Mattress Guide

How to Choose the Best Kid's Mattress:

The Ultimate Guide for Picking the Perfect Mattress for Your Child

Choosing the right mattress for your kid is one of the most important decisions you can make for their development. Children need quality sleep to aid their growing bodies and minds. So, with this in mind, we’ve created the ultimate guide for selecting the mattress that fits their needs and space perfectly.

There is a lot to consider when mattress shopping – so we’re here to help! Check out our mattress guide below for the top things to consider when buying a new mattress.



Given that you usually spend most of your time everyday on your mattress, it is important to choose the mattress that’s right for your child. Investing in a mattress that is both comfortable and supportive is key to proper development. Here are the seven things to consider when looking for a kid's mattress.


  1. Type of Mattress

  2. Mattress Thickness

  3. Mattress Firmness

  4. Mattress Breathability

  5. Mattress for a Clean Sleep

  6. Mattress with a Cover

  7. Easy Delivery



Type of Mattress -
Our Recommendation: Memory Foam

There are a variety of different mattresses on the market. From innerspring to foam and hybrid, there’s a lot to choose from. While there are benefits to all these mattress types, memory foam mattresses take the cake.

Our memory foam mattresses offer pressure relief, comfort, and support while providing more value and affordability compared to their innerspring and hybrid counterparts. These mattresses are also much lighter, making it easier change the sheets and make the bed – a win for Mom & Dad!




Mattress Thickness -
Our Recommendation: Low Profile

There are so many benefits to having a low-profile mattress for your child! Here are some of our favorites:

Safety – Low profile mattresses allow you to optimize the guard rail space on your bunk, loft or single bed. More guard rail space ensures your child is safe while sleeping and moving around. Max & Lily bunks and lofts come with high, 14-inch guard rails, so when paired with a 5-inch thick mattress, you will have 9 inches of guard rail space left. This gives your child plenty of room to sleep safe and sound.

Space – Do you have low ceilings or are you worried about your child hitting their head on the top bunk? Low profile mattresses allow you to maximize your headroom space and get the most out of your room.

Comfort – Low profile mattresses, when made right, can be extremely comfortable. With the use of our compact comfort design, we have created a comfortable mattress without the extra bulk.




Mattress Firmness -
Our Recommendation: Medium-Firm

When buying a new mattress, it’s important to keep in mind your preferred firmness level. Are you a side sleeper who enjoys a softer mattress for support, or a back or belly sleeper who likes a more stable sleeping surface?

With our medium-firm mattresses, you’ll get the best of both! Because there is less sinking in the mattress, you’ll also sleep cooler and more comfortable. A medium-firm mattress will distribute your weight more evenly and promote proper spinal alignment.




Mattress Breathability -
Our Recommendation: Perforated Mattress

Having a cooling mattress is one of the best ways to get a restful night’s sleep. If you tend to sleep hot, having a mattress that dissipates your body heat is a must have.

Our mattresses feature a top layer of perforated memory foam to provide superior breathability. This layer combines with our breathable mattress cover to provide a cool sleep environment.



Mattress for a Clean Sleep -
Our Recommendation: Non-Toxic Mattresses

In addition to factors such as mattress firmness and mattress thickness, how a mattress is made is also important when deciding on a new mattress. Having a clean sleep environment is essential to getting the most out of your rest for a more refreshed tomorrow.

Every Max & Lily mattress includes a safe, fire-retardant sock liner. This mattress liner contains blends of cotton and is made without fiberglass for a safe sleeping space.

Our CertiPUR-US certified mattresses are made without harmful materials and chemicals such as mercury, lead and formaldehyde. And with each low VOC mattress, you’ll be breathing (and sleeping) healthier and happier.




Mattress with a Cover -
Our Recommendation: Removable and Washable Mattress Cover

To sleep cool, you need to have a breathable mattress cover that complements the cooling design of your mattress. In addition, the best mattress cover needs to be moisture wicking and easily washable in your washing machine.

Included in every Max & Lily mattress, our breathable mattress covers provide all these features and more! Made with organic cotton for a comfortable, plush feel, these mattress covers wrap each mattress in extra coziness. Our anti-skid bottom will keep your mattress in place no matter how much you move throughout the night.




Easy Delivery -
Our Recommendation: Max & Lily Mattresses!

For a mattress that ships straight to your door in compact packaging, go with a Max & Lily mattress! Our mattresses are compressed and rolled into one box – reducing the amount of packaging and making it easy to place into the room of your choice.



Buying a mattress is a big decision. At Max & Lily, we’ve made it easy to select the right mattress for every kids room, guest room and sleeping space in your home. Ready for your best night’s sleep ever? Shop our collection of mattresses and let the comfort and coziness begin!