Thanks Pete for the quick response. I’m guessing since you don’t carry the lower end Simmons for kids that Pottery Barn or Land of Nod carry that you would not recommend those mattresses, correct? I was looking at the Wolf Adara since that seems to be what you have been recommending for toddler girls, but my only concern is that I have never really heard of them before or seen any customer reviews on them. Its hard to purchase a mattress that I’ve never sat on before. Is is pretty firm? I’m finding that the Simmons plush ones also seem a little too soft for a child. The coil density is also less on the Adara but perhaps the way it is constructed is different so it isn’t comparing apples to apples. I read your blog a few years ago when you recommended the Lumberton which is why I have been pretty much considering Simmons up to this point, but your more recent blog posts have me rethinking and taking a chance on getting a bed I can’t test out! :)
First off, concerning yourself with recommendations that I might have made years ago, is a total waste of your time. The factories change their lines every couple of years. The specifications change...and so do my recommendations, based on those changes and whatever else may be available over the passing years. Also, you're going to want to avoid jumping to conclusions.
It's difficult to buy a mattress, especially when there is no one to trust.
And quite frankly, trusting your own senses is also a mistake.
If you limit yourself to only those mattresses that you can physically test, your choices will most be mattresses that are filled with the very deceptive memory foam.
Most stores are a sea of mattresses laden with memory foam, designed to be comfortable enough to "Make the Sale", but are basically worthless a very short time later...not to mention the chemical off gassing.
The vast majority of truly high quality mattresses are available only on line.
You seem to be between a rock and a hard place, when it comes to how you intend to base your decision.
Under these circumstances, my recommendation to you, is to go directly into doing your own research. Know the specification of the mattresses you're considering, understand what the materials are and base your decision on the quality of the materials being used. This way, you won't have to take anyone's word for anything.
And, I promise you, once you have a fuller understanding of what's what, you won't want to shop at any of the mattress stores.
Here's a link to the Wolf hybrid mattresses you asked about...the Adrian & Adara models...consisting of coils and all natural latex. ...a good place to start your research.
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