What kind of mattress is suitable for infants and toddlers?
The hardness of a mattress varies from person to person. "Sleeping hard bed, hard mattress" has always been considered a good habit of people to protect their back and health. In particular, infants and young children belonging to the growth and development period, such as sleeping on a hard mattress, will cause bone dysplasia, and even leave the hidden danger of "spine scoliosis."
There are two factors that should be considered when choosing a child's mattress for a child. The first is softness.
The ideal mattress for infants and adolescents should consist of a soft top layer and a strong, elastic intermediate layer. On the one hand, the uneven pressure caused by the body curve can be compensated by the soft surface layer, and the child's body can be lifted from two aspects without causing spinal deformity. On the other hand, the middle layer can give the child strong support.
As the scoliosis increases, the chest of the child also deforms, which leads to a decrease in the volume of the chest, causing a series of cardiopulmonary discomfort. If they are not treated in a timely and effective manner, they will have an impact on their cardiopulmonary function.
Infants and young children should not sleep too hard, especially from the time of birth to the age of 3, the children of this period spend most of their time in bed, if the mattress is too hard, it may make the child touch the mattress. If the head, back, and hip bones are deformed, it may cause the baby to have scoliosis, and the direct harm of the scoliosis to the child is to make the body shape abnormal and damage its straight and straight image.
Before the age of 7, the cartilage layer between the children's vertebrae was particularly developed. When the child's body position is not correct or the side is strained for a long time, it will cause deformation of the spine. Many people think that a soft and comfortable bed gives the child the best sleep. In fact, the mattress is too soft to be good for the child. Because the human spine has four physiological bends, these bends are fixed by the ligaments after the age of seven.
When the child is sleeping on the side, it is easy to cause a deformity of the scoliosis, which causes a thoracic deformity. At the same time, it is not good for the child's heart and lung development. When the child is asleep, the compression of the spring is downward due to the heavier body trunk, which increases the physiological curvature of the spine, causing the spine to be in an arc state, and the ligament and joint burden near the spine will be aggravated. Over time, it is easy to cause hunchback.
In addition, the chances of a child sleeping on a soft mattress increase. Children will be in anoxic state when they sleep, they will feel chest tightness, shortness of breath, and some will have dreams and nightmares, which will make children's sleep quality decline and not get enough rest.
At the same time, a mattress that is too hard will also hurt the child's spine, so choose a soft and moderate mattress to protect your child's spine.
Too soft a mattress can affect a child's spine development, but a hard mattress is not good for your child's health. The ideal bed should be adapted to the surface curve of the human body. When lying on the back, the buttocks should not be excessively depressed.