Emily II 2 Sided 260 Coil Crib Mattress Review

 The double sided Emily crib mattress offers safe firm support for infants and cushy comfort for the toddler years. With 260-coil tempered steel mattress stability, sturdy firm-side border wire, and triple-laminated waterproof cover, the hypoallergenic Emily provides years of healthy sleep. Like all DaVinci mattresses, the universal fit of Emily is designed to fit safely and snugly in any of our MDB Family Cribs. Free of adhesives, lead, TRIS, phthalates, and toxic flame retardants for peace of mind. Made in the USA.

As parents, you’ll hear a lot of advice on child care from other moms and dads, your own relatives and parents, and of course, from health professionals like midwives, doctors, and nurses. You’ll be guided every step of the way when it comes to feeding, bathing, dressing, and even putting your baby to sleep. You’ll probably hear lots of advice about different products that are indispensable to baby care, including the choice of a good crib mattress. But no matter how much advice you’re getting, the final decisions will ultimately be up to you. If you’re shopping around for a good mattress at present, you may be wondering whether a product like the Emily II 2 Sided 260 Coil Crib Mattress with Borderwire is right for your baby.

Before you settle down to make the final choice regarding a crib mattress, you should remember that whatever product you buy should satisfy a certain set of standards with regard to firmness, breathability, cleanliness, and even dimensions. This review of the Emily II 2 Sided 260 Coil goes over the features of this mattress in detail in order to help you come to the best decision.


Coil vs Foam

Before we go any further discussing this particular model of crib mattress, it’s important to decide whether you do, indeed, prefer to get a coil mattress. When it comes to crib mattresses, you’ve generally got to choose from between coil and foam variants that come with synthetic, partly natural, or organic filling.

Foam and coil mattresses don’t differ much regarding price, so you’ll have to take other factors such as firmness, support, and material into consideration. In general, it is believed that foam mattresses are lighter and easier to manipulate while coil mattresses are better able to keep their shape. The choice is usually a matter of personal preference, as baby experts do not favour one type of mattress over the other.


Gauge and Coil Count

If you have decided to go with a coil mattress, then it is important to understand how to judge one based on the coil count and gauge of the wire that has been used to make the coils. These two numbers go hand-in-hand. Some people believe that a mattress with a high coil count provides more support than one with a low coil count, but the truth is that the gauge has to be correspondingly high to create a mattress that is nice and firm.

With a coil count of 260 and 15.5 gauge coils, the Emily II 2 Sided 260 Coil model should provide your baby with adequate support as he sleeps. It’s important to pick a crib mattress that’s durable and able to provide enough support for your baby’s body, since a firm mattress will give him more than just a good night’s rest.



This Emily crib mattress comes with a 6 –gauge borderwire in addition to a high coil count. The borderwire is an equally important component of a coil crib mattress, since it ensures that the mattress is able to keep its shape. A good quality borderwire like the one on this Emily model should keep the mattress in good condition and prevent sagging and warping even after a year or so of use.



The dual-sided mattress may certainly be viewed as a godsend for parents on a budget. While you may be preparing for the arrival of a helpless little infant over the nine months of your pregnancy, your baby won’t stay small and helpless for long. The speed at which your baby will go from fragile newborn to rambunctious toddler will be nothing short of amazing, so you should make it a point to buy baby gear that you will be able to use a year or two after the birth when your child will have very different needs.

At present, health professionals advice that a baby should be put to sleep on his back and that his crib should be free of comforters, pillows, soft toys, and anything else that could pose a suffocation risk – and that includes a crib mattress that’s much too soft. The Emily II 2 Sided 260 Coil design has one side that’s firm enough to keep your newborn baby safe from the threat of SIDS.

This crib mattress will be useful as your child enters the toddler years as well. Just flip it over and you will find a surface that is a bit more cuddly and soft to give your little one a nice, peaceful night of sleep after a busy day.

Vinyl Surface and Wet-Proof Cover

When it comes to the surface of a crib mattress, you want a material that can take a lot of wear and tear. Most importantly, it should not allow any dampness from the surface to seep down into the mattress’s core. You can expect your crib mattress to be exposed to spills and toilet accidents, so this Emily mattress’s vinyl surface with double polyester backing and waterproof cover should come in pretty handy.

With this type of mattress surface, clean up should prove very simple – just wipe up the mess with a damp cloth and follow with a dry one, or allow the mattress to air-dry. It will be as good as new in a couple of minutes, so you can promptly put baby back to bed on it.

At S108.69, this mattress is actually a very good bargain. While you will find mattresses that are even cheaper than this one, it is very likely that you will have the quality compromised at such a low price. The Emily II 2 Sided 260 Coil crib mattress may actually be a very practical choice, considering that the only complaints with this product concern it is not fitting a standard crib correctly – and these complaints are actually very rare. If you assemble your crib correctly or take the trouble to buy one from the same manufacturer, – DaVinci – it is likely that you will not have any problems on this score.

