H.C. asks from San Jose, CA on August 22, 2008
J.S. answers from San Francisco on August 23, 2008
We recently purchased a mattress from "The Natural Mattress Store" in San Rafael and are very happy with it. It was important for me to have no off-gassing to breathe in. Typical mattresses are loaded with chemicals.
I have heard that IKEA mattresses contain slightly less chemicals than normal and another option is Keetsa. Good Luck!
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D.C. answers from Modesto on August 23, 2008
We own a mattress store in CA, so I know a little about mattresses for little ones. Don't buy him the cheapest one in the store. They are often they beds they use to bring price checkers in, but the quality isn't always the best. The sales people should be able to help you chose which one is right for you.
Most importantly, get a plastic mattress protector. Most people don't know this, but if you get any kind of stain on your mattress it voids your warrenty.
If your in CA central valley, check out www.HeavenlyHeavenly.com
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K.L. answers from San Francisco on August 24, 2008
Definitely get a good mattress. Doesn't have to be top of the line but quality. Sealy Posturpedic, Simmons etc. A mattress with a solid support and a cushion top is a good possibility to try.
A.P. answers from San Francisco on August 30, 2008
I have a tempurpedic mattress and it is heaven to sleep on. They are supportive without putting presure on joints, etc. Plus it has a mattress cover that is amazing, it's very thin but does allow liquids to penetrate. I love it, but the downside is that they are expensive. But they have a 20 yr. warranty on them. so it would be a mattress that he can have through adulthood.
J.S. answers from San Francisco on August 22, 2008
Why not take him to the mattress stores and let him try them out? See what he finds most comfy. Make sure he tries them out in the position he most typically he sleeps in.
G.B. answers from Sacramento on August 25, 2008
We just bought our 4 year old daughter a Sealy full size mattress from Costco, I shopped around because we didn't have a lot to spend. It was the best mattress for the price and it was $100 cheaper in the store than the website showed online. I have slept in it once and it was so comfortable. She loves it. We are talking about a child who would not sleep in her own room, ever, now she can't wait to go to bed!
M.W. answers from Sacramento on August 23, 2008
well I actually work in a mattress department. The one mistake that most parents make is getting the cheapest mattress. When infact they do need a good supportive mattress because they are growing and need that support. Also u want them to be comfortable and get a good night sleep especialy when he starts school in a year or so. I suggest getting a mattress that you are comfortable on. Alot of parents don't want to spend the money because they are afraid the kid will have an accident , well most places offer a protective mattress cover that comes with a warranty on the cover and also covers the mattress if it gets stained. So as far as what brand or type it is really whatever is most comfortable to you and your child. All the brands are pretty comparable like simmons, Sealy, spring air, Serta they are all good mattresses. I hoped this helped. If you have any other questions please just let me know.