What kind of mattress to choose for a newborn baby
The mattress for the baby should be moderately rigid, flexible and have the most even surface. This is necessary not so much for a comfortable sleep, but for the natural formation of the curves of the spinal column.
The spine of a newly born baby is straight. It is completely unsuitable for sitting, walking and other active actions. And only in the third or fourth month after birth, the baby develops the first bend in the neck, at 6-7 months – in the thoracic region, and at 8-9 months – on the lower back.
In addition, in the first years of life, the vertebral column of the cub is very fragile, it is difficult to bear loads and can easily be deformed. If the baby lies on a sagging or uneven mattress, this will negatively affect the formation of his skeleton.
What should be the mattress for a newborn
- Up to three years, the baby should sleep on a completely flat, hard or medium-hard surface.
- The baby has a tendency to overheat, because. the mechanism of its thermoregulation is not perfect. Good ventilation (the degree of permeability of the material for air) of the filler and the cover facilitates the thermoregulation of a small organism.
- The materials used in the production of mattresses for the smallest should not cause allergies. It can be coconut or coir fibers, cotton, linen, natural latex, felt, polyurethane foam.
These requirements are met by the products of the following manufacturers.
The best manufacturers of mattresses for children
Belarusian mattress manufacturer, founded in 1997. The company began to manufacture goods from high quality raw materials and cooperate with well-known European manufacturers. Vegas products have received Customs Union certificates of compliance of furniture products with GOSTs and international quality certificates:
EuroLATEX Eco Standard – confirms the safety of latex mattresses and checks for the presence of heavy metals, nitrosamines, pesticides, solvents, volatile organic substances in products;
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 indicates the absence of hazardous chemicals in textile dyes and materials: formaldehydes, chlorine-containing components, etc.;
FKT “Medically Tested Tested for Toxins”, confirming the safety of textile materials for skin and health and the absence of harmful substances;
QUL-Naturlatex – testifies to the high quality of natural latex in mattresses.
As we can see, Vegas products are absolutely safe for small children. The company produces mattresses for babies Teddy, Magic, Prince, Cocolatex and Coco made of coconut coir, cotton and natural latex. The cost of production varies from 3,750 rubles for a product 42 x 82 cm to 8,300 rubles for a mattress 60 x 120 cm.
Several decades have passed since the company was founded (1998), and during this time it has become one of the most famous mattress manufacturers.
“Ascona” has created a collection of orthopedic mattresses for babies Mediflex Kids, recommended to prevent diseases of the musculoskeletal system and developmental disorders of the spinal column. In addition, its products were certified by Roszdravnadzor as medical products. Studies have not identified any contraindications to the use of mattresses.
Mattresses for babies are made of hypoallergenic materials: heat-resistant linen, cotton, Medifoam anatomical foam and terry cloth. Medifoam foam has been clinically tested and has been recognized as a safe filler that prevents squeezing of capillaries during sleep, improves blood circulation, protects against bacteria due to the content of silver ions in the structure and correctly distributes the load on the baby’s fragile spine.
One of the most popular models of children’s mattresses from Ascona is Baby Flex Jump. It is made from highly elastic foam, felt, 7 cm high mini-bonnel spring block and cotton. Baby Flex Jump has a smooth elastic surface and a medium firmness. And while the manufacturer claims it can be used from birth through age 10, remember that most podiatrists do not recommend bonnel springs for infants.
Some customers also note that Mediflex Kids mattresses have a strong chemical smell that may take months to dissipate. The manufacturer himself reports that the products must be aired for a week and only then used.
The cost of mattresses for babies is 5,000–8,000 rubles.
Virtuoso was founded in 2005. It produces high quality mattresses for people of all ages. All products, including products for newborns, are certified and have a declaration of conformity with the requirements of the technical regulations of the EEC.
Mattresses for babies are made from coconut coir, holofiber, holcon, natural latex, cotton – all these materials do not contain toxic components and are not associated with allergies.
Most of the reviews about children’s mattresses “Virtuoso” are positive. Buyers report that baby models do not have the strong chemical smell often found in other manufacturers, the mattresses do not sag, and the covers are well quilted.
The cost of mattresses for newborns is 3,825–6,975 rubles.
Rollmatratze uses certified innovative technologies and materials for the production of sleep products. As a filler for children’s mattresses, she uses both classic options (coir and latex), and derivatives of Roll Schaum and Calipore Outdoor polyurethane foam.
Roll Schaum is a hypoallergenic filling known for its resilience and damage resistance. It absorbs and removes moisture well and ensures the ventilation of the mattress. Roll Schaum complies with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.
Products filled with Calipore Outdoor can be washed at home. This innovative material dries quickly, absorbs and releases moisture well, and, thanks to its porous texture, allows air to circulate.
Rollmatratze also uses the unique HyCare case. It is treated with a special antimicrobial impregnation that protects the product from the appearance of dangerous microorganisms and allergens (dust mites), as well as the appearance of stains and damage.
Prices for Rollmatratze mattresses range from 4,130 to 8,879 rubles.
Children’s mattresses of this company are in great demand among residents of the Russian Federation. They have certificates of compliance with the requirements of the Customs Union, and “breathable” materials that do not contain toxic substances are used in their production. However, many users note that the products have a persistent, non-weathering smell.
The cost of mattresses for newborns is 2,000–10,000 rubles.
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Attention! This material is the subjective opinion of the authors of the project and is not a purchase guide.