Product Description

This 260-coil mattress gives years of durable comfort. On one side, the mattress gives the firm support needed for infancy. On the other, it’s all about that cushy comfort for the toddler years! The Emily II is also non-toxic with a triple laminated water-resistant cover. That’s smart. That’s safe. That’s our Emily.


  • 260-Coil Mattress. 15.5 gauge coils for durability
  • 6 gauge border wire on infant side for extra firm support
  • One side is for infant and the other for toddlers
  • Fabric made of vinyl surface with double polyester backing. Wet proof cover made of Polyester with PVC
  • Triple-laminated wet-proof cover. Hypo-Allergenic construction
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Da Vinci Willow Natural Coconut Palm Crib Mattress Review

These days, it’s important to make sure that we provide our children with a safe and healthy environment to grow up in. While we’ve certainly made a lot of advances in terms of technology, we’ve also unfortunately filled the environment – and our daily lives – with all kinds of synthetic chemicals and toxins that have a potentially harmful effect on our health and that of our little ones. Fortunately, there are a few options out there that will allow you to do things like equip your baby’s nursery with a relatively save and phthalate-free crib, like the Da Vinci Willow Natural Coconut Palm Crib Mattress.


When it comes to buying your baby’s crib mattress, you know you’ve got to make the right choice. After all, your little one will be spending lots of time in his crib, and you don’t want him surrounded by harmful chemical emissions while he’s resting and growing. And besides the safety of the foam core, you’ll also need a mattress that fits your crib well, is easy to keep clean, and firm enough to keep your baby safe from SIDS yet soft enough to give him a good night’s rest. Is the Da Vinci Willow Natural Coconut Palm Crib Mattress the answer? Let’s find out.



Obviously, material is the main selling point of this crib mattress. Studies have shown that conventional polyurethane foam treated with flame-retardant chemicals can expose your baby to dangerous phthalates and volatile organic compounds or VOCs that could have a detrimental effect on their growth. That’s why parents and the makers of baby products alike are seeking to replace traditional foam cores with more environment-friendly and baby-friendly alternatives.

The Willow Natural Coconut Palm crib mattress is made with natural coconut palm fibre and latex-free foam on the inside, giving it an organic core. Coconut fibre has long been used as a mattress filler and a natural substitute for synthetic fillers. It’s strong, durable, relatively light, and provides some natural ventilation as well. It’s also a sustainable resource, making at an excellent choice if you’d like to do your part for the environment.

With regard to the other components of this mattress, you’ll be pleased to find that it’s covered in 100% cotton material. We all know that cotton is the fabric of choice when it comes to baby products because it’s breathable, soft, and dries easily. The manufacturer also claims that this crib mattress contains no added adhesives.


Size and Weight

The size of a crib mattress matters if you don’t want your baby getting caught between it and the sides of the crib. When your baby begins to roll over and crawl, typically between 3 to 5 months, then this becomes a real concern. You’ll be surprised at the spaces he’ll get into, and all the dangers that innocuous things like crib slats, bumpers, and other features of his crib could pose. A crib mattress should fit snugly enough to prevent entrapment and possibly even suffocation.

The Willow mattress comes in the standard size of 57 x 27.5 x 6 inches. It fits very well into the Da Vinci crib models, so if you’ve got one of those you might want to get this mattress to match. However, some users report that it lacks a abit of length when used with other supposedly standard cribs. If this is the case with you, you could try buying a mattress protector that would add some extra padding and give it a snugger fit.

Weight also counts when you’re buying crib mattresses. After all, you can expect to change crib sheets pretty often. Despite the enhanced absorbency and improved design of many disposable nappies, occasional slips and overflows are inevitable. You’ll be changing even more sheets if you’re going with cloth diapers, which is admittedly the more eco-friendly choice. A light mattress will let you do changes faster. This mattress isn’t the lightest one that you could get, as it weighs in at 26 lbs. To give you a point of reference, that’s about as much as an 18-month-old baby would weigh.

Care and Maintenance

Of course, it’s also reasonable for you to want a crib mattress that’s easy enough to keep clean. After all, we’ve known from the nineteenth century that sanitation is key to good health. A baby’s crib can get pretty grimy from toilet accidents to food spills and even the dust and dirt that will be brought in on his hands and feet once he’s old enough to walk.

This Willow crib mattress is made with a triple-laminated wet-proof cover that you can clean up pretty easily. This cover prevents body fluids and other types of wetness from leaking into the mattress’s core, where they could later create a breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms. This mattress is constructed to be hypo-allergenic, which is good news for families with a history of asthma and other types of allergies.



