When the twins (who sleep in separate bedrooms) were ready, we removed the sides off their cots and turned them into super-cute toddler beds. They were, in fact, pretty good at adapting to these new beds – I think Harry got out of it a lot for a few nights – but then they mostly ‘got on with it’. They have always have been so good at bedtime and we have been lucky really.
However, Harry & Lottie are now 4 years & 3 months old and have both been literally filling the whole of these toddler beds! They looked so big sleeping in them that I felt guilty! It was absolutely time to change them.
Getting the bed frames was a pretty easy task as there as so many options online but getting a good mattress was something that was important to us.
But where to turn?
Good quality sleep is absolutely vital for children, even more so than any other age group as they are constantly developing & growing. According to the experts, we should be changing our mattress every 5-10 years. Here’s what we considered when shopping for the twins mattress:
- Children move much more than adults so the mattress needs to respond to this.
- Children weigh less & are smaller than adults so the mattress needs to be more supportive.
- They are constantly changing so something that reinforces this.
We were very kindly sent two single mattresses from the lovely people from Emma, who claim that these are a ‘one mattress fits all‘. They also offer a 100 day guarantee along with a 10 year warrantee. They are £349 each.
Both mattresses arrived in boxes, which was brilliant for ease of delivery. After we opened them both the mattresses grew to their original size within 5 minutes! The twins were so excited and were squealing “It’s done Mummy!”.
We popped them both onto their new matching white bed frames, which we had previously ordered online.
Harry & Lottie both slept so well on the first night and have done ever since – calling them their “Big beds”, which is super cute. The quality of the mattress is superb and they are incredibly comfortable too. The mattress has maximum adaptability through the optimized combination of a decompressing Hypersoft-layer, pressure-relieving pocket springs, visco-elastic memory foam and a supporting layer of cold foam.
I am absolutely delighted with the choice and the beds have transformed their rooms into proper boy & girl bedrooms.
The only thing now though is that I want to re-decorate their rooms, again! So watch this space!
Love, Jess x