Mattress pads are used to make the baby comfortable and safe while sleeping. With so many different mattress pads I the market, choosing a booster can’t be an easy job. We provide you some important criteria for choosing the mattress pad that fits to your specific environment.
There are some important factors for you to choose the pad surface. The pad is used to prevent leaking to mattress. So the surface must have absorbency and wetness protection.
Easy to remove
Since you may need to wash the mattress pad every one and other day, therefore, easy to remove and put back on the mattress is a must. Some mattress pads have clever design that you just need to undo couple snaps from the rail and you can take it out from the mattress. If not, then imagine how painful to change a regular crib sheet. If your crib is near the wall, or you have crib bumper pad, then you should know why difficult to finish the job.
Dust exists everywhere, even in your baby’s room. If you concern about the air quality, consider to buy a mattress pad with air filter function.
Fit your Crib
Size does matter. Not all mattress pads are having the same dimension. It may not fit your crib mattress. So make sure you have the dimension of your mattress before buying the mattress pad.
Make sure the mattress pad that you buy can cover those four mattress corner in order to avoid shifting. Look for the mattress pad has elastic fabric skirts.
Crib Bumpers are used to protect babies while they are sleeping inside the crib. Usually, they are able to keep babies’ hands and legs not getting trapped. However, there are couple things you may pay attention before you buy a crib bumper.
Some bumpers are too thick. It may be hard for babies to breathe when their faces shoved into the bumpers. Therefore, try to look for some bumpers’ material is breathable. You may test it in store by putting your face over it and try to breath to test the result. However, breathable doesn’t mean it should be thin. A well padded bumper can be breathable but not very thin.
No need to tie up
To save your time for installing the crib bumper, look for the product that doesn’t need to tie up.
Beware of the size
Remember to measure your crib’s dimension before buying the crib bumper. Some cribs are not in standard size. If the crib bumper is not long enough, you still have gap in between. So do measure the size of your crib correctly.
WC Liu is the founder of StyleAndMatch.com
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