Buying A Crib Mattress For Your Baby

Babies are very sensitive to the pollutants and other harsh chemicals in our atmosphere that can have drastic effects on their health. As a result, parents should choose organic and eco friendly products for their babies. They should maintain toxic free spaces around their children. A baby spends a lot of time in the nursery. So parents must maintain a toxic free atmosphere around the nursery, by building an eco-friendly nursery.

There is a likelihood that companies promise that they produce the best Organic Baby Mattress you can own. However, see to it that this organic baby mattress is for real. This is to say in the sense that, the material used is organic and not a cheap alternative stuffed inside.

The cover is very important. It is in near to the baby’s skin. The cover should be 100% organic. The material used for the fire barrier should also contain no chemicals. Wool is a eco-friendly and fire-retardant and that is why it is now being used in production of bedding and other homeware.

A firm surface. Experts recommend that babies, especially newborns, be put to bed on a firm mattress to reduce the risk of SIDS. In a similar vein, parents are advised not to put soft toys, comforters or pillows in cribs because these are suffocation hazards. Furthermore, a resilient surface will also help your baby’s physical development as it provides adequate support for rolling over and crawling. If you wish, you can get a double-firmness mattress that has a hard side for infants and a softer one for toddlers.

When picking a crib, take a good look at the head and foot boards. When you like one as which may have cut outs, be sure they are smaller sized compared to baby’s head, this makes sure that a baby’s head is not going to get caught in them. In addition the slats on a crib should not be more than 2.38 inches a part. This ensures a baby will not get his head caught in between them.

It is also known as cot death. Like the name implies it means the death of a baby suddenly without any known causes. Mattress materials and types are a major suspect. It is advised to use a firm, organic and well-fitting mattress so that the mattress does not move around easily. And organic mattress ensures that baby does not inhale any toxic. Since they are still a baby, a little toxin exhaled can be a great harm.

Know the laws and matters relating to the use of a crib mattress. The local regime is also concerned about the safety of your child so you need to heed their warnings and recommendations. Check to see if the brand of bed mattress you buy went through the flammability standard, approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The pad must also have appropriate warnings required by law. In addition to the above-mentioned Commission, check what mattress the American Society for Testing and Materials adopted.

Another thing to consider while buying mattress is, decide if you want a foam mattress of that of coils. Foam crib mattresses are typically less pricey. The advantage of foam crib mattresses is that they are light in weight and are easy to carry. As far as the coil mattresses are concerned, remember that you are buying the mattresses for your baby. Because, the higher the number of coils, the firmer the mattress grows. Foam mattress is more likely to give your baby the best comfort as the strength of the foam is equally divided all over. Therefore chances are very less that it will be firmer at one point and loose at the other in the long run.

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