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What is the best mattress for a child?

What is the best mattress for a child?


Information to help you make the right decision when buying a mattress for your child.

Things to consider:

  • Mattress Size
  • Room Size
  • Age of Child
  • Budget

Selecting a Mattress Size

Most parents select twin or full size. Also, you will be able to find more options of bedroom sets and comforters/ bedding for kids on these sizes.

Twin size mattress dimension:

38” X 75”

Full size mattress dimensions:

54” X 75”

Other options are:

Twin Extra-long (38” X 80”) and Queen Size (60” x 80”)

If you need a box spring/foundation for your child's mattress is good to know that you can select a 2” Bunkie board or a 5” low profile box other than the standard 9” box to have a lower bed. Specially for a child that is transitioning from a toddler bed to a regular bed.

 Room Size

Most of the time, the room size will be the main factor in determining the size of the mattress.

If the room is small but your child is tall, a twin extra-long will be a very good option since it takes the same space as a twin on width but it is as long as a queen and king.

Age of Child

mattress for toddler

When a child is transitioning from a crib mattress to a regular mattress. My best advice is to select a mattress that will last 10 years. A mattress that is soft on top but has very good support. It is important to select a mattress that will give good support specially in this age when they are growing. A good night sleep will also help your child at school as well.

Now, if you have a teenager that is soon going to college and need a mattress for 1 – 3 years you can select something more basic.

Two things to consider when buying a mattress for an older child:

Will he/she take this mattress to college?

In this case, we recommend a twin extra-long. It’s the most popular size for college students.


Will I use this mattress for a guest room after my child goes to college?



Our twin mattress prices range between $99 - $799 See our options Here.

Full and Twin extra-long mattresses are usually the same price and range between $179-$999.

See our options:  Twin Extra Long or Full Size

Price for a queen in most cases is only $20 more than a full size of the same style.

Our queen mattress price ranges between $199 - $1299

See our queen mattresses HERE.


Whatever your situation is, here at Save on Mattresses Outlet we will help you find the best mattress for your needs.

If you have questions about our mattresses for kids please visit one of our Houston locations:

Save on Mattresses Outlet locations 

Give us a call at 281-752-4244

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