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Top Ten Crib Mattresses

By BCR Staff
January 2019

Crib mattresses offer many elements that are crucial to the healthy sleeping environment of an infant. Purchasing a quality crib mattress ensures that your child can be comfortable and well-supported in his or her sleeping environment. In addition, you want a crib mattress that is easy to clean, bound to last a good while, and above all, adheres to the highest safety standards.

However, for many customers, it can be a task trying to find a crib mattress that meets all of these demands. That is why we did our homework to seek out some of the safest and best crib mattresses available. Continue reading below for information on the top ten options for crib mattresses.

1. Naturepedic

Organic Cotton Classic Crib Mattress
The Naturepedic Organic Cotton crib mattress proves that cotton is one of the best materials for bedding. This mattress features a super soft surface made using a combination of pure cotton and waterproof polyethylene layers. Along with that, the interior is filled with more cotton to provide additional comfort. The crib mattress is also built with a heavy-duty innerspring for support.

The mattress excludes any PVC, flame retardants, latex, and soy-based material as well as other toxins—the absence of which offers a safer alternative to bedding. You can purchase the crib mattress with either 150 or 252 innerspring coils.

2. Safety 1st

Heavenly Dreams White Crib & Toddler Bed Mattress
Winner of the 2017 Women’s Choice Award as Amerca’s Most Recommended Brand for Crib & Toddler Mattresses, the Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams crib & toddler bed mattress provides safe bedding for both infants and toddlers. The bed mattress is designed with a thermally bonded core that uses a combination of polyester and polypropylene fibers that provides durability as well as support. The external covering is made using 100% waterproof vinyl providing convenience with cleaning. Plus, the covering is stain and odor resistant. The mattress is exceptionally lightweight; however, it can hold up to 50 pounds.It is available in three colors including light pink, light blue, or white.

3. Tranquility

Eco Select Crib and Toddler Mattress
The Tranquility Eco Select crib and toddler mattress is made to provide supportive, secure, and comfortable bedding with its two-sided design. One side is customized for infants and the other is suited for toddlers. The mattress is made with several materials such as memory foam, coconut fiber, and natural cotton and it is filled with a special gel that adds a cooling effect to the mattress. A waterproof, stain-resistant external covering also supports the mattress. Furthermore, it is perfectly squared on all corners, enabling it to fit inside the crib securely. The design excludes fire retardants as well as metals such as lead and mercury.

4. Sealy

Soybean Foam-Core Infant and Toddler Crib Mattress
The Sealy Soybean foam core crib mattress for infants and toddlers can provide all the comfort infants and toddlers require for a good night rest. Ensuring comfort and support, the mattress’ foam core is made out of durable soybeans. In addition, the foam is tested for chemicals, fire retardants, and metals. For additional comfort, the core is masked by a waterproof external covering made of cotton. Waterproof features also include lock-stitched binding to prevent the development of odors and discourage the settlement of allergens on the mattress. Plus, the’ lightweight design offers convenience with changing sheets.

5. Newton

Crib Mattress 

Highly breathable and hypoallergenic, the Newton Crib mattress offers an extremely comfortable and safe option for bedding. The core is mostly made of air but also includes a food-grade polymer. The core and 3D cloud covering are both washable. The cloud covering is made with spacer fabric that allows your infant to breathe properly and keep from getting too hot while he or she sleeps. With that, no allergens or chemicals are used. Moreover, the mattress comes in a two-sided design which makes it ideal for toddlers as well. The cloud covering comes in colors gray, blue, pink, and white.

6. Milliard Bedding

Memory Foam Baby and Toddler Bed Mattress
The Milliard Bedding crib mattress is built with features that help support your infant or toddler with getting sleep. The core is made with durable foam which is resistant to the settlement of mold and allergens. It also helps promote the infant or toddler’s comfort by regulating body temperature. The core is masked by a super soft bamboo covering that is very easy to clean. By that, we mean it is washable and won’t tear apart when you put it in the washing machine. The lining of the bamboo covering is chemical-free adding to a safer sleeping environment.

7. Moonlight Slumber

Little Dreamer Crib Mattress
Made with a two-sided design, the Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer crib mattress safely and effectively suits the needs of infants and toddlers. The two-sided design consists of a firmer foam side for infants to sleep on and a softer, plush side for toddlers. The mattress also features medical grade fabric that is resistant to water, odors, and staining. Plus, the material is mostly free from toxic substances such as phthalates, lead, and others. The fire barrier is entirely free of fire retardants. With cleaning, you can just wipe off the mattress any time necessary.

8. Sealy Select

2-Cool 2-Stage Crib & Toddler Bed Mattress – Cool Gel

The Sealy Select 2-Cool 2-Stage bed mattress for infants and toddlers features comfortable bedding with durability for prolonged usage. One feature is lock-stitched binding that resists the penetration of moisture and prevents odors from developing. The mattress’ core is made with high-quality polyethylene. The memory foam is made with soybeans and infused with cooling gel for added comfort. On both sides, the fabric cover is incredibly soft and disables water from seeping through. Also, the mattress promotes better air quality by keeping chemical emissions to a minimal.

9. Dream On Me

Spring Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress
The Dream On Me bed mattress is a great option that offers support, safety, cleanliness, convenience, comfort, and durability all in one. The mattress is cushioned with several layers of soft foam. Another feature, the lock-stitched binding, is useful for prohibiting absorption of odors, bacteria, and mold. The waterproof covering adds additional support and resists staining. Built into the inside of the mattress are 80 interwoven coils for firm support. Also included in the construction are border wires which add more safety by helping maintain the firmness of the mattress’ corners and edges.

10. Simmons Kids Beautyrest Beginnings

Sleepy Whispers Ultra Deluxe Crib and Toddler Mattress 

The Beautyrest Beginnings Sleepy Whispers Ultra Deluxe bed mattress for infants and toddlers enhances sleep using combined layers of comfort and support. Coming in a 2-in-1 design, the mattress uses soft material such as cotton, foam, and fabric. The cotton, which is natural, is used to make a fire protection wrap as one of the mattress’ outermost layers. The woven fabric is used to create the surface of the mattress. Classified as medical grade, the fabric prevents staining and moisture from penetrating into the mattress. To top it off, the mattress is built with 231 pocketed coil springs which provide a great deal of support.