Getting a good crib is not enough. A good crib mattress that fits your baby’s crib can help your baby get the needed rest they deserve. There is no doubt that babies will be spending many hours sleeping in their crib, so there is a lot to consider before buying a crib bed. 

What you should watch out for in crib mattresses

Although personal preference and cost are other good factors to consider, safety should come first when dealing with baby gear. Crib mattresses need to be comfy, for sure, but they also need to be safe. It is essential to get a crib bed that is firm, free of allergens and harsh chemicals, mess/waterproof, and offers comfort. A crib mattress should also have quality materials that are durable to cover you for a long time. One good way of getting your little one to sleep soundly is by creating a good sleeping environment, and a good crib mattress can help actualize that.

However, because babies sleep a lot, getting a great night’s rest is not just essential or to their parents’ benefit alone as it plays a lead role to healthy infant and toddler development. So, when you lay your child down on his or her baby mattress, you want to be sure they are safe and sleeping for as long and as soundly as they need.

It is important to note that the mattress should fit closely against the frame of the crib or bassinet or other bedding option picked in such a way that you should not be able to fit more than two fingers between the mattress and the crib. Though, some parents prefer mattresses made from natural and organic materials compared to standard mattresses to avoid harsh chemicals, any of the options are fine as no health effects have been discovered yet. There are different types of mattresses, such as innerspring mattresses, foam mattresses, and dual-sided mattresses. Below are the best crib mattresses you can buy for your child.


This GREENGUARD GOLD certified mattress is made of breathable organic cotton free of vinyl/PVC, phthalates, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), polyurethane foam, and flame retardants. The mattress features a solid innerspring and firm surface for proper support and a stain-resistant and waterproof surface. Naturepedic ORGANIC BABY CRIB AND TODDLER BED MATTRESS is a double-sided mattress that can be used by both babies and toddlers. This cotton mattress is a great pick for parents who desire a crib bed that grows with their baby. Its hypoallergenic materials make it ideal for all skin types, even babies with super sensitive skin.


This two-sided mattress is suitable for both infants and toddlers. This GREENGUARD GOLD-certified mattress is free of toxic flame-retardant chemicals and other harmful chemicals. It is hypoallergenic, making it a good choice for sensitive skin. This soft yet firm mattress offers sufficient comfort and helps your child get the needed bed rest. MOONLIGHT SLUMBER LITTLE DREAMER CRIB MATTRESS is waterproof, odor-resistant and its cover can be easily cleaned with a damp sponge/cloth without leaving any stain. The dual-sided system allows the mattress to grow with your child. It also comes with a double-stretch knit fabric that guarantees a long-lasting crib mattress.


This unique crib mattress comes with 100 percent recyclable materials. The breathable material allows easy air-flow that keeps the baby from overheating, especially at night, and reduces the risk of suffocating. GREENGUARD GOLD certified it to be free of harsh chemicals, and the hypoallergenic mattress is safe for babies with all kinds of skin. It does not feature foam, latex, springs, or glue, making it fully washable. This lightweight crib mattress can fit most standard cribs perfectly. It is dual-sided, thus suitable for babies and toddlers. This crib mattress is durable and can grow with your child.


This made-in-USA crib mattress is GREENGUARD GOLD certified to be free of harsh chemicals and made of soft organic cotton. The lightweight and airy mattress helps give your child that comfy space for enough night rest. The double-sided mattress is easy to convert from infant bed to toddler bed as your baby outgrows infancy. It is waterproof, thus protecting water and other messes to the mattress, likewise protecting your baby’s skin. This mattress fits all standard cribs and toddler beds. It is also easy to maintain and durable.


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