A child’s sleeping place should be comfortable, so now you can buy a baby bed of any color and design, even in the form of a car or a fabulous carriage. But this is not enough for sound sleep – you need a good, or rather, the best children’s mattress.
What should it be? Soft or hard? Spring-loaded or springless? Does the quality of the mattress depend on its price? Let’s figure it out.
Adults often think that children sleep well in any conditions, the main thing is to run around in a day. However, this is not quite true.
How To Choose A Children’s Mattress: Age Requirements
It is believed that an adult needs 8-9 hours of sleep per day. For children, the normal rate is higher. So, in August 2016, Rospotrebnadzor published recommendations for schoolchildren, which indicate that primary school students need 10-10.5 hours of sleep per day, secondary school – at least 9.5 hours, and the “adult” norm is shown only to high school students.
Considering how much time the child spends in a dream, the mattress must be chosen so that it contributes to the correct formation of internal organs and the skeleton.
Doctors say that sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress leads to insufficient muscle relaxation, which means many problems of the musculoskeletal system (including scoliosis, bad posture), circulatory disorders in the neck.
The latter can result in regular headaches. It is logical that the choice of a mattress should be taken as seriously as possible, taking into account the child’s age:
Infants and children under 3 years of age are advised to sleep on springless, hard mattresses with natural fillings (for example, coconut coir).
Children aged 3 to 7 years require a medium-firm mattress. Hard mattresses will no longer work.
First, because a child at this age begins an active phase of growth and formation of the musculoskeletal system.
Secondly, preschoolers not only sleep in the bed but also play. And how can you frolic in bed if the mattress is too hard?
To solve this problem, both springless and spring-loaded moderately hard mattresses are suitable.
It is advisable for a school-age child to choose an orthopedic double-sided mattress that adapts to the rapidly changing contours of a growing child’s body