How to Choose Crib Mattress

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The common question regarding crib mattress is its durability. The lifespan also depends on the material of the mattress. If it is made of memory foam, it will not last for so long. On the other hand, construction of the innerspring coil will afford you long-lasting service.

The durability also depends on the care and maintenance of the mattress. Some parents tend to reuse crib mattresses but it may risk your baby instead.

Usually, crib lasts for about 3 years and the mattresses also last for more or less 3 years. To be precise, as long as the crib will last, the mattress will last. Your mattress may last for 10 or 15 years too but it is not safe to use it.

Ref: How to use a baby crib mattress.

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The minimum size of a crib mattress is 27 ¼ x 51 5/8 Inches. The maximum thickness is 6 inches.

Another rule that you can follow is “snug equals to safety.” You can use your thumb to measure the size. When you put the mattress in the crib, you should not keep any space that is more than two fingers between the mattress and the frame.

You should stop using any secondhand crib because it might be dangerous. If you use a crib mattress for so many years, you should change it with a new one.

If you are up for any antique crib then let us tell you, you won’t get the modern benefits along with the up-to-date safety there.

If you want to use the same crib mattress for your second children, you can use it. But do not use any crib mattress for more than 10 years. According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC, you should avoid using any secondhand crib. If you do, you cannot settle on a mattress that is more than 10 years old.

Read More: How to choose a baby crib mattress.


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