Can a Crib Mattress Affect Your Infant’s Health?

by | Jun 23, 2017

crib mattressProtecting your baby’s health is a primary concern as a parent. While there are steps you take to protect your baby every day, one thing you may not have thought about is the mattress they sleep on. Choosing the right crib mattress helps make your baby cozy at bedtime, while keeping them supported and safe. Here are a few things to consider when looking for a crib mattress at a mattress store.

Choose Appropriate Materials

Organic mattresses are a great choice for cribs. They are often more expensive, but offer peace of mind because you know your baby won’t be sleeping on a mattress that contains chemicals and industrial compounds. Standard mattresses can emit toxic gases, but mattresses made with all-natural materials don’t because they don’t contain harmful materials.

Find a Custom Mattress that Fits Your Crib

A crib mattress needs to fit snugly in your crib; there shouldn’t be space between the crib frame and the side of the mattress. A mattress that’s too small can create a suffocation and entrapment hazard. Purchasing a custom mattress from a custom mattress shop that’s made specifically for your crib dimensions is the best way to get a perfect fit.

Check Firmness

The crib mattress should be firm, often firmer than for older children and adults. It should feel stiff and snap back when pressed. The custom mattress should not conform to the shape of your hand, and should regain its shape quickly when pushed on.

Purchase a New Mattress from a Trusted Mattress Store

Used mattresses are usually not a good idea for your baby. They are more likely to hold an indentation, offer a place for bacterial growth, and may even increase the risk of SIDS. Shopping at a reliable mattress store helps you to find the crib mattress you need.

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