Eco Kids Mattress Review

What your kid needs for natural sleep
Last Updated Jul 2024
Choosing the right mattress for your child is crucial for their comfort and overall well-being. A good night's sleep is essential for children's physical and mental development, supporting growth, immune function, and cognitive abilities, while providing restorative sleep. The Eco Kids Mattress combines eco-friendly materials and innovative design to create a safe and supportive sleep environment. In this review, we'll explore whether the Eco Kids Mattress is the best choice for kids. Let's jump in!

Eco Kids Mattress

Our Verdict
Specifically designed for growing bodies, this bed will give your child the support they need as they grow
What we like
  • Luxurious bamboo and cotton cover, with the option of a pillowtop
  • Innovative Chiro Flex ES springs which are strong and durable to support your child year in, year out
  • Certified by GECA, OEKO-TEX, the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, and the National Asthma Council
Considerations
  • Might feel a bit too firm for children without the pillowtop
  • This premium mattress comes with a premium price tag

Who are Chiropedic and where is the Eco Kids Mattress made?

The founder of this second-generation Australian mattress company was asked by his wife to create their son’s first mattress. She wanted an eco-friendly, natural, and chemical-free mattress that was comfortable and supportive for their growing child.

He discovered that existing kids’ mattresses were just smaller versions of adult beds, usually made from synthetic materials with no health or eco certifications. After two years of research and development, and with help from his retired father to source natural materials, the Eco Kids mattress was created.

The Eco Kids mattress, designed by experts with over 60 years of experience, is handmade in Melbourne using premium natural materials and the latest eco-friendly technologies. It provides proper spinal alignment for growing bodies, is free of harmful chemicals, and is backed by a 10-year warranty.

What is the Eco Kids Mattress made out of? Are there detailed specifications for this mattress? 

The Eco Kids Mattress is 21 cm high, making it suitable for bunk beds and floor beds. A single sized mattress is 20kg, and 23kg with the pillowtop. It is designed for all children, from happy toddlers through to teenagers and young adults, supporting up to 120 kg and a combined body weight of 150 kg for short periods of time when a parent is present.

This natural choice is non-toxic, eco-friendly, and 100% vegan, free from harmful glues and chemicals. The layers of foam are certified by Global GreenTag and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 for high environmental and safety standards. As Chiropedic refuse to use non-toxic chemicals in the Eco Kids Mattress, it does not contain fire retardant chemicals.

Endorsed by the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, this excellent kids mattress is available in four sizes: double, king single, long single, and the single mattress. 

Top Cover

The Eco Kids Mattress boasts a top cover crafted from natural surface materials—bamboo and cotton fibres—creating a breathable and hypoallergenic sleeping surface that is perfect for children.

For an extra $200, it can be ordered with an optional 5 cm pillow top layer of certified dunlop foam, adding softness and comfort. This option is particularly suitable for grown adults who co-sleep with their children or for tweens and teenagers seeking extra comfort. The pillow top offers a foamy, responsive feel that absorbs body weight effectively.

The natural bamboo fabric is soft, durable, and has natural anti-microbial properties, keeping the mattress fresh and healthy. Both the bamboo and cotton fabric are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, ensuring they are free from harmful chemicals and safe for skin contact.

The Eco Kids Mattress uses GECA and Global GreenTag certified foam, indicating it meets high environmental standards. It is also 100% vegan, with no animal products used in its materials or manufacturing process.

Layer 1 – Cotton fibre quilting

Underneath the bamboo fabric is a quilted comfort layer of 100% natural cotton fibre, certified by Cotton Australia. This layer will give your child natural softness, offering anti-allergy benefits and serving as a natural insulator for maximum breathability.

Layers 2 and 3 – Dunlop Foams

Next are two comfort layers of foam, certified by GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia), an independent organization that evaluates products for their toxicity and environmental impact. These are polyfoams from the foam manufacturing company Dunlop. It’s important not to confuse them with dunlop latex foam.

The Dunlop foams layers have different densities and work together to provide your child with both comfort and support. Both comfort layers are are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and are approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program, which independently assesses products for their suitability for allergy sufferers and kids with asthma.

Layer 4 – HygroFlex Foam

The Hygroflex foam layer used in the Eco Kids Mattress is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, guaranteeing it is free from harmful chemicals and safe for skin contact. Additionally, this resilient layer is certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), meeting stringent environmental standards.

Hygroflex foam is a proprietary formulation by Chiropedic, created using the eco-friendly Variable Pressure Foaming (VPF) technology developed in Australia. Research conducted by RMIT University in Melbourne indicates that Hygroflex foam more effectively redistributes pressure, quickly diffuses body heat, and reduces friction compared to traditional memory foam. This high-density Dunlop foam layer is durable and provides the necessary support for rapidly growing children. It is also approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program, making it an ideal option for children with asthma or allergies.

Layer 5 – Chiro Flex ES Spring System

The top comfort layers of the Eco Kids Mattress rest on a specially designed “Chiro Flex ES” spring system, which is 60% stronger than those found in standard children’s mattresses. This system includes impressive features, such as a reinforced perimeter for enhanced edge support.

