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The Best Mattresses for Kids: Our Top Picks

May 4, 2023   By Clarisa Mcdonald

As parents, we all know how important it is for our little ones (and the not-so-little ones, too) to get a good night’s sleep. However, did you know that the kind of mattresses your kids are sleeping on can affect how much sleep they could get at night? Choosing the right mattress makes all the difference for your children as they grow and get some sleep over the years.

In this article, we’ll be sharing some tips for you to find good quality mattresses, whether it’s for young children or for older kids in their pre-teen or teenage years. Continue reading as we explore some insights on finding the best mattress for your kids here in Australia.

4 Types of Mattresses for Kids

When it comes to choosing the right mattress for your young sleepers, there are several different types for you to consider: Foam mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and hybrid mattresses are all popular options that offer different benefits.

Foam Mattresses

Foam mattresses are a popular choice for kids, as they offer a supportive and comfortable sleeping surface. These mattresses are typically made of several layers of foam, with a firm base layer for support and a softer top layer for comfort. Some foam mattresses also feature a cooling gel layer to help regulate temperature during sleep.

Going for foam mattresses can also be considered a cheaper option, especially since growing children can change bed sizes over the years. But if you want to start them out with an adult-sized single bed, then that’s totally fine!

Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses are a type of foam mattress that contours to the shape of your child’s body, providing ample spinal support and comfort during sleep.

And of course, we can’t talk about memory foam mattresses without mentioning the Ecosa G-7 Memory Foam Mattress, a favourite of many Australian sleepers. This mattress is made of a G-7 Gel Memory Foam that responds to pressure and heat, and then slowly returns to its original shape when pressure or weight is removed.

Memory foam mattresses are also often firm enough which makes them great for side sleepers and for most sleeping positions.

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Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses like the Ecosa Vital Mattress is a combination of foam and an innerspring mattress, offering the benefits of both. These mattresses typically feature a foam layer on top of a layer of coils, providing both support and comfort.

Hybrid mattresses can also include different layers of regular foam and gel memory foam to help regulate temperature and provide added comfort and to ensure that there are no pressure points from the innerspring and coils.

Latex Mattresses

Latex mattresses are made from natural or synthetic rubber, providing a firm and supportive sleeping surface. They offer excellent pressure relief and are a great option for kids who suffer from allergies or asthma, as they are hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites.

The eco-friendly Ecosa Pure Mattress is a great investment with its reinforced latex foam layers and high-quality pocket springs, your children can surely use their mattresses until adulthood.

6 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Mattress

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our overall health and well-being, and one of the most important purchases you can make for your home and for your children is a mattress. In this section, we’ll explore some of the key factors to consider when selecting a mattress to ensure that you find the right one for your needs.


Before purchasing a mattress, it’s important to find one that fits your household budget. Mattresses can range in price from very affordable to quite expensive, so you’ll want to determine how much you’re willing to spend before you start shopping. You can save a lot of money when you look into bedroom bundles. Check out Ecosa’s different bedroom package sets.

The Firmness of the Mattress

The level of firmness of a mattress is an important consideration when choosing the right one for you. Some people prefer a plush or a soft mattress that conforms to their body, while others prefer a firm mattress that provides more support.

Check out our guide on finding the right mattress firmness here.

Quality of the Mattress

Investing in a high-quality mattress is a wise decision, as it will last for more years and provide better support than a cheaper, lower-quality option. Ecosa mattresses are a great investment for you and your child’s health and well-being, so it’s worth spending a bit more to ensure that your household gets the best quality possible.

Sleeping Arrangements

Consider your sleeping arrangements when choosing a mattress. If you share a bed with your little one you may want to look for a mattress that reduces motion transfer to minimize disturbances during the night and a wider size to accommodate everyone with more space. Memory foam mattresses are great at isolating movements which makes them comfortable mattresses for co-sleeping.

Composition of the Mattress

There are various types of mattresses, such as foam, innerspring, and hybrid mattresses, each with unique features and advantages. Consider the composition of the mattress when choosing the right one for you.

Check out our guide on picking mattresses to learn more.

Size of the Mattress

Finally, consider the mattress size that you need. If you’re buying a mattress for a child or a single person, a single mattress or a twin may be sufficient. However, if you’re co-sleeping with a partner and your kids, you may want to opt for a queen or king-size mattress.

Unsure of what mattress to get for you or your child’s bedroom? Take the Ecosa Mattress Quiz to find out which mattress is best for you.

Kids Mattress Size Guide

Getting the right size mattress for your children is essential to ensure their comfort and safety during sleep, likewise, it’s also important so that they can use their mattresses for years and years to come. In this section, we’ll go over the different mattress sizes available for kids and the characteristics of each size

Crib Mattress

Crib mattresses are designed for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old. They typically measure around 130 x 70cm. The Ecosa Cot Mattress is a perfect example of this size.

Single Mattress

Twin mattresses are the most common size for kids. They measure around 92 x 190cm and are suitable for young children and older children up to their younger teenage years.

Long Single or Single King

Twin XL mattresses are slightly longer and wider than single mattresses, measuring 203cm in width and either 92cm or 107cm in length. They’re a great option for taller kids who have outgrown their twin mattresses.

Full Mattress

Full mattresses are also known as double mattresses, and they measure 138 x 188cm. They’re suitable for older children and teenagers who need a little more sleeping space or some space for them to lounge in when it’s not yet bedtime.

“X” Best Types of Mattresses for Kids

As we keep mentioning, sleeping is an integral part of your child’s growing body, and with that in mind, we advocate that your child’s mattress should bring them a good night’s sleep. In this section, we look at how Ecosa’s mattresses can be a suitable fit in finding the best kid’s mattress for your little ones.

Ecosa G-7 Mattress

The Ecosa G-7 Mattress is made from G-7 gel memory foam and features a comfort layer that adapts to the body’s shape and spinal alignment for pressure relief. It also has an airflow system that promotes breathability and regulates body temperature which allows for deeper and undisturbed sleep. The cover is made from Tencel and organic cotton, which are hypoallergenic and machine washable. The Ecosa G-7 Mattress is also CertiPUR-US® certified and comes with a 10-year warranty ensuring that your child can grow with his mattress.

You can try out the Ecosa Mattresses with a 100-night trial period.

Ecosa Vital Mattress

Ecosa Vital Hybrid Mattress features a combination of pocket springs and memory foam layers for both spinal support and edge support. With a medium-firmness, the mattress won’t feel too plush nor too hard, which can make for a great toddler bed and an adult bed as well. Going for the Vital mattress is also the more affordable option and is available for different bed frame sizes.

The covers of the Ecosa mattresses are also washable which is great for those nights when your little ones have accidents during sleep. You may also opt to use a waterproof mattress protector to lessen the hassle of washing your mattress covers.


Don’t be too confused with all the choices and considerations. Foam, memory foam, hybrid, and latex mattresses are all viable options, each with its own unique features and advantages. Consider factors such as budget, mattress firmness, quality, sleeping arrangements, composition, and size when selecting a mattress for your child.

Investing in a high-quality mattress like Ecosa is worth the expense, as it will provide better support and last for many years. Use the Ecosa Mattress Quiz to determine which mattress is the best fit for your child’s bedroom (and maybe even yours).

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