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La Bibliotecaria Feroz

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Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« on: March 29, 2015, 02:17:05 PM »
We're in the market for a twin mattress for our four-year-old and I don't think we're up for springing for the $350 for a Tuft & Needle. (Didn't they used to make thinner, cheaper ones, too?)

The last twin we bought (currently in use by Little Brother) was about $165--it was a relatively high-end floor model being sold without the box spring at a big mattress store. Is that the way to go again, or are there other avenues to consider? I do want something that will last a while, but not at outrageous expense if possible.

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 03:00:35 PM »
My sister got a mattress from IKEA, she seems happy with it. And she's dirt poor so I'm sure it's inexpensive.

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 03:14:59 PM »
My sister got a mattress from IKEA, she seems happy with it. And she's dirt poor so I'm sure it's inexpensive.

When I moved a few months ago, I checked out IKEA for furniture. My impression was that the stuff is generally both expensive and a bad value. I don't know about the mattresses specifically.

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 03:24:14 PM »
One of the warehouse clubs.

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2015, 03:45:50 PM »
IKea mattresses on every bed in my house - no complaints about the quality. Price and comfort vary widely.

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2015, 03:47:46 PM »
Amazon sells a foam mattress that comes rolled up and decompressed. Have used it for about 6 months w no complaint. Comfortable and cheap. Cannot be rolled back up though.

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2015, 04:32:54 PM »
Costco.

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2015, 04:35:05 PM »
We recently purchased one from Big Lots for $100 for our son. It feels comfortable to us, from what little we actually lay on it. The kid seems happy with it.

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2015, 05:09:00 PM »
We got the kid's bed and mattress from a company that sold out of a storage unit... not a nice sales floor and they had to order in the product we wanted, but they delivered it once it was in and we set it up. If we'd had a bigger vehicle at the time we probably could have gone and gotten it ourselves. I think that two mattresses (bunk beds) ran $200.

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2015, 08:00:26 PM »
Our living room sofa/loveseat/ottoman and master bedroom queen mattress all came from Big Lots.  We haven't had any it for very long (about 2.5 years on the living room stuff and 6 months on the mattress) but zero complaints so far.

La Bibliotecaria Feroz

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Re: Where/how to buy kids' mattresses
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2015, 04:56:29 PM »
Does Costco have more in the store than they do online? They look pretty expensive online.