Should My Child Sleep in a Queen Bed?

Should My Child Sleep in a Queen Bed?

At 5 Little Monkeys, we're on a mission to change how kids everywhere sleep. That's why we've worked to craft one of the best kids mattress options on the market, designing our kids bed from the ground up to give growing bodies the support they need for truly healthy, restful sleep. As a parent, choosing the right mattress for your child can be difficult, especially considering there are so few mattresses specifically designed for children. One major question in mattress hunting is size, and if you're wondering whether or not your child should be sleeping in a queen bed, we can help.

What Size Bed Should I Get My Child?

Twin, Full, Queen, King... When it comes to mattress sizing, options abound. But that can make it hard to know how to select the right size for your child's mattress, especially if they're still a toddler. Should you opt for a smaller mattress that provides the space your child needs now? Or should you shell out for a bigger mattress that offers room to grow?

Ultimately, there's no wrong answer here. A twin mattress is perfectly adequate for a toddler and still provides plenty of room even as a child ages – remember, the beds in most college dorm rooms are still extra long twin mattresses! However, our advice to parents is usually to opt for a bigger bed if it's in your budget. A queen offers ample space for growing bodies, snuggling and reading books with grownups or eventually even sleepovers with friends. A full bed is fine for almost any kid and will provide plenty of room to keep them comfortable as they age and grow. Like the queen, it provides enough space for night time snuggle sessions. A thought to keep in mind is as your kids grow up and begin to have sleepovers, our 8” low profile twin mattress is the ideal size for bunk beds or trundles.

Try the Best Kids Mattress on the Block

While our recommendation is generally to go with a larger mattress, there's not necessarily a right answer here, and it'll ultimately depend on the space available, your budget, and your child. And if you're currently in the market for a new kids mattress, we can help. Our world-class children's sleep system is custom-designed to give kids what they need for healthier, happier sleep. Want to see what we're talking about? Try our kids mattress risk-free today!

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