Many of you and we thought selecting the proper crib was difficult; now you have to locate a mattress! And knowing that your kid will spend most of their first couple of years resting on it adds to the stress. In general, crib mattress standards are rather high and tightly controlled, but there are a few factors you should bear in mind while making your choice.
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Don’t allow your desire for a soft, fluffy mattress with memory foam on top to affect your judgment. A baby mattress must be relatively firm to support their body, and too soft a mattress increases the danger of suffocation and SIDS.
Dimensions and fit
Check that you have the correct mattress size for your crib. More than two fingers should not fit between the side of the mattress and the crib frame. Suffocation and entrapment are risks if the mattress is too tiny.
This one isn’t so much about safety as it is about making your life a little simpler. Mattress weights range from roughly seven pounds to more than twenty-five pounds! Can you imagine changing the sheets on a 25-pounder? Keep in mind that lower-weight mattresses are typically constructed of foam rather than coil springs, so keep that in mind if you don’t want to strain your back every time you wash your baby’s linens.
Organic may not always imply non-toxic
Everyone wants the greatest and safest goods for their kid, and you may read words like organic, natural, eco-friendly, plant-based and assume it implies the product is the safest available. Buyer careful since such words are tossed about much too frequently and may be rather deceptive. Organic refers to plant-derived portions of the mattress, such as cotton or wool. Still, the mattress may also contain metal, polymers, and chemicals used in the stuffing or to make it waterproof or fire retardant.
Cotton is one of the most commonly sprayed crops, so although it’s fantastic to know this material is organic, keep in mind that it’s quite probable it’s the only organic thing in your organic crib, so make sure it’s GOTS certified.
Parents love their babies or children
Every parent wants their child to be happy, and a good night’s sleep results in a happy baby. Choosing the proper baby mattress for your infant is critical since it promotes better sleep and supports healthy growth.