Federally regulated, this 27 ¼” x 51 ¼” mattress fits snugly in all full-sized cribs and can be converted to a toddler mattress when your little one is ready.
Once it's time for a Big Boy or Big Girl bed, a supportive twin or full mattress can help them get the sleep they need.
When it comes to your baby’s mattress, firmness and waterproofing are the two main factors you should consider. A firm mattress helps prevent the suffocation often associated with softer sleeping surfaces and a firmer mattress can aid in healthy bone growth. Additionally, waterproofing — either from the mattress itself or because of a protector — makes cleaning up after little spills and accidents easier while also prolonging the lifespan of your mattress.
The biggest indication that your little one is ready to move on up to a toddler bed is frequent escape attempts from their crib. Replacing your child’s crib mattress with a new toddler mattress gives them the same protection with more comfort. Though softer, it's important to still have a relatively firm mattress as some risk of suffocation can carry over into the toddler bed. Also, toddlers can make just as many messes as infants, so waterproofing for easy cleaning is a nice feature to have in a toddler mattress.
Before long, your "little one" will grow past the baby and toddler mattresses phase and will need their first “big boy” or “big girl” mattress. The firmness of the mattress is not as vital in kids’ mattresses as they are for baby and toddler mattresses, so it’s important to find a mattress they feel comfortable sleeping on. What size you decide to buy is entire up to you, but most parents opt for a twin mattress, with some occasionally going with the twin XL mattress for extra length or a full mattress, which gives your child a little room to grow before buying a new mattress.
Once you have the mattress picked out, you’ll need to protect it. Although babies sleep with diapers, they’re not 100 percent leak-proof all the time. Toddlers and kids sometimes have accidents as well. A mattress protector will help protect their mattress getting damaged. Some comfy sheets will also help toddlers and kids sleep better. And, let’s not forget about the most important thing – having a fuzzy, stuffed best friend always helps your little ones get a great night’s sleep!