Should You Buy Double Mattress or Go With a Twin Size One?
Lately, a surprising trend has been noticed among parents with young children, they are choosing to buy double mattress size for their little ones instead of a twin size mattress. When questioned why, parents all had great reasons for choosing double, some of them being the following: it makes easier to comfort a child who has a nightmare, safer for a child who toss and turn a lot, and it can even double as a guest bed.
Also called full-size mattress, a double mattress is quite wider than a twin size mattress, but they both are the same length. Although twin mattresses are useful and affordable for young children, double mattresses are more likely to function adequately for your children even when they become teenagers. That can actually save you from having to buy a bigger mattress later on when your little one becomes bigger than yourself.
|Width||137 centimeters||99 centimeters|
|Length||191 centimeters||191 centimeters|
|Cost||Bed frames and sheets for double mattress are slightly more expensive than twin mattress.||A twin mattress is cheaper than double, but not enough to cloud all the benefits of a double one.|
|Usage||A double mattress makes a more comfortable option for a single person and can be used in teenager’s rooms.||Good for young children, but not that much as they grow.|
When looking to buy double mattress or twin ones, you will found that both have extra-long versions, which add an extra 13 centimetres to the mattress’s length. At 203 centimetres, this makes these versions of double and twin size mattress as long as queen size mattress.
Pros and Cons of Each
A twin mattress is a good choice for young children and is often found in bunk beds. It may also be a good option for those looking for a small bed for a small room. Plus, these mattresses are cheaper and easy to move, making them a flexible choice. However, a twin mattress is meant for only one person, which makes it impractical for some situations like helping your child fall asleep.
Double mattresses, on the other hand, although more expensive, are more likely to ‘grow’ with your kid and can even function as a guest bed for some couples. Investing in something that can benefit you on the long run is always the better choice regarding any kind of purchase, including this one.