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What to Look for When Buying a Crib Mattress?

What to Look for When Buying a Crib Mattress?

A restful sleep is necessary for an optimal body functionality throughout the day. This is why doctors recommend to use the right mattress. An extremely soft one that lacks proper firmness can cause suffocation and other medical conditions and can even culminate into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Firmness can be essentially important for your children’s growing bones, muscles, tissues, joints and ligaments. It provides the resistance a baby needs from such surface. If the surface of mattress is not supportive enough then the child would lack a number of things like strength, stamina and confidence later.

There are hundreds of things to consider for crib mattresses but the following list are the must things you must look at before purchasing one. You can even make your choices here to get the best deal. Nevertheless, here are some considerations to make:

  1. Double-sided

You must purchase mattresses that are double-sided. This term is even applied to coil spring crib mattresses. One side provides the perfect firmness for an infant while the other is softer and more comfortable. This makes it more suitable choice for a toddler. Such product can last for a long time if used in a proper manner can be used for more than one child over the period of time.

  1. Waterproof

Make sure your mattress is waterproof. Many mattresses come with covers that are already waterproof. This makes it easier to clean and are resistant to stains. You obviously don’t want your crib mattress to get wet. However, you can even get the waterproof capacity by purchasing a cover separately and put it over. These mattresses are relatively costly but is a good investment.

  1. Good support

A good support is vitally important for your infant as mentioned above. Support is not all about comfort but also has concerns with durability which adds more to firmness. In a coil spring mattress, the support depends on things like gauge, type and quality of material and coil count. Mattresses that are made of covered pockets using an independent mechanism provide better support than coil mattresses.

  1. Durability

This is another crucially important feature. Everyone wants a mattress that stays firm and supportive in spite of constant use. Foam and coil spring mattresses come in standardized quality and highly durable models. All mattresses claim that they are durable but you have to do some research on this aspect depending on how rough your usage is. A durable foam may use a dense foam or have a high coil spring count.

  1. Organic mattress

Organic mattresses are the least toxic mattresses made in the market. However these are an expensive choice to make. But if it doesn’t comes under your affordability, then you can go for close alternatives like eco-friendly mattresses. They are made of safe and non-toxic materials that are not natural but as pure as organic.

  1. Good breathability

A good breathability is a very important aspect to take into account before purchasing a mattress. This is an important feature in the context of not retaining heat but also dissipating it. There is a huge variety of mattresses that is good in this aspect. They include air vents that allow cool air in but also let hot air escape in the surrounding environment. This is why it is important to read features of your mattress. Mattresses retaining heat can be highly uncomfortable and can even be dangerous in many ways.

  1. High quality certifications

It is recommendable to invest in mattresses that come with well-established and reputable safety and high quality certifications. These things are not restricted to the aspect of marketing but are formal guarantees that these mattresses have undergone certain procedures and tests to meet the international standards.

  1. Well-reputation

Reputation counts a lot in this case. If possible, it is preferable to go for a mattress that is made by a well-known, reputable manufacturers. This will ensure all the above aspects in your mattress. Such companies have been in business for a long time and are aware of each and everything that this field entails. They are in this field for long enough to learn from their past mistakes in order to produce better products. They also generally offer better warranties, customer services, a wider variety and more features. However, one thing you must keep in your mind regarding a well-reputed producer is that they may be expensive relative to cheaper brands.


Given the importance of a standardized-quality crib mattress, one must consider above factors to cover each and every aspect of a restful sleep. There are other features to look for as well but these are probably the most important ones. Get yourself educated before heading towards the shop and get the best mattress in the market ultimately.


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