A bed is an important possession to a child. It is their comfortable safe haven. They take greater ownership as time goes by. Now, parents can decide before their precious bundle of joy comes into the world to purchase a piece of furniture that can be theirs from birth to adulthood. The 4 in 1 convertible crib can stay with them from infancy to their toddler years and then convert into a twin or full sized bed.
It is very rare to find something your child won’t outgrow. There are many styles and materials to choose from and it can set the décor of a child’s room. Certifications of safety and safety features are, of course, the number one concerns when considering a convertible crib. Its a one time investment with long term benefits.
A twin mattress is 38 inches by 75 inches and the twin XL is five inches longer at 38 by 80 inches. Full-size mattresses are 54 by 75 inches and a good option that gives a child plenty of room to grow. It offers greater durability. If space matters, a twin-size bed allows more room for other furniture. As you convert the crib through the years and appreciate its value, your child will see it as a stable fixture in their life as they grow and develop.
Parents want to support their children in all ways. The right choice of mattress can do just that. The right mattress can help a child get more restful sleep and support their developing body for proper growth. As the child grows, their convertible crib grows with them.
The crib has adjustable mattress supports that can be lowered as a child become taller. It will convert into a toddler bed when the child is between the ages of a year and a half and three years. It can also convert into a toddler daybed by removing the guard rail once the child will not accidentally fall out of bed while sleeping. The crib further converts from a toddler bed into a twin or full-size bed. What was once the front and back of the crib becomes headboards and footboards.
The four-in-one convertible bed may be the only bed a child needs, but children will need mattresses that provide comfort and support for their developing bodies.
Children spend from 10 to 17 hours a day in their beds at some ages. Sleeping is both rest and recuperation. The right mattress offers a good night’s rest as well as support for healthy bone, muscle, and joint development. Proper rest also supports better behavior, learning, memory, and a general sense of well-being. Children will change mattresses at different development stages.
Crib mattresses measure 28 inches by 52 inches. At this stage of development, firmness in a mattress is safer and healthier. A firm mattress supports a baby’s spinal growth, prevents suffocation, and lessens the likelihood of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Other considerations in choosing a mattress include safe materials used in its construction and the child’s comfort. Price is important because everyone wants good value for their money.
A firm mattress is a stable, safe place for a child to rest, grow and develop. There should be no space between the mattress and the side of the bed to prevent the child or their limbs from getting stuck between them. Also, avoid mattresses made of harmful chemicals that can trigger health issues. Synthetic mattresses may cause breathing issues, allergies, or skin irritation. Many recommend mattresses made of all-natural materials, such as all-natural cotton or wool.
A toddler bed requires a mattress that measures 28 inches by 52 inches. Experts recommend spring coil mattresses for better spinal support for your child. Some parents skip the toddler bed phase and go straight to a twin or full-sized bed.
Coil count should be able to support the child as they grow. Important qualities for a mattress are comfort, support, durability, and quality materials that meet safety standards. Some foam mattresses do meet the standards of all-natural, eco-friendly, CertiPUR-US certified foam.
Whether the choice is a foam mattress, inner spring mattress, a hybrid mattress that offer the durability of an inner spring and the plush comfort of foam or a latex mattress that offers more support and strength than memory foam, the right choice is always the best one for your child.