Home is the best space for children to begin developing an understanding of themselves and the floor bed can help turn your child’s bedroom into a learning environment! Sleep is such an important part of a child’s life. Here at Sprout, we want children to develop the skills for a healthy relationship with sleep. The Montessori Floor Bed helps foster independence and confidence in children as you allow them to learn boundaries! For the ease of parent and child, the Sprout Montessori Floor Bed can be flipped to grow with your child, making it a long-lasting part of their formative years.
If you’re looking for the best floor bed mattress, below you will find our floor bed mattress recommendations. In order to allow a child greater independence to use the floor bed without assistance, we suggest a mattress thickness of 4-8 inches. We encourage this because a thinner mattress allows the child greater independence to get in and out of the Floor Bed without assistance. If you’d prefer a thicker mattress, perhaps consider your child’s height and if they’ll be able to utilize the bed on their own.
Most Recommended by Customers
These mattresses have been shared with us the most! They fit well into our Montessori Floor Bed AND are comfortable!
5 Little Monkeys
Waterproof cover, allergy proof, 8” thickness (can be found at Costco)
@mintsnips said “Five little monkeys is the most comfortable mattress ever! Fits in our sprout toddler bed perfectly. Over a year in and we love it!”
Purple Children’s Mattress
Made from hypoallergenic materials that are CertiPUR-US and Clean Air GOLD certified. Has a Machine washable cover
- Twin $499 7" thick
@claireturner206 said “Kids @purplemattress💜💜💜 our 14 month old loved it immediately. 7” off the ground”
Nest BKB (Big Kid Bed)
BKB Lifetime warranty mattress made specifically for kids.
@loveofknowledge17 said “We use a Nest bedding twin BKB mattress with our Sprout floor bed. It’s 7” and comfortable enough for me to lay with as needed.”
Available in store or online
@lareinalab said “We love the MEISTERVIK mattress from Ikea! It's really comfy, I fall asleep there all the time lol Works great with their mattress topper too!”
5.5-inch thickness and dual layer removable cover.
- Crib $249 5.5" thick
Here at Sprout, we think that Montessori should be accessible to everyone! Here are some mattresses that were recommended within a lower price range.
Milliard Crib Mattress
Flippable for baby or toddler Firm side for newborns and infants, softer side with memory foam for toddlers
- Crib $87.99 5.5 inches thick
Juniper Kids’ Mattress
Purchased from Costco. Medium-firm Feel 6-inch Height, Made With Certipur-us Foams Free Of Flame Retardants, Heavy Metals, Formaldehyde, and Phthalates
Nod by Tuft and Needle
Purchase on Amazon.
@natycanaveral said “Nod by Tuft & Needle, full, 8”. I bought this mattress because it is free of harmful chemicals: It has a Greenguard Gold and CertiPUR-US certification. Is made in the US, good quality without breaking the bank!”
Linenspa 6-inch Innerspring Mattress Firm
@emerlee85 said “Linenspa!!!! Really affordable and such great quality! We got my daughter a floor bed for her third birthday!!! She has slept like a champ ever since!”
Dream On Me
Orthopedic Firm Foam
- Standard Crib $69.53 5.5" thick
For those of you who want organic mattresses, these were recommended from our customers!
Luxury mattress. Made in a GOLS and GOTS certified organic factory, 20 year warranty, 6 inch mattress with memory foam.
Sleep On Latex Mattress
Made of Organic Latex Foam, Organic Cotton and Organic New Zealand Wool. Has many health/ safety certifications and a 10 year warranty
- Twin $700 8" thick
Made with organic cotton, wool, and latex and 100% certified organic. Made with zero glues or adhesives.
- Twin $899 10" thick-This mattress is thicker than we recommend and sits above the frame.
@lilamontessori said “Of all 3 reputable organic mattresses we purchased for the kids, to my surprise, Happsy is the most comfortable mattress. It fits our floor bed fantastically.”
My Green Mattress
GOTS and GOLS certified materials.
- Twin $699 9.5" thick-This mattress is thicker than we recommend and sits above the frame.
- Crib $259 6" thick
1” of memory foam and 5” of supportive base. Medium-firm. Praising reviews of use by young toddlers, and specific customers have used it for a floor bed.
Other Recommendations From Customers
Many customers have used it. Organic.
- Crib $279 6" thick
- Twin $999 11" thick -This mattress is thicker than we recommend and sits above the frame
- Full $1299 11" thick -This mattress is thicker than we recommend and sits above the frame
Foam mattress. 10 year warranty
- Twin $395 10" thick-This mattress is thicker than we recommend and sits above the frame
Home of Wool
Fully customizable mattress
- Starting at $783 5" thick
@soillovessunshine said “We love our Home of Wool @homeofwool floor mattress! Wool is the perfect material for such kind of bed - keeps you warm (but not hot) on the floor in any season! And it's so comfy! 😍”
Luxury Mattress with latex. GOTS certified.
- Twin $1,099 8” thick
GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
- Crib starting at $199 4" thick
Made with quality organic materials
- Twin $1099 6" thick
@montessori.inspired.mama said “We bought an @obasansleep mattress for our toddler and baby floor beds (also for our own bed) we chose this because it is an organic mattress free of any bad stuff”
Slightly thicker than we recommend
- Twin $499 9" thick
While a mattress between 4-8 inches thick might be ideal for your learning child, for reference, a thicker mattress will look more like this in your Sprout Floor Bed frame:
(pictured with the Avocado mattress) @whole.child.home
If you haven’t gotten a floor bed yet, get yours here! To read more about the benefits of a floor bed, check out this blog post with a foreword from @montessoriinreallife!
If you’re looking to make the transition to a floor bed, we have a blog with some tips and tricks from Sprout customers for making the switch more seamless here!
How has switching to a Floor Bed changed your child? Comment below!