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What Is the Best Mattress for a Kid?

Updated: Feb 10

Budget-friendly options under $500 with superior quality standards for longevity well into your child’s teens.

Kids can sleep on anything, right? While it may be tempting to buy the cheapest mattress available for your kid, consider the benefits of buying a quality (still affordable) mattress instead: durability for the long run and support for your child's growing body. The best mattress for kids will be comfortable and supportive—and it will not break down or sag as they grow up and get bigger. 

At The Bed Boss, we know that you want what is best for your kid. Investing now in a mattress built to endure the next ten years could not only save you from endlessly replacing cheap mattresses, but it could also improve your child’s overall well-being through a great night’s sleep. 

Our kid-friendly mattress selection below considers factors like price point, mattress height, longevity, and support. Did we mention all of our mattresses are Certi-PUR certified? We want you to have peace of mind about the surface your child sleeps on.

Hot tip: Every mattress in our collection comes with a 20-year warranty. Read the details here.

First, pick the appropriate size:

  • TWIN is the smallest standard mattress size available. Twin mattresses are affordable, fit most kids, and help save space in small bedrooms.

  • TWIN XL is 5 inches longer than the Twin size. Twin XL mattresses are ideal for long-term use because they allow room to comfortably grow.

  • FULL offers extra space for moving around. Like Twin XL mattresses, Full mattresses are great for use from childhood through the teen years and into young adulthood.    

  • QUEEN and KING are traditionally adult-sized mattresses because they take up a lot of room and cost more. You might consider these sizes if you eventually plan on converting your kid’s room into a guest room.

Next, choose the mattress:

Elite Memory Foam Mattress

Level 4 Firmness | 9 Inches Thick


  • Soft and cuddly memory foam

  • Cushy pressure point relief

  • Hugging sensation that isolates motion for restless nights

Price: $415.95 for Twin

We recommend it because:

Elite is an all foam mattress with a soft feel that easily conforms to light bodies and quickly regains its shape when your child changes sleep positions. We designed Elite with longevity in mind. The mattress features three foam layers: firm and soft high-resiliency base foams topped with high-density, pressure-relieving memory foam. Better yet, the bamboo cover is removable and soft to the touch with quilted gel-infused memory foam for a cozy feel that keeps your kid cool.

Heavenly Hybrid Mattress

Level 7 Firmness | 10.75 Inches Thick


  • Firm comfort level for extra support

  • Pressure-relieving memory foam on top

  • Easy to move around in

Price: $415.95 for Twin

We recommend it because:

Consider Heavenly Hybrid your built-to-last investment mattress. Featuring an adaptive pocketed coil design combined with high-density foams, Heavenly Hybrid has a popular innerspring feel that accommodates changing needs. The supportive firmness level and cushy foam top layer make it a great choice for growing kids and teens. We designed Heavenly Hybrid to resist sagging and sinking over time and to sleep cool with gel memory foam and a super breathable construction.

Superb + Gel Hybrid Mattress

Level 3.5 Firmness | 12 Inches Thick


  • Soft and responsive feel

  • Extra bouncy and fun

  • Popular choice for all kids’ sleep positions

Price: $469.95 for Twin

We recommend it because:

Superb + Gel combines springy coils and memory foam for a fun, bouncy surface that eliminates pressure points. With a soft firmness level, Superb feels ultra comfortable for light bodies. The gel foam top layer dissipates heat while the individually pocketed coil system keeps air moving through the mattress. Superb is a highly responsive mattress that allows for plenty of movement, making it a popular choice for kids who like to change up sleep positions throughout the night. 

Remember to protect your investment. 

Preserve Mattress Protector

100% Waterproof | Hypoallergenic

Don’t forget a waterproof mattress protector for bedwetting! Our hypoallergenic Preserve Mattress Protector prevents urine, sweat, and other liquids from damaging your mattress. It also provides protection from dust mites, mold, and mildew. Preserve combines soft terry cloth and a noiseless waterproof membrane for a dependable protector that will keep your kid’s mattress fresh over the years. 

At The Bed Boss, we love to give our customers discounts! Don’t hesitate to contact us online to get a discount on a new mattress.

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