THE NEXT GOOD THING – BABY MATTRESSES
Often mattress makers cajole the public with the phrase “you spend a third of your life asleep”, mentioning the required 8 out of 24 hours that we should spend sleeping every day. From a medical point of view, it would be wise to ask WHAT PART OF LIFE DO YOU THINK ABOUT when talking about this third? In fact, we enter into life – sleeping, because babies do it better, more intensely, and longer than adults, and so the mattress is the second most important bed for the newborn. The most important, as is known, are the arms of the parents.
WHAT DO WE ACTUALLY SPEAK ABOUT WHEN WE SAY THAT YOU CHOOSE THE BABY MATTRESS WITH SPECIAL CARE?
Because everything concerning the baby, not only sleep, but starting from hygiene, care, room ventilation, ambient temperature, schedule and quantity of meals up to staying outside the house and so on, requires special attention. With the arrival of a new family member, the community structure inevitably changes and everyone adapts to the baby’s needs. And what are the needs? If we do not focus on the part of our desire to equip the little one with modern strollers, swings, attractive mini-clothes, a range of toys and equipment, we come to the basic needs of babies, which actually are of physiological nature. Babies should be satiated, rested and dry. … And do not be worried, it will let you know if something is missing.
For the first few months, the bed is the baby’s whole world, as it sees it from a lying perspective and leaves traces of its presence in the form of spitting, urination and release of diaper content. Therefore, the bedding is changed as often as its owner, and therefore it is important that the composition and materials support good hygiene. Considering that the most intense growth and development is taking place during this time, it matters what kind of support the foundation on which the baby lies offers. We introduce a new, improved generation of mattresses for babies and toddlers to you, created through research and a great love of offspring – the exquisite work of a small family business to your greatest happiness.
Why is the composition of the mattress for babies and toddlers different from the mattress on which adults sleep?
SMALL SLEEPERS, BIG SLEEPYHEADS
There are several key factors that make a significant difference between small and large sleepers:
- THE WEIGHT WITH WHICH THE BODY MAKES PRESSURE ON THE MATTRESS: It is much smaller. Namely, the baby in the cradle weighs about 3 kg and leaves it when it reaches about 15 kg. It is clear that the compressive force on the surface is much lower than that produced by an adult male’s body.
- THE DURATION OF STAYING IN THE BED: Children sleep in a so-called multi-phase sleep pattern, because in addition to the night sleep, they also have several sleep episodes during the day and spend more than 16 hours in bed.
- CHILDREN LEAVE TRACES OF THEIR PRESENCE: they exude the excess contents in a liquid or mushy state, either after feeding or when they start potty training – be prepared to wash the mattress cover more often than your own.
- THE WAY THEY SLEEP differs during the first two years of the child’s stay in bed. You will notice that your still baby first learned to turn from the back to the tummy and vice versa, and you will soon find it in a completely different position from the one in which it fell asleep.
- FOR A BABY, THE BED IS NOT ONLY A SLEEPING PLACE, but also a playground which helps it to get to know the environment and become aware of the things around it. Most of them get up for the first time by pressing their feet against the mattress they sleep on!
Is your baby jumping, holding on to the fence, falling over and getting up again and again?
MATTRESSES FOR SMALL CHILDREN
The baby’s transition from crib to his “big” bed is a significant event in every family. This is usually followed both by the child getting accustomed to it as well as parents’ concerns, but psychologists say that this is an important element of independence. Sometimes, the birth of a brother or sister speeds this process up so the child becomes “older” overnight, and this role provides additional support in accepting a new bed.
However, infants still do not have established toilet controls, they often have elevated temperature, perspiration, and are sick in bed, so the need for an extra change of bedding and mattress cover washing is common. Not only because of this, but also because of all the beautiful bunk beds or loft beds in the rooms, which are imaginatively designed as huts or due to other modular solutions – it is easier for the parents to choose an easy- to- handle- mattress for their children.
Therefore, when buying a mattress for a small child (2-10 years), we advise choosing this mattress group in the appropriate dimension.
As puberty approaches and the time of intense growth, consider solutions that are closer to mattresses for adults … and children, by then, enjoy your carefree soft dreams on Schlafgarten.