Saatva Youth Mattress Review – The Best Kids Bed?

The Flippable Mattress for Ages 3 to 12

The Saatva Youth mattress is a great option for your growing child. One side suits age 3-7 while the other offers more support for ages 8-12.

It also features an internal waterproof barrier to protect against accidents.

Mattress Performance

Firmness
70%
Edge Support
80%
Temperature Regulation
90%
Sinkage
90%
Motion Isolation
100%
Noise Control
100%

Overall Rating
88%

Buying a mattress for a child can be a complicated process. Parents might sort through multiple considerations, like how long they want their child’s mattress to last, before making a final purchase decision. Plus, kids can be finicky when it comes to bedtime, so buying a comfortable mattress is part of the process of making sleep more exciting for youth. Furthermore, if a child is moving from a small bed to a more accommodating bed, buying the correct mattress becomes even more important.

The Saatva Youth mattress comes as a flippable bed for children ages three years and older. One side is designed for ages 3-7 so is softer and more plush to provide comfortable support to smaller children, while the flip side is made specifically for children aged 8-12 so is slightly firmer due to using a higher density foam. So this mattress will provide adaptable support to your child from toddler through grade school.

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The Saatva Youth mattress provides zoned support for children aged 3-12. The flippable construction even has a water-resistant cover and an internal waterproof barrier to protect the mattress from inevitable accidents.

 

Saatva Youth Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic & 100% organic cotton cover
  • Hybrid support
  • Soft and firm support
  • ree White Glove Delivery service

Cons

  • Only comes in Twin, Twin XL and Full
  • $99 return fee

Best For…

  • Children who sleep hot
  • Young children who have time to grow into their mattress
  • Posture support
Saatva Youth Overview
Mattress TypeFlippable Hybrid
Made in…Made in the USA
ShippingFree for Continental US
Returns$99 Return Transportation Fee
Ships in…5-10 Days
Trial Period120 Nights
Firmness Level4-8
Sleeper TypeAll Sleeping Positions
Warranty15-Year non-prorated
CertificationsCertiPUR-US


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The Saatva Youth mattress provides zoned support for children aged 3-12. The flippable construction even has a water-resistant cover and an internal waterproof barrier to protect the mattress from inevitable accidents.

Saatva Youth Mattress

As a hybrid mattress with extremely strong coil-spring support, the Saatva Youth mattress provides an adaptable, supportive surface for your child to rest on.

What makes this mattress so unique is its 5-zone support layer, just underneath the top cover, which provides firm foam support in the center of the mattress and soft foam support at the head and feet of the sleeper. Not only does this create a comfortable sleeping surface for kids of all ages, but it also keeps the sleeper’s body and posture aligned all night.

The Saatva Youth mattress is an ideal bedding option for children, especially because of its accident proofing. The soft cotton cover has a water-resistant finish. Spills and potential accidents become less of an issue, as the outer cover combines with a waterproof inner layer to protect the mattresses inner materials. If you’re looking for one of the highest quality mattresses for your growing child, read on to learn more about the Saatva Youth mattress.

 Check out the mattress’s key features below.

The Saatva Youth at a Glance

  • 10”
  • Flippable
  • Water-resistant finish
  • Internal waterproof barrier
  • Complimentary White Glove Delivery & setup
  • Free removal of your old mattress

How much does the Saatva Youth mattress cost?

  • Twin: $599
  • Twin XL: $699
  • Full: $799

Sizes 

  • Twin: 38″ x 75″
  • Twin XL: 38” x 80”
  • Full: 54” x 75”


Saatva Youth Mattress Layers

Saatva Youth Mattress – Layer Materials

1. Organic Cotton Cover

2. 5-Zone Support Layer

3. Dual-Sided Coil Unit

4. High-Density Support Foam


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The Saatva Youth mattress provides zoned support for children aged 3-12. The flippable construction even has a water-resistant cover and an internal waterproof barrier to protect the mattress from inevitable accidents.

Materials

100% Organic Cotton Cover

At the outermost layer of the Saatva Youth mattress, your child will rest securely on a soft, hypoallergenic and water-resistant covering. The Saatva Youth mattress comes with a special Guardin® botanical antimicrobial fabric treated cover to ensure smell nor stains build up.

For added edge support, the Saatva Youth mattress also comes with a roll of fabric to outline the perimeter.

5-Zone Support Layer

Most children move around a lot in their sleep, which can make it difficult for them to stay asleep. The Saatva Youth mattress combats this problem with their 5-zone support layer.

Just underneath the soft cover comes a firm, foam support layer especially designed for youth. The center of this layer actually feels firmer than the outer edges to ensure the sleeper’s spine stays aligned throughout the night. The foam surrounding their head and feet will feel softer.

Dual-Sided Coil Unit

Hybrid mattresses make great support systems for all kinds of sleepers. In this layer, 14.5-gauge coils stand to provide support throughout the mattress. Saatva has patented the wiring they use in the coils, called the Spinal Zone active wire. This wire is present on the 8+ side to ensure the child’s posture stays healthy, even when they are fast asleep at night.

