What type of mattress is best for cribs?

Posted on Tue 14 June 2022 in Mattress

There are two general types of crib mattresses: foam and innerspring. Both types—if they're good quality—will keep their shape well and provide excellent support for infants and toddlers.

Does a crib mattress really matter?

Firmness: Crib mattresses are firmer than adult mattresses in order to keep babies safe and to support growing bones while they sleep. Frim mattresses also help reduce the risk of SIDS.

What firmness is best for crib mattress?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a crib mattress needs to be firm enough that it doesn't conform to the shape of your baby's head. More specifically, the mattress should be between an eight and a 10 on the mattress firmness scale.

Why do infants need to sleep on firm mattress?

During sleeping periods, an infant needs a firm, flat, even surface to maximize his or her development. This is particularly important when the infant becomes more active in the crib. They need the firm surface to provide the resistance as they begin to push up, turn and eventually stand in the crib.

What is a 2 stage baby mattress?

A 2-Stage crib mattress is a practical choice that offers long-lasting performance through the toddler years. You simply flip the mattress from the infant side to the toddler side for a cushion firm feel and a big kid transition!

How do I know if my crib mattress is safe?

A full-size crib mattress should be at least 27 1/4 inches by 51 1/4 inches and be no thicker than 6 inches. Also, if the mattress is new, pull off that plastic and throw it away immediately. Make sure, too, that the mattress itself is firm, since soft mattresses raise the risk of SIDS.

Are expensive crib mattresses worth it?

Is it worth the money? As it turns out, then answer is yes, but it depends. Marketers are really sneaky at making you think you're getting something you aren't, so it's important to really do your research on organic crib mattresses. So yes, an organic crib mattress is worth it, but only if you know what to look for.

At what age can babies sleep on soft mattress?

Experts recommend a 'firm' sleep surface for babies aged 0–12 months, even babies that are positioned face up (as they should be). Some baby products are unsafe because they are made too soft.