Eco Kids Mattress Review
The Eco Kids Mattress is an outstanding kids mattress. From our perspective, it ranks as the premier kids mattress on the Australian market in 2023.
The Eco Kids Mattress has been designed specifically for young growing bodies, and is free of any toxic chemicals.
✏️ Product summary
- Awarded Australia’s ‘Best Kids Mattress’ 2023
- Medium-firm, innerspring mattress
- Highly certified as non-toxic
- 100 night trial period
- Current best price is $579 (single)
- Click SHOP NOW and use code BEDBUYER120 for best price
Purchase and delivery
The Eco Kids Mattress can be conveniently ordered online through the Eco Kids website. Delivery is free and the mattress can be delivered to almost all areas in Australia.
This mattress can be ordered as normal, or with a soft pillow top layer. We discuss the differences between each option in our ‘Comfort and Support’ section further down. You can choose to upgrade to the pillow top (or not) on the shop page.
Delivery time to Melbourne metro areas can take up to 3 business days, whereas metro areas of Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra may take up to 14 business days. It can take 21 business days to reach other areas.
You can see this mattress in ‘real life’ in our video review here:
Visually, the Eco Kids Mattress presents well with a modern, natural vibe. It uses a cream and light brown colour theme with 2 product labels (Australian made and brand name) at the base.
The mattress sits 21cm high which is relatively low for an innerspring mattress, With that said, it is an appropriate height for a kids mattress in context of bunk bed and floor bed applications.
The top cover of the mattress is made of natural bamboo and cotton fibres. These fibres form a breathable, hypoallergenic sleeping surface, ideal for kids.
This top cover sits over a combination of premium quality foams that are well certified as eco-friendly and non-toxic.
These top comfort layers sit over a specially designed ‘Chiro Flex ES’ spring system. This spring network is 60% stronger than other children’s mattresses and has a reinforced perimeter for enhanced edge support.
The Eco Kids Mattress can also be ordered with an additional 5cm layer of certified foam (pillow top). This foam layer adds a soft and comfortable feel to the mattress, making it ideal for parents who co-sleep with their children. The additional pillow top is also suitable for tweens or teenagers who desire a greater level of comfort.
Comfort and support
The top comfort layer of the Eco Kids Mattress absorbs body weight nicely, and provides smooth pressure relief in all sleeping positions.
All of our reviewers agreed that the Eco Kids Mattress is a ‘medium-firm’ feel and by majority vote, we settled on a 7.5 / 10 rating on the firmness scale (with 10 being the firmest). Please note that our firmness ratings are just a guide and they do not necessarily relate to comfort.
No Pillow Top
Furthermore, our firmness ratings are assigned based on Bedbuyer’s testing process and these may differ from firmness ratings given by individual companies. Mattress firmness will also vary depending on the type of bed base used.
We tested the Eco Kids Mattress on the Chiropedic Bed Base which is a good quality bed base with rigid slats.
As you would expect, the option with the added pillow top layer feels softer and more comfortable. It absorbs body weight nicely with a foamy, yet responsive feel. As we touched on earlier, the pillow top option would suit parents who may wish to co-sleep with their children.
All of our reviewers agreed that the Eco Kids Mattress with the pillow top has a comfortable ‘medium’ feel and by majority vote, we settled on a 5 / 10 rating on the firmness scale (with 10 being the firmest). Again, our firmness ratings are just a guide.
With Pillow Top
The Chiro Flex ES spring system offers excellent spinal support. It should accommodate children of all sizes, and is ideal for growing spines. Although the mattress isn’t designed for regular use by adults, it can easily be used by adults for reasonable periods.
The Eco Kids Mattress responds very well to normal sleep movements and we rated its responsiveness level in the optimal zone. So, it should be easy for your kids to change positions during sleep.
Please note that our responsiveness scales are just a guide and preferred responsiveness levels will vary between individuals. It’s worth noting also that innerspring mattresses are generally more responsive than foam mattresses.
The finer details
The overall quality and craftsmanship of the Eco Kids Mattress is exemplary. Its finishings are first class and it is evident that every design detail has been carefully considered.
One of the most impressive features of this mattress is its edge support, which is more solid than any other kids mattress that we have tested. This will not only prevent your child from rolling off the side, but it also forms a stable surface for reading and play time.
One of the most impressive features of this mattress is its edge support.
In terms of age, the Eco Kids Mattress is suitable for children from age 2, all the way up to teenagers and young adults. It can accomodate up to 120kgs, so it should be adequate for kids of all sizes.
