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Sprout | Crib Mattress

Going into Babies R Us and registering for items, crib mattresses was something that I literally didn't know anything about.  Now that we're about 7 weeks away, I've had question after question about what sort of mattress we'd want or if the one we registered for was the one we really wanted.

My response, "I don't know anything about mattresses, other than they aren't supposed to be soft and rather quite firm."

So, with that said, I removed the one from our registry and I'm starting this process off on the right foot.  I want the best for a reasonable amount of money.  You can find everything from $40 to $400 and I just need to know what seems to be the best for the best price.

Here's a Consumer Report blurb that seems to be helpful.

Here's the best rated mattresses from Babies R Us that also seem to be slightly helpful.

But honestly, how do you know what you're getting will be the best?

Help?


Comments

Krista said…
Just throwing in my two cents, Jill. I personally really like this one:http://www.target.com/Serta-Nightstar-Eco-Firm-Mattress/dp/B001VST7J0

I like that it is eco-friendly, and has 8 vents for circulation, balanced support, corner supports, organic cotton layer, fireblocker, etc. There is a better description if you look it up on amazon.

Good luck!!
Tina said…
If you haven't already seen it, may I suggest getting the book "Baby Bargains"? They tell you what you should splurge on and what you should save on...and crib mattresses is one of those things that they say you shouldn't spend a whole lot of money on. they go into a lengthy discussion on it, and a lot of other baby items. :D
Sarah said…
I think you've already figured it out. Not to soft, pretty firm. And yeah, don't spend a lot of money...it's going to get peed on and other nasties and it's not really needed for all that long.
Kristen said…
I second Baby Bargains - I researched every single thing I put on my registry for safety and read zillions of reviews as well. This was the mattress recommended by Baby Bargains:

http://www.amazon.com/Colgate-Classica-Foam-Mattress-White/dp/B000BV9Q80/ref=br_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1AY4HAFVBCONE&colid=9003YYQW2UJF

I didn't read one bad review on it and my son started sleeping 11+ hours a night imeediately after we moved him from his rock and play sleeper to his crib so I'm guessing he thinks it's pretty comfy as well :)
We just bought the Sealy® Baby Prestige Sleep™ Crib Mattress from JcPenneys. It is on sale right now for $104.00....and if you have coupons it will be cheaper.

It is a firm mattress, Staph-Guard reinforced cover (to help against bacteria and allergens),and waterproof binding so liquids wont seep inside.

Is it the best, not really sure but we read some stuff about it and it sounds pretty darn good and I trust Seely mattresses. Plus, we ended up getting it for just under a $100 plus free shipping to the store. For that quality of a mattress and for the money we couldn't beat it!!

Good luck!

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