12 Best Baby Mattress Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

12 Best Baby Mattress Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

There is a moment in our lives when we have to be sure that we take only the best decisions, and that is the moment of having a baby. First and most important of all is choosing a comfortable and safe rest place for the little one. Choosing the best mattress for the newborn’s crib might be really tricky for most of the people who don’t have experience or knowledge about this particular issue. The latest market offers a lot of options but still, is so hard to take the best decision. In case you are dealing with this type of situation, check out our recommendations.

Top 12 Baby Mattress

$10.00Bestseller No. 1
Graco Premium Foam Crib and Toddler Mattress in a Box – GREENGUARD Gold Certified, Non-Toxic, Breathable, Removable Washable Water Resistant Outer Cover
5,971 Reviews
Graco Premium Foam Crib and Toddler Mattress in a Box – GREENGUARD Gold Certified, Non-Toxic, Breathable, Removable Washable Water Resistant Outer Cover
  • MATTRESS IN A BOX: This crib and toddler mattress ships compressed in a lightweight box for ultimate...
  • WATER-RESISTANT, REMOVABLE, WASHABLE OUTER COVER: This crib mattress’ soft outer cover is...
$37.00Bestseller No. 2
Sealy Baby Flex Cool 2-Stage Airy Dual Firmness Waterproof Standard Toddler & Baby Crib Mattress, 51.7”x 27.3"
  • 204 PREMIUM COILS -- High coil count orthopedic crib mattress with 204 durability-tested coils for...
  • AIRY 2-STAGE DESIGN -- 2-sided dual firmness mattress offers a firmer infant side and a softer toddler...
$18.92Bestseller No. 3
Dream On Me 2-in-1 Breathable Twilight 5' Spring Coil Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress with Reversible Design, White/Brown
173 Reviews
Dream On Me 2-in-1 Breathable Twilight 5" Spring Coil Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress with Reversible Design, White/Brown
  • Breathable Mattress cover
  • All DOM mattresses are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for a healthy indoor environment for your baby
Bestseller No. 4
Serta Perfect Start Fiber Core Crib and Toddler Mattress | Waterproof | GREENGUARD Gold Certified (Natural/Non-Toxic)
306 Reviews
Serta Perfect Start Fiber Core Crib and Toddler Mattress | Waterproof | GREENGUARD Gold Certified (Natural/Non-Toxic)
  • WE PUT BABY’S SAFETY FIRST: Non-toxic construction is free from harmful materials/chemicals
  • IDEAL FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS: Firm fiber core delivers the perfect firmness level for newborns and...
Bestseller No. 5
Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams White Crib & Toddler Bed Mattress for Baby & Toddler, Water Resistant, Lightweight, Hypoallergenic, Green Guard Gold Certified
4,510 Reviews
Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams White Crib & Toddler Bed Mattress for Baby & Toddler, Water Resistant, Lightweight, Hypoallergenic, Green Guard Gold Certified
  • NOTE: Item model# 5805096 is the same item as model# BM204. There was a change to the model number for...
  • Lightweight and durable. It is made with high density thermo-bonded fiber core that provides firm support...
Bestseller No. 6
Dourxi Baby Crib Mattress and Toddler Bed Dual Sided | With 100% Washable and Breathable 3-D Spacer Cover, High Density Firm Foam Side for Infants and Cooling Gel-Infused Memory Foam Side for Toddlers
  • 2 STAGES FOAM CRIB MATTRESS:Accommodating your growing baby, our Dourxi dual sided Mattress features a...
  • BREATHABLE 3-D SPACER COVER: The breathable surface is actually a 3-dimensional spacer honeycomb mesh...
Bestseller No. 7
Dream On Me, Twilight 5” 80 Coil Inner Spring Crib And Toddler Mattress I Waterproof I Green Guard Gold Certified I 10 Years Manufacture Warranty I  Vinyl Cover I Made In The U.S.A
2,499 Reviews
Dream On Me, Twilight 5” 80 Coil Inner Spring Crib And Toddler Mattress I Waterproof I Green Guard Gold Certified I 10 Years Manufacture Warranty I Vinyl Cover I Made In The U.S.A
  • Mattress is proudly constructed of quality materials and workmanship in the USA
  • Mattress Meets Federal Standard Flammability Standard 16-CFR 1633. All Dream on Me mattresses are...
Bestseller No. 8
Dream On Me, Holly 3” Fiber Portable Crib Mattress I Waterproof I Green Guard  Gold Certified I 10 Years Manufacture Warranty I  Vinyl Cover I Made In The U.S.A I Mini Crib Mattress
3,517 Reviews
Dream On Me, Holly 3” Fiber Portable Crib Mattress I Waterproof I Green Guard Gold Certified I 10 Years Manufacture Warranty I Vinyl Cover I Made In The U.S.A I Mini Crib Mattress
  • Dream On Me does not recommend using with Playard
  • Mattress is proudly constructed of quality materials and workmanship in the USA
Bestseller No. 9
Milliard 2-Inch Ventilated Memory Foam Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress Topper with Removable Waterproof 65-Percent Cotton Non-Slip Cover - 52" x 27" x 2"
  • SLEEP IN COMFORT – this topper is designed just like the memory foam toppers on adult beds to provide...
  • WATERPROOF COVER – Comes with a top-quality, hypoallergenic cover that’s both waterproof and washable...
Bestseller No. 10
Milliard Crib Mattress, Flip Technology, Firm Side for Baby and Soft Side for Toddler - 100% Cotton Cover
1,205 Reviews
Milliard Crib Mattress, Flip Technology, Firm Side for Baby and Soft Side for Toddler - 100% Cotton Cover
  • COMFORT:This mattress features a firmer side for infants and a plush memory foam side for older babies...
  • COTTON COVER: A waterproof washable cotton cover protects your mattress.

