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Mattress KidsTM

Baby & Toddler Mattresses

Federally regulated, this 27 ¼” x 51 ¼” mattress fits snugly in all full-sized cribs and can be converted to a toddler mattress when your little one is ready.

Kids Mattresses

Once it's time for a Big Boy or Big Girl bed, a supportive twin or full mattress can help them get the sleep they need.

Baby & Kids Sleep Accessories

Keep your child happy – and their mattress safe – with pillows, protectors, cute stuffed friends, and more.

What Kind Of Mattress Should I Buy For My Child?

  • Your baby will spend roughly 18 hours a day sleeping, so making the right decision on their mattress is one of the biggest choices you’ll make. A baby mattress should fit snugly in the crib and should not have a gap of more than an inch at any point. An easy way to test this is the two-finger test; place two fingers between the mattress and the wall of the crib. If they fit easily, your mattress is too small.
  • Toddler mattresses are the same size as crib mattresses. In fact, some crib mattresses can convert to toddler mattress. These mattresses are used in convertible cribs or specially made toddler beds. This same size, but less confining, sleeping arrangement helps toddlers adjust to the next big step in their lives: their first "big bed."
  • When your toddler reaches the point of needing their own "big boy," or "big girl" bed, parents usually go with a twin-sized mattress to start. However, some parents might opt to go ahead and get a bigger mattress – a twin XL or a full – just so their child can grow into it. Once they’ve passed the toddler stage, they don’t necessarily need as firm of a mattress as they did when they were younger.

What Type of Support Should My Child’s Mattress Have?

The younger your child is, the firmer the support they need. Infants in particular need firm, non-sculpting support to prevent suffocation that could lead to SIDS. As your child grows and is ready to transition into a toddler bed, you can opt for a softer mattress. Even then, this kids mattress should have more firmness than an adult mattress. To test for firmness, you can press your hand on the mattress in the center and at the edges. On a properly firm mattress, it should bounce back quickly and not conform to the shape of your hand.

Your child’s safety is our top priority. Our Mattress Kids™ mattresses are made with high quality, high-density foam designed to keep your baby and toddler supported throughout the night.

How to Select The Best Kids Mattress by Age

Baby Mattresses

When it comes to your baby’s mattress, firmness and waterproofing are the two main factors you should consider. A firm mattress helps prevent the suffocation often associated with softer sleeping surfaces and a firmer mattress can aid in healthy bone growth. Additionally, waterproofing — either from the mattress itself or because of a protector — makes cleaning up after little spills and accidents easier while also prolonging the lifespan of your mattress.

Toddler Mattresses

The biggest indication that your little one is ready to move on up to a toddler bed is frequent escape attempts from their crib. Replacing your child’s crib mattress with a new toddler mattress gives them the same protection with more comfort. Though softer, it's important to still have a relatively firm mattress as some risk of suffocation can carry over into the toddler bed. Also, toddlers can make just as many messes as infants, so waterproofing for easy cleaning is a nice feature to have in a toddler mattress.

Kids Mattresses

Before long, your "little one" will grow past the baby and toddler mattresses phase and will need their first “big boy” or “big girl” mattress. The firmness of the mattress is not as vital in kids’ mattresses as they are for baby and toddler mattresses, so it’s important to find a mattress they feel comfortable sleeping on. What size you decide to buy is entire up to you, but most parents opt for a twin mattress, with some occasionally going with the twin XL mattress for extra length or a full mattress, which gives your child a little room to grow before buying a new mattress.

Baby & Kids Sleep Accessories

Once you have the mattress picked out, you’ll need to protect it. Although babies sleep with diapers, they’re not 100 percent leak-proof all the time. Toddlers and kids sometimes have accidents as well. A mattress protector will help protect their mattress getting damaged. Some comfy sheets will also help toddlers and kids sleep better. And, let’s not forget about the most important thing – having a fuzzy, stuffed best friend always helps your little ones get a great night’s sleep!