The Eco Kids Mattress is officially Australian made (license ID number: 6697) and is highly certified as non-toxic and eco-friendly.
The Eco Kids Mattress uses foams that have been certified by GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia). GECA assess products based on their toxicity and environmental impacts and is one of the most reputable foam testing groups.
The foams used in this mattress are also Global GreenTag certified, which is a certification based on the highest environmental credentials.
The Eco Kids Mattress is also 100% Vegan. No animal products are used in the materials or during the manufacturing process.
The Eco Kids Mattress does not contain any harmful glues, bonding agents, or chemicals. The Hygroflex foam is also certified as non-toxic by the OEKO-TEX Standard 100.
The Dunlop foams used in this mattress are also approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program. Sensitive Choice is an independent group that assesses products in context of asthma and allergy sufferers.
The Eco Kids Mattress has also been officially endorsed by the ASRF (Australian Spinal Research Foundation). This means that it has been assessed by registered chiropractors as being of high quality in context of ergonomic design, function, and for its proposed used.
What bed base should I use?
As with most mattresses, we recommend the Eco Kids Mattress to be used with a sturdy bed frame with solid slats (such as the Chiropedic Bed Base). We also recommend that these slats are no longer than 10 cm apart.
A bed frame with ‘flexible’ (posture) slats may not provide adequate support for this mattress. Please note that any unsupportive mattress foundation may void the warranty for this mattress.
Furthermore, we do not recommend the Eco Kids Mattress to be used with an adjustable (electric) bed base as this may also void the warranty. Here is our full list of mattresses that are compatible with an adjustable bed base.
It’s worth noting here that mattress firmness, performance, and durability will vary with different bed bases.
Trial period and warranty
The Eco Kids Mattress comes with a 100 night trial period. This is a typical (yet impressive) trial period offering of many online mattresses. This means that you can return the mattress for a refund if you are not satisfied. Naturally, conditions do apply.
This mattress also comes with a 10 year warranty to cover any faulty materials or workmanship. This is a superior warranty period of similarly priced products.
The Eco Kids Mattress is available in 4 sizes – double, king single, long single, and single size. So, it should accommodate all (kids) sleeping situations.
Here are Australia’s standard bed (mattress) sizes in 2023.
The Eco Kids Mattress is a truly outstanding product that sets the standard in the kids mattress market in 2023. It is Australian made, is well-certified as non-toxic, and comes with free delivery (Australia wide).
Bedbuyer’s rating: 5 / 5
Here are our ratings for each category:
Value for Money
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Payment & Finance Options
Delivery is free to anywhere in Australia, providing our contracted delivery agent services that location. If in the unlikely event we are unable to deliver the mattress to you, we will contact you and advise of this and refund you in full.
Once you’ve ordered your mattress, 3 business days are required to manufacture and dispatch your product. Our Australian-made mattresses are dispatched from our Melbourne warehouse, and will be delivered to you based on the average* delivery times below:
- Melbourne Metro 3 business days
- Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Canberra Metro within 14 business days
- All other areas within 21 business days
*We hope you’ll understand that the lead time may be longer depending on your specific location and the courier used.
Product information – Eco Kids Mattress
- Weight: TBC kgs (Single mattress)
- Height: 21cm
- Spring count: TBC (Single mattress)
- Coil gauge: TBC
- Maximum weight limit:
The Eco Kids mattress has been tested to handle a sleeper’s weight of up to 120kg. This is based on a simulated nightly sleeping test over the life of the mattress.
Please note a parent can sit or lay on the mattress with a child for short periods of time (i.e. during play/story time or overnight if the child is in need of comfort) with a combined weight of up to 150kg.
- Australian made (License ID number: 6697)
- Sensitive Choice
- GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia)
- Approved by National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program.
- The cotton fabric is certified as 100% natural and traceable cotton by Cotton Australia.
- Global GreenTag certified
- Endorsed by the ASRF (Australian Spinal Research Foundation)
Eco Kids Mattress
The Eco Kids children’s bed mattress has been sensitively designed with natural materials and no harmful chemicals. It comes highly awarded and recommended by Bedbuyer and the Australian Spinal Research Foundation.
We’ve been putting in the work since 1991, refining our efforts to give you the best possible mattress for your growing kids. Touch it and you’ll feel the soothing natural softness of our bamboo fabric. Its anti-microbial properties make it a haven for allergy-laden kids, and its breathability will keep them cool all night long.