Crib mattresses can range in price from as low as $50 to $500. This mattress falls in the lower middle range when it comes to price; it will set you back about $179. All things considered, this might not be too expensive even for budget-conscious parents, as you will be getting reasonably good quality with the natural core and hypo-allergenic cover. Certainly, it’s going to cost you far less than many organic mattresses which go for upwards of $400. If you need something that’s not loaded with harmful chemicals and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, then this might be the right crib mattress for you.

Parents who have bought this crib mattress for their babies report that there is no noticeable chemical smell perceptible upon unwrapping it. They’ve also found it great in terms of comfort whether you’re using the infant or the toddler side. In particular, it’s soft enough to provide a good night’s sleep on the infant side yet having a firm underlying surface for safety.

If you’re searching for an earth-friendly crib mattress in a reasonable price range, then this mattress should make it on your list of potential purchases.

Product Description

An MDB exclusive! This natural mattress is made with coconut palm fiber, latex-free foam, and pure cotton. It can be used on both sides to give baby years of safe, healthy dreams.


  • Made from a natural coconut palm fiber and latex-free foam to create a completely organic inner foundation
  • 100% soft cotton fabric. No added adhesives in our crib mattresses
  • Easily fits into your crib. Carefully crafted and balanced to be used on BOTH sides
  • Our mattress meets the Federal Flammability Standard CFR-1633.
  • Triple-laminated wet-proof cover. Hypo-Allergenic construction
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Colgate Eco Classica I Crib Mattress in Beige Review

When it comes to raising a happy, healthy baby, then it is important to strike the right balance between paying attention to tried-and-tested traditions and learning about new, innovative technologies that make life better for us and our little ones. If you are espousing this type of sensible parenting philosophy, then you will appreciate the Colgate Eco Classica I Crib Mattress in Beige. This crib mattress from Colgate all the essential features that made the Colgate Classica I such a big favourite with families for many years while promising to be even more convenient and pleasant for both parents and their babies.

Of course, choosing the right crib mattress is not a task that’s to be taken lightly. Babies spend a lot of time in bed, and a crib mattress should meet a few strict criteria with regard to comfort, safety, and durability. This review will help you determine how well the Colgate Eco Classica I does with regard to these standards.


Standard Size

While a mattress’s size is not a very important thing with adult beds, it is critical when it comes to cribs. After all, an unsupervised baby could easily become trapped in the space created between a mattress that is too small and the sides of the crib. Most of the crib mattresses today are made to a standard size, which the Colgate Eco Classica I meets at 51.6 x 27.2 x 5 inches. This mattress also comes with square corners, which are considered more preferable than rounded ones as they make for a very snug fit.


Healthier Material

In recent years, a lot of fuss has been created over how unhealthy regular foam mattresses can be, especially for growing babies. Ordinary mattresses are often made with polyurethane foam, and using them in a crib can expose your baby to harmful phthalates and volatile organic compounds that have a detrimental effect on their health. Lately, many crib mattress companies have chosen to use more eco-friendly and child-friendly materials in their mattress cores.

The Colgate Eco Classica I is made with Certi-PUR-US certified foam that is made with plant oils rather than the harmful petroleum-based oils that are used to make regular foam. Moreover, while this mattress is not organic, it passes the GREENGUARD standards for 10,000 VOCs and is considered safe with regard to indoor air quality.

And if that’s not enough for you, you may be glad to know that this mattress also comes with a damask cloth sleep surface cover. That means that your baby will be getting extra protection from any possible gas emissions originating in the mattresses core, as you will be putting cloth rather than a synthetic material closest to your baby’s body. This cover even comes with a waterproof backing that prevents bodily fluids and spills from soaking into the core of the mattress and breeding bacteria. If you have decided to use cloth diapers or are otherwise concerned about allergens or germs in the mattress, then this should be good news to you.


Light Weight

One of the best things going for this crib mattress would have to be its lightweight. At only 8 pounds flat, this mattress is barely heavier than your little one at birth. Parents who have used this mattress claim that you can lift it with only one hand. This means that it has easily handled and even flipped over. That is a serious advantage when you have to get out of bed at three in the morning and have to divide your attention between soothing a screaming baby and changing wet crib sheets.

Firmness and Comfort

Colgate mattresses are highly recommended in many guides for new parents, thanks to the fact that they are considered among the safest for infants. Colgate mattresses are quite firm, making them ideal for preventing SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A firm mattress that’s resilient enough to regain its shape quickly after pressure is applied helps lower the risk of SIDS by keeping the space around a sleeping baby’s nose and mouth free, allowing air to circulate freely. On the other hand, soft mattresses, comforters and pillows are considered suffocation hazards that raise the risk of SIDS.

