Organic Bunk Bed Mattress: How to Choose the Best One

When it comes to choosing the best mattress for your child’s bunk bed, there are a few key points to keep in mind. You’ll want to make sure that the mattress is made from organic materials, firm enough to provide support, and the right size for the bunk bed.


To ensure your child is not exposed to any harmful chemicals or toxins while sleeping make sure that the mattress is made from organic materials. Check that the mattress and factory where the mattress is made are GOTS and GOLS certified.

An organic mattress will provide a healthy night’s sleep and because it is made from sustainable materials, you can feel good about supporting a company that cares about the environment and is committed to eco-friendly practices.

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No matter what type of bunk bed you select, the best way to ensure your child is sleeping comfortably is to choose a mattress that is the correct size for your bunk bed. Bunk beds are sold in a variety of sizes and are typically compatible with twin mattresses or a combination of twin and full mattress sizes.


Low-profile mattresses are recommended for top bunks. These mattresses have a thickness of 8 inches or less. This lower profile ensures the mattress is thick enough to support the sleeper, but not too tall for the bunk and its safety rails. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the mattress should be at least 5 inches shorter than the top of the rails.

A hybrid mattress is one that is made with a combination of foam over innersprings. An organic hybrid mattress is commonly made with  GOLS certified organic latex over an innerspring system. Some organic hybrid mattresses are made with cotton or wool comfort layers over an innerspring system. My Green Mattress perfected the hybrid bunk bed mattress by tweaking their innerspring system so that the mattress does not compromise support or comfort, while meeting the safety requirements of most bunk beds.

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You’ll want to choose a mattress that is firm enough to provide support, but not so firm that it is uncomfortable. Different types of mattresses can offer different levels of comfort and support, so it’s important to choose the right type for your child’s needs. A low-profile mattress, with a supportive pocketed coil spring system, pressure relieving comfort layers, and a quilted cover is a good option for bunk beds.


When shopping for the perfect organic bunk bed mattress for your child, we recommend choosing a low profile mattress made with 100% organic materials for your child’s safety and health. By selecting the right size and firmness, you can ensure that your child is comfortable while they sleep. The organic Kiwi Bunk Bed Mattress is a low profile mattress from My Green Mattress that is designed to be the perfect fit for your bunk bed, and meets all safety requirements.