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."