Children need a good sleeping pattern to ensure the steady progression of their physical and mental development.
Pippa Swain, IKEA UK and Ireland Bedrooms Manager, stated infants typically spend 70 per cent of their day snoozing.
This means parents should put time and effort into finding the right bed to assist with their sleeping routine.
"What makes a good mattress for a child is the main construction materials and how easy it is to keep the mattress fresh and clean," Ms Swain added.
She went on to note a combination of well-ventilated synthetic and natural materials is perfect for such a structure.
Sammy Margo, a chartered physiotherapist and author of The Good Sleep Guide, also recognises the importance of sleep in a child's development.
A good bedtime routine will stick with kids right through to their adult years, she remarked, while it also ensures they wake up at the right time and are fully engaged and ready to go to school.