Beyond the Bedroom: Teddy's Holistic Approach to Supporting Children's Sleep Health and Well-Being

Here at teddy, we understand that nothing is more important than your little one's health. While we may not be there for runny noses and sore throats, we are committed to ensuring your child gets the restful sleep they need to wake up ready to tackle the day. Our comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about sleep health, from the best mattress options to essential tips. With teddy, you can rest assured that your child's sleep is in expert hands.

The Importance of Quality Sleep in Children

As parents we’re used to running on minimal hours of sleep, so it's easy to overlook the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. However, quality sleep is more than just rest; it's a vital part of your child's development. 

Proper sleep supports physical growth, enhances cognitive function, and stabilises emotional health. Studies show that children who received less than nine hours of sleep experienced an increase in behavioural and cognitive problems such as decision-making, conflict-solving, and working memory. 

While this may sound scary, we’ll cover everything you need to know to ensure your child sleeps well and wakes up ready to learn, play, and explore the world.

teddy’s Kids Mattresses

We know that ensuring a child has a good sleep is easier said than done. Fortunately, We’re proud to introduce our two standout products to help: the teddy Junior Lux Kids Mattress and the Kids Mattress. Each is thoughtfully designed with unique features and high-quality materials to meet the specific sleep needs of children.

The Teddy Kids Mattress

The teddy Junior Kids Mattress is our high-quality yet affordable option designed to give your child the best night's sleep. With its firm support system, this mattress is perfect for promoting proper spinal alignment and relieving pressure points in growing bodies. Its firmness helps prevent sagging, ensuring your child enjoys comfortable and supportive sleep for years to come. Transitioning from a cot mattress can be challenging, but the teddy Junior makes it easier with its firm design tailored to support lighter body weights. 

We understand that raising kids can be expensive, so we've designed the teddy Junior to be budget-friendly without compromising on quality. You get the best of both worlds: a comfortable and supportive mattress at an affordable price. 

The teddy Junior Lux Kids Mattress

For those seeking a little more luxury, the teddy Junior Lux Kids Mattress is our latest development. Featuring our innovative NATURFLEX™ and ZoneScape™ technology, this mattress offers exceptional comfort and support tailored to growing bodies. We’ve done the research and have created the perfect sleeping environment with our sustainable Bamboo Charcoal-infused memory foam which eliminates odours, absorbs moisture, and regulates temperature.

With a machine washable outer cover made from eco-friendly materials and a waterproof inner cover, the teddy Junior Lux is both practical and planet-friendly. The best part? it adapts to your child's needs, providing firmer support for ages 2-4 and a softer, more contouring surface for ages 5 and up.

Supporting Sleep Practices 

While choosing the right mattress is a crucial part of getting a good night’s sleep, we can’t underestimate the importance of a good bedtime routine. Here are a few tried-and-true tips to help make bedtime a breeze and ensure your little ones get the rest they need: 

Kids thrive on consistency, so aim for a regular bedtime and wake-up time—even on weekends. Think of it like setting their internal alarm clock, helping them drift off to sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.

Creating a calming sleep environment is the next step. A cool, quiet, and dark room is perfect for fostering a relaxing environment. Blackout curtains can work wonders in blocking out light, and a white noise machine will help mask any disruptive sounds. 

Most importantly—make the bedroom a screen-free zone at least an hour before bed. Children's shows often have a lot of bright colours and are fast-paced in order to grab and sustain their attention. This can get a child riled up and excited before bedtime which is the exact opposite effect we want. Instead of screen time, try reading a bedtime story or indulging in a warm bath. The soft glow of a lamp light is also far better for winding down than the harsh blue light from screens, which can mess with melatonin production.

Don't forget about the impact of diet and physical activity. A balanced dinner without sugary snacks, soft drinks or any other sort of caffeine in the evening is key. Plus, regular physical activity during the day can help your kids fall asleep faster and enjoy deeper sleep.

The Importance of Parental Support

Finally, we can’t overlook the importance of simply being there for your little one. Getting involved and staying tuned in to your child's sleep patterns is key to forming healthy sleep habits. Notice when they're having trouble falling asleep and talk to them about it. From nightmares to embarrassment over night-time accidents, sometimes, a simple conversation can uncover worries or fears that are keeping them awake. By showing that you’re there to listen and help, you’re already making a big difference.

Also, don’t forget to lead by example. Children often mimic their parents' habits, so if they see you prioritising good sleep habits, they're more likely to do the same. Establishing a calm bedtime routine for the whole family can make it a fun and bonding experience. While it may be tempting to stay up late bingeing your favourite show, choose an activity that both you and your child can do together such as reading a book or drinking a cup of tea. Dimming the lights, and having quiet time can set a soothing tone for the night and help maintain a sense of regularity. 


While we may be mattress suppliers, at teddy we believe that fostering healthy sleep habits for your child requires a holistic approach that goes beyond just providing a high-quality mattress. It's about creating a nurturing environment and being actively involved in your child's sleep routine. 

We know that raising kids can be challenging, but with the right tools and a little guidance, you can help your child develop positive sleep habits that will benefit them for a lifetime. From establishing consistent bedtime routines to creating a calming sleep environment and supporting their emotional needs, every effort counts. Together, let's make bedtime the nurturing, restful experience that your little one deserves.