Nest Bedding Lark Review

Established in 2011, Nest Bedding is a popular bed-in-a-box brand focused on producing premium mattresses and bedding made from high-quality, clean materials. Responsibly crafted and manufactured in the USA, Nest Bedding ditches the harmful chemicals found in many of today’s most popular beds to ensure a healthier sleep environment for you and your family.

This review will look at the Nest Bedding Lark Kids Bed. We’ll cover construction, firmness and feel, mattress performance, and purchase details to help you determine whether the Nest Bedding Lark Kids Bed is suitable for your little one.

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Nest Bedding Lark Review Summary

If you’re looking for a safe, eco-friendly mattress for your toddler or young kid, the Lark could be an excellent choice. This non-toxic mattress is suitable for toddlers and children weighing less than 110lbs.

Standout Features

  • Made to Order in the USA
  • CertiPUR-US Certified Foams
  • OEKO-TEX Certified Natural Dunlop Latex
  • Non-chemical Fire Sock

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What We Love: –

  • Designed specifically for toddlers and kids weighing less than 110lbs.
  • Certified safe, non-toxic mattress for a healthier sleep environment.
  • Firm latex and pressure-relieving quilted foam provide a balanced feel for optimal support.
  • Great for use in bunk beds.

What We Don’t Love:

  • It’s pretty expensive for a kids bed, making it cost-prohibitive for budget shoppers.

Mattress Type

Natural Latex

Firmness

Firm

Sleep Trial

30-Nights

Warranty

Limited Lifetime

Shipping

FREE Standard

Price Range

$1199-$1449

Mattress Construction

The Nest Bedding Lark has a 7” mattress profile. It is made with Organic Cotton, CeritPUR-US certified foams, and OEKO-TEX certified Natural Dunlop Latex.

Eco-Flex foam is quilted into the Organic Cotton and Joma Wool mattress cover, creating a plush pillow top feel; which helps relieve pressure and provide additional comfort from the firmer latex layers below. 

6” of OEKO-TEX certified Natural Dunlop Latex makes up the Lark’s core. The latex core provides support, structure, and durability.

Lastly, The Lark Natural Kids Bed is made with a non-chemical hydrogenated silica fire barrier instead of chemical flame retardants.

Close up of the Lark kids bed organic cotton mattress cover
Close up of the Quilted Organic Cotton Cover

The Lark’s Firmness & Feel

Overall, the Lark mattress has a firm feel, falling at around an 8 (out of 10) on the firmness scale. A medium-firm to firm mattress is best for children whose growing bodies require proper support.

Natural Dunlop Latex gives this kids bed a bouncy, responsive feel that makes it easy to move around and change positions. While the quilted foam pillow top provides the Lark mattress with some gentle contouring for enhanced comfort.

Whether your child prefers to sleep on their side, back, or stomach, the balanced feel of the Lark kids bed, makes it suitable for all sleep positions.

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Nest Bedding Lark Review Summary

If you’re looking for a safe, eco-friendly mattress for your toddler or young kid, the Lark could be an excellent choice. This non-toxic mattress is suitable for toddlers and children weighing less than 110lbs.

Standout Features

  • Made to Order in the USA
  • CertiPUR-US Certified Foams
  • OEKO-TEX Certified Natural Dunlop Latex
  • Non-chemical Fire Sock

Mattress Performance

Cooling

Latex is known for regulating heat and providing pressure relief, which can help keep you comfortable and cool. The Lark mattress has been designed with this feature in mind. 

The bed’s core is made from natural latex that is perforated with hundreds of tiny holes to promote airflow and breathability. These holes allow air to circulate freely through the fabric and reduce heat buildup, keeping your little one comfortably cool all night long.

Related: What Is The Ideal Sleep Temperature?

Edge Support

Edge Support indicates how well a mattress stands up to weight around the bed’s perimeter. A kids bed with poor edge support could make it more likely for your little one to take a tumble if they are a particularly active sleeper. 

Overall, the Edge Support of the Lark Kids Bed is pretty good. The bed is intended for kids weighing less than 110 lbs, so children weighing more than this may start to notice more compression. 

The other thing to be aware of here is the low mattress profile. If you’re using the Lark Mattress with a deeper bed frame, you may feel the frame beneath you while sitting on the edge.

Close up demonstrating the edge support of the Lark Kids Bed

Motion Transfer

Made with Natural Dunlop Latex, the Lark Natural Kids Bed has a responsive, slightly bouncy surface feel. This makes it easy to move around but also increases the motion transfer a bit. That being said, the quilted foam mattress cover helps dampen motion while helping to cushion your little one.

