Clevamama Cot mattress - best mattress for toddlers

While the first mattress I discussed was versatile enough for both children and adults, the Clevamama ClevaFoam Support Mattress (70x140 cm) is a product specifically designed for children. This mattress stands out for its affordability and eco-friendly construction, making it a top choice in the market for kids' mattresses.

How Was My Experience?

Being a cot mattress, is more budget-friendly compared to standard adult mattresses. It's crafted from breathable materials that regulate sleep temperature effectively.

In simpler terms, this means your child won't overheat during the night. Additionally, the mattress features side ventilation for improved airflow, which helps in reducing heat and moisture retention.

I’d also like to mention how I really love the anti-allergenic properties of this mattress. I’ve had to face problems with mattress allergies in the past, and don’t want my kids to face the same situation. Thankfully, with this mattress, I don’t have to worry about allergies anymore.

As you can tell from the image, this mattress for toddlers has a plush top cover thats soft to touch. It's also removable, which makes washing it a breeze.

All said and done, this is one of the better kids mattresses that I got my hands on recently. Suitable for most cot sizes, I certainly recommend this for giving your little ones a good night’s rest that is full of sweet dreams.

What Could’ve Been Better?

My only problem with this mattress is that it’s not fully waterproof. Kids tend to wet beds due to several reasons, at least when cleaning you can remove the cover and wash it, and it has a hygienic waterproof lining, so its not the end of the world. I do have a solution for that as well. Just read on till the very end to find out.


  • Removable cover and hygienic waterproof lining
  • Affordable
  • Extremely comfortable


  • One size

The Noa Mattress

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noa mattress

Hybrid mattresses have always been my favourite way to sleep, and naturally, I wanted the same for my kids as well. That’s why, when I stumbled upon the Noah mattress, I was eager to give it a try.

And I’m glad to say, it didn’t disappoint! Blending natural latex, cooling memory foam and supportive pocket springs, this hybrid delivers a wonderfully comfortable experience for kids (as well as adults). Plus, it’s incredibly affordable, which is another reason to get it.

I tried out the mattress for some nights before handing it over to my kids, and here’s what I found out about it.

How Was My Experience?

Why is choosing kids’ mattresses tough? Because the kids are going to be pretty tough on the mattress itself! The mattress becomes a plaything for them, and at the same time, they want it to be comfortable as well.

Thankfully, the Noa mattress checks all the right boxes, and then some. Offering a combination of world-class comfort and profound pressure relief, this is a product that’s meant to keep the sleeper cool and comfortable.

As it’s extremely soft and breathable, the Noa mattress allows for ample air circulation. This aids in lowering the sleeper’s body temperature, thus providing cooler, more relaxed sleep. Long story short, it will certainly help the kids sleep peacefully after a long day of study and play.

It’s also provided with a natural Tencel cover that ensures protection from bacteria and allergens. This, I think, is a highly beneficial property as it protects the little ones from any harmful microorganisms.

As I already mentioned once, kids can be tough on mattresses with their playfulness. However, the Noa helps to minimise wrinkles and body impressions, allowing the mattress to retain its original shape for a long time. I would say it's the best mattress for a growing child for that reason.

The mattress firmness is towards the higher end of the spectrum, and as a result, it provides decent pressure relief, with just a hint of plush comfort. Plus, it’s suitable for all types of sleepers, which makes it one of the few mattresses which have this quality.

I also like the fact that it's OEKO-TEX and REACH certified; this means the mattress makers don’t compromise on the quality of the product. What’s more, the mattress materials are low on VOCs, so you can be sure it’s safe and non-toxic for the kids.

Overall, I must say this is one of the most affordable options that I’ve encountered in my expedition across the mattress world.

What Could’ve Been Better?

Despite having these superb qualities, I don’t like the fact that this mattress has a heavy design. The weight of the product is more than I anticipated, which makes it tough to move from one room to the other.


  • Firm
  • multi-layer support
  • Unmatched value for money
  • Made from eco-friendly materials
  • 100-night trial period


  • Rather heavy design

Best Bed and Play Area: Vuly Den

The Vuly Den is a unique kids’ bed and play tent. It features a premium mattress, soft sheet canvas and even a climbing feature topped with a sitting deck. This awesome kids’ bed doubles as both a place to sleep and a playspace, giving kids endless entertainment in their own room.

