Crib Mattress Pad Buying Tips

Why does your baby need a crib mattress pad? There are several reasons why I personally think mattress pads are an important component for your baby's nursery.

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The major reasons include:

  • Protect your mattress from small accidents and dust

  • Provide warmth by insulating from the mattress itself

  • Gives your baby a bit of a softer sleeping surface to sleep on

When I bought Samantha's first crib mattress, not only did I make a poor buying decision, but I also didn’t bother investing in a quality mattress pad. Both the mattress and the crib sheetsbaby crib sheets were not waterproof. Well, I’m sure you know what happened next. Accident!

I learned quickly and the hard way from that mistake.

Here are a few more things you should keep in mind when buying a mattress pad:

  • Make sure the mattress pad that you choose is not too puffy
  • It should fit snugly around the mattress
  • Contain quality straps or wraparound skirt to keep the pad in place

The two mattress pads that I recommend are manufactured by SealySealy Mattress Pad, and Baby LuxePriva Crib Mattress Pad.

Here are some reviews for the sealy crib mattress pad. I hope you find it helpful.

One of the most popular mattress pads is a produced by Priva. It is extra soft and absorbs leaks quite well.

Another reliable mattress pad is the reversible quilted mattress pad by Continental.

There are a lot of crib mattresses out there that contain covers that are not very comfortable. A pad seems to solve that issue.

Listed below are the important features:

  • Absorbs leaks very well, leaving the baby mattress dry and clean
  • Very soft 100% cotton woven quilted surface
  • Polyester fill
  • Machine washable
  • Elasticized skirt keeps the pad in place
  • Snug fit
  • Durable

I believe one of the most important features to look for is whether the pad fits properly. Customer reviews indicate that a quality pad is not always 100% cotton. Sometimes the interior is composed of polyester, while the waterproof bottom layer is vinyl. If you are not looking for a pad made of organic fibers, then these Quilted Crib Mattress PadsCrib Mattress Pads may be a reliable choice.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's more important to have a quality mattress and pad than it is to have a nice looking baby crib. Spend your money wisely.

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