Baby’s crib mattress: How to Choose

Although it seems to be a pretty boring task, it is one with direct implications for your child’s health. The mattress is as important as the baby’s crib, so expert recommend that both items be purchased together to fit the best.

The baby will spend at least half of the time spent on the bed on the mattress you decide to buy. Although it seems pretty much to you, babies sleep up to 18 hours a day. A good mattress will support the baby’s growing bone system.

First of all, you have to make sure that the mattress fits perfectly into the baby’s crib, as any space left between the mattress and the side of the crib poses a potential choking hazard. The mattress must be firm; the soft ones can easily adapt to the shape of the baby’s head and face, increasing the risk of choking or even the appearance of SIDS (Sugar Death Syndrome). At the Tucson mattress storesyou will get the following options.

Types of mattresses

There are three types of mattresses: foam, springs or natural fibers (grass or popular coconut). All three types of mattresses, if they are of quality, will retain their shape and provide excellent support to babies and toddlers. There are, however, differences between them.

Foam – often polyurethane – is easier (2.5 – 6kg) than natural (8kg) or spring (8-15kg). Although you probably only pick up one corner at a time to change the bed linen, things would be simpler in the case of a foam mattress. If you consider that the mattress should be ventilated at least every 2 weeks, then foam version is ideal; but the other types of mattresses have advantages that recommend them to be used. The foam mattress is less elastic, which makes it cannot be used as a crib escape from the crib once the baby is big enough to jump.

The spring mattresses, although much used by our generation of parents, are hard to find in the shops that sell children’s and babies supplies. Particularly new parents are the first to ask the sales consultants in the visited stores about baby mattresses, being used by most adults now and in their own childhood. They are made of springs covered with a layer of foam over which a cotton or PVC jacket is placed, being more expensive than the polyurethane foam variant.