Hey friends! I have an awesome GIVEAWAY to share with you today, and I want to show you how my son’s toddler room is rapidly shaping up to be a big kid room. I can’t believe how fast the time passes – I know you parents can relate! We needed an economical option for his bed, so I talked to today’s post sponsor, Brentwood Home. And you guys… I did it. I ordered a mattress in a box. Which seems weird but I kid you not – it’s so much more comfortable than the one I paid double the price for when my daughter outgrew her toddler bed.
I know, I know, it still looks a little sparse. I assure you it looks much more lively when every toy is on the floor, though, and I’ll spare you that visual! ;)
But yes, little man has outgrown the toddler bed for good, and it was time to get him a proper bed. When my daughter outgrew the toddler bed, we did the whole furniture-store scene. We got an inexpensive option because, well, she was 3, and our budget isn’t exactly unlimited, and they delivered her innerspring mattress that you can actually *hear* the springs in. Sigh.
So I swore I wouldn’t do that this time around. I’d been hearing some good reviews about foam mattresses but I was having trouble envisioning it how just… foam… could be sufficient. So I read up on it quite a lot and Brentwood Home was a name in kids decor that came up over and over again. I actually talked to them about what I was looking for, and they recommended the Juniper Kids’ Mattress.
I said I’d be happy to review it honestly, and they sent me this box:
And this is when I second guessed the mattress in a box idea… Like, how does something so big fit into a box this small? But I marched boldly forward, and I unrolled it from the box, and it started to expand before I even removed it all the way from the protective plastic covering.
Within minutes, I had… well, a nice mattress! The Juniper is a 5-inch foam core with 1 inch of gel memory foam on top. The cotton cover is not only high quality but it’s actually pretty, and there are handles sewn on for moving it easily.
Oh yes. I laid on it next. I had to see what this thing was really like, of course!
First of all, it’s medium-firm. Coming from the hard-as-rocks toddler mattress, I knew my son would want a firmer mattress. It’s not squishy and bouncy like the innerspring one my daughter has – it’s every bit as comfortable as the mattress I sleep on upstairs. I’m actually kind of jealous.
I still have a little way to go to really make his room feel like home, but compared to the tiny toddler bed against the wall where his crib used to be, this bed is a huge rite of passage for my son. I have plenty of room to sit and read bedtime stories, and he has a setup “just like mom” with a tall bed that feels a lot like mine, a bedside table, and even his own lamp.
So I began as a skeptic, and I’m a total convert. I love the foam mattress, and I’d definitely buy another the next time I’m due for a mattress replacement. Brentwood Home has a great line of mattresses ranging from Crib size to adult California King size, and even pet beds for your fur babies as well! They also have many more styles than memory foam – if you’re a die-hard springs fan, you’ll still find something you love. (And don’t forget to shop the huge selection of pillows, too!)
The retail price for the Juniper mattress is $349.99 from Brentwood Home (that’s an affiliate link, I get a small commission if you decide to order after reading this post) and on top of that, I have a Brentwood Home Coupon to share that will give you 10% off your order with the code OURHOME. I paid nearly double that for my daughter’s bed, and I’m not nearly as happy with hers. At least I learned a valuable lesson!
In addition to that great deal, I’m thrilled to share a Brentwood Home giveaway with you! One lucky winner will get the Kid’s Juniper Mattress as Brentwood Home’s way of thanking my readers. The Rafflecopter widget below will walk you through how to claim your entries, and the giveaway runs from now until 12/31/2016 at 11:59 pm EST, and it’s open to US readers age 18 and up (void where prohibited, and no purchase is necessary).
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Good luck and sweet dreams to you all this holiday!
Note: This post was not part of a paid campaign, although I was provided the Juniper Mattress from Brentwood Home to facilitate this review. I only review and recommend products that my family truly enjoys, and all opinions in this post are my own.