Good Crib Mattress

Updated on December 17, 2008
S.D. asks from Santa Monica, CA
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Hi everyone,
Does anyone have suggestions on a good crib mattress.....not too expensive.


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answers from Los Angeles on


Based on Consumer Reports they say the firmer the better and that it is worth the extra few dollars to get one that has a wire frame (to keep the edges from dipping and possibly trapping baby in between) and that the most important thing is that the gap between the crib and the mattress be no more than two fingers..., but unless you buy it at the same place and time as your crib, this last part is hard to do.

We got ours at Target for $80 a few months ago. It's a Seally, I don't know the model number but it's a beige-y/gold tone w/o any cute design. The ones at Babies R Us were really expensive and although I would of liked to spend a bit less, we are really happy with it and my little one has never complained. Good luck and happy shopping.



answers from Las Vegas on

We upgraded our mattress at Baby USA. It was pricey, but seemed worth it. The other mattress just seemed like a piece of foam. It has two stages for infants and toddlers that you just flip over.


answers from Los Angeles on

We had an inexpensive crib mattress and were advised to get rid of it by our pediatrician. If you investigate you will find that some studies link the chemicals in crib mattresses to SIDS. Organic mattresses are expensive, no doubt about it, but it wasn't a risk we were willing to take. If you do go with a standard mattress, I would advise at least getting a very thick, organic cotton mattress pad to keep your baby as far away from it as possible.

Here is an article to consider:

Organic Mattresses can be hard to find. You can order one online. We went to an organic kids shop in the Valley to get ours.



answers from Los Angeles on

I got the LA Baby Organic mattress from it was only $119. it is not 100% organic BUT it does not contain most of the toxins that conventional crib mattresses do. It has an infant side and a toddler side.



answers from San Diego on

Look for one with at least 250 coils. Always buy a mattress new. Check out Babies-r-Us, they have quite a variety....don't go for the cheapest, you and your son will be sorry. Ours was about $170, but we will use it at least for 3 years....into a toddler bed after the crib.



answers from San Diego on

Hi S.,

We bought a Serta mattress at Babies R Us and it has survived now for three years. My daughter used it until just before she turned 2 and my son has now used it for almost a year. I think the one we have cost us $70-$80.

Good luck!


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