Some parents who have used the older Colgate Classica models report that the mattresses were too firm to be comfortable, sometimes describing them as “stiff as a board,” although others say that their babies sleep just fine on the very firm surface. The Colgate Eco Classica I is reportedly softer than the older versions because of the cloth cover, although it’s still quite firm enough to be safe for babies.



Price is a very important consideration, especially if you are just starting out as a family. While you might be pressured to spend a lot of money to be assured of quality when it comes to baby’s things, you should not be. You can raise a child very well without spending lavishly. For instance, if you can’t really afford a mattress that costs as much as an organic wool mattress for instance, then this is a great way to get a safe product that’s far less expensive.

The Colgate Eco Classica one has all the basic features that you need, including all the proper safety certifications with regard to VOCs and it costs only $189.99. If you are after your baby’s comfort and security rather than obsessively going organic, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get an option that’s significantly cheaper than a $500 organic mattress. Of course, if you want your baby to have organic material against his skin, you can still opt for organic cotton sheets or mattress protectors.

Only the best will do for your baby, but finding the best usually means finding out the truth about consumer products and the best childcare practices, rather than spending a lot of money on heavily-marketed baby items. It is highly possible that the Colgate Eco Classica I Crib Mattress in Beige will meet all your baby’s needs for a reasonable price.

Product Description

Color:Ecru EcoClassica I Foam Crib Mattress The EcoClassica I is similar to our Classica I mattress in terms of firmness and durability, but the foam is made with plant based materials that replaces much of the petroleum used in the normal manufacturing process of foam. The foam is manufactured in a way that uses less energy and reduces carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Damask cloth sleep surface cover with a wetproof backing. This mattress furthers the commitment form Colgate to create more environmentally friendly goods. An ecologically friendlier version of the most recognized and popular foam crib mattress by name in America The Colgate Classica I lightweight extra firm foam crib mattress was rated #1 of all crib mattresses tested by one of the nation’s leading consumer products magazines and has been a recommended buy for over fourteen years by another popular baby products publication This ecologically friendlier version of the Classica I is made with ecologically


  • Standard size orthopedic style five inch thick lightweight (8 lbs) foam crib mattress fits all standard size cribs and toddler beds
  • GREENGUARD children and schools certified the toughest GREENGUARD standard – passes all standards for indoor air quality and more than 10,000 volatile organic compounds
  • Ecologically friendlier high quality, safe CertiPUR-US certified foam made with plant oils replacing much of the petroleum based oils used to make foam
  • Damask cloth sleep surface cover with a waterproof backing puts cloth closest to baby
  • Easy sheet changes due to extra light weight of only 8 pounds
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Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 Mattress Review

If you are in the process of outfitting your baby’s nursery, then you have a lot of important decisions to make. You will probably be concerned in making sure that the room does not just look attractive – it also has to be convenient for you and safe for your baby. Moreover, out of all the different items that you will be buying for the nursery, nothing is more important than the crib and the crib mattress. After all, your baby will spend a lot of time in his crib, whether sleeping or playing. If you are looking at your options with regard to crib mattresses, you might want to take a look at the Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 mattress.

When picking out a crib mattress, you should make sure that your choice is healthy for your baby and easy on you – that is, the mattress and any other things that you buy for your baby should help make your life easier, not give you a lot of extra work to do. A crib mattress should fit your crib well, be fairly easy to air and clean, and provide a comfortable yet firm surface for your child to sleep on. Of course, it would also be splendid if it fit into your budget. This review will explore the different features of the Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 mattress and tell you how it rates according to the aforementioned criteria.


Firmness and Support

There’s a lot of debate regarding the type of mattress that’s ideal for your baby; you can go with a foam mattress, a coil mattress, or one that’s filled with organic material such as wool or coconut fibre. Foam and coil variants are usually less expensive than organic mattresses, making them the more common choices. There really isn’t that much difference between the two besides the fact that coil mattresses are generally believed to hold their shape better.

If you’re going with a coil mattress, check out its coil count as well as the gauge or thickness of the coils. The more coils in your mattress, the firmer it will be. Good quality coil mattresses have a higher coil count coupled with heavier wire coils; as a matter of fact, a high coil count isn’t really impressive unless it also comes with at least 150 heavy gauge coils, like those found on the Kolcraft Pediatric 2000.

Going by the specifications with regard to coil count and gauge, this mattress promises to be firm enough to support your child’s weight and give him a good night’s rest. Thanks to the steel border rods that provide it with side, border and edge support, it should hold up long enough to transition to a toddler bed and maybe even into your next child’s crib.

With regard to comfort versus firmness, some parents who have used this crib mattress pronounce that it is firm enough to set their minds at ease regarding the risk of SIDS; healthcare providers advocate firm mattresses for babies to lessen the dangers of suffocation. While some parents who have tried to lie down on this mattress declare that its “too firm”, most don’t find it a problem.



