1 – Security
To comply with safety regulations, among other things, the crib mattress must fit perfectly to the crib, preventing the gaps between the mattress and the sides. In this way, it prevents the body of the baby or head from being trapped with the consequent risk of suffocation. Therefore, it is important that you know the crib mattress measurements that the manufacturer recommends for your particular crib.
Some crib mattresses on the market also incorporate a reinforcement around the entire perimeter, which makes the edges firmer, helping to keep the baby in center, as they do not give way to the weight of the child to approach the crib’s sides.
A crib mattress that fits well with perimeter reinforcement helps reduce the risk of the baby being trapped between the mattress and the crib, thus reducing the risk of suffocation due to this cause.
In terms of safety, it is also very important that all materials with which the mattress is manufactured have obtained the relevant certifications as they do not present any risk or are harmful to the baby.
2 – Breathability
It is recommended that the crib mattress should be as breathable as possible, avoiding the concentration of CO2, favoring the circulation of air in the environment of the baby, thus, reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
On the market there are mattresses that incorporate advanced technologies, such as 3D mesh and perforated core, which guarantee the optimal aeration for breathability.
A breathable crib mattress also allows a faster evacuation of the moisture in cases where the mattress is accidentally wet or of damp environment
The breathable crib mattress also helps to avoid overheating, contributing to the comfort of the baby, especially in the hottest months. Breathability helps maintain a clean, airy mattress without high temperatures, so the more breathable a mattress is, the more hygienic it will be.
3 – Comfort
We must not lose sight of the fact that, in addition to hygiene and safety, the crib mattress must be comfortable, so that rest is optimal.
An excessively hard or a too soft mattress does not hold the baby well and can be uncomfortable, not contributing correctly to baby’s development.
We recommend that you choose one that combines at the same time a certain degree of firmness with adaptability of material to the baby’s body which supports correctly but with maximum softness and without pressing baby’s body.