Nest Big Kid’s Bed Unboxing

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Are you in the market for a quality mattress for a little sleeper? Nest Bedding offers the Big Kid’s Bed, and it’s actually the first mattress-in-a-box solution for children. This product utilizes Energex foam. It’s designed to offer the contour of memory foam, allowing your child to sleep comfortably without painful pressure points.

My 10-year-old daughter Jenna will be using this mattress, and she’s excited to try it out. Just a few features that stand out that can make it a good fit for your little one includes:

  • CertiPur-US certified foams
  • Made in the USA
  • Factory-direct offers better value
  • No chemical fire barriers

Unboxing/First Impression

Breathability and Support

One of the most common complaints in memory foam is that it tends to sleep hot. However, many consumers just suffered in silence since the contour offered by this material is excellent.

Through the use of the 2 inches of Energex foam found in the top layer, the sleeper gets to enjoy the contour without feeling stuck or sleeping hot. It’s designed with breathability in mind and works with the 5-inch base to provide adequate support for kids and young people.

Big Kid’s Bed Overview


Considering that this mattress is intended for use from youngsters, it was a little difficult for me to judge the firmness. My daughter’s old mattress was a little on the firm side, and she reported that her new mattress is plusher. When I sit on it, I could feel the plush Energex foam, but the support base did add a bit of firmness. The two foams seem to work together to reflect a medium firmness. We’ll cover this factor in more detail during our full review.

Bounce and Responsiveness

What kid doesn’t like to jump on their bed? The Big Kid’s Bed doesn’t have an innerspring unit, so they won’t be able to jump very high, but, when it comes to mobility, I think the comfort layer does a pretty good job in working with the Energex foam to help you move around easily. When you push down on the combined unit, it does respond quickly, so it appears the Energex foam helps overcome this common memory foam complaint pretty well.

Check Back in for Our Full Review

I’m really curious to see how this product works out for my daughter, and I’m excited to bring you along for the ride if you’re considering making a purchase. We’ll be performing a variety of tests to see just how this product holds up.

While you wait for those results, you can read more about the Big Kid’s Bed on Nest’s website. They offer important information that can help you make a more informed purchase, and their adult bed options may catch your eye, too! Don’t hesitate to drop us a line for any questions or comments. We’ll get back to you promptly.

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