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 reposition themselves. As well as being firm throughout the mattress, the mattress should contain reinforcements throughout the edges of the mattress to ensure that the infant or toddler is going to remain in place while sleeping, and is therefore not going to become lodged between the mattress and the side of the crib.

Is the mattress the right size?
The proper sized mattress should be used in the crib to ensure that the side of the crib and the mattress are flush with one another. This is going to ensure that the infant or child is not going to become lodged in the side of the mattress and suffocate.

Has the mattress been used for multiple years and lost its firmness throughout the design and no longer offers support?
It’s important to ensure that the mattress that has been chosen remains safe and firm, to allow the infant to remain safe on the mattress. Though hand-me-down mattresses may be a budget friendly option for parents trying to stretch their dollar, it’s important to ensure that the mattress is safe and that the mattress has not been recalled for any reason. Learning the age of the mattress, the type of mattress and ensuring that the mattress has it’s seal is the most effective way to ensure that the mattress is going to remain safe.