Hartford, Conn.-based mattress manufacturer Gold Bond has expanded its Natural Youth juvenile collection to four models from three. The new Dartmouth bed has a higher coil count (448 coils versus 416), upgraded double-steel edge supports, additional polyester fiberfill and a thicker high-end foam comfort layer in the quilt. The collection is sold with a limited-deflection box spring for stability and durability.
As with the other models in the collection, the new bed meets height restrictions for juvenile mattresses used in bunk beds.
“There was a time when parents spent more on a child’s backpack than their mattress, but that is changing because parents have a better understanding of the importance of a good night’s sleep,” said Bob Naboicheck, Gold Bond president. “Old thinking was that you needed to buy a very firm mattress for children for health and durability reasons. However, technologies have changed and new coil units, foams and fabrics can still provide the same level of support and durability children need, but make the mattress far more comfortable. I can’t say that buying one of our mattresses will make it easier to get your child to go to bed at night, but I can attest to the fact they will be much more comfortable once they get into one of our Natural Youth mattresses.”