How Firm Should a Child's Mattress Be?


At 5 Little Monkeys, we work hard to help families experience the transformative power that truly healthy, restful sleep can have on a child's growth and development. That's why we've built a children's sleep system that's designed to give growing bodies what they need for restful sleep. But in addition to our kid's mattress, we strive to be an educational resource for parents on how to promote better sleep. And if you're wondering how firm your child's mattress should be, we can help.

The Best Mattress Type for Kids

Crib mattresses may be straightforward, but when your child graduates to a big kid bed, it can be a lot harder to know which you should choose. Mattresses for children come in a wide range of sizes, types, and levels of firmness. So how do you choose which is right for your child?

Thankfully, firmness is more a matter of personal preference than anything else. The firmness of a mattress doesn't generally translate to the quality of support it provides – instead, it's more a measure of how much cushion is placed on top of the mattress. You can choose the firmness for your child or you can let them decide what degree of firmness. What's more important is choosing a high-quality kids mattress that's specifically designed to give kids the unique support their growing bodies need.

Try Our Children's Bed Risk-Free

Ultimately, the firmness of a mattress doesn't have much effect on the quality of a child's sleep aside from comfort. But that's not to say that your child's mattress isn't important: a quality mattress is crucial to healthy sleep. At 5 Little Monkeys, we've spent years designing a children's mattress that's built from the ground up to give kids what they need for great sleep. See the difference for yourself: try our kids bed risk-free for 100 nights today!