Cribs, Bassinets & Play Yards

Top 7 Crib Mattresses

Baby will (hopefully!) be spending many hours slumbering away in her crib, so there’s lots to consider before buying: Is it firm enough? Made without allergens and harsh chemicals? Will it last? Is it comfortable? Is it safe? From firm sleepers to two-in-ones, we’ve got the best mattresses on the market, so there’s one less thing to stress about.
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Best for Keeping Baby Cool

You don’t like to get too hot — or too cold - -when you’re sleeping, right? The same goes for baby. The Sleepi Crib Mattress ensures a comfortable sleep with a special water-resistant cover and a durable, non-toxic Damask cloth cover. It even comes with waterproof backing (so drool and sweat won’t ruin baby’s mattress!). Just be sure to buy the Stokke Sleepi Crib too, since this mattress was made to fit with it. $200, Giggle.com

 

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Best Investment Piece

We love getting a good deal, so when we saw just how many years’ mom and dad can get out of this Serta Perfect Nature Mattress, we were pumped! One side is made for baby, and when you’re ready, just flip it over and it’s ready to go as a toddler bed. $130, BabiesRUs.com

 

 

 

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Best Budget Buy

For less than $100, the Kolcraft Pure Sleep Therapeutic 150 Mattress gives you everything you’d ever want (and need!) for a comfortable night’s sleep for baby (like a coil-interwoven spring system, a waterproof cover, hypoallergenic design and the right combo of comfort and firmness). How’s that for a dollar well spent? $60, Diapers.com

 

 

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Best for Super-Safe Sleep

Bumpers are a no-no, but the raised, firm sides on the SafeSleep Breathable mattress offers added support for baby without putting baby at risk for SIDS. Plus, it’s breathable and free of harmful chemicals, so that should help you get some peaceful sleep yourself. $400, BabiesRUs.com 

 

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Best Eco-Friendly

You won’t believe this, but the Coco Mat from NaturalMat is made from only certified organic coir (from coconut husks around the world) — which makes it 100 percent natural, organic and safe. But that’s not all: It’s also wrapped in lambswool, lavender, lemon and eucalyptus. So, if we had to imagine baby sleeping on a cloud, we’d definitely picture this! $399, NaturalMatUSA.com

 

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Best Splurge

There’s no price-tag on ensuring your baby’s safety while she sleeps, which is why we love the Naturepedic Organic Ultra 252 Seamless Dual Firmness Mattress. It’s eco-friendly (made without vinyl, PVC, phthalates, lead and antimicrobial biocides) and comes with a heavy duty interior — so even after years of use and reuse, the mattress’ firmness never fades! And what’s not to love about a company whose motto is: No compromise? (Hint: absolutely nothing!) $367, Diapers.com 

 

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Best for Middle-of-the-Night Linen Changes

Let’s be honest: Diaper blowouts at 2 in the morning aren’t anybody’s favorite, but when it comes time to strip the sheets and put new bedding in baby’s crib, you’ll be thankful you bought this Lullaby Earth Super Lightweight Baby & Crib Toddler Mattress. It weighs just seven pounds (yes!) so you won’t break a sweat changing sheets. $170, buybuyBABY.com

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By Kylie McConville