8 Best Baby Crib Mattresses for a Night of Sweet Dreams

Crib mattresses need to be comfy, for sure, but they also need to be safe. Here are eight that fit the bill.
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ByNatalie Escobar
Nov 2020
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Baby will (hopefully!) be spending many hours slumbering away in their crib, so there’s lots to consider before buying a crib mattress: Is it firm enough? Is it made without allergens and harsh chemicals? Is it comfortable? Will it last? From firm sleepers to two-in-ones, we’ve got the best crib mattresses on the market, so there’s one less thing to stress about.

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Newton Baby Crib Mattress

Parents rave about how the material of this breathable crib mattress allows their tummy-sleeping babies to roll over without parents worrying about their breathing. The cherry on top, though, is that this hypoallergenic mattress doesn’t contain any foam, latex, springs or glue and therefore is completely recyclable. You can even throw it in the washing machine. Thanks to all these impressive features, the Newton was named the best crib mattress in The Bump Best of Baby 2019 awards.

Buy it: $300, Amazon.com


Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Sleep Surface Crib Mattress

With an extra-firm side for baby and a softer side for toddlers, this convertible crib mattress gives you plenty of bang for your buck. Named best crib mattress by The Bump Best of Baby 2018 awards, its high density foam also doesn’t contain any vinyl, polyethylene or PVC. Plus, it’s water-resistant, stain-resistant and odor-resistant, so messes (and there will be messes) won’t stress you out.

Buy it: $197, Amazon.com

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Naturepedic Organic Baby Crib and Toddler Bed Mattress - Classic 150 Coil

As with the rest of Naturepedic’s products, this pick earned a spot on our list of best crib mattresses because of its organic cotton and hypoallergenic materials. It’s also equipped with a solid innerspring and firm surface for proper support, and a waterproof, wipe-clean surface.

Buy it: $299, Amazon.com

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Babyletto Pure Core Mattress

Not only is this crib mattress double-sided and waterproof, but it’s also made from non-toxic, vegan materials. Its firm side is perfect for infants while the softer side supports toddlers’ sleep needs.

Buy it: $197, Amazon.com

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Nook Pebble Air Crib Mattress

The Pebble Air is made of a special foam that helps make it breathable and comfortable for baby, and it’s made of non-toxic materials to boot. It’s designed for baby to sleep right on top of—no crib sheet necessary. It won’t break your back to carry into the nursery, either; at a mere 7 pounds, it actually weighs less than baby.

Buy it: $199, Amazon.com

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My First Mattress: Premium Memory Foam Hypoallergenic

This baby crib mattress is made of high-density memory foam that provides enough support for baby while making sure sleep is comfortable. Its cover is both waterproof and washable, and parents rave about how well their babies are sleeping on it.

Buy it: $90, Amazon.com

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Graco Premium Foam Crib and Toddler Mattress

The best baby crib mattresses are comfy and, most importantly, safe—meaning they don’t contain any harmful chemicals. This infant and toddler mattress from Graco is GREENGUARD gold certified, so it’s been tested for and cleared of any toxic chemicals such as prohibited phthalates, lead and mercury. It’s made of high-quality, breathable foam to maximize air flow and comes with a removable, water-resistant cover. (Note, though, that it’s hand-wash only.) Thousands of parents use and love this Graco crib mattress—in fact, more than 4,400 Amazon reviewers give it a near 5-star rating.

Buy it: $80, Amazon.com

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Colgate Eco Classica III Dual Firmness Crib Mattress

A lot of parents opt to go with an organic crib mattress. Good thing, then, that this GREENGUARD gold certified baby crib mattress is wrapped in an ultra-soft, certified organic cotton cover that’s also waterproof-backed, meaning baby’s skin is protected and so is your mattress. (Trust us, middle-of-the-night accidents will happen.) Made in the USA, it’s designed to grow with your child, offering an extra-firm side for proper infant support and a softer side offering the comfort toddlers prefer.

Buy it: $220, Amazon.com

Updated January 2020

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