Baby mattresses: Foam vs spring

It’s important to know that baby crib mattresses come in two different types: foam and spring

Foam mattresses are made of layers of foam, typically one inch thick. These mattresses are soft and comfortable, but not as durable as other types of mattresses. Spring mattresses have springs inside them that help provide support for your baby’s body. They’re also more durable than foam beds because the springs don’t break down over time like foam does (and they’re less expensive too). However, many people find that they can feel coils through the mattress which can be uncomfortable or even painful for some babies over time

If you want your baby to sleep soundly all night long, it’s best to choose a mattress that is in between a spring and a foam. That means you’ll want to look for innerspring mattresses that have a high number of coils

When looking at crib mattresses, you will see they are often labelled with numbers. These numbers refer to how many coils the mattress contains. In general, more coils equal better support. If you’re having trouble deciding between two or more mattresses, look at the coil number. The higher the number of coils, the better for your baby

Because innerspring crib mattresses come with coils inside them, it’s important to make sure that you use a mattress cover on top of it. Coils can poke through thin mattress covers, which isn’t safe for your baby

You may want to consider using a thicker mattress pad or cover on the innerspring crib mattress that you choose. It’s also important to make sure that your crib’s mattress is at least 2 1/2 inches thick because thinner ones aren’t as safe. If the mattress is too thin, your baby could suffocate between the mattress and the crib’s springs

For newborn babies, it’s best to use a waterproof crib mattress pad rather than a non-waterproof one. This way you won’t have to change out your baby’s bedding as often since wetness won’t reach his or her skin

If your child is experiencing eczema or other skin conditions, you’ll want to cover the innerspring crib mattress with a Zippered Waterproof Dust Mite Mattress Protector

If your baby seems uncomfortable when they sleep on their innerspring crib mattress, consider switching to a foam one. Foam mattresses are very durable and will last for a longer period of time

One thing you’ll need to keep in mind when shopping for a mattress is the size. Make sure that it fits your crib properly and doesn’t sag too much (or not at all). If it sags, your baby could end up getting trapped between the removable mattress and the crib frame

It’s also important to make sure that you’re shopping for a mattress that fits your budget. Rather than spending more money on a thicker, more durable innerspring crib mattress, consider purchasing a less expensive one and using a waterproof mattress cover instead

If you want to get the best value for your money, it’s always smart to look at mid-range innerspring crib mattresses. Many of these mattresses have a higher coil count and offer a lot of ventilation, which means it will be more comfortable for your baby

For more information on choosing the best crib for your baby, click here.