Monday, October 25, 2010


A mother sent me an email asking about cribs and mattresses and would like your feedback.  Here are her questions:

"I need to buy a crib & mattress for my baby that's coming soon.  Seems simple enough, right?  Well, I once heard something to do about mattresses and risk of SIDS, so I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any type of mattress that may pose a problem or one that is especially good (but reasonably priced).  Or, can I just dismiss the concern altogether and buy the least expensive mattress out there?  Just wondering what you other moms have heard/may know.
Also, does anyone have a crib that you just love and would recommend?  The one I used with my first had a way you could adjust the height of the mattress, so when he was a newborn and there was no risk of him climbing or rolling out, I could leave it high so I didn't have to bend so far over the railing to lay him down.  Then we just lowered it as he got older.  I really liked that feature, but have not really noticed it on newer models."

*As you answer her questions, please leave a comment or email me so I can post your answers.
*Do you have any questions of your own that you'd like to have other mom's answer?  If so, let me know and I'll include it soon.


Jenna said...

I have a Graco crib and love it. It's 2 1/2 years old and has the adjustable height also. The mattress, I don't remember the brand, but it was almost $100. SIDS is something to be aware of. One way to prevent SIDS is through laying the baby on its back. A great reference is

Laura said...

They recalled all the drop down side cribs because of the risk of kids getting stuck if the side dropped down on them so be aware of that. I don't think stores sell them anymore but if you get a used one watch out for that.