I've been lurking for quite some time, and finally have a question that I'm hoping someone will have some imput on.
Our first baby is due in April , and we're busy now shopping for everything we need. What we're having trouble with is what kind of mattress to get for our crib. Do we go with the regular matresses from the store we bought our crib from, or do we pay extra for a natural/organic mattress? The mattress at the store will definetely fit our crib perfectly and is firm enough. It also got a top rating from consumer reports. But at the same time, how healthy is is for our little one to be sleeping on a mattress that is all synthetic foam and plastic?
We don't mind paying more for the organic mattress, but I'm worried about ordering one that is too loose for the crib or is not firm enough, and then not being able to send it back.
Any ideas or experience with this?
As far as size goes, cribs are a standard size and don't see any reason why a matress bought somewhere else wouldn't fit just as tightly in the crib.
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Of course, now he sleeps between us on our mattress. :
Most of the people I know whose babies do sleep in cribs don't start using them until the baby is at least three months old, at which point it's usually pretty easy (relatively speaking) to get out of the house for some shopping.
Just my two cents...
We're leaning towards just buying the organic mattress and hoping it's firm enough, but how do you tell? Everything I read just says "buy a firm mattress." But even the ones at the store vary a lot. Some are hard as a rock and others feel more like our own mattress. maybe I'm jsut thinking too much abotu this, but I want to do best for baby.