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  1. =adrian=

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    There used to be a few-pages long thread about mattresses here on GC, I can't find it. IIRC there was a recommendation for a mattress from Ebay and users were commenting that it is good for the money. Could somebody point me in the right direction please (either thread or the mattress)? I need a single mattress for my son.
     
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    Thanks, I guess. I went to page 10 of that search and still couldn't find it.

    Anyway, I have found it now through google (forums search is pretty bad) and it's over the budget. I thought it was cheaper. Back to researching
     
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    I hate mattress shopping, it's a total and utter minefield.
    Biased reviews left right and centre.
    Prices all over the place, often totally unrelated to the construction/comfort of the item.
    conflicting advice / reviews / opinions.
    No way in hell to actually realistically how you are going to feel after using it for a week or so, and pretty impossible to send it back, obviously.

    Just to add into the mess, unlike other things, it's not something you can generally keep the old one around why you try out the new one, so you are stuck.

    Hence why I hate trying to buy one :(
     
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    That's exactly what I feel now! I've been researching for the last 2 hours and still can't find anything I'd like. Every single one I checked on Amazon so far has people commenting how rubbish and uncomfortable it is and how they couldn't be bothered returning it and would never buy it again. I think I have checked 30 or 40 so far.

    I am a bit stuck because it is only meant to be for a 5yo, but I don't really want to buy anything rubbish for my son. Bloody headache :)
     
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    Go to a bed shop and try some out. Then look online.
     
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    Before deciding on any purchase, have a sleep on it ;)
     
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    Please no! No more shops ever! I just spent the last 3 hours walking around shops looking for kitchen stuff - pots, plates, spoons, knives, bins, forks, etc - and I have never been more bored in my life. I need a drink now after that voyage :D
     
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    My next matress will be a pocket sprung with memory foam or latex foam topping. Best of both worlds :)
     
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    Well, if you want to buy a good mattress for your son then don't buy one blind.

    Kitchen stuff like pots and pans etc can all be bought online but a mattress, IMO, should be lay on and tested.
     
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    Can you tell if a mattress is good after laying on it for 30 sec in a shop?
     
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    I was going to say.
    As far as I'm aware, a pretty good spec is as follows (please disagree if you wish)

    Pocket Sprung, so don't roll together, more pockets/springs the better
    Medium to Firm (the use different terms to try and sell the concept)
    2" (50mm) of memory foam as a layer on top of the springs, anything less not worth having.

    Other than the above, not sure what else.

    If you wish to go totally "Memory Foam" then of course, that's a whole new ballgame.
     
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    That's exactly what I'm thinking as well. I am hovering over the buy button on the bottom one on this page (£94.99 3ft single)

    http://www.bedzonline.com/433-pocket-sprung#.VxJcsHpA3LF
     
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    Roll together shouldn't be too much of an issue for a 5 year old unless his teddy bear is particularly overweight :)
     
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    Me and the wife have been looking for a new mattress but have very different ideas of what constitutes a good mattress. I prefer a hard sprung mattress that doesn't move much and she likes big, soft type mattresses that you sink into. The current one we have gives me a bad back because it feels like I'm sleeping whilst holding a 'V' position..

    There was one particular mattress that we both liked that was on the bed in the Peabody Hotel in Florida. It was massive and extremely thick, so very high off the floor on the bed but, when we finally found out who made it and the price (about £5k), a bad back didn't seem so bad..

    I know they say you should spend good money on a mattress but for the life of me, I'd rather sleep on the floor than spend upwards of a grand, never mind five. And a billion or so Chinese can't be wrong :laugh: ;)
     
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    Any reason why you can't have 2 single mattresses on a double bed base if you have different preferences?
    Is you like it hard and she likes it soft, then that would seem a reasonable idea.
     
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    Are we talking about matresses here...:laugh:
     
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    "mind the gap" would be the biggest problem. And yes I'm talking mattresses :) I'm sure you can get mattresses with different sides, but price may be an issue.
     
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    Well that was my initial idea - get him 50-60 quid mattress, he is not fully grown 15 stone adult. He should be fine on most mattresses. If I'm honest, the one that he has now in the rented house, is terrible. If I get anything better than that, it will be an upgrade. Tomorrow I'll go to the new house again and have a measure to check if that one linked to is not too high for the bed, if it is good, I'm ordering it.
     
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    When I tested ours I was in the shop for the best part of 2 hours. I lay on each mattress that I was interested in for at least 10-15 minutes. Once I narrowed it down, I then spent at least 20 minutes on it.

    But, that's me. I'd rather try out the thing that I'm going to spend one third of my life on. If you'd prefer to base it on online reviews from other people then feel free.
     
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    We are talking about a 5yo here. Most mattresses will be fine for him :) Memory foam pocket sprung is probably an overkill for him, but oh well
     
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    Ok.
     
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    That's what we did and they have lasted until they are 12 and 14. we are now looking at replacements and will most likely get what we got for their older brother. Something like this that I bought last December on Amazon at half this price. Hypnia 8 inch Memory Foam Mattress, Single Size 3ft x 6ft3: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home
     
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    Mattresses do not last forever :)

    The previous mattress to the one we have cost £300 from Habitat. Possibly 20 years ago. After many recommendations on this site for Hypnia ones we spotted an "amazon local sale offer" and picked up a king size one for about £175. We still love it several years later. We have since bought two singles when they have been at sensible prices. Your son does not yet need this luxury.

    Seriously though at 5 a cheap mattress and a good quality mattress cover is probably the best way to go.
     
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    I know you are right IG, but I now have that Hypnia one stuck in my head. I know he doesn't need that kind of luxury, but on the other hand, it won't do him any harm :D
     
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    Typical bloody spoilt English Brat!
    What's wrong with some good old fashioned nails?
    Builds character I say......! :D

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    I got both my kids (10 & 6) the Hypnia single mattress linked a few posts up, we paid around £100 each for them and they have been great. I often lie on them with my youngest when reading her a bedtime story and it's way more comfy than our expensive (but slightly old) pocket sprung mattress.
     

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