A good mattress is a healthy mattress. Lately, a lot of concerns have been raised regarding the flame-retardant chemicals widely used to treat regular foam mattresses. These chemicals have been found to contain dangerous phthalates which could potentially affect your baby’s health. Thus, a lot of crib mattresses manufacturers are altering their products to conform to safety standards regarding chemical outgassing from mattresses. Meanwhile, some parents have become determined to go “all organic” with regard to their babies’ crib equipment.

While the Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 is not an organic mattress, it does meet the standards set forth by the CPSC regarding phthalates while also meeting current federal flammability standards.

Cleanliness and Convenience

Since your baby will be spending a lot of his time with his skin next to his crib mattress, it’s important to make sure that the mattress you get won’t become a breeding ground for germs. The best way to do this is to get one that doesn’t allow sweat, urine, or even food spills to seep into the soft layers of the mattress. The Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 comes with a Perma-Dri cover that will keep all kinds of fluids out of the mattress and on the surface.

When it comes to cleanup, the Perma-Dri cover will be a big help to you as well. If a toilet accident or spill does happen, all you need to do is wipe it with a damp cloth. This crib mattress is also quite light for a coil mattress, weighing only ten pounds. It’s probably light enough for you to lift and turn over with one hand.

If you’re concerned about allergies, this mattress also has a couple of soft, non-allergenic layers over the coils that will provide a safe, healthy surface for your sleeping child.



For many parents on a budget, price is one of the most important factors when picking out a crib mattress. This model is pretty inexpensive at only $114. This is as affordable as you can get if you still want a mattress that’s good enough to last you for a couple of years or so.

In addition to the reasonable price and its sensible features, this crib mattress also comes with a ten-year warranty on the workmanship and materials. For parents who need a mattress that won’t wreak havoc with the budget, then the Kolcraft Pediatric 2000 seems to be a pretty fair choice. While it’s not a high-end organic mattress, it’s serviceable enough for the practical parent. At the very least, it doesn’t pose a health hazard for your child as it complies with safety standards regarding chemical flame retardants.

If you’d like to avail of this mattress’s low price and practical features yet give your baby the satisfaction of enjoying a bit more luxury or comfort, consider getting organic cotton sheets or a cotton mattress protector.

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Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress Review

You want your baby to have security and to be protected by a top quality mattress for their crib. There are many products you can pick from for your baby’s crib. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of the Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress

Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib MattressAdvantages of the Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress

  • It’s lightweight and made with soybean oils
  • It has a waterproof and stain-resistant cover for easy cleaning
  • It’s Greenguard Gold Certified so it provides a healthier environment for your baby
  • Has won many awards so it’s high quality
  • It provides a high quality sleep surface
  • The square corner design means it fits snuggly in cribs for comfort for your baby

This mattress provides firm support for your baby and it’s a durable product so it will last for a long time. This mattress goes through rigorous testing which is unparalleled in the industry so you get a top quality product. This product meets safety standards so it’s the perfect fit for your home. It has airflow vents so there’s good air circulation in this mattress. There’s also a lifetime warranty on the product. Children will feel comfortable while sleeping on this mattress as the added cotton cushioning provides a balanced sleeping environment. The cover is very easy to clean with some mild soap and water. The bonding is also waterproof so no liquids will seep into the mattress.

Disadvantages of the Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress

There are some disadvantages to the Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress that you need to be aware of before you buy this product.

  • The edges may compress over time leading to gaps in the mattress and how it fits the crib
  • The mattress may not fit your particular crib, you need to measure to be sure
  • Mattress may sag or dip in the middle over time
  • It could be too soft or too hard for your baby

This mattress may compress over time and this can make the mattress not fit quite right on your crib any longer. If you don’t measure before you buy you may also get a mattress that doesn’t fit the crib at all so be sure you get the right measurements before you spend your money. The middle of the mattress can sag or sip over time and may need to be replaced with something better. The mattress may be too form or too soft for your baby.


In general, this is a high quality mattress and should provide you with a lot of use. It meets safety standards and it provides a solid high-quality sleep surface for your baby. It’s water proof and stain-resistant as well as being easy to clean and maintain so there should be no problems with hygiene for your baby. This mattress is also quite lightweight and easy to move around. The mattress edges may compress over time and not fit the crib in the way you want and it can also sag in the middle with use. The mattress may not quite meet the comfort requirements of your baby as it can be too hard or too soft, so be sure this is the mattress for your baby and have a good idea of what they like before you buy. The best thing to do is measure the mattress as well as the crib to ensure the right fit.


Sealy Soybean Foam-Core Crib Mattress



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Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib Mattress

Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib Mattress

It’s important to ensure your baby is safe and comfortable in their crib. A good mattress is essential to make your baby comfortable. The Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib Mattress is one mattress that can give your baby the comfort you want. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of this mattress.  If you do buy a Naturepedic mattress, be sure to use a Naturepedic coupon code.

