Your child's mattress is more than just a place to sleep; it's a sanctuary for dreaming, growing and resting. However, when it becomes too old, uncomfortable or small, it's time to make the crucial decision of replacing it. Rather than an old hand-me-down mattress that’s well-worn, a good new mattress can play a crucial role in your child's overall health and well-being. It promotes sound sleep, fosters healthy growth, and prevents body aches and pains. But how can you determine if your child's mattress needs to be replaced? Here are some indicators to help you decide.
Age of the Mattress
A typical mattress has a lifespan of approximately six to eight years, depending on its quality and type. If your child's mattress has exceeded this age, it's likely time for a new one. The materials of a mattress degrade over time, leading to a loss in shape and firmness, subsequently affecting your child's quality of sleep and daily activities. Teddy bed Junior mattresses come with a 10-year warranty for a decade of perfect sleep.
The Presence of Lumps and Bumps
If you can feel lumps in your child's mattress, it's a clear sign that it needs to be replaced. Long-term usage can cause the stuffing inside the mattress to break down, creating uncomfortable lumps. Other visible signs of damage include sagging, tears, holes and stains, or the presence of protruding springs or coils.
Outgrown the Mattress
Children grow at a rapid rate, sometimes too fast for a parent’s liking. Why can’t they stay small forever? Well, if your child can no longer fit comfortably on their existing mattress, it's time to consider a larger one. Sleeping with limbs hanging off the edges of the mattress or without adequate space to move around can result in discomfort and stiffness. Our Junior range is fit for 2 to 18-year-olds.
Complaints of Aches and Pains
If your child constantly wakes up complaining of body aches, it's a sure sign that the mattress isn't providing adequate support. An old mattress can lose its firmness over time, leading to improper body alignment during sleep and resulting in aches and pains upon waking. Teddy’s 5 Zone Technology is designed for their body from head to toe, targeting support to specific parts of the body and relieving pressure from the head, shoulders, hips, legs and feet.
Increase in Asthma and Allergy Symptoms
An old mattress can become a breeding ground for dust mites and other allergens, which can exacerbate asthma and allergy symptoms. If your child wakes up with red eyes or other allergic reactions, it might be time to replace the mattress. Teddy bed’s high-density foam is REACH Certified, tested and approved safe for both your little one and the environment.
In addition to the primary signs mentioned above, other indicators that it's time to replace your child's mattress include:
- Difficulty in getting comfortable
- Frequently waking up during the night
- Waking up drenched in sweat
- A creaky or noisy mattress
- Changes in the firmness of the mattress
- An unpleasant odour emanating from the mattress
Consider a junior mattress from the teddy junior range. Contact us today to find out more.