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Clean and Conscious Awards 2024: Chiropedic has 2 products finalists

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Our company is on the list of products selected by Clean and Conscious as finalists due to the quality and environmental standards.

Founded in 2019, the Awards are the brainchild of blogger, mother and practising Optometrist Emily Fletcher, who founded the Awards after identifying the need to celebrate safe and socially responsible products (Clean and Conscious).

As the website Sustainability Success explains, being environmental conscious is being mindful about how our actions can affect the environment and diminish bad effects on it. For our brand Chiropedic it applies to the choice of biodegradable materials and high manufacturing standards.

Sustainability Success give details about some benefits of being environmentally conscious:

Economic behaviour – When you’re aware of your impact on the environment, you’ll be more likely to recycle or reuse materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. You’ll also be able to reduce costs by purchasing used products or products made with recycled materials.

Health benefits – Being environmentally conscious can decrease your risk of certain diseases by moving to greener areas and walking or cycling more while avoiding more polluting transport options.

Social benefits – Environmentally conscious people often work together as part of groups called “communities” that help each other out without expecting anything back except appreciation. These communities offer something unique because they’re based solely on mutual respect between members who share common goals rather than profit motivation alone.

Creativity – Being environmentally conscious can help you become more creative by finding new ways to reuse or upcycle products that otherwise would end up in a landfill (Sustainability Success).

Clean and Conscious Awards 2024 recognize the best products in categories like skincare, makeup, body products, haircare, baby products, food and nutrition, home and others.

In the category Best Bed as part of Home awards, we have two products finalists. One is Chiropedic Pressure Relief Bamboo Pillow and the other is Eco Kids Pillow Top Mattress.

Bedbuyer valued our Chiropedic Pressure Relief Bamboo Pillow as Awarded Best Pillow 2024.

According to Bedbuyer, “The Chiropedic Pressure Relief Pillow brilliantly combines comfort, support, and cooling”.

Chiropedic Pressure Relief Bamboo Pillow offers an option for each need. The classic may suit most of the sleeper positions, while the Contour is specially designed to give more support on head and neck area, and the Low shape is better for back sleepers and kids.

We also offer other options in different materials like Memory Foam, Gel or Visco Elastic.

The other finalist, Eco Kids Pillow Top Mattress have features that make it a unique product and environmentally conscious on the manufacturing.

This product has the Low VOC Pillow Top Design as is engineered so the pillow top foam layer is mechanically fastened to the spring system without any use of glues or spray adhesives like in traditional pillow top mattresses.

Eco Kids Mattress has been named the best kids’ mattress in Australia for three consecutive years, 2022, 2023, and now in 2024. This recognition was given by BedBuyer, a well-respected organization known for providing expert and unbiased reviews of bedding products in Australia.

Not only is the mattress highly recommended by BedBuyer, but it has also been approved by chiropractors for its exceptional design and comfort. Specifically designed and recommended for children aged 2 and above, including teenagers and young adults, the mattress is suitable for all sleeping positions, whether front, back, or side.

As you can see, our brand is aware of respecting the environment keeping the quality of our products to provide the best comfort to all the family.

Soon we will know if we win an award with one of our finalists but meanwhile, you can find our range of products on Chiropedic or Eco kids.

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 4 Chiropedic bedding showroom locations.

What’s the best type of mattress for children?

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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

Size

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.

Durability

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 isnaturally 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

Protection

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.