As soon as a child outgrows the crib, it's time to select a kids mattress to carry him or her through childhood. This mattress won't just be for sleeping; most kids beds undergo a lot of playtime. Don't let the child's light weight fool you; kids put mattresses under a lot of stress, and it pays to purchase a quality mattress that will last until the child is ready for college. Kids beds need to be durable and tough but also comfortable and attractive.
The most common solution for parents of young children needing a kids bed is a twin mattress. Twin beds aren't too much larger than most cribs, so it isn't necessary to rearrange the entire bedroom. These beds also leave lots of floor space open for playing. Twin beds are offered in furniture sets and are also found separately.
To keep the mattress new and fresh, it's a good idea to invest in a waterproof mattress cover. These covers protect the mattress from spills and stains. They hold up to frequent washing and will fit in the same washer load as a set of twin sheets in most modern washing machines. Get two to three, so there's always a cover to use when others are in the laundry.
The best way to ensure the child will enjoy the kids mattress you select is to top it with fun kids sheets. These sheet sets come with everything needed, including fitted sheet, flat sheet and standard size pillow case. Many comforter sets are available to match the sheets, and bed-in-a-bag sets usually include all the sheets needed as well as a comforter and bed skirt to match, so the mattress is protected and inviting to sleep on.
For extra sleeping space to accommodate sleepover parties and times when family or friends are visiting, consider a kids air bed, such as those by Pure Fun and Jamz. Air mattresses are quick to fill and very comfortable to sleep on. When not in use, the air mattress folds up into a nice, neat, easy-to-store size that easily slips into a closet or drawer.
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