Advantages of the Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib Mattress

  • It’s made with 100% organic cotton
  • The mattress is a 2-stage dual firmness which will grow with your child
  • It has a firm infant side and a softer toddler side
  • The surface will wipe clan and it’s waterproof so there’s no moisture penetration
  • It has cotton fabric and lining
  • It has firm and comfortable wave support technology

Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib MattressThis mattress has durability and strength so it will last a long time. There’s comfort as well as firmness with the organic cotton used in the mattress. This mattress will work for both a baby and will grow to accommodate your toddler too. It’s a Naturepedic mattress that highest standards. It has GREENGUARD certification so it has no chemical emissions. This mattress has also won many endorsements and awards so it’s high quality to ensure the health and safety of your child in their crib.

Disadvantages of the Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib Mattress

  • It may not fit all crib types so check before you buy
  • This mattress may be too hard or soft for your baby
  • May wear out after use or have a caved in middle
  • It’s hand made so there may be slight differences in each mattress

This mattress has excellent quality, but some buyer may have problems with it. The mattress may nit for your crib type so be sure you measure everything before you commit to buy. The mattress may wear out over time and the middle can sink. This is common with mattresses and it usually has to be replaced, they don’t last forever. Babies and toddlers all have different need sin terms of comfort. This mattress may not meet those needs so you’ll need to try something else.


The Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib Mattress is a solid product and it should last you a long time. It’s certified organic so it’s easier on the environment than similar products. This product is easy to clean and it works for both a toddler and a baby as it can be flipped to provide different levels of comfort. The product can suffer from some issues and your baby or toddler may not find it comfortable. Make sure you measure everything before you buy to ensure it fits in the crib style you wish to use it with. Long-term use may shrink the mattress or it can develop a curve in the middle of the mattress.

Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib Mattress

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Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress

You want your young one to be comfortable at home and a decent mattress is a big part of their comfort. There are many mattresses for your baby’s crib you can choose from. Here are the advantages and the disadvantages of the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress

Advantages of the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress

  • It’s Vinyl, polyethylene and PVC free, phthalates and lead free so it’s safe for the baby
  • It’s waterproof and has a durable stretch sleep knit cover
  • It made with high density foam on the infant side and from high density form on the toddler side of the mattress
  • It has CertiPUR certification
  • The mattress is hypoallergenic
  • It has antimicrobial protection and is easily cleaned
  • Has a lifetime warranty against any defects

This mattress has two purposes as it can be flipped to meet the growing needs of your baby or toddler. The mattress is comfortable and it’s hypoallergenic too. The fabric is easy to clean and it’s fluid, dust mite and bed bug proof. The foam inside is CertiPur-US compliant. The mattress is designed to fit the crib with ease so there’s no gaps. The side rails prevent the mattress from compression when it’s standing. It also has a lifetime warranty against defects, workmanship and materials so you’re purchasing a quality product. This mattress is designed to grow with the baby and be used by toddlers as well.

Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib MattressDisadvantages of the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress

This mattress has some disadvantages that you need to be aware of before you buy.

  • The mattress may be too short for your particular crib. Make sure you measure before you buy the product to be sure of proper fit
  • The mattress may be too firm for your baby or toddler
  • There may be problems with the cover or other parts of the mattress

The mattress has little issues, but like all mattresses, it may not fit the crib just the way you want so you’ll need a different product. You have to measure to make sure it fits in the way you want. The mattress is firm and your baby or toddler may not find it comfortable. This is usually an issue with the individual child or baby not with the quality of the mattress. Some people reported issues with the cover of the mattress.


In general this is a high quality mattress with little issues. Most people using this mattress had no complaints about it. The mattress is hypoallergenic and it’s safe for your baby or toddler. It’s easy to clean and has antimicrobial protection.it should fit your crib fine, but be sure to measure everything just be sure that this is the right mattress to meet your needs. Some reported that the mattress was too firm or too soft for their baby or toddler so you may want to take this into consideration as well before you buy the product.

Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress

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Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Review

Trying to find the right crib mattress for your baby can be a challenge. You want a mattress that is not only comfortable for your child, but provides safety too. The Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams mattress has several advantages and disadvantages that you need to be aware of.

Advantages of the Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Mattress

  • The mattress is hypoallergenic
  • It’s high density and thermo-bonded to give firm support for your baby
  • It’s durable and lightweight can long-lasting to provide comfort throughout the development of your child
  • The outer cover is vinyl laminated with polypropylene
  • Has the GREENGUARD GOLD Certification

Crib mattressThis mattress meets standards for low chemical emissions so it’s safe for your child. The core provides excellent support and its durable so t’s going to last you a long time. The cover is water resistant so it wipes with ease. The cover is sturdy so it resists wear and tear. The mattress will also fit all types of toddler and baby beds. The mattress meets the federal flammability standard which is 16 CFR 1633. This is a mattress that will last a long time and give your baby and toddler the comfort they need to get a good night’s sleep. The mattress retains its shape and form even when used often.

