Next to picking out the perfect crib and the cutest bedding, buying a crib mattress may seem like an afterthought. Yet, crib mattresses ensure that your baby not only sleeps comfortably, but also that he's safe while sleeping. The mattress should be firm so that if your baby curls up next to the side of the crib, he can't become stuck between the crib parts and an ill-fitting mattress.
Keep in mind that this mattress will lull your baby to sleep and most likely stay with her through her toddler years (envision her bracing herself against the crib while jumping on the mattress). You may also choose to transfer the mattress to a kid's bed. When you think about how much use you will get out of your baby's mattress, you may not be so casual about deciding on the right one. Not to worry! Follow our guide to find the best mattress for your baby.