Written by: Tracy November 02 2011 In the whirlwind of preparing for a baby, it’s easy to overlook the small details that will ultimately end up being one of the most important items in your […]
Written by: Tracy November 02 2011
In the whirlwind of preparing for a baby, it’s easy to overlook the small details that will ultimately end up being one of the most important items in your child’s life. That’s one reason why I found it essential to investigate finding the perfect crib mattress.
These days, there is no question about crib safety. We’ve become increasingly aware of sleep hazards, such as SIDS, as well as, the dangers of leaving decorations in the crib at sleep time and the effect of chemicals used in the production of your baby’s mattress. With all of these worries, it was vital that I seek out a mattress that offered protection from these elements.
When I found the Munchkin ComfortSafe Organic Crib Mattress it was love at first sight. I knew it was the right product to take my son from the infant stage through the toddler years and that it would give this finicky mom peace of mind.
Since my son spends most of his time sleeping, comfort was a huge factor for me. As soon as I opened the box, I knew the ComfortSafe mattress would be ideal for his snooze. The mattress is soft to the touch and made from organic cry less wool (Side note: Studies have shown that premature babies who sleep on wool have lower heart rates, grow and develop at a faster rate and cry less than babies who don’t sleep on wool. Hmm … good to know) that feels smooth, not itchy to the touch. Luckily, the mattress cover is made of soft-yet-durable cotton that is water-resistant to provide protection from the many leaks that are sure to occur. The best part about this mattress is that it comes with dual sides. Side one is perfect for an infant because it is made to be extremely firm and is pediatrician-recommended. It contains extra wire coils to add protection for safe sleeping. Once baby grows into the toddler stage, the mattress can be flipped to a softer side for easy sleeping. The crib mattress also comes with 210 secure coils and an edge rod to promote firm, safe sleeping.
The dimensions for this mattress are 6 inches high by 28 inches wide and 52 inches long. The mattress is 6 inches thick. It will fit in most standard cribs. It fits snug in my son’s crib without allowing any places for his hands to get squished.
The fact that the crib mattress is organic was a huge plus for me. It’s made with a PVC-Free breathable cover. And it contains no harmful chemicals. The ComfortSafe Organic is free of the following:
• No PVC
• No Phthalates
• No Polyurethane foam
• No Latex
• No harmful fire retardants
Wow, if that’s not enough to know your baby’s delicate skin is protected as he dozes, then I don’t know what is. Just to be sure that you get the most bang for your buck, you can rest assured that you have chosen the correct mattress because it comes with The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval for 2011 and a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. I couldn’t be happier with the choice I have made.
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