By Elaina Hundley
Everybody needs a bed—especially children. In this Product Focus we are honing in on a variety of products for the little ones in our lives. Since children tend to be tinier and more delicate than adults, manufacturers often have to alter product construction and technology to suit smaller frames. Whether offering a fun-sized pillow, a full portfolio of crib products to support baby’s development from infant to toddler, or a less cumbersome weighted blanket that’s safe for a young one to use, the following products and the manufacturers that make them can help you serve your pint-sized customers and support the sleep health of entire families.
BEDGEAR's Air-X & Dri-Tec 2-Stage Performance Crib Mattresses
BEDGEAR takes a thoughtful approach to designing sleep products for little ones, offering two distinct products for infants: the Air-X 2-Stage Performance Crib Mattress and the Dri-Tec 2-Stage Performance Crib Mattress. Like all BEDGEAR adult mattresses, the brand’s performance crib mattress models each have an Air-X ventilation panel around the perimeter that promotes air flow in, around and throughout the mattress. With a focus on cooling, the Air-X 2-Stage Performance Crib Mattress features BEDGEAR’s Ver-Tex fabric technology. Inside the mattress is a new dual-sided Air-X breathable cushion that creates maximum air flow on the surface of the bed and can be easily removed and washed. The Dri-Tec 2-Stage Performance Crib Mattress features BEDGEAR’s Dri-Tec fabric technology on its cover, to wick away moisture for a drier and more comfortable sleep surface. The dual-sided React specialty core of the Dri-Tec 2-Stage Performance Crib Mattress is a breathable proprietary foam that won’t trap heat, helping baby stay cool all night long. Bringing peace-of-mind to parents, both Performance Crib Mattresses are comprised of certified safe materials, as regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. As the baby grows into a toddler, the duality of each Performance Crib Mattress allows them to be flipped from a firmer side for infancy to a less-firm toddler side that offers more responsive support.
Naturepedic's Portfolio Of Sleep Products For Babies & Children
If you are looking for a safe, chemical and allergen free mattress for your little ones, Naturepedic has you covered. Offering a truly comprehensive lineup, Naturepedic makes certified organic and non-toxic sleep products for babies and children (and adults). The products it offers that are tailored to babies and toddlers include crib mattresses, children’s mattresses, mini-crib mattresses, bassinet/cradle pads, changing pads, protector pads, sheets and pillows. Additionally, Naturepedic’s sister company – Lullaby Earth – makes less expensive crib mattresses that compete with more conventional price points without using questionable chemicals or materials. The brand’s foremost objective is to ensure chemical safety and it has taken extensive measures to do so. Additionally, Naturepedic and Lullaby Earth crib mattresses are made without potentially allergenic materials like latex or soy. Not just firm in the middle of the mattress, Naturepedic cribs are also firm along all the edges to provide safe physical support for jumping toddlers. Finally, the brand has thoughtfully made all its mattresses seamless so that they are easy to thoroughly clean.
The PureCare Kids Collection
The PureCare Kids collection includes pillows, protectors, sheets and weighted blankets. Since kiddos outgrow everything so quickly, PureCare designed its line of kids pillows to grow with them. Reversible and adjustable, the PureCare Kids pillows allow youngsters to choose from multiple comfort options in one pillow—ensuring that the products can continue to support them as their sleep needs change. Creating a cleaner, more hygienic sleep environment for children is so important to their sleep health. As such, PureCare Kids products are not only washable, but are also treated with antimicrobial silver product protection that inhibits bacteria, mold and mildew that causes deterioration, stains and odors.
Saatva's Youth Mattress
Constructed out of layers of padding on top of a very fine high-coil count spring system that allows the coils to be offset and open, the Saatva youth mattress is made to contour to a child's body. Because children experience so much growth and change during the years between toddler and teen, the brand constructed a mattress that can grow with them. In consultation with chiropractors and pediatricians, Saatva developed a unique flippable design that provides customized support for younger (3-7 years) as well as older (8-12 years) children. On the 3-7 side, Saatva focused on integrating new technology called surface modified foam (SMT). The foam is anatomically designed with zones of different firmness with softer foam at the head and feet. This "posturized" foam layer helps ensure proper spinal alignment for younger children. On the 8-12 side, the brand used the same convoluted foam found in its luxury mattresses. This foam provides optimal support for children who are closer to their adult weights. Made with eco-friendly materials that promote child health, the youth mattress cover is made of hypoallergenic organic cotton with water resistant protection and its foams are Certi-PUR certified.
OMI's Youth Bed & Crib Matress
When designing products for children, OMI’s main focus is on support and spinal alignment. The company’s youth bed and crib mattress are both made with high-density, certified organic latex at their cores—delivering a level of firmness that is essential during these developmental years, in addition to incredible support and longevity. The brand also encases its products in a certified organic cotton fabric with certified organic wool quilted inside. Wool helps regulate body temperature naturally by wicking moisture away, allowing for a more controlled sleeping environment. Every aspect of OMI's products are third-party certified organic to ensure a purer sleep experience. Across all its product lines, OMI strives to provide quality sleep without the burden of chemical off-gassing and harmful exposure to synthetic materials.
Serta's Kid & Baby Product Portfolio
Offering a full portfolio of kids and baby products, Serta manufactures the Perfect Sleeper Kleinmon II and Perfect Sleeper Trelleburg II for children. More specifically for babies, the brand also offers the Serta Tranquility super firm crib and toddler mattress, the Serta Tranquility Deluxe firm crib and toddler mattress as well as the iComfort Harmony crib and toddler mattress. All of its products are rigorously tested for safety, durability and the ability to deliver comfort and support claims. From Serta’s perspective, comfort and support are essential no matter the sleeper’s age.