Getting ready to welcome a new member to your family?
Congratulations! In the long list of preparations, you've reached your little one's room and you're faced with an important choice: the baby mattress.
Are you interested in memory foam baby mattresses? Here are some tips from Polysleep to help you make the right choice.
Is Memory Foam Safe for Newborns?
To ensure your baby sleeps safely, the most important thing is to choose a mattress that supports him or her well. To do this, a foam or innerspring baby mattress is usually recommended.
Regardless of the composition of the mattress, the most important thing is the firmness level. Due to its small size, a baby will generally need a much firmer mattress, which is not necessarily the case for an adult. Also, the surface of the mattress needs to be be high density to keep the spine straight and allow the baby to breathe well.
As springs don’t offer any particular advantage, memory foam is often preferred because it has multiple benefits:
It provides a comfortable sleeping surface for the baby, quickly returning to its original shape after use, making it more durable.
The memory foam used in newborn mattresses is also high density. This makes it a completely safe mattress for babies.
The most popular option, open-cell polyurethane foam, provides an airy surface throughout the night. This allows the baby to breathe better, as well as the mattress!
Memory foam also helps regulate temperature by adjusting to the baby's temperature. When the baby gets hot it cools down, and when the baby’s body temperature drops, it releases heat!
Now you have learnt about the great benefits of memory foam for babies. Are you ready to make your choice of mattress? The most important thing now is to check the quality, firmness, and ventilation level of the foam!
How to Choose a Memory Foam Mattress for a Baby?
To choose the best and safest memory foam for your child, consider checking the following points:
Memory foams of different quality and density are offered on the market. We recommend high resilience polyurethane foam. It allows for a better body alignment and a healthy sleeping posture for the infant.
Also, make sure that the foam is certified free of heavy metals and products or treatments that are harmful to the baby's health. Our Baby Mattress is CertiPUR-US certified, so it is guaranteed to be free of volatile organic compound emissions.
As mentioned, a baby mattress should be firm to ensure safety and comfort while sleeping. Remember to check the mattress density. We recommend a density of 1.5 to 2 lbs/ft3.
When choosing a memory foam mattress for a baby, choose an open-cell foam. This allows the mattress to breathe well whilst your baby sleeps.
In addition, this natural aeration of the foam allows for temperature regulation during the night or the naps. This technology favors a deep sleep so hot flashes and disturbed nights can be avoided!
A Mattress Designed for Toddlers
Designed to provide a healthy, soft and comforting sleep for babies, Polysleep offers a high-quality mattress in a box. Made of ventilated hybrid memory foam, it offers a soft, firm, and ventilated sleeping surface. Protected against microbes and allergens, this mattress also has the advantage of adapting to your child's evolution!
Take advantage of Canada’s know-how to improve your baby's sleep.