Memory Foam Mattress for Kids

Memory Foam Mattress for Kids: Is it Good?

A memory foam mattress for kids can contribute a lot to their health. One of the major responsibilities of parents is to constantly make sure that their kids are in good health and surrounded by the right environment to aid better growth. Parents must make sure that their kids have the correct diet, watch appropriate TV, play with safe toys and many more. Although it can be exhausting at times, this is the role of a parent amongst many other things!

The same thing goes for a memory foam mattress for kids. Good sleep is even more important for your kids than it is for you and it directly affects their growth and development. For this reason alone, you should take extra care when looking to purchase the correct mattress for your kids.

Some of the major factors to consider when shopping for a kids mattress are support, durability and comfort. Your kids will grow quickly and so their mattress needs to be able to provide continued support for many years as their bodies change.

So how about memory foam mattresses and the benefits of a memory foam mattress for kids? Will it be perfect for all of their sleeping positions? Does it offer comfort and support? Keep reading to find out more!


What is a Memory Foam Mattress?

This mattress is popular for its remarkable support and comfort. It combines a layer of memory foam with a base of support foam and uses the heat from your body to soften and contour the mattress towards your body. Therefore, providing incredible comfort and support. It is worth mentioning that all memory foam mattresses from Sleep Masters Canada are gel infused which are designed to keep a healthy temperature at the sleep surface. Over time,  it will remember your body shape and your sleeping position, adjusting itself to make your sleep more comfortable. This is where the name ‘memory foam’ is derived.


Why Memory Foam Mattress is Good for Your Kids 

To put it plain and simple whether this type of mattress is good for your kids, the answer is yes! Not only do most memory foam mattress provide great comfort, they also provide excellent support for kids especially between the ages of 8-16. Memory foam mattresses are also very durable with most mattresses coming with a 10 year warranty. Here are a few other reasons we believe a memory foam mattress will work for your kids:

It is allergy-friendly 

A memory foam mattress for kids is made of polyurethane. This material is made of fibers and is hypoallergenic. Therefore, irritants like dust mites are not attracted to them. This makes it highly suitable for your children. 

Unlike regular mattresses, the dense composition prevents the accumulation of allergens. So, if you have kids that have childhood allergies or are diagnosed with asthma, you should absolutely look into purchasing a memory foam mattress.

Affordable and comfortable

It is often thought that you need to splash out a whole fortune of money in order to purchase a good quality mattress. However, that is not the case at Sleep Masters Canada. We have a variety of memory foam mattresses ranging from plush to firm and offer the best value for money in the market! Just to note, for your children we recommend anything between plush to medium firm. There really is no need to go for anything more than a medium firm mattress for kids. 

A memory foam mattress for kids will provide them with so much comfort, one that is much needed after the exhaustive day kids typically have. Also, it fits nicely on low platforms. This way, your child won’t have a problem getting in and out of bed.

It is durable

As we mentioned above, memory foam mattresses are mostly very durable and often come with a 10 year warranty. We are aware that kids can also like to jump on mattresses which can negatively affect the durability of certain mattresses. However, memory foam mattresses will mostly be unaffected by this sort of activity. It is also worth noting that memory foam mattress are no fun to jump on anyway! So your kids are likely to jump on them once or twice but quickly learn that it is no fun to do so and stop.

It provides optimal support for spinal growth 

The memory foam mattress is also known for the optimal support it provides no matter the sleeping position of the person laying on it. What matters most for a child during sleep is adequate spine support for that child. When sleeping, the neck and spine have to be in a neutral position. Asides from minimizing stress for your kids, this support allows your child’s spine to grow without restrictions.  

According to experts, a child’s spine can grow up to 1.5cm during the night. This growth is from the intervertebral discs that are in between their vertebrae filling up with water. It is because of this growth that the mattress they sleep in has to provide adequate support for their spines. The mattress has to be soft and comfortable but not too soft so that they don’t completely sink into it when they sleep. This is exactly what memory foam beds offer.

It provides pain relief 

These mattresses provide health benefits by relieving pain, body aches and soreness. The pressure relief it provides helps the body to recover easily.

Memory foam evenly distributes body weight in order to reduce the pressure from the heaviest parts of the body. This helps to relieve body pains and aches and at the same time promote better blood circulation while your kids sleep. 

Usually speaking, if you are experiencing pains in a certain area of your body, that area will have a slightly higher body temperature. The memory foam mattress detects this and helps contour that specific area slightly more than the rest of the body. So you could say that memory foam mattresses even have healing properties!

It limits and reduces movements

Once your kids lie in bed, memory foam contours to their body shape. This, in turn, creates a personal sleep zone for them. This greatly reduces turning and tossing which kids can often do when they sleep. 

This is a great feature if your kid likes to get into bed with you. Sleeping with a kid who turns and tosses will not be a problem with this type of mattress. This is because movements or vibrations on one side of the bed will not affect the other side 

It has comfort warranty 

Most online stores including Sleep Masters Canada will have comfort guarantees or sleep trials on their mattresses. All mattresses from Sleep Masters Canada come with a 100 night sleep trial. If for any reason you or your kids are unhappy with your selection, you are able to exchange for any other mattress. 

Memory foam offers temperature-control support 

Body temperature can affect the quality of sleep. Memory foam mattresses are manufactured with temperature-sensitive materials that allow the mattress to adjust to your weight and body heat. While sleeping, your body often generates heat. When this happens, the memory foam will become softer so you can enjoy better sleep. 

Perfect for all body sizes

Memory foam fully contours to your body shape. No matter the weight, height or size of your kid, the foam will change to accommodate and make them more comfortable.

It is suitable for all sleeping positions 

All memory foam mattresses are adaptive and have supportive properties perfect for all types of sleeping positions. Therefore, no matter how your kids sleep, they will always feel comfortable in their beds.



The basic sleep needs of your kids will be met by a memory foam mattress. It provides great comfort and support whilst also keeping its shape for many years. We would like to mention again that if you do decided to go ahead with a memory foam mattress for your kids, please make sure it is either soft or medium.  

To view our selection of memory foam mattresses, click here!