Tips To Have The Safest Crib Mattress for Your Baby
Video Walk-through of Crib Mattress For Baby
As a parent we are always worried about our children and their safety and that is why it is imperative that we have the safest crib mattress. There are many things that you need to think about when it comes to crib mattress safety such as;
- fabric that your crib mattress is made out of,
- the size of the mattress,
- the firmness of the mattress and
- even the sheets that you place on the mattress.
Did you know about all of these things?
The first thing is you need to make sure of is the mattress is the right size for the crib or bed frame that it is sitting on. Most of the time cribs and bed frames require a standard mattress so you don’t have to worry but you don’t want to always rely on that so just check it anyway.
If you want the safest crib mattress then you need to make sure that the size is correct for the crib or bed frame and also be aware of what it is made out of. Most crib mattresses have potentially harmful chemicals in the mattress, the cover and even the tags. The chemicals are normally from the fire retardant spray that is on the mattress.
Another thing you need to be aware of in choosing a crib mattress is the firmness of the mattress. Most parents believe that the firmness of the mattress doesn’t matter and that the softer the better, but this is not correct. You want to make sure the mattress is firm enough that when your child sleeps they don’t sink into the mattress too far, this will often times cause them to roll on their side which if not monitored could cause them to choke on the padding.
The last thing you need to always keep an eye on are the sheets, whenever there are sheets on the bed make sure they are tight against the mattress and they have straps holding them in place.