Sleep is important to us throughout our lives, but never more so than in childhood when growth and development are at their peak. Good quality bunk bed mattresses, chosen to meet the needs of your children and their bedroom, will help to ensure they get a good night’s sleep (and that can mean a better night’s sleep for you too!).
There are several things to consider before buying any mattress, but there are some additional factors to think about which are specific to bunk beds.
What size is the bunk bed?
Bunk beds are not all equal. Even in a set of bunks, you may find that one of the bunks takes a standard single mattress while another bunk or a truckle bed may be designed for a smaller mattress. Check the dimensions of the bunk beds you have or are planning to buy before ordering the mattresses.
A standard single mattress measures approximately 90cm x 190cm, while a small single mattress measures approximately 75cm x 190cm. Short single mattresses are less common, measuring 75cm x 175cm.
If your bunk bed isn’t a regular size, take a look at our range of bespoke mattresses, such as the Duchess, which can be custom made to fit the dimensions of your bed.
How deep should a bunk bed mattress be?
When you buy a new bunk bed, there will usually be a maximum depth specified for the top bunk. This is to ensure that your child is safe to roll around while sleeping without being at risk of rolling off the bunk. If you have a child who moves around a lot during the night, the depth of the mattress is particularly important. In many cases, it is recommended that the mattress for an upper bunk bed should be a maximum of 15cm deep.
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What type of mattress does your child find comfortable?
As with adults, some children find a firm mattress more comfortable, while others prefer a softer mattress with more give.
Memory foam mattresses have the following properties:
Pocket sprung mattresses have the following properties:
Does your child have allergies?
If your child suffers from allergies, it is advisable to choose a hypoallergenic mattress that will inhibit the accumulation of dust mites. Alternatively, an anti-dust mite mattress topper can be attached to a mattress to provide additional protection and comfort.
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How old are the children who will sleep in the bunks?
Younger children may get enough support from a softer mattress, while older children may prefer to have a firmer mattress to provide the support needed for a larger body.
If your children are young and you are concerned about the bunk bed mattress being damaged by bedwetting incidents, you can opt for a waterproof mattress, such as our Heavy Duty Foam Waterproof Mattress or our Nautilus Pocket Breathable Mattress.
Waterproof mattresses are easy to keep clean and are ideal for use in a commercial environment too.
How are the bunk beds going to be used?
If the bunk bed is going to be slept in by only one child, with the second bunk for occasional use, such as for sleepovers, you may wish to choose different types of mattresses for the two bunks. The bunk which will be used infrequently can be fitted with a mattress for general comfort, whereas the mattress for regular use can be chosen to meet the specific needs of your child.
For additional protection and comfort, you can add a mattress topper. Our Air Flow Mattress Topper incorporates a ventilation system to keep the sleeper from getting too warm during the night, and is machine washable.
Find the perfect mattress for your child's bedroom
At Reinforced Beds, we offer a range of heavy-duty mattresses, perfect for helping your child to get a great night’s sleep. The quality of our mattresses means that they work equally well in a home or commercial setting. We supply our durable bunk beds and bunk bed mattresses to a range of businesses, including hotels and holiday let properties, where they are robust enough to be used as adult bunk beds or for children. Explore our range of strong bunk beds to find the perfect addition to your bedroom.
We are a family-run company and offer free delivery on all orders.
Contact us for more information on the best children’s bunk bed mattresses. Our friendly team will be happy to advise you on the most suitable choice of mattress for your children or your guests.