Can You Reuse a Baby Crib Mattress?

For parents considering adding to the family one of the things that is often considered are the baby items that must be purchased and those that are leftover from previous children, or hand me downs that are available from family members. Using these items, parents can reduce the cost of having a second child and adding to the family.

To determine whether a crib mattress should be reused for a second child it’s important to consider the history of the mattress, the age of the mattress and the specific type.

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Are you familiar with the family that has used the crib mattress if it hasn’t been used personally by you? Are there pets in the home or exposure to second hand smoke? Second hand smoke and pet dander can linger … Continue Reading >>

How a Crib Mattress Should Fit

Though crib mattresses are available in standard sizes, parents shopping around for crib mattresses are often still confused when it comes to the type and size of crib mattress that is going to be used in the crib.

Learning to identify the features of a proper fitting crib mattress can help parents to make the right choice while ensuring the highest level of safety for the infant.
Some of the things that parents should consider when finding the right fit for the crib mattress include:

Crib Mattresses Should Meet Crib Frame with No Gaps
Gaps between the crib mattress and the crib that has been chosen for the infant are one of the most dangerous risks that are posed to infants sleeping in the mattress. Gaps between the mattresses … Continue Reading >>

Preventing SIDS with a Proper Crib Mattress

Crib mattresses are one of the most essential safety items that are going to be used in the nursery. Choosing the right crib mattress can ensure that the child is going to remain safe while sleeping in the crib – and give the parent peace of mind while the child is sleeping.

Though there has been no confirmed correlation between SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and the choice of crib mattress used in the nursery, there are some features of the crib mattresses that should be chosen to ensure the safety of the infant.

Choose a Firm Mattress
There are two types of crib mattresses that are available – firm and soft mattresses. Firm crib mattresses can ensure that the child remains safe while sleeping as they are … Continue Reading >>

Safety Concerns with Crib Mattresses

sealy baby posturepedic crib mattressSafety should be the first consideration when buying a crib mattress for an infant. Parents are going to want to ensure that the infant remains safe while sleeping in the crib, to ensure that the parents are going to have peace of mind while they are resting. Learning about the guidelines and common safety features that are associated with crib mattresses can help parents to make the right decision.

Some of the common safety concerns about mattresses include:

Is the mattress firm enough?
Mattresses that are designed for infants must be firm to ensure that the infant is going to remain in the position that they are placed, on the back, and ensure that they are not going to roll onto the stomach or side before they are unable to … Continue Reading >>

Non-Toxic Crib Mattresses: Does Organic Always Mean Safer?

Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic 252 Crib MattressParents making the choice between organic and non-organic crib choices should understand the difference between the two types of crib mattresses.

Comparing the components that have been used to manufacture the crib mattress, treat the crib mattress and complete the design of the crib mattress will allow the parent to realize that natural and organic crib mattresses are made from organic materials, without the traditional chemical laden materials and treatments that are used to create traditional crib mattresses.

Do these organic and non toxic crib options mean that it’s a safer choice for the child sleeping in the crib?

Comparing the two types of crib mattresses and the ingredients used in each will often allow the parent to understand the potential danger of the traditional crib mattresses. Many of the … Continue Reading >>

The Dangers of Drop Down Cribs

Drop down cribs that allow the parent to easily pull down the side for easy access to the child that is sleeping in the crib are some of the most popular models of cribs that are sold. Last year however, there was a recall that affected ninety percent of these cribs that had been sold by various companies, prompting parents to determine whether their crib was a model that was going to be affected by this recall.

The recall occurred because drop side down cribs were becoming detached in some cases and the child was getting lodged in between the drop side and the space where the crib mattress met the side of the crib, at times resulting in suffocation of the child that had been sleeping in the crib.… Continue Reading >>