There are so many mattress shops in NZ, most of them in Auckland. When your toddler is about to be graduated from a cot to a bed, you need to be very careful in opting any what is right for your child. There are various options available that make one so confuse in reaching a decision. We have consulted the experts on how to opt a bed that is going to give the best support to your child’s growing body and spine. These are some golden rules:
Not all beds are the same
As with many things in life, one only gets what one pay for. When parents are buying a bed for a toddler, they need to keep in their mind the weight and age of the kid. The transition from cot to a normal bed needs to happen between 19 and 35 months, after that a toddler must be in a proper bed with some proper mattress.
Spring for innersprings
Foam does not simply have the same supportive properties like sprung bed and latex has a tendency and capability of shaping to one’s body over time. Doctors do not suggest this suggested for children owing to the fact that their body is continuously growing and changing. So, avoid memory foam beds. They are not definitely good for kids. For parents who cannot afford some good-quality innerspring mattress, theory have a choice of buying a second-hand one no more than two years old. Do not worry, doctors’ advice that. We recommend to parents who are planning to have more than one kid to buy some good-quality spring mattress and pass it down. If you are going to buy good quality there is not any reason why three children cannot spend two to three years each on it.
Toddler beds: an unnecessary extra expense
A toddler bed is considered as a good alternative for kids who are finding the transition to a “big” bed difficult. However, what mattress parents should use on the toddler bed is what matters most. Between 19 and 35 months, the spine of kid is rapidly growing and developing, especially at night. It is imperative that the mattress gives enough support to assure this growth happens naturally. We often encounter families where the parents have a $4000 bed, whereas their toddler sleeps yet on a thin foam mattress.
Cleanliness is necessary
As per law, all of new beds need to be treated for dust mites prior to being sold. However, this does not mean that over time dust mites is not going to develop – particularly given that each night a human body loses almost up to one liter of body fluid via the skin, mouth, and millions of skin flakes. The special mattress protectors are the best way to add some of additional anti-allergenic and moisture-barrier properties to your mattresses. Many sprays, for example Glen 20, are not suggested, as the risk (inhalation of any cocktail of chemicals) versus the benefit (possible removal of bacteria, allergic dust particles, dust mites etc.) is just not feasible.