The most important criteria when selecting a children’s mattress are the requirements for heat and moisture content as well as the freedom from pollutants. The mattress thus warms the child from the sleeping ground, absorbs moisture easily, but it also quickly returns to the environment when airing. Natural materials like wool or coconut fiber offer the best performance, but high-quality mattresses made of foam or cold foam can be a good alternative. The children’s mattress does not have to be equipped with different mattresses for adults. The body of children is still soft and supple, and the contours that are supported by the lying zone are not affected until the age of 10.
Experts advise the breathable crib mattress to a model that is neither too hard nor too soft. Soft mattresses allow the child to sink too much in the baby bed with increasing mobility (crawling, standing and running tests) while a hard children’s mattress offers too much resistance. The hardness of the child mattress is optimal when the child sinks into the mattress up to 2 cm. Parents should find the right size when they take the rule of thumb to choose the mattress at least 25cm longer than the child is tall.