Why Children Need a Quality Mattress

Children require more sleep than adults and adequate sleep is essential for growth. Depending on age, most children require 10 to 12 hours of sleep every day. This is just one of the many reasons why children need a quality mattress.

Your child’s mattress should be comfortable, durable and provide adequate lumbar support; due to the amount of sleep that they require. Studies illustrate that a firmer mattress facilitates deeper sleep, and is also excellent for the development of growing bones.

Mattress size, density and material composition are the main characteristics that make a bed the perfect fit for your child. These characteristics are essential, as quality sleep supports your child’s physical and mental development. 

Child getting quality sleep

What Type of Mattress Is Best for Your Child?

A safe, non-toxic organic latex mattress can help your child sleep better. This is because it lowers your child’s risk of exposure to irritants that interrupt sleep. 

Organic latex mattresses offer numerous benefits. In the short-term, organic latex aids sleep by reducing exposure to irritants that frequently interfere with your child’s sleep patterns. While in the long term, organic latex lowers your child’s exposure to carcinogens. 

Additionally, organic latex and pure wool are sustainable and do not damage the environment. 

In other words, these benefits greatly exceed the risks related to mattresses that contain polyurethane foam.

Bedroom with Ovation mattress for kids

Introducing Naturelle’s Ovation Mattress for Children:

Naturelle’s Ovation mattress for kids consists of a 100mm slab of organic latex. This organic latex is covered in pure wool and encased in our specially manufactured natural fabric.

The Ovation mattress has a recommended weight capacity of 72 kilograms.

Our Ovation mattress comes standard with a “Triple Assurance Guarantee”. This means that you receive: a 5-year guarantee; a 25-year warranty; and a lifetime guarantee on all wool in Naturelle products.

We provide a unique “Triple Assurance Guarantee” to give you peace of mind; because we want to assure you that our Ovation mattress will last until your child reaches adulthood. 

Furthermore, this mattress is a great addition to any guest bedroom. Adults can also sleep on this mattress; however, we do not recommend this mattress specifically for adults over 72 kgs. Our weight recommendations are in place to safeguard the lifespan of your mattress.

Your Child’s Mattress Can Affect Their Health!

In the long-term, organic latex mattresses are better for your child’s health because they do not release volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are toxic chemicals that get released through a process called off-gassing. 

“Experts are generally more concerned about children’s exposure to VOCs. By virtue of their age and size, they [children] have heightened vulnerability to potential toxic effects. Even if these chemicals don’t do immediate harm, there is concern that exposure will increase their lifelong risk of cancer.” (WebMD, 2019).

The best solution is to choose a mattress that does not contain polyurethane foam. Its widely known that polyurethane foam is frequently sourced from petrochemicals and is used to make memory foam.

Common Toxic Mattress Symptoms:

Ultimately, every parent wants their children to sleep well and wake up with enough energy to face their day. This is why children need a quality mattress.

Irritants from foam mattresses can cause the following reactions that negatively impact your child’s quality of sleep:

  1. Headaches, muscle aches and pain
  2. Lack of concentration
  3. Itchy/sore throat
  4. Irritation of the skin, nose, and eyes
  5. Frequent nausea
  6. Chest tightness
  7. Difficulty breathing
Sick child experiencing symptoms related to toxic mattress

The Truth About Polyurethane Foam:

Mattress companies make it increasingly difficult to receive accurate information about what materials their mattresses contain. 

To make matters worse, not all certifications can be trusted because due to a lack of regulations and transparency; especially in terms of declaring what chemicals are emitted from various materials.

Consumers have safety rights; however, industries have resources to hide information. Unfortunately, people are still being misled; for instance: 

  1. It was only in the late 1990s, after approximately 50 years of deception, that the tobacco industry conceded that smoking causes cancer (MSKCC, 2018).
  2. As recently as 2017, it was concluded that occupational exposure to asbestos remains the primary cause of mesothelioma (a rare form of cancer). Despite the fact that as early as 1918, The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report that reveals abnormally high risk of early death among asbestos workers.
  3. It is widely established that Polyurethane foam causes a major environmental concern (Webb, 2021). What we don’t know is how long it is going to take before the polyurethane industry admits that petroleum-based foam mattresses cause cancer?

The Best Mattress for Your Child:

We want you to know that there are better alternatives to foam mattresses. 

We want your child to experience the joy of waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.

Child waking up feeling refreshed after sleeping on a Naturelle Mattress - this is why children need a quality mattress

Naturelle has developed the Ovation mattress for children; because we strive to give you the best option when it comes to both the short and long-term benefits associated with organic latex and pure wool.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. We want to inform you of the risk. We don’t want you to risk your child’s health and wellbeing by exposing them to harmful chemicals released by polyurethane foam. 

That is why we recommend investing in a quality mattress for your child. It is an investment that will benefit them from the first night and will continue to last right into their adult years! 


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Webb, I. (2021) Polyurethane Foam: What is Inside Our Furniture?”. Available from: https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/polyurethane-foam-what-is-it. [Accessed: June 2022].

WebMD (2019). “Is Your Mattress Releasing Toxins While You Sleep?”. Available from: <https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20190710/is-your-mattress-releasing-toxins-while-you-sleep>. [Accessed June 2022].