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Jess Miller is a loving mother that wants to help other parents by giving them helpful parenting tips and reviewing the best products for their children to save them time, money, and hassle.

Chris Kreifels says

June 19, 2015 at 2:51 pm

This is amazing, now I learn a lot about mattress. Thank you for sharing this article.

Jess Miller says

June 19, 2015 at 11:21 pm

Hi Chris,

I am glad you found the guide informative.

Keep being awesome!

Sonya says

July 9, 2015 at 12:15 am

Hi! I’;m wondering if you can help me. I have my mind set on a particular cot mattress that measures 1310 x 750 , The cot I have suggests purchasing a mattress 1300 X 750. Will this extra cm in length be unsuitable for my cot? Thanks

Jess Miller says

July 9, 2015 at 3:31 am

Hi Sonya,

Being American I am still getting my head around the metric system. It would all depend on the material that the mattress is made of. A foam mattress will have a tiny bit of give, while a spring mattress will be impossible to squash in. Unfortunatelybed pillow covers, with so many types of cribs and mattresses I could only guess as to whether it would fit or not.

If I was you I would go to a local store (say a babies r us) with a tape measure and find a crib with very similar dimensions. I would then ask the shop assistant if you can try and fit a mattress that is a similar size inside.

Worst case scenario: the mattress gets stuck and the shop assistant has to try and get it out :)Otherwise I would contact the manufacturer of your crib directly with the dimensions and type of crib mattress and have one of their experts give you their informed opinion.

Hopefully one of those two options provides you with a concrete answer.

Keep Being Awesome!

Sonya says

July 9, 2015 at 7:40 am

Hi Jess!

Thanks so much for your advice, Actually the mattresses is an innerspring and latex mattress, so it may not fit properly. ( I never thought of that).

Jess Miller says

July 9, 2015 at 8:52 am

Innerspring and latex? Sounds like your baby is going to be spoiled rotten. I sleep on a latex pillow and would not trade it for the world!

Unfortunately it does sound like this mattress will not be the fit you are looking for.

Oh and just one more piece of advice to help you with your mattress hunt:

The crib manufacturers generally specify a sized mattress that will not leave a gap around the outside that your baby could get stuck in. Another reason they specify a size is that you need to be able to easily change the fitted sheet (you gotta love diaper leaks and baby drool) and a mattress that fits too tight can make changing the sheets a huge chore.

Keep being awesome!

joy808 says

May 13, 2016 at 11:41 am

A friend suggested we layer our sheets just in case of a mishap in the middle of the night. Just pull off the top layer instead of going through lifting the mattress to replace the sheets. We invested in a couple of sheet protectors that are simple rectangular shaped that we place been each layer. When there’;s a misha, simply pull the top layer off.

jennnie clark says

August 4, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Did you review the Newton crib mattress? I’;ve been reading a lot about it and wonder how it stacks up against the others,


Jess Miller says

August 4, 2015 at 11:43 pm

Hi Jennie,

Until your comment I had not heard of the Newton crib mattress. I just read up on it and if what the creators claim is true then this is one great crib mattress! It may even beat out all my other recommendations. I will have to look into it because at that price (my eyes jumped out of my head when I saw it!) it would have to considerably beat out it’;s competition for me to recommend it. Stay tuned!

Keep being awesome!

Alyssa says

December 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Hi there! Have you had the chance to review the Newton yet? Interested in your expert opinion!

Dorina says

September 3, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Hi, great article and super helpful for me as i am a ftm. I am trying to wrap my mind around how to purchase my son a crib and a mattress. im set on an organic mattress that is 52 x 5.5 x 27 but i am not sure what measurement in crib i need to look for. I want to avoid the hassle of buying then returning it and looking for a better fit. How did you match your crib mattress and crib? I added the link for my mattress just to be more precise id reallly appreciate your help.Thank you in advance!

Jess Miller says

September 4, 2015 at 12:08 am

Hi Dorina,

Congratulations on the first child. You are about to embark on a journey that has amazing highs (and lows) known as being a mom. I remember the feeling when I had my first child and I am super excited for you!

That looks like a funky mattress! Just one thing. If you are truly chasing down a natural crib mattress I would double check as to what they use to make this mattress “;Antimicrobial”;. A lot of companies will use chemicals linked to respiratory problems in order to achieve this effect. Might be worth firing off a quick email to the manufacturer, they will have this information on hand. I would hate for you to pay top dollar and not get what you really wanted.

Regarding the mattress fitting the crib, If this is your first time crib mattress shopping then I strongly recommend going into an actual store armed with a measuring tape and annoying the shop assistant. Grab a mattress off the shelf with similar dimensions (shouldn’;t be too hard to find, they are all fairly similar in size) and see what sized crib works and what doesn’;t.

You don’;t want the mattress too leave much of a gap between the mattress and the crib (otherwise your baby may get stuck) but on the flipside you don’;t want it so tight that it is impossible to lift the mattress up to change the sheets (something that you will be doing often).