Off-Gassing

Natural latex does not off-gas. In other words, it does not emit any harmful chemicals. Natural latex, made from rubber tree sap, emits a slight odor. The odor is generally not offensive and usually dissipates within a few days.

Natural latex and foam make up the Lark Kids Bed. Unlike latex, foam does off-gas. Chemical vapors released from the foam create off-gassing, which can last several days after you receive your new bed. 

Because the Lark mattress is made with certiPUR-US certified foams, the VOC output is minimal. Furthermore, Nest Bedding gives their foams time to off-gas in their factory, minimizing odors and other issues experienced with foam mattresses. 

Additionally, Nest Bedding airs out its latex and foam before shipping to minimize the effects of off-gassing or odors in your home. Overall, we’d say off-gassing was minimal if any.

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Nest Bedding Lark Review Summary

If you’re looking for a safe, eco-friendly mattress for your toddler or young kid, the Lark could be an excellent choice. This non-toxic mattress is suitable for toddlers and children weighing less than 110lbs.

Standout Features

  • Made to Order in the USA
  • CertiPUR-US Certified Foams
  • OEKO-TEX Certified Natural Dunlop Latex
  • Non-chemical Fire Sock

Lark Purchase Details

Sleep Trial

Nest Bedding offers a 30-night sleep trial for their kids bed. If the Lark mattress isn’t right for you or your little one, return it before the 30th night for a full refund.

Warranty

The Lark Natural Kids Bed comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. It is good for the original purchaser only and not transferable. The warranty covers manufacturer defects. It does not include issues such as normal wear and tear.

Shipping

Shipping and returns are FREE for customers in the Continental United States. Additional shipping fees apply on orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.

The Lark Mattress is made to order. You can expect to receive your little one’s new mattress within 3-8 business days.

Accident Protection

Nest Bedding offers Accident Protection to their customers. This insurance covers damage to the mattress via rips, tears, and stains caused by food, drinks, and/or bodily fluids. Professional in-home service is also included, so if anything happens (such as your little one wetting the bed), they’ll send someone out to fix it.

Accident Protection is offered through Extend. You can purchase Accident Protection for 2-years ($109), 3-years ($199), and 5-years ($279).

Pricing & Bed Dimensions

Lark Price

Sizes (W x H x L)

Weight

Twin

$1199

38 x 74 x 7

45 lbs

Twin XL

$1349

38 x 80 x 12

38 x 80 x 12

Full

$1449

54 x 75 x 12

54 x 75 x 12

Financing

Nest Bedding offers several options for financing. Choose from Buy Now, Pay Later w/ ShopPay, 0%* APR financing w/Affirm, or Lease-to-Own w/Katapult. Learn more about financing options at nestbedding.com.

*Rates as low as 0% APR available subject to credit approval.

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Nest Bedding Lark Review Summary

If you’re looking for a safe, eco-friendly mattress for your toddler or young kid, the Lark could be an excellent choice. This non-toxic mattress is suitable for toddlers and children weighing less than 110lbs.

Standout Features

  • Made to Order in the USA
  • CertiPUR-US Certified Foams
  • OEKO-TEX Certified Natural Dunlop Latex
  • Non-chemical Fire Sock

What Bed Frame Should I Use?

If you’re looking for a bed frame that fits the Lark Kids Mattress, Nest Bedding recommends their HomeBase Foundation. You can also use the Lark Mattress with a Slatted Base or Metal Folding Frame. Bunk beds are also a suitable choice for use with the Lark Mattress. 

Just make sure to avoid any foundation with flexible slats, as this can compromise support and void your warranty.

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Nest Bedding Lark Mattress Review Summary

The Nest Bedding Lark Mattress is a great choice for kids. Made with high-quality materials, it is naturally breathable and cool, and it’s eco-friendly. You’ll pay more than other kids mattresses, but you’re paying for the health, safety, and comfort of your little one.

Other Kids Mattresses To Consider

5 Little Monkeys

  • 5 Little Monkeys is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 18, which means you could get more life out of the 5 Little Monkeys Bed. 
  • It is an all-foam mattress that features CertiPUR-US certified foams, and an OEKO-TEX certified mattress cover, and flame retardant sock. 
  • It is offered at a lower price point. This is to be expected, though, since the Lark Mattress is a Natural mattress which tends to add to the price tag.

Related: 5 Little Monkeys Mattress Review