How to choose a mattress for your toddler?
When buying a new mattress for your child’s cot or bed, consider the following factors when making your decision.
What firmness is needed for a cot?
A cot mattress should be on the firm side. This is vital to prevent your child from sinking in too far into the mattress and posing a risk of smothering.
When to transition my toddler from cot to bed?
The transition from a cot to a regular bed can happen anytime between 18-36 months. During this time your child’s spine is rapidly growing and is in need of sufficient support. It is important that they receive proper support from their mattress to encourage proper development and avoid the risk of malformation. Thus a foam or innerspring mattress on the medium firm to firm side (depending on your child’s weight) is needed to offer proper support as well as comfort.