But it’s what’s under the surface that makes our mattress the best kid’s mattress on the market. Rather than standard springs, our Chiro Flex ES spring system is 60% stronger than other children’s mattresses. The foams in our kids mattresses are GECA or Global GreenTag certified, for their environmentally-friendly design, and approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program.
Every parent wants the best for their kids. So do we — that’s why we’ve spent decades trying to bring the best kids mattress to homes across Australia. Sleep safe and well, knowing your kids will, too.
Specifically designed to help children grow providing the best in support and comfort while utilising environmentally friendly, natural materials so you can feel confident your child is having a healthy and restorative sleep.
The Eco Kids mattress has a natural bamboo fabric that is soft to touch but extremely durable. The natural properties of the bamboo fabric make it anti-microbial and extremely breathable keeping the sleep surface fresh & healthy.
A layer of 100% Natural Cotton Fibre is gently quilted under the Bamboo fabric which is anti-allergy and a natural insulator providing maximum breathability.
Let’s face it, as much as we tell them not to, kids will jump on their mattress so to add strength to the natural surface materials we have engineered in, a strong, super resilient layer of HygroFlex foam. HygroFlex by Joyce foam is made using Australian first Variable Pressure Foaming Technology (VPF) which is the most environmentally friendly foam making process in the world and is certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) making it better for the environment as it meets world class environmental standards.
Kids bodies are growing physically at a rapid rate, especially throughout the night so their mattress needs to provide them the right comfort to help them stay asleep. Deep yet gentle comfort has been built in with a resilient layer of HD Dunlop foam which is GECA certified and approved by National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program providing better choice for kids with asthma or allergies.
The support system of the Eco Kids mattress is our exclusive Chiro Flex ES spring featuring Maxi-Boost edge support.
Made with refined, triple heat treated wire the Chiro Flex ES spring system has a higher coil count and 60% stronger than standard Bonnell springs found in most kids mattresses. The Chiro Flex ES spring provides perfect balanced support to kids of all sizes and weights allowing their bodies to develop correctly and naturally.
A lot of the time a kids mattress is not just used for sleep, it also serves as a kids play area as well as a seat for adults during story time so with this in mind we expanded our double edge side supports to Maxi-Boost supplying 70% more support to the edge of the mattress preventing roll out and any type of sagging.
The Eco Kids mattress is the natural choice for all parents who are looking to provide their kids with the best product to help them grow. It is the best mattress available for kids in Australia.
NATURALLY ENGINEERED FOR HEALTH AND COMFORT
- Bamboo fabric surface material is soft to touch but extremely durable. The natural properties of the bamboo fabric make it anti-microbial and breathable keeping the sleep surface fresh & healthy.
- 100% Natural cotton fibre is gently channel quilted which is anti-allergy and a natural insulator providing maximum breathability.
- Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) certified Hygroflex foam is engineered to provide resilience and strength to the natural quilt layers as well as total body pressure relief.
- Full night comfort is built in with premium density Dunlop Foam approved by National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program as providing a better choice for kids with asthma or allergies.
SUPPORT LIKE NO OTHER
- Made with refined, triple-heat-treated wire the Chiro Flex ES spring system has a higher coil count and is 60% stronger than standard bonnell springs found in most kids mattresses. The spring provides perfect balanced support to kids of all sizes and weights, allowing their bodies to develop correctly and naturally.
- Market-leading Maxi-Boost edge support provides 70% more support to the edge of the mattress, preventing roll out and any type of sagging. Also capable of supporting grown adults’ weight during story or comfort time.
RMIT UNIVERSITY APPROVED
- RMIT University in Melbourne conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of Hygroflex foam as a pressure redistribution material compared to traditional memory foam and concluded that:
- Hygroflex can redistribute pressure more effectively than traditional memory foams.
- Hygroflex can diffuse body heat more rapidly than traditional memory foams.
- Moving on Hygroflex requires less force and generates less friction.
HAND CRAFTED WITH LOVE IN MELBOURNE
- Unlike mass-market mattresses that are pumped out in bulk like sausages, every Eco Kids mattress is hand-assembled with care and precision in our own manufacturing facility in Melbourne.
- Springs and foams are hand clipped, and the cover is hand sewn around the mattress. No harmful glues, bonding agents or chemicals are used in the manufacture of the mattress.
- As you love your kids, we love our mattresses, and we put this love into every product we make.