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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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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...

How to Tell the Best Bedtime Stories

How to Tell the Best Bedtime Stories

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the best storyteller of them all? For kids, the answer to that question is probably going to be Mom or Dad – but we know all too well how difficult it can feel to tell your child bedtime stories if it isn't something you're accustomed to. While some parents are simply gifted with the ability to craft a fun, compelling, and relaxing bedtime story out of nowhere, for others, the task can feel like translating ancient Greek. That can be a bummer, as studies have shown that telling stories to children can improve their oral language abilities. At 5 Little Monkeys, we're here to help you through the journey of parenting by...

How to Stop Your Child's Scary Dreams

How to Stop Your Child's Scary Dreams

Sleep is a critical part of a child's development, and it should be a rejuvenating, healing part of your child's routine. Unfortunately, though, sleep can turn traumatic for many kids. Nightmares and scary dreams are more common than most parents think, with one study by Dutch researchers finding that 96% of 7-9-year-olds reporting nightmares. As parents, we know how difficult and painful it can be if a child develops frequent, intense nightmares – so as your resident sleep experts here at 5 Little Monkeys, here are our tips on stopping nightmares and scary dreams.

Nightmares & Kids

Are frequent, frightening nightmares getting in the way of your child's sleep? Here are 3 mom-approved strategies that can help bring some...