Are Memory Foam Mattresses Suitable for Kids?

Memory foam mattresses are great for supporting and comforting your kids as they grow. However it’s important that your youngster doesn’t start sleeping on memory foam before they’re ready.


Babies and Toddlers

What Age?

Kids and Teenagers


Are Memory Foam Mattresses Suitable for Babies and Toddlers?

It is not recommended that babies and toddlers sleep on a memory foam mattress. British regulations state that all mattresses made for children under 18 months of age must be made using breathable Nursery Foam – not memory foam. This is to ensure that your little one is able to breathe and sleep safely whatever position they roll into during the night. Nursery foam is also comfortable, supportive and hypoallergenic.

At Memory Foam Warehouse we produce cot, travel cot and cot bed mattresses to meet British regulations. Click here to shop!


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What Age Can They Sleep On a Memory Foam Mattress?

Memory foam is a heat-sensitive material which moulds to the contours of your body, which means you sink slightly into the mattress. So for your child to sleep safely on a memory foam mattress, they must be able to reposition themselves comfortably on this memory foam surface during the night. Generally, the transition point is when your child moves from a cot bed to a standard single bed.

Ultimately you know your child best, so you’ll know when they’re ready to make the change.

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Are Memory Foam Mattresses Suitable For Kids and Teenagers?

Yes, memory foam mattresses are great for kids and teenagers because they:

  • ensure your youngster sleeps soundly, with reduced tossing and turning
  • provide luxurious comfort, allowing the body and mind to relax, recover and rejuvenate
  • are hypoallergenic and antibacterial
  • promote healthy posture with a correctly aligned spine and pressure-relief around joints
  • encourage healthy blood circulation during the night

The best memory foam mattresses for kids and teenagers are pocket sprung memory foam mattresses. This design combines all of the comfort and health benefits of memory foam with a highly supportive core of pocket springs. As your child grows and develops, these individual pocket springs continue to provide bespoke support year after year. So for a supportive and comfortable mattress which will see your child through their formative years, a pocket spring memory foam mattress is the one.

CoolMax Pocket Spring Memory Foam Kids Mattress
From £204.99
Outlast 1500 Pocket Spring Memory Foam Kids Mattress
From £344.99

If you have more questions about mattresses for babies children and teenagers, get in touch! Click here to see our contact details. We are mums and dads ourselves so we understand just how important a restful night sleep is for your children … and you too!


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