Types of mattresses

Foam mattresses are generally the lightest option. These are available in a variety of thicknesses, usually between 3 and 6 inches. Look for foam mattresses that are firm, on the heavier side, and resilient when you press your hand on them. Too soft a surface can conform to a baby’s shape and create a risk of suffocation and a sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) hazard.

Innerspring mattresses are coils covered with foam, padding, and fabric. Better-gauge steel and higher-quality cushioning are heavier and more expensive, as well as firmer and more durable.

Organic mattresses are made with all-natural or organic materials, including cotton, wool, coconut fibers, food-grade polymers, plant-based foam, and natural latex. These mattresses can be innerspring, foam, or other – it’s hard to classify a mattress stuffed with coconut-husk fibers.

Organic crib mattresses can be expensive, but some people say the peace of mind is worth the price. They contend that chemicals and industrial compounds used in standard mattresses – flame retardants are known as PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), vinyl, and polyurethane foam, for instance – emit toxic gases and that the substances used to make mattresses could harm babies. Others say materials like latex can produce an allergic reaction in infants.

“Breathable” mattresses, made of materials that are supposed to allow a baby to breathe freely even if his or her face is pressed up against it, are getting more popular. Experts haven’t yet weighed in on their efficacy.

What to look for when buying

The right size: A mattress needs to fit snugly in the crib, with no space between the side of the mattress and the crib frame. If there’s a space, the mattress is too small and could be a suffocation and entrapment hazard. The size of both crib mattresses and cribs is standardized by the federal government, but due to slight variations in each, not every mattress will fit perfectly in every crib.

Firmness: The firmer the crib mattress the better (mattresses designed for older children and adults may not be firm enough). Even if it feels very stiff to you, your baby will adjust to it. Consumer Reports suggests this test: “Press on the mattress in the center and at the edges. It should snap back readily and should not conform to the shape of your hand.”

Density: You want high density so it’s firm enough to keep your baby safe while sleeping. Most foam mattresses don’t list density on the packaging, but weight can be a good indicator. As for innerspring mattresses, manufacturers often equate the number of coils with firmness, but the gauge of the wire is just as important. Lower gauge means thicker wire, which is stronger and therefore firmer. Look for a mattress with 135 or more coils and a gauge of 15.5 or lower.

Resiliency: When you push your hand down into the middle of the mattress and remove it, how quickly does it regain its shape? Faster is better; sleeping babies make an impression on the foam, and it can be difficult for them to change position if the mattress retains their shape. Some foam mattresses are “2-stage” or “dual firmness,” with a firm side for infants and a softer side for toddlers.

Weight: A typical foam mattress weighs about 7 to 8 pounds, although mattresses made of memory foam (an especially dense form of polyurethane) can weigh close to 20 pounds. Innerspring crib mattresses are heavier in general, weighing in at about 15 to 25 pounds. Keep in mind that you’ll be hoisting up a side of the mattress, or lifting the whole thing when changing your baby’s sheet.

Mattress cover (ticking): For water resistance, look for double- or triple-laminated ticking reinforced with nylon. This composition is also more resistant to tears, holes, and soggy diapers. Organic mattresses usually have cotton covers; parents may want to consider a fitted waterproof mattress cover.

Venting: Look for small holes on the sides of the mattress that let air flow in and out. A mattress will smell better if it has plenty of vent holes to let odors escape. Diapers do leak, so this is important.

Cleaning: Most traditional mattresses suggest spot-cleaning only. Some have removable covers that can be machine-washed. The innards of at least one crib mattress on the market can be hosed down in the tub once its washable cover is removed.

Certification seals: Crib mattresses for sale in the United States must meet safety standards defined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Society for Testing and Materials. (The Juvenile Products Manufacturer Association does not test or certify crib mattresses.) A manufacturer’s claim that a product is organic can mean a variety of things but look for an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification (a worldwide uniform certification), which assures you that certain flame retardants and heavy metals were not used to make the mattress.

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