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Children’s Waterbeds

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Anyone that has a modern waterbed will agree that there is no better sleeping surface. Working in our shop in Portsmouth, Hampshire we regularly have adults buy themselves a waterbed to solve back problems and then give their old mattress that caused the problem to their children. Back problems can be caused during a child’s development so buying a cheap or second hand mattress because they are only young is inexcusable.

Children of any age and adults sleep better on a waterbed.

Child backache is not uncommon. Unless it was caused by an accident it will generally be caused by a poor mattress that is not giving the support needed. If this is not addressed it can lead to greater problems in later life.

This article was prompted by a conversation with customers that have a waterbed and asked what was a good age to buy their son Austin a waterbed? We came to the conclusion that although from the age of six months was fine it would be more sensible to wait until he is a toddler of 1 ½ – 2 years of age when he has more control over his movement.


It is a common myth that children’s waterbeds are too expensive. This may have been the case years ago but ‘High & Dry Waterbeds’ have prices that will make you think again.
Without trying to make you feel guilty, if you can’t find £499 for your lovely little ones then you should consider putting them up for adoption for their sake.But seriously!!
£499 is obviously a start price for a basic softsided waterbed. For a small additional extra you can tailor the bed to your requirements.

Our ‘Build-A-Bed’ feature will guide you through the options available with helpful information and advice.

If you decide to keep the price down to a minimum without upgrading you will still have the same comfort and support because it is fundamentally the amount of water that that gives the support and comfort. This is adjustable to suit the individual by simply adding or removing a small amount of water.

Optional extras or upgrades are;

  • The upgrade from our ‘Olympia’ to a the ‘Olympia Deluxe’ range.
  • The addition of storage drawers.
  • The addition of a nice headboard.
  • The upgrade from a free flow mattress to a more stable water mattress.
  • The upgrade in quality from our standard waterbed mattress to our deluxe range.
  • Delivery for easy self-assembly as opposed to collecting from our workshops in Chichester.

All of these options can be found by clicking here.

Although not a nice topic it is one that needs to be mentioned. Whilst I was working in America back in the 80’s it was decided that although there was no proven relationship between (SIDS) ‘sudden infant death syndrome’ and waterbeds it would be very bad for the waterbed industry if there was an incident that would be pounced on by the media. Six months of age is the age that becomes hardly a risk. Between one and four months is the highest and 90% of cases happen in babies under six months. After a baby’s first birthday it is no longer a risk.

Written by High & Dry Waterbeds

August 7th, 2014 at 1:33 pm