There are a lot of factors that affect the quality of a child’s sleep, from the bedtime routine to the activities of the day. Probably the most important factor is the sleep environment, and that includes everything from the lighting to the bedding in your child’s room. 5 Little Monkeys has spent years researching and building the best kids mattress, because a positive sleep environment begins with a bed that is made to support growing bodies. With that in mind, here are 5 things that every kid’s bedroom should have.
1) A Big Kid Bed
When your child graduates from a crib to a big kid bed, that is a major milestone on the path to healthy sleep habits that last a lifetime. It will surely be with a mixture of trepidation and excitement that your child begins to take ownership of their bedtime routine. A platform foundation and a quality mattress will make your child feel confident, secure, and even a little grown up.
2) Quality Bedding, Pillows, and Cuddle Buddies
Once the big kid bed is secured, the best way to make bedtime even more exciting is to let your child choose bedding and pillow cases in their favorite color, or decorated with favorite animals or characters. Make sure the bedding is hypoallergenic and easy to clean. Protect the bed itself with a mattress protector, and choose a quality pillow for neck support. Stuffed animals are also a plus!
3) Soft Lighting
To promote melatonin (sleep hormone) production, make sure the lighting in your child’s bedroom can be turned low and emits yellow or orange tinted light. Blue and white LED or incandescent bulbs make it difficult for kids to wind down.
4) A Clock
Even if your child can’t tell time just yet, having a clock in the room is a great way to help them build positive routines. If your child is school age, an alarm clock is a good alternative to keeping a phone nearby to look at the time.
5) A Bookshelf
When it’s difficult to fall asleep, books are the best way for a child to entertain themself until they are sleepy enough to nod off. Having books around encourages creativity and curiosity. It can be a part of your bedtime routine and bonding time. Sometimes a favorite book on the bedside table can be the best remedy for bad dreams.
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5 Little Monkeys believes in the importance of healthy sleep for growing children, and we have developed our products to reflect that. Extensive research and testing has led us to an award-winning mattress and customer reviews that speak for themselves. If you’re looking for a better mattress for your child, try ours risk-free and love it or your money back. Contact 5 Little Monkeys for more!