Saw this mattress originally on Facebook (links below). Let's discuss. I'm pretty skeptical but if I do end up having a tummy sleeper I wonder if I shouldn't just got this route to begin with. What I have read so far indicates that they pass all the firmness standards but I'm wondering how the hell you get a crib sheet on it.
Post by laurelita42 on May 20, 2015 15:42:02 GMT -5
Ehhhhhh. I think it's easy to go overboard on things like this, because what kind of person DOESN'T want the safest possible things for their baby? But this particular mattress is not something I'm going to drink the Kool Aid on.
As I understand it, once babies are able to roll over on their own, they have sufficient neck control to not lay flat on their faces all night. And I just cannot rationalize between $300-$450 bucks on a crib mattress. I wouldn't shade anyone who wants to buy it, because I'm sure it's not *less* safe than a regular, firm crib mattress, it's just NMS.
Between things like this, video monitors, breathing monitors, crib pads that sense movement... it can all be overwhelming. For me, it was a firm mattress (I think about $80) with nothing else in the crib, and always placing the baby on her back to sleep. DD started rolling to sleep on her stomach around 6 months and after a few nights of going in one million times to makes sure she was okay, I made my peace with it.
We used the angel care monitor and will reuse it. Once he started rolling off of it, we just used the monitor and not the sensor pad. That being said (in regards to safety issues), once baby has the ability to roll - they have the strength to lift their head and move it as needed (thank you tummy time). So I wouldn't spend my money on that mattress.
Post by divinemsbee on May 20, 2015 18:19:52 GMT -5
I'm also with laurelita42 on this one. I just can't fathom that kind of money on just the mattress. I think ours was around $80 with decent reviews and no recalls and that's good enough for me.
I will probably be getting a video monitor, because I think it sounds cool, but that's about as far as I'm going. It's kind of the same reason that I didn't even let myself think about getting my own home sonogram/fetal heartbeat thing. It would just be one more thing to make myself nuts with.
Both of the links are not working, unfortunately. Here is an excellent review of top crib mattresses available on the market today, I am sure this source might become useful for someone as it is not commercial but informative. So the most important factors to pay attention to while choosing a mattress are: interior material, size, breathability, waterproof, stain/proof resistance, inside materials, harsh chemicals and firmness level. We got Colgate Eco Classica III as it is eco friendly, dual sided and very lightweight, it is made with a plant based foam what I personally appreciate much. My sister got one from Naturepedic as it is 100% organic, not toxic and waterproof, but as for me the price is biting, I am not ready to spend so much money for a temporary thing.
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