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So it’s time for ‘big kid’ bed and to upgrade the room

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Setting up a big kid’s room for your child

Buying a ‘big kids bed’ is an exciting transitional moment for you and your child. As your child grows, they’ll almost certainly want their bedroom to reflect the fact that they are a ‘big kid’ now.

As part of this transformation, you’ll need to update the bed and mattress from the cot to a kid-size bed that will last for years to come.

Whether you make this the time for a total redecoration, or just update the bed, involving your child in the process will give them a sense of ownership of their ‘new’ bedroom.

Here are some things to consider when you make the transition:

Keep it simple

Choosing classic pieces that will be suitable for your child as they grow up means that the investment you make now will last for many years. Complicated styling can date quickly! Timber or monochrome furniture can provide a neutral background as your child’s tastes change over time.

Decorating with wall stickers, framed posters and patterned linen is a practical way to reflect your child’s personality and allows you to change the look and feel of the room easily and often as they grow up.

Start with the essentials

Try to avoid buying too much furniture at first, you can always add more items later on. Consider the essential items such as a table, drawers and the bed.

Later on, as your child matures you can add more items such as a desk for homework and a bookshelf.

Think about functionality

While adults see the bedroom simply as a place to sleep, for a kid, the bedroom is also a place to play. Your child’s bedroom should be a functional space where they can grow, learn and rest.

Allow enough space for play rather than creating clutter with too many items. Kids love to change things around, so keep this in mind and where you can select pieces that are versatile and functional.

Involve your child

When you make your child a part of the process, you encourage them to take ownership of their space. Bring them along when you purchase the new furniture and storage solutions.

Including your child in the process of re-designing their bedroom can help to encourage your child to take initiative to use the storage spaces and keep the room tidy.

If the bed frame you select needs assembling, get your child to help! Transitioning from a cot to a big kids bed can be easier if your child feels they’ve are part of the process.

Consider the space

Most kids love bunk beds, which are an ideal way to save space when children are sharing a room. A bunk bed can be the centre of imaginative games, and as your child grows older a bunk bed provides a fun option for sleepovers with friends.

A bunk bed should have guard rails for safety. Look for a style that can be uncoupled into twin beds when your child reaches the teenage years.

Trundle beds are another fantastic option for saving space, discretely storing the spare under the child’s bed. A trundle bed doesn’t have to remain at floor level, a pop-up trundle bed means the second sleeper can rest at the height of a regular bed.

Selecting the mattress

When shopping for the bed and mattress, let your child ‘test’ mattresses to find the right one. Remember that a firm mattress won’t necessarily last longer than a softer one. The most important thing is that the mattress provides the best support as your child grows.

A good kids mattress will last for years, and should be comfortable right from the first night. When you purchase the mattress remember to add a mattress protector to make it last!

Safety first

Now that your child can get out of bed more easily, it’s important to think about safety. Ensure that power points are covered and that items in the room are secure.

Create a bedtime routine

Moving to a big kids bed is a big change for you and your child! You can mark the occasion with a new bedtime routine that establishes evening as a time to rest and wind down. Your child’s bedtime routine might involve putting away toys before getting into pyjamas.

Reading a bedtime story on the new bed can help your child to feel comfortable. Having some familiar items like a favourite toy or blanket on the new bed can also help to ease the transition.

Saying ‘goodnight’ with a special bedtime routine can help the big new bed seem less intimidating.

Take your big kid to try out their brand new kids mattress at one of our 9 Chiropedic bedding showroom locations.

What’s the best type of mattress for children?

What’s the best type of mattress for children?


Know what to look for when buying a kids mattress

You’ll know when your child is ready to move to a bigger bed (typically between 18 months and 4 years of age) but do you know what to look for in a kids mattress?

At Chiropedic we’ve been making mattresses suitable for all ages, including several ranges designed especially for small sleepers. We back all our mattresses with a 7-day money-back guaranteea 100-night comfort guarantee and up to 20-year warranties on our products.