High-Density Support Foam

At the bottom layer, high-density foam creates a firm foundation base for all other previous layers. No matter how old the child is, this layer ensures quality, stable support at the very bottom level of the mattress. Without this supportive layer, the rest of the mattress would not be able to withstand sleepers of all ages.

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The Saatva Youth mattress provides zoned support for children aged 3-12. The flippable construction even has a water-resistant cover and an internal waterproof barrier to protect the mattress from inevitable accidents.

Saatva Youth Report Card

 Age 3-7 SideAge 8-12 Side
NoiseAA
Temperature RegulationBA-
SinkageBA
Motion IsolationBA
Edge SupportA-A-

How did Saatva earn these scores? See our breakdown below.

Temperature Regulation

Because the Saatva Youth mattress comes with a coil spring support layer, temperature regulation is of high-quality. Plus, the outer, hypoallergenic covering creates a breathable surface that’s perfect for all types of sleepers, including those who tend to sleep hot.

Motion Transfer

The coil springs will create some motion transfer, as they provide bouncy support. The mattress overall, though, has minimal motion transfer, which is ideal for side sleepers who tend to switch sides throughout the night.

Sinkage

The Saatva Youth mattress comes with a high-density foam layer, which prevents excessive sinkage. If you are purchasing this mattress for a younger child, you won’t have to worry about the mattress sagging as they grow. Plus, this mattress is made so that you can flip it as your child ages.

Edge Support

With a mixture of coil springs, high-density foam and a 5-zone support layer, the Saatva Youth mattress has quality edge support. The 5-zone support layer works especially hard to ensure your child maintains a healthy posture during sleeping hours.


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The Saatva Youth mattress provides zoned support for children aged 3-12. The flippable construction even has a water-resistant cover and an internal waterproof barrier to protect the mattress from inevitable accidents.

Warranty, Trial Length & Return Process

The Saatva Youth mattress comes with a 15-year, non-prorated warranty. The warranty covers workmanship defects and applies only to the original purchaser. Any claims must be handwritten to the company.

During the first two years of ownership, the warranty will guarantee a new Saatva Youth mattress for no charge, if it is defective. For the remaining 13 years of ownership, Saatva’s warranty permits repair and re-covering of the mattress for a $99 transportation charge, each way.

The Saatva Youth mattress comes with a 120-day trial period. It is recommended to give yourself at least 30 nights to fully adjust to a new mattress. With 90 additional days, Saatva’s 120-day trial period is generous but not the longest mattress trial period on the market.

Shipping – White-Glove Delivery & Setup

Saatva offers a free White Glove Delivery service to their customers. The service includes free installation in the room you’d like to use the mattress.

Financing Available

If you’d prefer to pay for your mattress in installments, you can. Saatva offers 0% APR financing for 6 months through Klarna if you’d prefer to pay your mattress in stages. You can also pay over 12 months at a 9.99% APR.

Review Summary & Ideal Customer Breakdown

Buying a mattress can be a complicated decision, but not to worry. If you’re still unsure whether or not the Saatva Youth mattress is right for your child’s sleep needs, look no further. We think this mattress would be ideal for you if:

  • You need a bed that adapts to the needs of a growing child
  • Temperature regulation is key when it comes to sleeping comfortably.
  • You would appreciate a free White Glove Delivery service.
  • You want your child to have time to grow into a mattress instead of worrying about buying a new one a few years down the line.

You may not want to purchase a Saatva Youth mattress if:

  • The sleeper is tall or has outgrown a twin or a full bed.
  • The sleeper is a pre-teen who wants to use the bed for a long time.
  • You have a lower budget.


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Points to Consider Before You Buy

Your child’s age

The Saatva Youth mattress is dual-sided and accommodates children of various ages. One side is built for children as young as three years old, while the opposite side works for children ages eight and older. If you purchase this mattress when your child is younger, they will be able to grow into it and use it for years.

Mattress Installation

One of the benefits of purchasing a Saatva Youth mattress is the free White Glove Delivery service that comes with it. The company will deliver your new mattress to your home and place it in the room you’d like to use it.

Spill protection

The Saatva Youth mattress comes with a soft, breathable and water-resistant outer cover that protects the inner materials from any spills or accidents. Keeping your mattress clean becomes easier with a protective outer cover.

FAQ

Most frequent brand questions

Can the Saatva Youth be used on bunk beds?

Yes. So long as the upper edge of the guardrail is at least 5″ above the top of the mattress. The Saatva Youth is thicker than standard bunk bed mattresses so please ensure correct safety measures are still followed.

Do I need a foundation for a Saatva mattress?

Upon checkout, you have the option of whether or not your new mattress will have a foundation.

If you are purchasing a foundation to go with your bed, Saatva recommends choosing a 4.75″ foundation for smaller children or a low-profile design and a 8.75″ foundation for taller children or a high-profile design.

Where is the Saatva youth mattress made?

Saatva is located in New York, New York. The company primarily sells their mattresses online, but there is a Viewing Room in New York City.


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The Saatva Youth mattress provides zoned support for children aged 3-12. The flippable construction even has a water-resistant cover and an internal waterproof barrier to protect the mattress from inevitable accidents.

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Julia Quade

Side sleeper and night owl. Daily naps are a must.