An infant spends more than half of the hours of each day in their crib. Therefore you need to choose wisely when you choose a mattress for their crib. Not all mattresses are safe, and you might get mislead by the information that is given out there.
Things to consider when you choose a mattress for a crib:
Comfort: When an infant is still small, comfort, might not be your first consideration; they will fall asleep anywhere when they are tired enough. The comfort category comes into play when your baby becomes a toddler and start fighting sleep. If the mattress is not comfortable, you might struggle with the sleep issue.
Breathability: A mattress should be comfortable and adjust to body temperature. To be comfortable, a mattress should not cause sweating or overheating.
Easy to Clean: With a baby there will be messy moments, some big, and some smaller. Removable covers work very well, and if the mattress has a vinyl cover underneath the removable one, it cleans easily.
Choosing a mattress for your baby’s crib might be one of the most important items that you will buy for your baby.
Types of mattresses that you can choose from:
Dual-sided mattress; have two sides, one firmer than the other. As your baby becomes a toddler, you can flip the mattress over for a more suitable firmness.
Foam mattress; these are the most common to buy because they are generally more affordable. If you should decide to buy a foam mattress, you need to make sure of the thickness of the mattress and it should not be too soft, but rather resilient.
Innerspring Mattresses; tend to be heavier and because of that, they are not as popular as a foam mattress.
Buying a cheaper version mattress might actually harm your child. A good mattress will give many years of service. You could also consider the fact that mattresses that are not environmentally friendly can cause the inhale of harmful chemicals.