What you should consider before buying a kid’s mattress


Australian bed sizes start with the standard single mattress (92 cm x 188 cm), which provides ample sleeping space for one person, and is compact and well suited to smaller kids.

Other sizes include:

  • A king single mattress (15 cm longer): Can accommodate growing children and see them all the way through their teenage years.
  • A double bed (46 cm wider): Ideal for older teens, uni students or young adults, as well as for kids who move around in their sleep and may roll off smaller beds.

HINT: Still not sure what size to choose? See our handy mattress size guide. When in doubt, always opt for the bigger bed. This will:

  • Give your child room to grow
  • Leave more space for cuddling at bedtime
  • Come in handy if your child’s room doubles as a guest room

Comfort and support

We all know how important a good night of sleep is as kids develop and grow. Depending on their age, they should be spending anywhere from 10 to 14 hours in bed each night, so their mattress should be comfortable while also providing firm support to the spine, back, and neck.

Inner spring mattresses provide the best skeletal support and conformance to body shapes during sleep – much more so than mattresses made with foam only.


Let’s face it, kids will jump on their beds no matter how much we tell them not to. Durability is an important consideration with any bed, but especially for kids.

Mattresses with an inner spring system tend to last longer than foam mattresses, because they include coils that are made of steel.

Chiropedic’s specialised mattresses for kids

At Chiropedic, we offer a wide range of kids’ mattresses in single, king single, and double, starting with the Just 4 Kids Support single mattress – priced at an affordable $439.

All our kids’ mattresses:

  • Are made by us, in Australia, with top-quality Australian materials approved by the National Asthma Council of Australia and Good Environmental Choice Australia.
  • Include layers of Dunlop Ultrafresh foam, an antimicrobial feature which helps control dust mites and other household bugs that trigger allergies and asthma while keeping the mattress fresher for longer by reducing odours caused by bacterial growth.
  • Are based on our exclusive 3 zoned Chiro Flex ES heat-treated steel spring system with double edge side supports, which provides balanced support for kids of all sizes and weights, allowing their bodies to develop correctly and naturally.
  • Come with a 10-year warranty to ensure your child is comfortable and supported for their entire childhood years.

One of the best children’s mattress in Australia

The Chiropedic Eco Kids mattress is one of the best children’s mattress in Australia. Available in single, king single and double, it is specifically designed to help kids grow by providing the best in support and comfort.

And because it is constructed from environmentally friendly natural materials, you can feel confident your child is getting the most healthy and restorative sleep possible.

The Eco Kids mattress comprises:

  • A layer of natural bamboo fabric, which is naturally antimicrobial, breathable and soft to the touch but extremely durable.
  • Below that, is a layer of 100 per cent natural cotton fibre, which is anti-allergenic and a natural insulator providing maximum breathability.
  • This is supported by layers of strong, super-resilient HygroFlex foam and HD Dunlop foam.

The support system of the Eco Kids mattress also has Maxi-Boost edge support, which adds 70 per cent more support.

Boy asleep in bed

Trundle beds

If you’re furnishing your kid’s bedroom, then check out our range of trundle beds. Our range of single trundles are great space savers while our Pop Up Trundle is perfect for when you need extra bedding for sleepovers or when you have other family stay over. The space mattress stores neatly away, or can be lifted off the ground to become a standalone bed.

All our trundle beds come with:

  • 100 night comfort guarantee
  • Free express delivery
  • Best price promise
  • 5 year warranties


Leaks and spills are unavoidable where there are kids around. Protect your new mattress and pillows with machine-washable mattress protectors and pillow protectors, which provide a solid barrier to repel spills, stains, dust mites and allergens while remaining breathable and absorbent.

Call us on (03) 93181211 to find out about our delivery options, which includes a free express delivery service across the Metro Melbourne area. Or, visit us in-store and talk to one of our friendly customer service operators to find out more about the perfect bedding for you and your kids.