Choosing the right crib mattress for your baby's crib is certainly not a difficult task. There are, however, a number of things that you should pay attention to in advance, such as washability, air permeability, dimensions and material. With these five golden tips you can be sure that your baby will sleep wonderfully on a comfortable and safe crib mattress.
WHAT SHOULD YOU PAY ATTENTION TO?
A crib mattress can of course become dirty and for that reason it is recommended to choose a model with a washable cover or cover that can be zipped off. An additional advantage here is that the cover of the cradle mattress can possibly be completely replaced and used for the next child.
Do allergies occur frequently in the family? ..Take the certain for the uncertain and opt for a hypoallergenic crib mattress. A hypo allergenic crib mattress consists of exclusively anti-allergic materials. (no feathers, down etc.)
3) AIR PERMEABLE
It is important that the top layer in the cradle mattress is breathable. In the first place this is better for the drainage of moisture. safety also plays an important role in this. It is not inconceivable that your baby will accidentally lie on the mattress with its mouth. Even in this case, air supply remains guaranteed at all times.
4) THE DIMENSIONS OF THE CRIB MATTRESS
Sufficient thickness means sufficient comfort. As a rule of thumb, a cradle mattress thickness of at least 9 centimeters is generally assumed. Please note that the thickness of the crib mattress matches the dimensions of the crib so that your baby does not lie too high in relation to the edge.
5) THE MATERIAL OF THE CRADLE MATTRESS
Do you have to choose for innerspring, cold foam, latex or polyether? Here are all the advantages and disadvantages per type of mattress:
POLYETHER CRADLE MATTRESS
Polyether is a material that is used frequently. It is a cheap material that is easy to produce in the right shape. In addition, a polyether cradle mattress is very easy to wash. A major drawback of a polyether cradle mattress, however, is that the material offers relatively poor support. In addition, it ventilates much less well than, for example, an innerspring mattress or cold foam mattress. Polyether is generally not recommended due to these disadvantages.
INNER SPRING AND POCKET SPRING CRADLE MATTRESSES
These types of mattress are also cheap and guarantee excellent ventilation. On the other hand, the hygiene is not optimal with the innerspring mattress, because you cannot wash it properly. A pocket spring mattress for adults is a comfortable alternative that offers good support. For your baby it is not the best choice, because the springs in the cradle mattress are just too far apart so there is no uniform support. Pressure points may arise on the springs.
LATEX AND COLD FOAM
Latex and cold foam are materials with a very good resilience. They offer very good support for your baby's body. Furthermore, the material is also washable. As a disadvantage it could possibly be noted that cradle mattresses of this kind feel just a little warmer than mattresses of a different material. To overcome this disadvantage, an additional ventilating layer can then be added on top of the mattress. This is precisely the reason why, for example, the Petite Amélie Eco mattress is equipped with a top layer of ventilating buckwheat. This layer keeps the mattress cool at all times, provides excellent ventilation and furthermore increases comfort.
Latex and cold foam baby mattresses are generally recommended. Additional added layers - such as buckwheat and coconut - further increase comfort and air permeability. Have fun and good luck choosing your crib with baby mattress! Click here to go to the Petite Amélie baby mattress collection.
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