Right now she's in a toddler bed with her crib mattress. We're expecting another baby in November, so at some point toward the end of the summer we'd like to transition her to a twin size bed so we can put the crib mattress back in the crib for the baby.
When picking a crib mattress, I knew what to look for. But for a twin size mattress for a 3 year old? I have no idea. Do I need to look for firm, or plush? Certain number of coils? Do twin mattresses have the steel edge support like crib mattresses do? How much should I expect to spend on a decent twin mattress?
Please help! I have no idea what to look for, and we have a fairly tight budget. Most of the twin mattresses I've seen online cost $400 or more, and that seems like a lot to me since the crib mattress only cost us around $80.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:48 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
Answer by Renee3K at 3:23 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
Just depends on your budget and how much you really want to spend. You might consider getting a day bed so you can eliminate the cost of the box spring.
Answer by musicmom08 at 4:36 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 5:33 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Apr. 3, 2011
I got the eco friendly twin mattress from ababy.com. I wanted something that is soft but also has a breathable cloth and is washable. The mattresses could vary in price depending on the cushioning and cloth you select for it. Some of the twin mattresses are too soft, avoid those. Usually twin mattresses for babies are not too hard, but check before you purchase.
Answer by lydiasinger at 5:19 AM on Apr. 7, 2011
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