Choosing the Right Crib Mattress

A lot of parents put so importance into deciding which crib to buy but they do not realize that they need to put as much importance in choosing the right crib mattress.  Here are some great tips to keep in mind when looking for a mattress:

1. Buy the firmest and heaviest mattress you can find.

2. By law all full size crib mattress must be 27 1/4 inches by 51 5/8 inches and no more than 6 inches thick.

3. Know the quality of the mattress- check to see if the mattress is a member of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)

4. Don’t be swayed by long warranties.

5. A waterproof mattress cover is a good idea to buy.

6. You do not need an antimicrobial cover.

7. Foam and innerspring mattress are both equally good options.

For a list of some of the best mattresses available see here.