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Time To Buy A Baby Mattress: What You Should Know

Mar 2, 2008
Helpful tips for selecting the right mattress for your baby

When a baby is asleep, the mother is the one that will get the most rest (or so the saying goes). Therefore, a baby mattress is very important both for you and your baby as well. Babies require their sleep as much as the adults, and more so because most of their growing and development occurs during that time.

The Right Baby Mattress

A great place to find a good deal on a baby mattress is right in your local newspaper. You should find some listings from parents selling the mattresses their babies have outgrown, along with other baby related items as well. There are also numerous resources on the internet such as message boards, online newspapers and bargain or freebie sites, not to mention all of the online retailers anxious for your business.

Measure Twice
It's a wise idea to have all the measurements of the crib and nursery when looking for a baby mattress. This helps evade return trips to the retail store or the hassle of changing your order. You may be startled to find out that not all baby mattresses fit all cribs, although most are indeed common sizes.

Practice Practicality
A good baby mattress should be adjustable in order for you to be able to make it the right size for when the baby is asleep or awake. Another important factor for the perfect baby mattress is that it should be waterproof, as there might be the odds that you may have to clean it once or twice.

It is noteworthy you take everything in consideration when looking for a baby mattress including the size of the crib. Most famous brands offer a large number of baby mattresses which are not cheap, but definitely with many more features than previous generations had when they were babies. All these features help both the parents and the baby enjoy sleep when desired, without the continual awakening during the night and/or when the parent is just about to take a nap themselves.

Helpful Tips

If you are looking for bargain baby mattresses you can try local newspapers where locals will usually list the items their babies have outgrown. Other great places for bargains are online stores where they constantly compete with one another in order to win customers. This is especially true in the infant world where most parents are reluctant to spend huge amounts of money on something they know the baby is going to outgrow soon and therefore have no use for it.

If you have no choice but to purchase a baby mattress at the full price, you can always resell it once you don't need it anymore, thus getting at least part of your investment back. It is very important you assure your baby with the proper equipment in order for him or her to get the required sleep. You will have a happier, healthier baby and that will automatically make you a happier parent.
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