latex mattress in NYC/NJ area

Hi AwareMe,

I see you’ve found some of them already but some of the better forum posts about mattresses and children are linked in post #2 here and they also include some of the better sources for children’s mattresses.

Some of the better options and possibilities in the NYC/NJ area are listed in post #2 here and there is also a more categorized list that includes more details about some of them in post #7 here.

It sounds like the bed is designed for a foundation with slats that are that far apart. The choice between using a foundation or adding slats would depend on the height that you preferred and either way they should have slats that are 3" or less apart if the bottom layer of your mattress is latex. If a bed or a foundation both have a similar support surface with good center support to the floor then there would be little difference between them in terms of suitability outside of height. Most foam mattresses are designed to be used with a firm non flexing surface so I would avoid box springs (which have springs rather than wooden slats) unless a mattress is specifically designed to use them as part of a sleeping system. A foundation or a slatted platform bed would usually be the better choice with a foam mattress.