What is the ideal mattress for kids? A mattress that needs to prevent dust mites and bed bugs from nesting in the mattress. The mattress needs to be durable and strong to take all the jumping kids will engage in on a mattress. The mattress needs to be durable to take the abuse kids will put the mattress through. You know that kids grow fast and go through rapid growth spurts. So what does it mean to you as the parent? It means you need to buy a mattress that will accommodate the growth your children will go through. You do not want to be buying mattresses every couple of years because your babies, toddlers, or children outgrow the mattress. The bed should be able to regulate the body temperature so your kids will have a cool and restful night’s sleep. Obviously, you do not want a mattress that is highly combustible even though most if not all mattress manufacturers would not make flammable mattresses, especially for children.