5 Little Monkeys – Inspired by Our Children and a Simple Love for Sleep
When our daughters were ready to leave their cribs and move into their first big girl beds, we discovered there was not a mattress in the marketplace specifically designed for the needs of children. This was shocking to us, as our family has been in the bedding business for over 70 years.
Simply put, the bedding industry has never made children’s mattresses a priority! The choices for kids have been quality mattresses designed with adults in mind, or poor quality mattresses that are passed off as “good enough for kids.” We wanted something better for our daughters! So, with our expertise in the bedding industry, and a few years of parenting under our belt, we set out to create the ideal sleep system for kids. The result is 5 Little Monkeys, and we are so excited to share it with you!
The Only Sleep System Designed for Children
Study after study proves the importance of good rest for child development. But before we created 5 Little Monkeys, we couldn’t find a sleep system with children’s needs in mind. No one seemed to consider the important differences between grown-up bodies and growing bodies–or how kids sleep would be affected by those differences. Things like:
- Body weight and proportions
- Changing body structure
- Body temperature regulation
- Tendency to have nighttime "accidents"
The mattresses we came across were designed for grown-up bodies and grown up needs. So, we set out to find a new way for little monkeys everywhere!
We created 5 Little Monkeys specifically for growing kids. We researched, studied and designed the optimum features and benefits to support better sleep in children. Then, we created an entire sleep system incorporating the very best of our findings. That means, not only is the 5 Little Monkeys Mattress the best choice for your growing monkeys, it’s the last one you’ll ever have to buy them!
All the Best Rest to You and Your Monkeys,
Courtney & Jason Harrow
A Long History of Quality Bed Makers Behind 5 Little Monkeys
Once upon a time, in 1945, there was a bed maker named Irving Harrow who founded a small company called Hollywood Bed. He would hand make his beds until they were just right. Each afternoon, he would load up what he made that morning in his station wagon and deliver them to his customers.
When Irving’s son Larry rose to the helm in the 1970s, Hollywood Bed grew its capabilities and product line. He invested in state-of-the-art equipment and demanded only the finest bedding products in the industry.
In 1997, Larry’s son, Jason Harrow, started working at the company and took over the operation in 2010. He further grew the company to supply some of most significant retailers and hotel brands in the world, while keeping quality as the #1 priority. Inspired by their two girls, Jason and his wife Courtney decided to create the ideal sleep system for kids…and 5 Little Monkeys was born!
Almost a Century in the Making
Los Angeles Bed opens in Los Angeles, CA
Irving Harrow establishes Hollywood Bed
Irving acquires Los Angeles Bed and is integrated into Hollywood Bed
Irving's son Larryw Harrow begins running the show
Larry's son Jason Harrow starts working at Hollywood Bed
Jason takes over the gavel and starts running Hollywood Bed
Future Co-CEO, Reagan Harrow is born
Future Co-CEO, Vivienne Harrow is born
The 5 Little Monkeys Sleep System is born