The choice of baby crib mattress is at least as important as the selection of the right baby crib. When researching crib mattresses, there are a few important things to look at to ensure that your baby is comfortable and safe in the crib.
The cover is very important. It is in near to the baby’s skin. The cover should be 100% organic. The material used for the fire barrier should also contain no chemicals. Wool is a eco-friendly and fire-retardant and that is why it is now being used in production of bedding and other homeware.
A firm surface. Experts recommend that babies, especially newborns, be put to bed on a firm mattress to reduce the risk of SIDS. In a similar vein, parents are advised not to put soft toys, comforters or pillows in cribs because these are suffocation hazards. Furthermore, a resilient surface will also help your baby’s physical development as it provides adequate support for rolling over and crawling. If you wish, you can get a double-firmness mattress that has a hard side for infants and a softer one for toddlers.
This is something that a latex mattress can provide. Latex mattresses are made from rubber tree sap, a natural component that is chemical-free and non-biodegradable. This is why this is a mattress known for its hypoallergenic and antimicrobial properties.
A lot of new moms are obsessed about keeping the house and baby’s room clean. Cleaning up is an excellent thing, but what you clean up with may not. Once you clean a room; go out then walk back in can you smell the chemical cleaners? If so that is not a good thing, those chemicals could possibly get into your baby’s lungs. There are many green cleaners currently available. They’re better for the environment and better for your health. Sometimes chemicals aren’t even needed. With all the steam home appliances out there it is possible to steam clean your house, eliminating soil, grim and germs without any chemicals.
Both of these choices are readily available in most places today, so just be sure to get the best quality crib mattress that you can afford. Make sure that the mattress is firm, not soft, to support your baby properly!
After purchasing the mattress of your choice, make sure it is properly maintained. It must be cleaned regularly to avoid attracting insects that can bite your child. Mattress pads are important because they provide enough heat for your baby. It also acts as a cushion so that your baby does not need to rest or sleep on a hard surface. It would be best to check reviews of the best brands before narrowing down your choices. Read about the reputation of the brand and check all the recalls that have been made for their products. Be sure to choose the right mattress for your child’s needs.