The canvas provides kids with privacy, and gives them a chance to play pretend in their own little world. The Vuly Den is compact, while simultaneously providing kids with enough space to store their toys.

How was my experience?

Overall we were really impressed with Vuly. The online purchase experience was easy. Tracking was provided, and we received our Den well within the estimated delivery time.

The Vuly Den was super easy to set up. Vuly provided both written and video instructions that were easy to follow. In no time at all, we were able to assemble the Den. Our kid absolutely loves it.

We were looking for a kids’ bed that provided more, and the Vuly Den really delivered. It fits in our relatively small home, and provides a sanctuary for our little one. Before the Vuly Den, our kid wouldn’t be able to fall asleep some nights, with all the pent up energy.

Now with the Den, she’s way too tired after all the climbing and games. It’s been so easy lately for her to fall asleep. What a relief for us!  

The mattress itself is also really good quality. The mattress is made out of memory foam. This is much safer than other mattresses that incorporate springs, especially with a hyper kid that loves jumping all over the place. She sleeps much better than when we had the other bed, and I’m convinced it has something to do with the mattress quality as well.

What could have been better

I’d say the only thing that could have been better would be the portability of the Den. When we wanted to move it into another room, the bed was too big to fit through our door, and so we had to disassemble it partially. It would have been better if the frame could be folded in some way, but maybe that’s too much to ask for!


  • Climbing feature - provides kids with entertainment.
  • Quality mattress made from memory foam - safer than coiled spring mattresses
  • Fabric canvas - provides kids privacy to play pretend on their terms


  • Portability - bit tough to move around once assembled, so make sure you assemble it in the right place
  • out of stock.

Also Great: Ecosa Mattress

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ecosa mattress

Up next, I’ve got the Ecosa Mattress, and this one offers you a lot of options when it comes to kids’ rooms. The mattress has adjustable firmness that can be changed according to preference. In addition, it’s also waterproof, comes in multiple sizes, and is Certi-PUR US certified.

Just like the Noa model, this one too is well suited for kids as well as adults. I tried it out myself and loved it. Thankfully, so did my kids, and with good reason, as you’re about to find out.

How Was My Experience?

Ecosa mattresses are well known for their versatility, and this one follows the same tradition. The mattress is compatible with slatted beds as well as box springs, and can even work with adjustable bed frames.

I’ve also used it on the floor, and let me tell you the comfort is truly wonderful! I like how the cover is waterproof and contains microfilaments that can protect the mattress from harmful bacteria and dust mites. Which essentially means you don’t have to worry about respiratory problems for the kids.

The five-layer construction with pincore holes allows unmatched breathability and lets the kids sleep cool at night. What’s more, the G7-Gel memory foam layer uses gel particles to provide temperature stabilisation.

Mattresses can often be the source of back problems for children, but its ergonomic support foam takes care of that. Your kids will get maximum back support, allowing them to relax into a deep sleep and wake up feeling ready for the new day.

Also, I tested the mattress out for motion transfer and found it to be minimal. The Eco-Tex Memory Foam also gives it a durable yet bouncy structure. Combined, all this makes for a wonderfully reliable product that takes the cake, in my opinion.

Finally, I’d like to mention that the product comes with a massive 15-year warranty, which is more than enough. Plus, you get free same-day delivery in metros, and in case you don’t like it, just return it within the first 100 nights for a full refund.

What Could’ve Been Better?

The only thing I didn’t like about this product is that it isn’t suitable for stomach sleepers. As one of my kids sleeps on her belly, I had to look for a different option for her. But that’s only applicable for me, and I’m sure not all kids like to sleep on their stomach!


  • Extremely low motion transfer
  • Conforms well to most sleeper types
  • Waterproof and dust-mite resistant
  • Affordable product


  • Not suitable for stomach sleepers

Few Additional Accessories

As promised, I’ve also included a few additionals that you might just need along with a mattress for the kiddos. Take a look at these items and see if any appeal to you.

