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How to Choose the Best Crib Mattress for Your Child

When you bring home a newborn baby from the hospital, one of your top priorities is to provide them with a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment to sleep in. 

A firm, supportive mattress which fits snugly into a standard crib frame will help your infant sleep better, which will help you get more rest, and have the peace of mind that your child is safe and comfortable. 

Having a mattress which your child can use into their early years is easier for your toddler as they grow, and easier on your budget.    

Q: Is a memory foam crib mattress safe for my baby?

A: An overly soft surface can yield too much under a baby’s body weight, and increase the risk of suffocation by a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) event. 

PerfectSense crib mattresses are firm enough to support a baby’s weight, yet comfortable enough to facilitate uninterrupted sleep. They are reversible and are wide and long enough to fit snugly into most standard cribs sold in North America with no gaps or pinch zones. 

Our mattresses are shipped with a jacquard knit, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial cover made of bamboo, which is waterproof, machine washable, and can breathe.

If you’ve had other baby mattresses, you will know how certain substances can leave lingering odours in some mattresses. Not with our product, however! 

Our mattresses are safe, durable, and comfortable. They’re ideal for babies and in your child’s early formative years. 

Q: Can babies sleep on an adult memory foam mattress?

A: Sleeping or co-sleeping on soft memory foam mattresses can expose a baby to dangers related to their breathing capacity. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders recommends that babies sleep on their backs in the supine position, as it results in fewer ear infections. The American Academy of Paediatrics agrees.  

Laying on the softest memory foam bedding can be compared to laying on soft sand, which yields excessively to your body weight, and holds its form.

Babies can also “re-breathe” their own carbon dioxide, which is linked to SIDS.

PerfectSense Crib Mattresses are built for added firmness, safety and support. It has breathable venting cells and complies with federal safety standards. 

Q: What is the best mattress for newborns?

A: Memory foam-based products are the most lightweight.  You should opt for a firm memory foam mattresses, as soft ones have proven to be a safety risk.

A good thing about this type is that it's easy to check how it conforms to your child’s head or if it will stay firm as it should be. 

Apply pressure in the centre of the mattress, and along the edges. If the indent regains its position quickly, it’s likely a good choice for your child.

Q: How thick should a crib mattress be?

A: Federal law requires that all full-sized crib mattresses must be at least 27.25" x 51.63" and no more than 6" thick.

PerfectSense Crib mattresses comply with these measurement standards.

Q: How do I choose a mattress for my toddler?

A: Choose the correct size: Most children transition from a crib mattress to a “big boy/big girl bed” between the ages of 2 and 3. 

Assess the Materials: Children with allergies are often sensitive to synthetic mattresses. 

Select the right firmness: Ensure your son or daughter is happy with the level of comfort of the mattress because they sufficient sleep is critical at this stage of their lives.

Q: What’s the best type of mattress for a toddler?

A: There are generally two types of crib mattresses, foam and innerspring, each of which is suitable for both infants and toddlers, says Consumer Reports.

A toddler bed looks like a regular bed except it is lower to the ground and comes with side rails. Most crib mattresses fit toddler beds.

Q: Should a child have a firm mattress?

A: Growing children need optimal support, particularly around their neck and spine. 

Parents are strongly urged to select mattresses for their children that will provide adequate support as they age. Mattresses that are too soft are generally considered unsupportive even for young sleepers.

Ready to give your baby—and yourself—the perfect night’s sleep? Shop for a memory foam crib mattress now.


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