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Choosing the right mattress firmness is the next step you’ll need to take. While you may prefer the soft variety yourself, it is usually recommend that you get a more firm model for baby. Firm mattresses offer baby more support, and because they haven’t developed strong muscles, they will have a harder time moving around if they are “sinking” into a soft mattress. Even if you think firm sounds uncomfortable, don’t worry. There are many ultra comfortable firm mattresses from brands like Sealy and Simmions Kids that will keep baby comfortable and safe.
Foam or coil? This is likely the next question you’ll face when selecting baby’s crib mattresses. In terms of portability and convenience, foam is usually preferred. Just make sure that you’ve got a firm enough foam mattress, and there is no problem opting for the foam alternative. The coil variety usually boasts a thicker mattress and many tend to be more durable and longer lasting. Some, such as the DaVinci Emily Coil Mattress, are designed for superior firmness and support for infants, but can be flipped over for a little bit more softness for older children who don’t need quite as much support.
Once you’ve got the basics down, you could always choose to go the organic route. Organic mattresses are good for the environment and better for baby. As natural as baby, these organic options don’t contain all those chemicals and potential high allergy materials found in more traditional models. The American Baby Company and Naturpedic are two brands you’ll want to look into if you’re looking to “go green.” The Naturpedic No-Comprise Organic Cotton Classic Mattress, for example, is an award-winner and a favorite among babies and parents alike.
So get on out there and find that perfect mattress. And, once you’ve got it both baby and parents will be sleeping better through the night.