  1. Adairs Kids Bamboo Waterproof Mattress Protector
kids bamboo mattress protector

As promised, here’s the solution to the Adairs mattress waterproofing problem. This mattress protector from the same brand is available in multiple sizes and provides an affordable option to make your kid’s mattress waterproof.

Plus, it’s a breathable unit, so there’s no need to worry about any temperature increase. Apart from protection against spillages, it’s anti-allergenic and protects your kids from dust mites, thus giving them a safe surface to sleep on.

  1. Marvel Comics Single Bed Quilt Cover Set
marvel kids covers

My kids are Marvel freaks, and that’s why I got this quilt set for them, but I’m sure any child will love this colourful accessory with comic book heroes. Multi-coloured and of high quality, the set includes a quilt cover and a pillowcase.

I like the soft yet durable fabric it’s made of, as it suits the kids’ delicate skin. Also, it is machine washable and doesn’t need much maintenance. And yes, it’s not too hard on the pocket, so you don’t have to worry about that.

  1. Adairs Kids Cot Pillow
cot pillow

This pillow is just perfect for little kids’ cots and can be the ideal companion for an Adairs baby mattress. As it’s made from low allergy polyester fibres, there’s no question of your kid developing allergies from this product.

Apart from the above, I also like the soft texture of the cover fabric and the comfortable give of the pillow. Overall, this is one of the better kids’ pillows I’ve had my hands on in a long time.

  1. Adairs Baby Dotty Jersey Fitted Sheet
fitted kids sheets

Available for bassinets as well as cots, Dotty Jersey Fitted Sheets from Adairs comes in pairs and is a very affordable buy. The sheets feature a subtly muted grey spot design, which works well in a nursery.

Plus, the sheets are incredibly soft (you’d have to touch them to get the real feel), and I’m sure kids will love it! Machine as well as hand washable, the sheets are easy to clean and maintain, so they last for a long time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Must Be Kept In Mind While Buying Kids’ Mattresses?

Buying a mattress for kids is no child’s play. You’ll have to consider factors such as durability, waterproofing, thickness, firmness, and back support. Also important is the size, which must fit the bed. Above all, the child should be comfortable sleeping on the mattress.

Can I Use A Hybrid Mattress In My Kids’ Room?

Without a doubt! A hybrid mattress is perfectly suitable for children.

How Frequently Should Kids’ Mattresses Be Washed?

This, of course, depends on the level to which the mattress gathers dirt and dust. I suggest a wash after every three to four months, just to ensure better hygiene.

What is the ideal firmness level for a kids' mattress?

The ideal firmness level for a kids' mattress largely depends on the child's weight and sleeping position. Generally, a medium-firm mattress is recommended for most children as it provides a good balance of support and comfort.

Are there specific materials to avoid in kids' mattresses?

Yes, it's best to avoid mattresses made with harmful chemicals or materials. Look for mattresses that are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals like heavy metals, formaldehyde, and certain flame retardants.

What is the lifespan of a kids' mattress?

The lifespan of a kids' mattress can vary depending on the quality of the mattress and how well it's maintained. On average, a good quality mattress should last between 7 to 10 years.

Should I consider a mattress with a trial period for my kid?

Yes, considering a mattress with a trial period can be beneficial. This allows your child to test out the mattress for a certain period of time to ensure it's comfortable and supportive. If your child doesn't like the mattress during the trial period, you can return it for a refund or exchange it for a different model.

What type of mattress is best for kids with allergies?

For kids with allergies, a hypoallergenic mattress is the best choice. These mattresses are made with materials that are resistant to allergens like dust mites and mold, helping to reduce allergy symptoms.


And there you have it, people! My recommendations for the best mattress for children. I hope you liked the options and can take a pick from among the ones I’ve suggested.

That apart, I have one more piece of wisdom to share with you: take it from a mum who knows what’s what!

At the end of the day, all that matters is that your kids catch their needed shuteye. For that, don’t compromise on the mattress for the sake of price. After all, our kids do deserve the best that we can offer them.

That’s all for now. Catch you later!