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Tips & Tricks for Better Sleep from Your Children's Mattress Experts

At 5 Little Monkeys, we're proud to have created a revolutionary children's mattress designed to give kids exactly what they need for perfect sleep – but our mission goes beyond that. We're passionate about ensuring that children everywhere get the restful sleep they need to grow and thrive, and while the 5 Little Monkeys Sleep System is central to that goal, we also want to serve as a resource for all your sleep-related questions and needs. Feel free to take a look through our blog for tips, tricks, and advice on getting better sleep for your little one. And if you haven't already, try the 5 Little Monkeys Sleep System for 100 days, completely risk-free!

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Melatonin for Kids: What You Need to Know

Melatonin for Kids: What You Need to Know

At 5 Little Monkeys, we're on a mission to help kids everywhere get better, higher-quality sleep by providing the best children's sleep system on the market. But as parents ourselves, we know that sometimes, getting a child to bed can be a lot harder than it would seem. In our overstimulated world, bedtime can often feel more like a battle than a soothing ritual, and when that's the case, many parents turn to melatonin: a supplement that uses the same hormone the body naturally secretes in the hours before sleep. But is melatonin safe for kids? And if so, how should it be used?

Melatonin: Kids Best Friend or Secret Foe?

Melatonin has grown wildly in popularity in recent...

The Importance of Kids Pillows

The Importance of Kids Pillows

At 5 Little Monkeys, our mission is to help kids and families everywhere experience the life-changing potential of truly healthy, restful sleep. As we know from personal experience, healthful sleep can make a transformative difference in a child's growth and development. But all too often, kids are robbed of the best sleep by factors parents may not even notice – especially when it comes to children's beds and pillows. The right children's mattress will give your child's growing body the support it needs for optimal health and development, but their pillow is just as important.

When Should I Give My Kid a Pillow?

At the very beginning of your child's life, pillows should be nowhere near their...

Must-Have Certifications To Look Out for While Mattress Shopping

Must-Have Certifications To Look Out for While Mattress Shopping

Shopping for a children's bed isn't as easy as it seems. Unfortunately, many beds marketed as children's mattresses are simply beds designed for adults. That's an issue, because adults and children's have fundamentally different needs when it comes to sleep: kids need different kinds of support for their growing bodies. At 5 Little Monkeys, we've spent years building and perfecting our own children's mattress and know exactly what to look for when choosing a kids bed. So with that in mind, here are a few must-have certifications you should look for in any children's mattress.

The Most Important Kids Mattress Certifications

Between materials, proper skeletal support, and comfort, there's a lot that goes into making a children's mattress...