Ready to Shop?
Now that you know the basics, it's time to start shopping! In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $60 to $200 for a standard mattress (foam or innerspring) and up to $600 or more for a custom-sized mattress or model with more deluxe features. And while it's not as much fun deciding on innerspring or foam as it is to decide between Winnie-the-Pooh or teddy bear–themed comforters, in the end, the more important purchase will be what your baby sleeps on. The right mattress will keep your baby safe and snoozing—so that maybe you can catch a few Zzzs yourself.