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 >>

Crib Mattresses at Target and Wal Mart

With everything that is needed to prepare the home for an infant, it’s important to search for the best prices for the baby gear that is going to be brought into the home. Finding deals at big box stores like Target and Wal Mart can be a great way to save up to thirty percent off of comparable prices to reduce

Parents shopping for crib mattresses at Target and Wal Mart can find crib mattresses from leading brands like Sealy and Safety First. Comparing the features of the mattresses is simple, as the details for each crib mattress are listed through each of the websites, allowing the customer to easily compare the features of the crib mattresses, the price of the crib mattress and even reviews that have been written … Continue Reading >>

Buying a Used Crib Mattress to Save Money 

Having a baby can be an expensive time. Most parents don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on all of the gear required for the child and are trying to find ways to lower the cost of the baby gear required, choosing previously used items can be a great way to save, as parents are able to find popular baby items and nursery gear for less than fifty percent of the original cost of the items being purchased. 

Using the online classified ads and even the popular baby consignment stores in the local area can be a great place to start looking for a crib mattress. These places have a variety of brands, and crib mattresses that are suited to a variety of budgets.

Colgate EcoSpring Ultra II Crib MattressA great idea to save money, … Continue Reading >>

Can a Crib Mattress Fit a Toddler Bed?

Parents that are expecting their first child are often in shock at the cost of the items needed for the infant. Crib mattresses can cost upwards of one hundred dollars and cribs even more. With the high cost of baby gear and other items required for children, it can be quite difficult to find ways to save money on the big items like baby and toddler gear – choosing versatile gear that will last from baby to toddlers is one of the best ways to save.

As the child begins to outgrow the crib the costs can increase as parents often purchase a toddler bed to accommodate the growing child. Fortunately, crib mattresses that ar used in standard sized cribs are created to fit toddler beds as well, saving the … Continue Reading >>

How to Clean a Crib Mattress

crib mattress protectorCrib mattresses for infants and toddlers require a good regular cleaning. From being slept on to being subject to diaper leaks and bottles in the crib, there are many ways that the crib mattress can become soiled.

Cleaning the crib mattress can keep it healthy and safe for the child that is sleeping in the crib and can ensure that the parent is going to be able to use the crib mattress for more than one child. Most parents though, are unsure of how the crib mattress can be cleaned – and therefore avoid the chore.

The method used to clean the crib mattress will depend on the type of mattress that has been chosen for the infant. Crib mattresses that are created with a water resistant layer throughout the … Continue Reading >>

How and When Should I Move My Toddler From a Crib to a Bed?

adorable babyThe transition from a crib to a toddler bed can be a confusing one. There are many guides, books, and pieces of unsolicited advice that are often given from well meaning friends and relatives, but the time to move the toddler from a crib to a bed is different for every toddler, as every toddler develops differently and have different needs.

To determine whether your child is ready to make the change from a crib to a toddler bed there are a few milestones that you may want to watch for. Is the child crawling out of the crib at nap time or through the night and you are worried that they may become hurt while doing so? If this is the case, you might want to transition the child … Continue Reading >>