The Best Baby And Toddler Mattress Options

Newton Baby

A baby mattress with a 4.9-star rating and over 1,000 reviews that lands itself on thousands of registries a year doesn’t gain this popularity without good reason. I’m talking about Newton and it’s what I’ve been using since my son transitioned from the SNOO to a crib.

Newton Baby

Even though SIDS is more of a concern prior to six months, the transition at around six months out of the SNOO was still nerve-wreaking for me, but I sleep easier knowing that my son is on an ultra-breathable mattress.

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Comprised of 100% recyclable food-grade polymer that is hypoallergenic and 90% air by volume, Newton’s unique composition allows for the highest level of airflow so babies can breathe easily and sleep soundly. While many crib mattresses are deceptively marketed as breathable, very few actually are. In an independent third party lab, Newton was found to be 17x more breathable than its competitors, with a 97% lower suffocation risk.

Helix Kids

Another newly popular option is Helix. A few months ago they launched their first ever kids mattress: a flippable mattress designed specifically for growing kids that features two sides optimized for changing development needs and comfort preferences.

o Ages 3-7 (Firmer Side): Great for younger kids when they need more spinal support to aid proper development of their growing bodies.

o Ages 8-12 (Softer Side): As kids get older, they tend to favor mattresses with more of a comforting feel.

The mattress has a hypoallergenic cover, is water repellent and all fabrics and foams are CertiPUR-US certified, guaranteeing they are made without any harmful chemicals including ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead or heavy metals.

The last worthy mattress to highlight and another two-stage option is the BEDGEAR Baby Air-X Performance 2-Stage Crib Mattress. It’s also designed for ultra breathability and to maximize airflow around and under your baby and it has a cover that moves excess heat away from your baby to maximize comfort.