Your child's health is a top priority, so ensuring they get enough quality rest at night is essential to their overall well-being. Whether your little one is still sleeping in a crib or transitioning to a big kid bed, choosing the right mattress is important for supporting their growth - and promoting h Stefanie Gomez

Below, we've outlined what to look for in a mattress for kids, from appropriate firmness to safe materials, so you can create a healthy sleep environment for your little one.

The Right Size

Choosing a mattress that fits your child's bed frame helps to ensure your baby or child's safety by minimizing the risk of falls or other sleep-related injuries.

Make sure to accurately measure your crib or child's bed frame before making a purchase.

Essentia offers a range of mattress sizes - from crib to child size and beyond, so you can create a safe, comfortable and restful sleeping environment for your loved one.

Appropriate Firmness

Children grow at a rapid rate, so finding a mattress with adequate support for their developing spines is key. If the mattress is too soft, your child may feel like they are sinking, which can also cause discomfort. If the mattress is too hard, it may cause improper spinal alignment, leading to sore muscles and potential back pain.

Like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, it's all about finding a mattress that is "just right." The right mattress should strike a balance between firmness and comfort, providing enough support for proper spinal alignment and development. Essentia mattresses are designed with this balance in mind, so your child can benefit from optimal support without sacrificing comfort.

Hypoallergenic Materials

Children can be particularly sensitive to allergens, which can disrupt their sleep and affect their health. That's why selecting a mattress made with hypoallergenic materials is crucial.

Our mattresses have been rigorously tested by Dr. Robert G. Hamilton from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Hamilton's findings revealed that Essentia mattresses are impervious to dust mites— the primary cause of allergies— and do not contain any of the latex proteins known to trigger allergic reactions. This means that sleeping on our mattress significantly reduces the risk of allergies, which is always reassuring for parents of small children who are more vulnerable to foreign substances.


Choosing a mattress that supports air circulation not only enhances your child's sleep quality by regulating their body temperature but it also plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy sleep environment.

A breathable mattress reduces the likelihood of overheating, ensuring your child can enjoy a restful, uninterrupted sleep. This is especially important for children who tend to perspire more during the night. Moreover, mattresses that promote improved air circulation help to prevent the buildup of moisture, reducing the risk of mold and mildew, which are harmful to both the mattress's longevity and a child's health.

That's why we've designed our children's mattresses to be highly breathable, facilitating air circulation and helping to regulate body temperature for a cooler, more comfortable sleep.

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Absence of Harmful Chemicals

Many sleep products, including mattresses, are made with the use of harmful chemicals, so choosing a mattress free from toxins is vital to ensuring your little one's long-term health.

Essentia mattresses are made without the use of harmful chemical emissions, providing a safe sleeping environment for your child. This commitment to health and safety is reflected in the rigorous testing and certifications that our mattresses undergo.

Essentia Certifications

As a founding member of Well Living Lab, we are committed to indoor health and well-being, which is also underscored by our comprehensive certifications, including Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Beyond Organic certifications.

These certifications are a testament to the high-quality standards we uphold in the production of our mattresses, so that we can ensure a healthy, restful and clean sleep environment.

The Best Mattress For Your Little One 

All of the above-mentioned factors contribute to a good night's sleep for children and the bottom line is that you want to invest in a mattress that is safe and promotes a healthy sleeping environment. Plus, if you're going to invest in a high-quality mattress, you will want one that can grow with your child - from toddler stage all the way to adolescence.

The Grateful Bed JR by Essentia is a great option for any parent looking to support the needs of their growing children. This certified-organic mattress provides the right combination of comfort and support, and is made with hypoallergenic materials to promote air circulation, so your child can breathe easily and safely.

Selecting the right mattress for your child is a decision that impacts their growth and well-being. By prioritizing factors such as appropriate size and firmness and by considering hypoallergenic materials, breathability - and the absence of harmful chemicals - you can make an informed choice that benefits your child's overall health.

Our mattresses offer a safe, comfortable, and supportive sleeping environment for your child. With its global standard certifications and superior design, the Grateful Bed JR stands out as a leading choice for parents looking to provide the highest quality sleep for their children.