Stage One: Babies (0-2 years old)
Newborns require a lot of sleep: 10-18 hours per day. To get the most out of their sleep, be sure to give them their comfort and support: Crib - firm, tight-fitting mattress Mattress - quality baby mattress that is firm and supportive Ample support for the mattress - bedding can't be easily dislodged
Stage Two: Toddler (2-4 years old)
Once your baby is ready to crawl out of the crib, they're ready for a toddler bed! Toddlers also need lots of sleep: 12-14 hours in every 24-hour period. When selecting their bed, keep these points in mind: Kids may be able to sleep on just about anything - the reality is their growing bodies need a comfortable and supportive mattress. As a child grows, their needs will change - it's more cost efficient to buy a better quality bed at this stage, one that can take care of their needs as they grow and develop.
Stage Three: Kids/Teens (4 and up)
As your child grows, sleep becomes even more important. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of children aged 4-12 years old complain of feeling tired during the day. As kids get older, they also appreciate more spacious beds for activities like reading, talking on the phone and working on their laptop. Choosing a full size or queen size bed for your child gives them: Room to grow A place where they spend 40% of their childhood as their bones are still growing Make sure your kids are sleeping on a mattress that is comfortable and supportive enough for them to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed. Our Simmons Kids™ lines are loaded with features to promote better health.
(Thanks to The Sleep Foundation and the Better Sleep Council for some of the information used in this article.)