Disadvantages of the Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Mattress

The Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Mattress does have some disadvantages you need to be aware of.

  • It may shrink when cleaned often
  • Can sag in the middle
  • Some babies may not sleep well on it because it’s quite firm
  • May not fit some cribs
  • Issues with quality in some cases

Some people had issues with the quality of the mattress. The mattress may shrink some if it’s cleaned often and it may develop a sag in the middle. A lot of use will probably require that you change the mattress as no product will last forever. If the mattress shrinks you may have problems fitting it into the crib you own. Some cribs may not be able to accommodate the mattress as there are various crib sizes, but it should fit normal cribs fine. Some users reported that their child had a hard time sleeping on the crib due to firmness of the mattress while others reported the mattress to be too soft. It’s up to you to decide if the mattress will be comfortable or not for your child. Make sure you measure your crib and the mattress before you buy to ensure that it’s the right fit for you.


In general the Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams Mattress is a decent mattress to own. It meets safety standards and it’s hypoallergenic. The mattress provides firm support, but at the same time might be too hard or too soft for your baby. It’s difficult to tell if your child will be comfortable with the mattress. The mattress is light weight and durable, but some reported problems with the quality so you need to make your own judgements. A lot of use may require that you have to replace the mattress. Some mattress may be just fine, but others have issues which is a quality control problem. This is a good starter mattress.


Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams White Crib Mattress




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The Best Crib Mattress for 2016

Of a truth, infants spend most part of their early lives in cribs. You’ll be helping yourself and your baby if you choose the best crib mattress, as both of you will get good night rest.

Crib mattressIssues about the right mattress are not to be joked about. There is need for us to test and be sure that the crib mattress is chemical free, and it must be manufactured from certified and non-toxic materials. Also, the mattress must have a spill-safe cover and price is an important factor because, it’s not everyone that is rich. I guess that is the truth, right?

If you had taken a look at the crib mattresses sold in the market presently, you would have known that it is well and actually overwhelming, shopping for a crib mattress. There are so many crib mattresses available today, but how are you going to recognize the right mattress for you and your baby?

Crib mattressTypes of Crib Mattress

Both innerspring and foam mattresses are safe, but there are key differences in shopping for both of them.


Crib mattressWhat to look for: Look for a higher coil count (the coils are closer to each other) and this creates a firmer mattress surface. Better still, look for a lower gauge of steel, which means thicker steel.

Cool feature: This kind of mattress has a standard cushioning layers which are made of PET (a polyester recycled from water bottles made from plastic), and it acts as hypoallergenic cushion.

Upgrade with: You can upgrade the mattress with border rods (a steel frame attached to the mattress’ perimeter); weight distribution bars; corner protectors and steel clips. All these materials will make the mattress’ core last longer.


What to look for: Look for a high-density polyurethane foam core which is capable of holding 1.5 pounds per cubic foot. As the number of pounds per cubic increases, the core becomes heavier, and it becomes softer as the number decreases. There are lower-cost alternatives to foam which are bonded polyester fiber cores, but they cannot be classed as a ‘high-density’ foam.

Cool feature: These mattresses have light weights. Their weights are between 8 to13 pounds.

Upgrade with: Upgrade the mattress with high-density edges so as to protect the sitting sides of a baby.

Other things to consider are:

Weight: You have to be changing the crib bed regularly. Also, there are times you have to do this in the middle of the night even when you’re tired. So the mattress should be easy for you to pick up. A mattress of any weight between 10-20 pounds should be great for the baby and you.

Waterproofing: Be very sure that the mattress you’re getting is waterproof, even if you intend using a sheetsaver and a mattress pad due to unexpected case of diaper blow-outs. Being waterproof gives an additional protection to the mattress to prevent leakage and other accidents from seeping in.

Chemicals: You need to get a mattress made with materials that are harmless to your baby’s skin because the baby will be spending much time on it. A certification to check for is GREENGUARD, and it measures the chemical emission from the mattress. If you see any certified mattress, it means that the mattress has been tested in the laboratory to know whether its air quality poses any risk to babies.

Organic content: An organic mattress will cost you more, and you cannot get a mattress that is 100% organic because they still contain plastics and steel. However, parents have nothing to fear when they have organic cushioning or covers. Ostapa says when shopping for a crib mattress, it should be checked to see that it contains another firmer material that will keep it in shape (organic cotton cushioning and other fibers doesn’t bounce back). You need to look for an eco-friendly treatment to get extra protection, as organic cotton covers are not waterproof.

