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What do you use for your toddler? 3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3485 posts
status 5th Nov '12

DS is 2.5 and is still co-sleeping. DH and I have a plush or pillow top mattress. We are hoping to transition DS to his own bed in the next few days, he seems pretty excited lol. But, I don't know what kind of mattress to get him. I wanted to get another plush or pillow top since that is what he is use to, but I found some really good deals on memory foam mattresses.



Do you think the memory foam would be too weird for him and a hard adjustment?



What kind of mattress does your toddler or young child use if they are not in a toddler bed?



If they use a memory foam, do they like it? and was it easy for them to get use to it?



Thanks!

K+J 3 kids; 547 posts
5th Nov '12

we just have plain mattresses for our boys but we got them from my sister , but I don't know if it would affect a toddler or not but I hear sometimes the memory foam mattresses are hard to get out of.. like after they "form" to your body its hard to move from that position but Idk for sure..

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:</b>" DS is 2.5 and is still co-sleeping. DH and I have a plush or pillow top mattress. We are hoping to transition ... [snip!] ... they are not in a toddler bed? If they use a memory foam, do they like it? and was it easy for them to get use to it? Thanks!"</blockquote>




He has a full size pillow top the thing is so damn comfy lol I envy his bed. He went from ours to the full size.



Memory foam would worry me cleaning wise. I'm not sure how easy it is to clean

POCOYO 3 kids; amarillo, TX, United States 13862 posts
5th Nov '12

i got a 3.5 and a 1.5 yr old boys
bought the not so cheap mattress at 280 bucks with the bottom included
its kinda hard for my like but they love it its a full size so im hoping it will last them a good 5yrs



dont over do it if you are not going to buy them something that will last them until they go away from home



plus my kids end up walking to our bed by 5am anyways

usernametx Texas 19750 posts
5th Nov '12

We sleep together on a superking, he's 3. One side is cotton filled and the other is wool, when i flip them over he doesn't notice, but then i guess it's not much different. Recently i put a duvet underneath to bed protector to keep us warmer, the bed is obviously a lot squishier and feels different, but he's not really noticed and it's not affected his sleep at all.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy 3 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30141 posts
5th Nov '12

I just got him a plain mattress at Wal-mart. But we put some of my memory foam pad that i have on my bed on his bed and he slept 100% better.

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3485 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting K+J:" we just have plain mattresses for our boys but we got them from my sister , but I don't know if it would ... [snip!] ... mattresses are hard to get out of.. like after they "form" to your body its hard to move from that position but Idk for sure.."


Yeah, I kind of feared that with he memory foam. I just want to make sure it's comfy, yet affordable.

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3485 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:</b>" DS is 2.5 and is still co-sleeping. ... [snip!] ... his bed. He went from ours to the full size. Memory foam would worry me cleaning wise. I'm not sure how easy it is to clean"


Hmm, didn't think about that. I bet memory foam is much harder to keep clean and I have no idea how easily it can be cleaned.



I want a new bed now though! lol

K+J 3 kids; 547 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:" Yeah, I kind of feared that with he memory foam. I just want to make sure it's comfy, yet affordable."


I would probably do the pillow top.. when we buy the boys new mattresses that is probably what I would get

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3485 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting K+J:" I would probably do the pillow top.. when we buy the boys new mattresses that is probably what I would get"


I found some for pretty cheap, $199.99 at sears, but they are out of stock. The others that are around $200 have to be delivered and the charge is $79.99 :shock: because we live in BFE lol.



It's only a twin because his room is more rectangular in shape and a full size would take up too much room. But I think it will still last him quite awhile.

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3485 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting POCOYO:" i got a 3.5 and a 1.5 yr old boys bought the not so cheap mattress at 280 bucks with the bottom included ... [snip!] ... to buy them something that will last them until they go away from home plus my kids end up walking to our bed by 5am anyways"


I always had a full or queen size growing up, but I know some that grew up with just a twin size. I'm hoping it will last him awhile. Plus his room is kind of narrow and I fear a full size will take up too much room.



I'll probably go with a pillow top, I was just hoping to save a few bucks lol

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
5th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:</b>" Hmm, didn't think about that. I bet memory foam is much harder to keep clean and I have no idea how easily it can be cleaned. I want a new bed now though! lol"</blockquote>




I just googled and yikes lol it's not a quick procedure




We need a new mattress really bad the kids both have new ones it's about our turn lol

K+J 3 kids; 547 posts
5th Nov '12
Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:" I found some for pretty cheap, $199.99 at sears, but they are out of stock. The others that are around ... [snip!] ... room is more rectangular in shape and a full size would take up too much room. But I think it will still last him quite awhile."


I was in a twin until I was 18 and moved out! but I had a very small room.. my boys both have twins and unless they get really big like their dad, thats what they will be in since they are all going to share a room

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3485 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:</b>" Hmm, didn't think about that. ... [snip!] ... yikes lol it's not a quick procedure We need a new mattress really bad the kids both have new ones it's about our turn lol"


I looked too, definitely does not seem quick! I ended up going to Sears Outlet and got a new plush for $179.99. DS seems to love it, he won't get off it lol

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3485 posts
status 5th Nov '12
Quoting K+J:" I was in a twin until I was 18 and moved out! but I had a very small room.. my boys both have twins ... [snip!] ... have twins and unless they get really big like their dad, thats what they will be in since they are all going to share a room"


DH is pretty tall, and DS is already really tall for his age. I hope it will last him awhile, I thought about getting a Twin XL but I didn't think it would fit the frame we bought.