We all know how important a good night sleep is for a child, and whether they get an adequate amount of it can have a direct impact on their overall physical and mental development. The body performs various functions when we sleep, for children this is when growth hormones are released to ensure they develop properly.

It’s found that maintaining a regular sleep schedule and creating a relaxing screen-free bedtime routine in a familiar, comfy and quiet environment can curb behavioral problems, mood swings and cognitive issues that could affect their ability to learn.

Yet with all these measures combined, they wouldn’t have as profound an effect without a good sturdy bed and comfortable mattress. If you’re not sure what to look for when choosing the best mattress for your child, follow these criteria: it should have a flat surface, comfortable firmness, be relatively elastic and eco-friendly.

Many doctors recommend memory foam mattresses for kids as they offer ultimate comfort by providing spinal support and pressure relief. The memory foam adjusts to the child’s shape to help ensure their spine stays horizontal and promotes correct posture. Also make sure not to buy poor quality products as mattress fillings can contain harmful substances, so check the label to look for safety certificates and antibacterial treatments.

Here at Kids Funtime Beds we recognise the challenges of getting kids to bed on time and with no fuss, which is why we love to create our fantastic range of sleepers, play beds and bunk beds. Make bedtime fun with their own uniquely designed and personalised beds, built to last with strong and sturdy MDF panels, by our talented team of master craftsmen. We also have a variety of deluxe mattresses available to give your little one the best night of sleep they need.