Here are some fast tips for taking care of your children’s bed.
1. Flip and rotate regularly
Make sure you flip sprung mattresses (except those described as non-turn) each week within the first month of use. After this, turn every three months or as per manufacturer's instructions.
2. Create a hygienic environment
Put freshly washed, protective covers on the mattress and pillows every few months. Regularly vacuum the mattress and base to remove dust and fluff and eliminate dust mites.
3. Don’t sit on the edge of your child's bed
This weakens the perimeter of the mattress and base by concentrating weight in the same small area.
4. Update your mattress as your child grows
It’s recommended that parents change their child's bed and/or mattress at significant growth periods. Depending on the child, this may require several bed changes as they move from toddler to teenager.
5. Ask your child if their bed is comfortable
And when it needs replacing, involve them in choosing a new one. This helps educate them about bed selection. With expert help from a Forty Winks consultant, your child can test the mattress and find the one that suits them best.