The first question parents have about the crib mattress of their baby is, IS THE MATTRESS SAFE?

Many manufacturers rate their mattress as safer than other brands. For the sake of getting sales, many misleading information were circulated in the market. But it is compulsory for all mattresses to pass federal regulations. No scientific proof has been found to justify that a certain mattress material will cause or eliminate the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). To create a safe sleeping environment for your baby, you need to implement the presented crib mattress safety tips in this article.


It is a top priority to get a waterproof crib mattress cover that can be cleaned with ease. Infants and toddlers can at any time mess up their mattresses with leaking diapers or accidents from potty training, spit up, and other soiling. It’s always good to have sheets and mattress pads that have protected covers for extra protection. Vinyl is waterproof and we have some that are improved with antibacterial treatments to prevent bacterial growth on a mattress.

If you’re selecting a fabric-covered mattress, make sure you choose the one that has waterproof surface. There are some fabric mattress covers that are unprotected or only have a bottom layer of vinyl sealed onto them. This therefore makes the top surface (the closest to the baby) unprotected, allowing stains and liquids to remain on the surface.

The best Crib Mattresses for 2016

No1 Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Firmness All Foam Crib Mattress

Moonlight Little Dreamer Crib Mattress produced by Moonlight Slumber, is a top-rated crib mattress which also is an excellent buy. This brand of crib mattress on our list of safest baby mattresses is number two. It is more economical, ‘bargain mattress’, and a double-sided foam mattress.

Moonlight SlumberMoonlight Little Dreamer Crib Mattress has made massive efforts to stand out among other brands on this list with Certipur certifications to clear its use of chemical. This mattress is PPC and vinyl free, thus making it a non-smelly mattress and also a healthy one.

Issues relating to flammability are subject to federal regulations just like other crib mattresses on this list. So for Moonlight Little Dreamer Crib Mattress, fire safety is ensured.

Above all, the feature I like most about Moonlight Little Dreamer is the seam that goes round the middle instead of the corners, and it look amazing when you’re clearing up a nasty nappy change. This feature and the fact that the mattress is a lightweight, double-surfaced foam mattress with selling price of $186 makes it an excellent buy. Even though it did not top the list, this crib/toddler mattress is a popular buy in year 2014, and it is still one of the highly rated crib mattress by many buyers. Therefore, it’s a sure bargain.

No 2 Organic Option: Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Dual Firmness Crib Mattress

Organic OptionNaturepedic Organic Cotton Crib Mattress is manufactured by Naturepedic, who are known to be makers of the best organic crib mattresses.

The second on the list is this mattress and I totally love it. When it comes to delivering toddler crib mattresses which are 100% natural, organic, and non-toxic with safety seal for these, Naturepedic ranks first.

At $259, this mattress brand is at the higher end of the market when considering value, and when compared to Simmons BeautyRest or the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer, it ranks second. This mattress is being sold at $259 because you’re paying for a high quality, 100% natural, organic, and non-toxic mattress.

Naturepedic Organic Cotton Crib Mattress is manufactured in the USA from 100% organic cotton, and it has two-stage dual firmness, thus having a firm infant side and a less firm toddler side. This crib mattress brand has both water surface and waterproof seams which makes removing germs very easy.  Make sure you use a Naturepedic coupon to save some money.

Best Budget Crib Mattress for 2016

Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams

Safety 1st Heavenly DreamsWe chose Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams as the best crib mattress and this is a great deal. The mattress is firm, comfortable, and its vinyl covering helps it in resisting stains and smells. The mattress’ cover is waterproof and in case you need to wash or change the cover out, there is an attached zip to make this possible.

The mattress fits any standard-sized crib and bed, and its measurement is 52.5 x 27.5 x 5.5 inches, so you can use this measurement to know if this mattress will fit your own crib or bed.

This is a foam crib mattress. Even after using it for a long time, it will still maintain its shape (this also works well in a converted crib-to-toddler bed). One advantage of the absence of spring is that, kids won’t be able to jump on it. Yes, kids do this!

The mattress is also lightweight, easy to wash and its sheets are easy to change. In addition, the crib mattress is made from safe materials that are non-toxic but the mattress is not 100% organic.

Above all, Safety 1st Heavenly Dream is definitely a great crib mattress, and I did recommend it to parents that have standard-sized cribs.

What Mattress do I use for myself?

This is a question I get asked all the time.  There are so many great mattress companies out there like Casper, Loom and Leaf and Tuft & Needle.  Mattresses for adults aren’t cheap so I’ve got some pages dedicated to coupons that I’ll update regularly so that you can save some money.  Check out coupons for Loom and Leaf and coupons for Tuft & Needle.