There are different types of mattresses available and finding the one that fits is really a matter of personal taste.   Talk with your children to see what they like and then go from there.   Just remember that there’s no wrong answer.

Foam Mattress: When looking at a foam mattress, there are two things you must consider. It’s generally acknowledged that the higher the foam density, the more comfortable it will be. Foam density is important, but make sure to check out the mattresses’ Indentation Load Deflection (ILD). This is how much force is required to dent the foam. The higher the ILD number, the firmer the foam and vice versa. Keep the ILD in mind when shopping for a foam mattress.

Innerspring Mattress: Innerspring mattresses are also known as coil mattresses.   The number of coils used and the gauge of wire determine the firmness of the mattress.  The minimum recommended coil count is 390.  Remember, the more springs, the more firm the mattress will be.

Comfort is the most important aspect when it comes to buying a mattress.   Some people prefer their mattress to be very firm, while others like a little less support. Experiment with different types of mattresses before making a decision.