All of us want the best for our kids, especially in regards to their health and well-being. An often overlooked factor that can lead to back problems is a mattress that is too firm. While the same problem can result one that is too soft, it is important to understand how to soften a mattress while balancing the necessary rigidity to optimize comfort.
If a child complains that his or her bed is too hard and their back is hurting, a simple solution is to a foam rubber mattress cover. For a simple enhancement, a less expensive cotton cover can also be purchased. To install, simple remove the fitted sheet and place the new enhancement on top of the mattress ensuring that it is lines up properly. There will be loops on each corner of the pad or cover, and these must be wrapped around the mattress as this holds the unit in place. Then, put the fitted sheet back on and the pad is ready to use!
If the bed in question is new, it is possible that it simply needs broke in. Time normally will soften a hard mattress, and the manufacturers will sometimes make the bed this way on purpose depending on the material being used. If this is the case, it is a good idea not to spend too much money on something that may not be necessary for long. A cheap foam topper can add comfort and is easy to dispose of once the bed softens naturally softens with use.
For anyone who has invested in a memory foam bed, there is a very effective way to soften it if it is too hard. Simply placing an electric blanket on the area to be used about 30 minutes before bedtime will soften the foam.
It is not necessary to buy your child new bed if the existing one is too firm. By following these simple tips, anyone can make the most out of the bed they have.