One of the most important baby items you will purchase for your lil one is a crib mattress. Even if you plan to co-sleep or bed share in the beginning months there will usually come a time when you prefer to move that wiggling bundle of joy into their own crib – plus toddler beds also use crib size mattresses. In fact my oldest who is now 4 years and 2 months old still sleeps in her toddler bed… she’s comfy and fits in with room to spare so I see no reason to switch to a bigger bed just yet. But the point I am making is a crib mattress is something you will use for many years and so it’s a good idea to do some research and get a mattress that is not only safe for your child, but will hold up over the next few years.
I was very excited to learn about Lullaby Earth and their crib mattresses which after years of research have been designed by parents, grandparents, and engineers. Their top priorities in this lengthy process was to create a crib mattress that was not only safe and healthy for the lil ones, but also affordable for their parents. Plus unlike other crib mattresses in their price range you will find that Lullaby Earth crib mattresses are free of polyurethane foam (including soybean foam blends), vinyl/PVC, PFC and antibacterial treated fabrics, as well as questionable fire retardants and known allergens. There are two options to choose from which include: Super Lightweight Crib Mattress and Super Lightweight Crib Mattress – 2 stage, which is what we received to try out.
No I am not hiding from ya in that picture…. the purpose is to show you how incredibly light this Super Lightweight 2 Stage Crib Mattress truly is at only 7 pounds! In fact that is what my oldest weighed at birth, hehe. Over the past four or so years I have changed many crib mattress sheets and let me tell you it is not an easy task to reach over the side of a crib – especially fixed side cribs (which are a must!) – to lift the mattress out and then struggle to get the new sheet on, but this lightweight mattress makes it a cinch. Not to mention in those first few weeks when it’s not recommended to lift more than your baby weighs you will still be able to change the sheets even if no one else is home with you without straining!
I absolutely love the 2 stage dual firmness of this mattress. It is very important to have a firm flat surface for infants to sleep on (as recommended by pediatricians and the Consumer Product Safety Commission) to help reduce the risk of SIDS and to keep your little bundle of joy as safe as possible. However, as that tiny newborn grows into a rambunctious toddler it is likely they will want a comfier surface to sleep on – after all I absolutely hate firm mattresses for myself – and at that time you can simply flip the mattress over to the toddler side which is a slightly softer surface. And no worries about getting the right side face up because not only is it very easy to tell just from touch, but there is a label that will put your mind at ease too.
The Lullaby Earth crib mattress is designed to fit snugly in your little one’s crib as stated by ASTM standards for crib mattress dimensions. Plus instead of rounded corners it has square corners which help eliminate any gaps for a safe, tight fit. These mattresses also have strong edge and side support which add structural stability and makes them an excellent choice for toddler beds – definitely worth the investment!
And if I hadn’t already told you so many things that make the Lullaby Earth mattresses an awesome choice for your lil one here are two more features that sealed the deal for me. First they are made in the United States! And secondly they are recyclable – yup, you read that right – RECYCLABLE! They are primarily made from two materials that are among the most common materials recycled today. These materials are used throughout the food packaging industry for their purity and recyclability. How awesome is that?
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