And also, I know nothing. I thought I would pick a mattress and it would be $50 or something. Wrong. These things are expensive! At my local Target, they start at $35 for the cheapest one and go all the way up to five hundred dollars with average being around $100- $150.
As an update from a previous post on the safety of crib bumpers– we decided not to get one for our crib. Besides the concern of safety, our crib is shaped in such a way that crib bumpers just don’t work well with it so it makes my job much easier! Plus, this is one less thing that I have to buy or decide what color/shape/pattern I want!
Yes, we have a crib with no mattress. It’s totally fine.
So how do you decide on a crib mattress? What is firm but not too firm? What is soft but not too soft? Is coil better or foam? Organic or non organic? What brand? Seriously, these are the things I think about!
What about a crib sheet? Does that matter? Well, of course I think it does!
Some say that the chemicals in non organic sheets can be harmful to newborn babies. I would agree with that. Ideally, it would be nice to have an organic mattress and an organic sheet but if you have to choose one, I would think a sheet would be more important since that is the closest thing being breathed in by the baby.
Honestly though, I really researched this topic hoping to find some information on the importance or lack-of-importance on organic sheets and I didn’t really find much. I think the most important thing is to have a firm mattress that isn’t to soft.
I’m planning on (eventually) getting an organic sheet, I just haven’t found one yet!
What about you? Do you think it matters- organic vs. non organic mattress and crib sheet?