Made from refined, triple heat-treated wire, the Chiro Flex ES spring system features a higher coil count  (220 springs in a single) and superior strength compared to the Bonnell springs commonly used in kids’ mattresses. It offers balanced support for children of all sizes and weights, promoting natural and healthy physical development.

What is the firmness of the Eco Kids Mattress? 

The Eco Kids mattress offers a medium-firm feel, which is optimal for growing children, supporting front, back, and side sleepers. It can be ordered with or without a soft pillow top layer which would give it a softer feel, while maintaining the spinal alignment children need.

Some people say it’s too firm, so if your child is used to a more plush surface, we would recommend using the pillow top for softer, plush comfort. 

How strong is the edge support? 

The Eco Kids Mattress uses their Chiro Flex ES springs with Maxi-Boost edge support to give you child full use of the bed’s surface area. Kids often play on their beds, and parents often sit on the edge of their children’s’ beds as they read bedtime stories. The Maxi-Boost gives 70% more support and is strong enough to hold an adult’s weight. This design prevents the mattress edges from sagging, ensuring your child won’t easily roll out of bed.

Does the Eco Kids Mattress sag? Is it a durable mattress? 

The Eco Kids mattress is built to accommodate your child’s growth over the years. Though it’s not engineered to withstand rigorous jumping, the manufacturers have anticipated that some bouncing is inevitable and have designed it with this in mind. Chiropedic are confident in the longevity of the Eco Kids mattress and back it with a 10 year warranty policy. 

What was the buying experience like?

Purchasing Online

You can make your mattress purchase via credit card, as well as Paypal, Afterpay, Google Pay, Zip Pay, Humm Pay, or Klarna.

Delivery of the mattress

The Eco Kids Mattress can be conveniently ordered online through the Eco Kids website, with free delivery available to most locations across Australia. Delivery times vary depending on your location:

– Melbourne metro areas: Up to 3 business days
– Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra metro areas: Up to 14 business days
– Other areas: Up to 21 business days

Delivery is contactless and will be made to the front door (ground floor) only. Please allow up to 3 business days for manufacturing and dispatch from the Melbourne warehouse. If delivery to your location is not possible, you will be promptly notified and receive a full refund.

Eco Kids Mattress Unboxing

Customer Service

The customer service team at Chiropedic was professional, helpful, and well-informed about the Eco Kids mattress. I experienced no wait time, and when I mistakenly selected the wrong department, I was quickly redirected to the appropriate person to assist with my inquiry. 

Email and Form

Emailing hello@ecokids.net.au got me a quick reply the very next day. Poleen was helpful and informative and answered all my questions. 

Warranty – Anything to watch out for?

The mattress is backed by a 10-year warranty, providing coverage for any faulty materials or workmanship.

What is covered

Chiropedic will cover any sagging or indentations deeper than 4 cm on the pillowtop, and 3 cm on the non-pillowtop mattress, when no weight is applied. The mattress must be used on a sturdy bed frame with solid slats spaced no more than 10 cm apart. You are required to use a waterproof mattress protector, and rotate the mattress once a month throughout the warranty period, although it is recommended to rotate it twice during the first month.

What is not covered

Wear and tear, odours, and minor imperfections that don’t affect how the bed works will not be covered under their warranty policy. Damage caused by incorrect opening, misuse or handling of the mattress will not be covered. 

The warranty policy is also voided if you use flexible slats, a spring bed base, an adjustable bed base, or no base. 

Warranty Process

To start a warranty claim, complete the form at www.chiropedic.net.au/warranty-claim-form. Chiropedic will contact you within 2 business days. You will then need to have the mattress professionally sanitized and cleaned, and provide Chiropedic with certification as proof. You’ll receive a plastic bag to place the mattress in, which you should seal and leave at your front door on the scheduled pickup date.

Transportation costs are covered by Chiropedic within the first year of purchase. After this period, you will be responsible for the cost of transport.

Returns – How are the beds disposed?

Chiropedic will send any beds that you return to either the Salvation Army or in for recycling. Yay for not simply chucking new beds into landfill!

Summary 

Tailored for children’s growth and comfort, the Eco Kids Mattress is handmade in Melbourne and features natural, chemical-free components for a safe and supportive sleep environment.

With certified high-quality and environmentally friendly foams, a robust Chiro Flex ES spring system, and a breathable bamboo cover, the mattress provides your child with comfort and and excellent support. Its medium-firm feel, with an optional pillow top, suits various comfort needs, looking after children from toddlers to young adults. The mattress is non-toxic, vegan, and endorsed by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice program, meeting stringent safety standards.

The Eco Kids Mattress is an outstanding product that offers parents a valuable investment in their children’s sleep and health. With a 100-night trial period, take the opportunity to discover if it’s the ideal mattress for your child. 

Eco Kids Mattress

Our Verdict
Specifically designed for growing bodies, this bed will give your child the support they need as they grow
What we like
  • Luxurious bamboo and cotton cover, with the option of a pillowtop
  • Innovative Chiro Flex ES springs which are strong and durable to support your child year in, year out
  • Certified by GECA, OEKO-TEX, the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, and the National Asthma Council
Considerations
  • Might feel a bit too firm for children without the pillowtop
  • This premium mattress comes with a premium price tag

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