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Mattress recommendation for 5 year old? Twin

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Dec 27, 2005
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Toronto, ON

Mattress recommendation for 5 year old? Twin

Hello All,

we are looking for a twin size mattress for our 5 year old son.

When i search for twin with Leon's, i see a range from $170 - $900

any recommendations?
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Jun 26, 2005
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I highly recommend getting this. This will be a very strange unconvential recommendation, but its truly great, i'll explain

Thermarest Luxury Map Sleeping pad: ... eeping-Pad

- it lasts forever, I've had mine for 15 yrs
- you can adjust the stiffness (more or less air)
- self inflating
- can use for camping
- kids love to move around to different rooms, sometimes parents' room, so you can bring this on the floor of your room and they can sleep there instead of on your bed
- guests can use it
- I've even used it for sleeping on a hospital room floor when my relative was sick
- I roll it up and bring it for my kid's sleep over at grandma's house, etc.

In fact, we have a few of these, both my wife and I have one each and because it hasn't changed in shape (>10 yrs now) my back doesn't hurt from bad mattresses anymore. We put this pad on top of our old mattress (on the bed)

So this pad will literally last you from his/her age to an adult
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Aug 22, 2011
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We went straight to a full size.
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Aug 2, 2001
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Costco has a twin mattress from Sealy that is $199. It's among the lowest price coiled mattress that is around. Most of the cheap ones seem to be foam. We are going to buy that for our child, we just haven't picked it up until his new room is painted (no point storing it).

You can also look towards your local auction houses, many in my city keep an inventory of mattresses as they are a product where you can get them very cheap for buying in large quantities. This is how come you see so many on Kijiji - it's from people who buy a bunch of mattresses from the local manufacturer (or a wholesaler) and just sell them off individually.
Dec 15, 2015
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paf wrote:
May 9th, 2018 10:56 am
Hello All,

we are looking for a twin size mattress for our 5 year old son.

When i search for twin with Leon's, i see a range from $170 - $900

any recommendations?
sleepfactory, nationalmatress, queens way matress all should have cheap mattresses. Ikea?
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Apr 10, 2011
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My son and I sleep on the Ikea Meistervik foam mattress (x2 on our pulled-out Hemnes daybed) which is an okay option for $149 each. Bought the waterproof mattress protectors for $20 each.
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Aug 16, 2009
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Keep an eye out for Best Buy. I bought a twin from there a month ago for around $110. My 5 year old initially didn't like it cause it was hard but I told her it'll soften up overtime. It's been a few days and I haven't heard any complaint from her so I'm guessing she got used to it.
Sep 26, 2012
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I am looking to transition my child from a crib to a toddler bed that requires a twin size mattress. I saw a Sealy Posturepedic tight top mattress (Brydan model) at Costco for $199. This seems to be a good price. Anybody have any feedback on this mattress? or have a recommendation?
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Aug 2, 2001
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We were going to go with the costco model for our son, but it required a truck to take the mattress home (our vehicle wasn't big enough). Instead we went the Kijiji route and found a locally made coil spring mattress for $200 (all-in with delivery) with a Eurotop to it.

The costco mattress looked solid and of good quality. The only downside is after watching for a year or so (as we were just going to buy it and store in the basement) it never came on sale. So $200 is likely the best price you'll get from Costco. We likely would have bought it if we could have brought it home - but because we couldn't we found one that included delivery and was a little cheaper.
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Jun 24, 2006
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Have a look at the Endy mattress. Canadian made, free shipping, 100 night trial. Prices are fine. We are going to try one when we convert our 3yo's crib to a bed.
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Dec 4, 2009
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Kids are so light they don't really need heavy duty mattresses. Anything that gives them some support would likely be fine for many years.
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