.e. in the middle range.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.