Experiment with the different types of crib mattresses and if you do wedge one so tightly that it get’;s stuck, you can walk away knowing that it is the shop assistant that has to try and get it out (evil laugh optional).

Keep being awesome!

Steven says

October 12, 2015 at 4:48 pm

We are narrowing our search for a crib mattress for our 1st baby, which will be born in a couple of months. We live in Belgium and are considering the purchase of one of two mattresses from a German company that uses coco coir (fiber) and organic cotton or organic wool on the inside. The two mattresses are similar except one is touted as a “;two-in-one mattress”; that has a soft, elastic side made with natural latex and cotton or wool, while the other side is more firm, which is “;made from springy, breathable rubberized coco coir and .”; The claim that the purpose of the two sides is that, ”; You can turn (flip) it depending on your child’s needs or preferences.”;My questions are:1) does purchasing a two-sided mattress, with a more firm side and a “;softer side”; for when the baby gets a little older seem like a gimmick or is there some sense behind the idea?2) both options ask you to choose either organic wool or organic cotton…; Is one better than the other?

Here are the links for the 2 products:

2 sided option:http://www.prolana.com/baby-child/mattresses/lara-plus/baby-kinder-matratze.html

1 sided option:http://www.prolana.com/baby-child/mattresses/ronja-plus/baby-kinder-matratze-1822.html

Your advice is appreciated!

Thank you from Brussels!

lol says

October 18, 2015 at 11:22 pm

Hi Steven, I had to actually Google where Brussels is since I couldn’;t point to it on a map. Let’;s just say that is a very long walk from my house.

I have never used a mattress you can flip (commonly known as a dual-firm here). Babies can (and will) pass out anywhere. As long as the mattress is supportive and not so soft that it is a suffocation risk then you will be fine. I don’;t know how young you are but my entire generation was raised on mattresses that could not be flipped, and we turned out just fine!

My experience with wool bedding is that it is much warmer (traps heat better) than cotton. I am not sure how low the temperature get’;s over there but this might be a feature that is appealing to you.

Glad to hear you are buying organic. While far from the cheapest option, it is by far the safest!

Keep being awesome!

marie says

October 14, 2015 at 12:10 am

Hi!Thabks for this. It’;s great!The mattress I was looking into buying is a little cheaper and I can’;t seem to figure out which category it would fit it. It is the kidicomfort peaceful night mattress. All i see in the specs is that it is a vinyl mattress. What do you think? Thanks!

Pierr says

January 10, 2016 at 4:08 am

The article helps me make the mind of not buying a used mattress/cot. Thank you!

Sean Daniels says

March 11, 2016 at 7:13 am

I guess, choosing an eco-friendly crib mattress is certainly the best buy as it is offers comfort and safety to all due to the natural material used in the manufacturing process, Some companies do use artificial material such as foam, but it is always suggested to go for the natural ones as they are safe for your kids and are anti-allergic too.Thanks for posting about this.

Michelle says

January 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm

After many many hours of research I have all but committed to the naturepedic brand (organic). My question is how do I make a decision on which model to purchase?I would want the one with the most features of safety, comfort, 100% organic.What are your recommendations?

Allie C. says

May 22, 2018 at 11:10 am

Great article on crib mattresses. I bought the Heavenly Dreams White Crib Mattress last week and its great. I was a little nervous after reading some of the reviews on Amazon but There were a lot more positive ones rather than negative. It fits perfectly in my son’;s crib and he sleeps great. I liked that it had a vinyl cover you can take off and wash.

Jess Miller says

May 23, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Thanks for sharing with us, Allie! So glad you are happy with your purchase and your son is sleeping great.

Evelyn says

May 24, 2018 at 10:37 am

After reading your article I decided to purchase the Soybean Foam Crib Mattress. It’;s a great firm mattress and my baby sleeps perfectly in it. I’;m sure it will last a long time. Thanks!

Jess Miller says

May 25, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Thanks for your feedback, Evelyn! Happy to hear you made a great choice and your baby is sleeping so good on the new mattress.

Jessie Combs says

May 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm

I bought the My First Memory Foam Mattress for my daughter after I threw away my son’;s old one. His started to tear so I’;ve been looking online to see what’;s out there. This one is super comfy and I’;m very pleased with the quality of the mattress.

Jess Miller says

May 28, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Thanks, Jessie for your feedback! I’;m glad your very pleased with the My First Memory Foam Mattress. It’;s a great choice.

Rhonda K. says

May 30, 2018 at 9:59 am

I’;m a new mom so I did a lot of research online and found the Heavenly Dreams White Crib Mattress to have a lot of good reviews. It’;s a very good price and so far my daughter has started sleeping through the night. I am so happy I decided to buy it.

Jess Miller says

May 31, 2018 at 9:39 am

Thanks for your feedback, Rhonda! I’;m glad you’;re happy with the mattress you chose and your daughter is getting a good nights sleep.

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